Here are the Power Rankings after the first week of college football...
1)BYU - BYU is coming off a monster victory, which is not only big for BYU, but also the Mountain West Conference. With the victory over Oklahoma BYU is now the team to beat in the conference. Cougars are on the road again this week, playing in another massive stadium, the Superdome, but this time playing a weaker Tulane team. The only way that BYU runs into problems this week is if they are looking ahead to the home opener against Florida State.
2)Utah - Utah did what they needed to do in their opener. Cain played like a first time starter, and the defense did just enough to beat Utah State. Utah get another tune up game before the playing their bigger non-conference games with this weeks contest against San Jose State.
3)Colorado State - Nobody was expecting much out of Colorado State this season. Most people thought that maybe Colorado State could be a mid level team in the Mountain West Conference at best. Colorado State handled Colorado in their season opener. Colorado was lucky to get the final score within six points. Colorado State is continuing their resurgence, and climb back to being an elite team in the Mountain West Conference. Colorado State faces Ron McBride and Weber State this week, and should be able to cruise to a win at home.
4)TCU - I almost kept TCU out of the rankings this week, simply because they have not played this season. TCU should be one of the top teams in the conference, and the nation this season. For that reason TCU is fourth in the week 1 power rankings. TCU starts their season this week against Virginia, a team which is coming off a loss to Williams & Mary. Frogs should get the season going big this weekend.
5)Air Force - Wow! 72-0! Even for playing a Division II team 72-0 is a big win. Minnesota is going to be a much bigger challenge for Air Force this weekend.
6)UNLV - The Rebels cruised to an easy win over a lowly opponent. UNLV should show more this week as they face Oregon State at home.
7)Wyoming - Wyoming avoided embarrassment by holding on at home against Weber State. This week the Cowboys try to avoid embarrassment against Texas in Laramie. You want to talk about the Mountain West Conference shaking up the college football landscape, just imagine what would happen "if" Wyoming beat Texas. That is a seemingly unimaginable "if," but just imagine if you will.
8)San Diego State - The Aztecs actually jumped out to a big lead, but after a controversial non-fumble call San Diego State really faltered. San Diego State looks to be much better this year. The Aztecs get Southern Utah at home, and should get their first win of the year.
9)New Mexico - 606 yards of total offense. That is the amount of yardage that New Mexico gave up to Texas A&M in their opener. Things could get worse for the Lobos this week as Tulsa's high powered offense comes into University Stadium, and will likely leave New Mexico's defense in shambles. It could be a long season for the Lobos.