We have to wait until next Monday (August 19th) for the full preseason AP Poll to be released, but we know where at least one AP Poll voter has the Utah Utes: Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News has the Utes at No. 6 in his preseason ballot.
Wilner is probably the most well known and respected Pac-12 writer in the country. Wilner has the Utes as his preseason favorite to win the Pac-12. He also ranked Oregon No. 9, Stanford No. 17, Washington No. 19, and Washington State No. 24. Wilner’s preseason ballots are always interesting. He has Iowa State No. 8 and Ohio State outside the top 10 at No. 12 for example. While I love seeing Utah ranked this high, No. 6 is a little high I think.
Speaking of polls, we will be releasing the results of the SB Nation FanPulse poll tomorrow morning, so make sure to come to BlockU to check out where Utah ranks nationally in that and where all of you our BlockU readers have the Utes.