1. Important meeting for Mountain West positioning. No surprise that Colorado State is ahead of everyone at 6-0. However, no other team has fewer than two conference losses. Utah State is tied for 2nd at 4-2, and Boise State is one game back.
2. Utah State has height. A lot of it. Preseason All-Mountain West member Elle Brainard stands at 6-5, the biggest player in the league. Freshman Middle Blocker Hannah Smith is 6-3. Outside Hitter Kayla DeCoursey is 6-2. The Broncos feature only one player 6-2 or taller.
3. Pay attention to the first set. Boise State is 10-1 when winning it, and 0-7 when losing it.