|The Spartans find themselves in a solid position with the release of the the first rankings of the year.
SJSU is officially #8 in the West region through the first ranking period. Here are the full rankings out west:
1. Arizona State (Elite) Sun Devils
2. Northern Arizona Ice Jacks
3. Utah Utes
4. Boise State Broncos
5. Montana Tech Ore Diggers
6. Utah State Aggies
7. Weber State Wildcats
8. San Jose State Spartans
9. Loyola Marymount Lions
10. Arizona State (PAC 8) Sun Devils
11. San Diego State Aztecs
12. Cal State Fullerton Titans
13. Long Beach State 49ers
14. Cal State Northridge Matadors
15. North Texas Mean Green Eagles
Other receiving votes: Denver, Texas A&M, Dallas Baptist, USC, UNLV
The Spartans are 2-3 against ranked teams. They have losses to #4 Boise State, #5 Montana Tech and #11 San Diego State. Their victories came against #13 Long Beach and #12 Fullerton.
SJSU still has plenty of opportunities to improve their standing, with 10 games against ranked opponents before the end of the season, not to mention three more games against other teams receiving votes.