Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Coaches Choose Broncos 5-4

Talk about a close vote-Fresno State lost two conference games to end the season, three players to the NFL draft, must replace a four-year starting quarterback and two 1,000 yard rushers, and have never won an outright WAC title- Yet, FS was just one vote away from being the coaches favorite to win the WAC title in 2006.

Who was the number one choice? That is a no-brainer, Boise State. The Broncos, in my opinion, should have been the overwhelming favorite among WAC coaches. There is not one current WAC coach that has ever won a game at Bronco Stadium. And that includes Hill who has to take his 'Dogs to Boise November 1.

I am still puzzled that Nevada is not getting the hype among the WAC coaches and media like it has gotten in much of the preseason magazines. If Nevada upsets Fresno State in the opener, the WAC title is its to lose. Boise State must travel to Reno November 25. I was expecting at least one WAC coach to choose the Wolf Pack.

Rank Team (1st Place Votes) Points
1. Boise State (5) 61
2. Fresno State (4) 59
3. Nevada 48
4. Hawai'i 43
5. Louisiana Tech 39
6. San Jose State 25
7. Idaho 18
8. Utah State 18
9. New Mexico State 13

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