Wendell McKines' foot may shape WAC

Wendell McKines, seen here going to the rack against MSU, is out 10-12 weeks. Does that drop NMSU out of the WAC race? Getty Images

Last year, the WAC was all about the Utah State Aggies -- 27-8 overall, 14-2 in conference and a first-round drop to a like-named team, the Texas A&M Aggies, in the NCAA Tournament.

As this season begins, Doug Gottlieb has USU among his underappreciated teams, but a second Aggies team in the WAC -- New Mexico State, who also made the Dance last year -- could be a factor.

Here are four questions as the WAC play nears.

Can Nevada's talented newcomers supply a much-needed offensive punch?