Aztecs will play in the MW Championship for a second straight season
Source: goaztecs.com press release
November 6, 2016 (Colorado Springs) - San Diego State has clinched the West Division crown of the Mountain West for the second straight year and a spot in the 2016 Mountain West Football Championship game, the league announced Sunday. The game is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3 and will kick off at either 4:30 p.m. PT, 4:45 p.m. PT or 5 p.m. PT on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.
The Aztecs (8-1, 5-0 MW) wrapped up the West Division title with a 55-0 win over Hawai’i yesterday and a Nevada loss at New Mexico. SDSU now has a three-game advantage in the West Division over second-place teams Hawai’i (3-3) and UNLV (2-3), and wins the tiebreaker advantage if the teams were to finish with identical 5-3 records.
The 2016 Mountain West Football Championship will be played at the site of the divisional champion with the highest College Football Playoff (CFP) Selection Committee ranking. The site determination will be made no later than the Sunday following the final week of regular-season games, utilizing the latest available CFP poll. If one divisional champion was ranked ahead of the other divisional champion in the CFP poll and wins in the final weekend of the regular season, they will be declared the host. If, in that same scenario, the divisional champion that was the highest-ranked in the CFP poll loses in the final weekend of the regular season, a composite of selected computer rankings following the final week of regular-season games will be used to determine the host.
Winners of five consecutive games, 16 straight against conference opponents and 18 of its last 19 contests, San Diego State travels to Nevada for a Saturday game, beginning at 7:30 p.m. PT.