Mountain West football media day activities started Tuesday morning with the release of the preseason all-conference team and predicted order of finish.
I have been a voter with this since the conference’s first year in 1999, so I thought I would share what the final poll looked like compared to mine, and obviously, get some feed back from you.
Wyoming was picked fifth in the six-team Mountain Division, which is what I had the Cowboys at. Senior defensive end Eddie Yarbrough was the only player to earn preseason all-conference honors. I had two others on my ballot, but it isn’t that much of a surprise that Yarbrough was the only one. A team coming off four wins normally does not get a lot of players on preseason awards lists.
Here is the preseason all-conference team and predicted order of finish released by the league Tuesday:
QB: Chuckie Keeton, Sr., Utah State
RB: *Donnel Pumphrey, Jr., San Diego State; **Marteze Waller, Sr., Fresno State
WR: *Rashard Higgins, Jr., Colorado State; **Devonte Boyd, So., UNLV
OL: *Marcus Henry, Sr., Boise State; **Rees Odhiambo, Sr., Boise State; Alex Fifita, Sr., Fresno State; Ben Clarke, Sr., Hawaii; Pearce Slater, Sr., San Diego State
TE: *Steven Walker, Sr., Colorado State