WAC Football Preview Blog: Preseason Polls released
By Troy Oppie
The WAC football preseason previews were released today, with Boise State an overwhelming - but not unanimous - favorite to win the conference again in 2009.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - The WAC football preseason previews were released today, with Boise State an overwhelming - but not unanimous - favorite to win the conference again in 2009.
Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own programs, and it appears Chris Petersen was the lone first place vote in the coaches poll. The rest of that poll breaks down like this; first-place votes are in parentheses.
Coaches Pre-season poll:
1. Boise State (8) 64
The media poll was a bit of a surprise - I expected BSU to be a unanimous choice to win the conference, especially with the Nevada game at Bronco Stadium.
Media Pre-season Poll:
1. Boise State (55) 519
I had Utah State 2nd in my poll, a stark contrast to what the rest of the media seems to think. New Mexico State is an unfortunate easy choice at the bottom, with a new coach and few returning impact players.
It's also been announced that the WAC pre-season Defensive Player of the Year is Kyle Wilson of BSU. The offensive pre-season winner is Colin Kaepernick of Nevada.
More later in the sports2night blog.
Beautiful sites at the Sawtooth mountain range during the end of summer. Mt. McGowen is easily viewed not far from Stanley, at Stanley lake. The viewpoint of the whole Sawtooth range is located several miles south of Stanley. The Salmon River winds along the Highway in front of the range.
These are pretty places in the farm country west of Boise.