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Utes picked 3rd in preseason MWC basketball poll

Even though Utah struggled last year in the Mountain West, media members have faith that Jim Boylen will turn things around rather quickly.

The Mountain West Conference released its preseason basketball poll and rank the Utes 3rd behind BYU and UNLV. Luke Nevill also made the preseason All-Mountain West team. Utah also received two first place votes. If the Utes finishes 3rd or better, you can probably bet Jim Boylen will be named Mountain West Coach of the Year.

Should be an exciting year in the Mountain West and I would love for Utah to finish in the top-3.

2007-08 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Preseason Media Poll
Rank School (First Place Votes) Points
1. BYU (15) 181
2. UNLV (2) 146
3. Utah (2) 142
4. New Mexico (2) 128
  San Diego State (1) 128
6. Wyoming 120
7. TCU 58
8. Air Force 54
9. Colorado State 33
2007-08 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Preseason All-MWC
Name Class Position Institution
Trent Plaisted So. F/C BYU
J.R. Giddens Sr. G New Mexico
Wink Adams Jr. G UNLV
Luke Nevill Jr. C Utah
Brandon Ewing Jr. G Wyoming
Top Returning Player
Brandon Ewing, Jr., G, Wyoming
Top Newcomer
Ryan Amoroso, Jr., F, San Diego State
Top Freshman
Jimmer Fredette, BYU