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TCU picked first in preseason poll, Utah 3rd.

TCU was overwhelmingly picked to finish first in the conference by the media today. They had 18 first place votes, followed by BYU (3 first place votes) and then Utah (2 first place votes). The Frogs, who finished second last year, return 15 starters and are the favorites to capture their 2nd conference championship in 3 years.

Utah's selection wasn't surprising also, as they finished 3rd last year and haven't really proven they can leapfrog either TCU or BYU. And while you can't help but feel slighted by these rankings, it's pretty much Utah's fault. Until they can prove they're worthy of being ranked along side TCU and BYU, it will be third or worse for the Utes most of the time.

Here's the Mountain West Conference Media Poll:

  1. TCU
  2. BYU
  3. Utah
  4. New Mexico
  5. Wyoming
  6. Colorado State
  7. Air Force
  8. San Diego State
  9. UNLV