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Top 15 All-Time Mountain West Teams

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Colorado State running back Cecil Sapp teamed with stars like linebacker Rick Crowell to lead the Rams to a Liberty Bowl victory over Louisville. Photo by Elsa/ALLSPORT.
Colorado State running back Cecil Sapp teamed with stars like linebacker Rick Crowell to lead the Rams to a Liberty Bowl victory over Louisville. Photo by Elsa/ALLSPORT.

Record: 10-2, 6-1 to win the MWC

Final Coaches’/AP poll ranks: 14/14

Postseason: Defeated Louisville, 22-17, in Liberty Bowl

The Rams had the conference’s offensive player of the year in senior QB Matt Newton, the defensive player of the year in senior LB Rick Crowell and the Liberty Bowl MVP in sophomore TB Cecil Sapp. They kicked off the season with 28-24 win over No. 25/23 Colorado in Denver, and suffered their only setbacks on the road against Arizona State (13-10) and Air Force (44-40).