Burning questions facing MWC

Chace Stanback could be a conference POY candidate. His Rebels are favorites in the MWC. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Editor's note: For the next several weeks, the college basketball experts of ESPN Insider will examine the key questions facing some of the nation's top conferences as we prepare for the 2011-12 season. Today, Jay Bilas takes a look at the Mountain West Conference.

1. The Mountain West was one of the nation's top conferences last season, riding the strength of the BYU Cougars, San Diego State Aztecs and UNLV Rebels. Can this season's collection of teams rival that success?