TCU picked to repeat in Mountain West
TCU is still on top in the Mountain West Conference.
The Horned Frogs received all 31 first-place votes in the league's preseason media poll, which was released Tuesday as the Mountain West media days began.
TCU has nine offensive starters returning, including quarterback Andy Dalton. Dalton was the league's offensive player of the year last season and got the preseason honor Tuesday. TCU linebacker Tank Carder is the preseason defensive player of the year.
Utah is picked to finish second in its last season before joining the Pac-10. BYU is third, followed by Air Force, Wyoming, San Diego State and Colorado State.
UNLV is eighth and New Mexico is picked to repeat at ninth after going 1-11 last year.