Fresno State, Boise State favored to win Mountain West divisions

Running back Marteze Waller and the Fresno State Bulldogs were picked to repeat as West Division champs.

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LAS VEGAS -- Boise State and Fresno State have been picked to win their Mountain West Conference divisions in a preseason media poll.

Fresno State, which won the inaugural Mountain West championship over Utah State last season, received 15 first-place votes and 174 points in the West.

Boise State, which went 6-2 last season, received 20 first-place votes and 183 total points to lead voting for the Mountain Division.

Defending Mountain Division champion Utah State was picked to finish second behind Boise State, receiving 12 first-place votes and 171 points. Colorado State was third, receiving one first-place vote, followed by Wyoming, New Mexico and Air Force.

San Diego State received 15 first-place votes and was two points behind Fresno State in the West. Nevada was third, then UNLV, San Jose State and Hawaii.

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