Mountain West Conference Releases Swimming and Diving Preseason Coaches' Poll

    Senior Laken Stogner
    Senior Laken Stogner

    Oct. 8, 2008

    Colorado Springs, Colo. - The Air Force men's swimming and diving team was picked to finish fifth in the Mountain West Conference for the 2008-09 regular season, as voted on by the league's head coaches. Meanwhile, the Falcon women were selected to finish ninth in the conference.

    UNLV collected three first-place votes and a total of 23 points to capture the top spot in the men's poll. BYU also received three first-place nods and totaled 21 points for second place, while Wyoming claimed third position with 18 points and Utah landed in fourth with 12 points. Air Force notched 11 points and was chosen fifth, while TCU was picked sixth with five points.

    On the women's side, BYU received seven first-place votes and garnered 63 points to capture first-place acclaim, while Utah collected the other first-place vote to tie with UNLV for second with 54 points apiece. Wyoming claimed the fourth spot with 42 points, while Colorado State was picked fifth with 34 points and TCU was sixth with 28 points. San Diego State (24 points), New Mexico (17 points) and Air Force (eight points) rounded out the poll finishing seventh, eighth and ninth, respectively.

    The Air Force women open the season this weekend, Oct. 10-11, at the WAC Shootout in Las Cruces, N.M. Meanwhile, the men get the season off to a start next weekend, Oct. 17-18, at the Early Bird Invitational, hosted by Colorado State.

    2008-09 MWC Preseason Men's Swimming & Diving Poll
    Pl./Team (1st Place Votes)/Points

    1. UNLV (3) 23
    2. BYU (3) 21
    3. Wyoming 18
    4. Utah 12
    5. Air Force 11
    6. TCU 5

    2008-09 MWC Preseason Women's Swimming & Diving Poll
    Pl./Team (1st Place Votes)/Points

    1. BYU (8) 63
    2. Utah (1) 54
    UNLV 54
    4. Wyoming 42
    5. Colorado State 34
    6. TCU 28
    7. San Diego State 24
    8. New Mexico 17
    9. Air Force 8

     

     

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