Air Force Men Picked Second in MWC Preseason Coaches Poll
Aug. 20, 2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Air Force men's cross country team was chosen to finish second at the Mountain West Conference championships, the league announced today (Aug. 20) with the release of the annual preseason coaches poll. The women's team was chosen to tie for sixth.
The Air Force men collected 20 points, including one first-place vote, to finish just five points shy of defending champion BYU, which claimed the top spot with 25 points. Wyoming finished third with 14 points, while Colorado State and New Mexico tied for fourth with 13 points. TCU rounded out the six-team field with five points.
On the women's side, Air Force collected 26 points to tie with Utah for sixth place in the nine-team league. BYU picked up seven first-place votes, en route to a total of 63 points and the top spot in the poll. Colorado State collected two first-place votes to finish second with 55 points. New Mexico (44 points) and Wyoming (43 pts.) placed fourth and fifth, respectively, while San Diego State (eighth-24 pts.) and UNLV (ninth-13 pts.) rounded out the field.
The MWC coaches' poll was determined by the league's head coaches, with the coaches not being allowed to vote for their own teams.
Air Force begins the 2007 season on Friday, Aug. 31, with the annual Wyoming Invitational in Laramie.