MWC Preseason Poll Released

By Rhiannon Potkey - October 17, 2007


LITTLETON, Colo. -- The Mountain West Conference preseason poll has been released, and Brigham Young was picked to win the regular season title again.

BYU earned 15 first-place votes to outdistance defending MWC tournament champion UNLV.

Wyoming's Brandon Ewing was picked as the Top Returning Player and San Diego State junior forward Ryan Amoroso was named the Top Newcomer. BYU's Jimmer Fredette earned Top Freshman honors.

Preseason Poll:

The defending regular-season champion BYU men were picked to win, Trent Plaisted is an all-MWC selection and Jimmer Fredette is the top freshman.

1. BYU 181
2. UNLV 146
3. Utah 142
4. New Mexico 128
San Diego State 128
6. Wyoming 120
7. TCU 58
8. Air Force 54
9. Colorado State 33

Preseason All-MWC:

Trent Plaisted, BYU, Jr. F
J.R. Giddens, New Mexico, Sr. G
Wink Adams, UNLV Jr. G
Luke Nevill, Utah Jr. C
Brandon Ewing, Wyoming Jr. G

Top Returning Player:

Brandon Ewing, Wyoming Jr. G

Top Newcomer:

Ryan Amoroso, San Diego State Jr. F

Top Freshman:

Jimmer Fredette, BYU

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The Mountain View:

The MWC media day is being held at The Mtn. studios just outside of Denver. The channel covers every aspect of the conference. Most of the coaches and players are being interviewed by The Mtn. analysts, and it's San Diego State coach Steve Fisher's turn.

Fisher described Amoroso as a "big body who can shoot the ball from outside, a high post, low post player and a hard guard."

Fisher also chided the media for their horrible predictions over the years. He said he hopes it lives true to form this season since his Aztecs weren't picked to win it.

Posted by Rhiannon Potkey at 02:02 PM on October 17, 2007
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