Mountain West Standings 2012: Colorado State Drops To Fifth Place

After an impressive upset of New Mexico on Feb. 21, the Colorado State Rams couldn't follow up with another upset of a ranked opponent during the weekend, losing to San Diego State. The loss dropped Colorado State to 6-6 against Mountain West Conference opponents, good for fifth place in the conference standings.

UNLV, New Mexico and San Diego State, all ranked nationally, are tied for first place in the conference with identical 8-4 records in conference, while TCU is in fourth place with a 7-5 record. Wyoming, Air Force and Boise State finish up the standings below Colorado State.

The Rams have two remaining games on the schedule, against No. 20 UNLV and Air Force. With a 17-10 record overall, they're not likely to be considered for the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Getting a pair of wins to end the season could improve their seeding for the conference tournament, though, which is likely their best chance of getting in.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more in-depth coverage of MWC hoops, head over to Mountain West Connection. And for more from around the world of college basketball, visit SB Nation's NCAA basketball news hub.

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