2019 Preseason USA TODAY Coaches Poll Has No Mountain West Teams

2019 Preseason USA TODAY Coaches Poll Has No Mountain West Teams

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2019 Preseason USA TODAY Coaches Poll Has No Mountain West Teams

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2019 Preseason USA TODAY Coaches Poll Has No Mountain West Teams


Mountain West is shut out of the preseason coaches poll


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What do the coaches think about the Mountain West?

August is here and that means it is officially a month that we can say football is out and with that the USA TODAY coaches poll is out and not to the surprise of anyone there are zero Mountain West teams ranked in the somewhat meaningless top 25 poll.

There are three teams earning votes and it starts with Boise State which has 118 votes and is just two spots away from being ranked, so a win over Florida State in the opener should be enough to get them ranked for Week 2.

The other schools earning votes are Fresno State and Utah State both earned 32 points and are in the middle of the pack of the others receiving vote categories.

There is just one Group of Five team ranked and that is UCF which comes in at No. 17.

Historically, the coaches poll puts one and on the rare occasion two non-power teams in the rankings, but looking back at the end of season polls there will be multiple teams from outside the big five conferences that finish in the top 25. So, there is hope that a few Mountain West teams will be ranked not just in a few weeks but by the end of the year.

Complete top 25 rankings

25. Northwestern Wildcats (9-5) 161 (19)

24. Iowa State Cyclones (8-5) 169 (NR)

23. Stanford Cardinal (9-4) 200 (NR)

22. Syracuse Orange (10-3) 227 (15)

21. Washington State Cougars (11-2) 274 (10)

20. Michigan State Spartans (7-6) 313 (NR)

19. Iowa Hawkeyes (9-4) 343 (NR)

T17. Wisconsin Badgers (8-5) 436 (NR)

T17. UCF Knights (12-1) 436 (12)

16. Auburn Tigers (8-5) 606 (NR)

15. Utah Utes (9-5) 642 (NR)

14. Penn State Nittany Lions (9-4) 699 (17)

13. Oregon Ducks (9-4) 787 (NR)

12. Washington Huskies (10-4) 834 (13)

11. Texas A&M Aggies (9-4) 893 (16)

10. Texas Longhorns (10-4) 1038 (9)

9. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (12-1) 1100 (5)

8. Florida Gators (10-3) 1103 (6)

7. Michigan Wolverines (10-3) 1155 (14)

6. LSU Tigers (10-3) 1218 (7)

5. Ohio State Buckeyes (13-1) 1368 (3)

4. Oklahoma Sooners (12-2) 1415 (4)

3. Georgia Bulldogs (11-3) 1447 (8)

2. Alabama Crimson Tide (14-1) 1566 (2)

1. Clemson Tigers (15-0) 1619 (1)

Others receiving votes: Nebraska 152; Boise State 118; Mississippi State 111; Miami 94; Army 91; Kentucky 79; Virginia Tech 64; TCU 63; Southern California 47; Utah State 32; Fresno State 32; Virginia 30; Cincinnati 25; West Virginia 24; Memphis 24; Oklahoma State 20; South Carolina 15; North Carolina State 12; Duke 10; Boston College 5; Appalachian State 4; Baylor 4; Florida State 4; Houston 3; North Texas 3; UCLA 2; Temple 2; Arizona State 2; Minnesota 1; Mississippi 1; Tennessee 1; Troy 1

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