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Huskies’ opponents picked 1-2 in the WAC

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on July 23, 2007 at 2:18 pm with No Comments »
July 23, 2007 2:18 pm

The coaches of the Western Athletic Conference and the media who cover the league agree that the Washington Huskies will play the two best teams the league has to offer this season.


Coaches and media in San Jose this week for the annual WAC football media days each picked Hawaii to win the 2007 league title and for Boise State to come in second. Those were also the only two schools given first-place votes in either poll.


Boise State, the five-time defending WAC champion coming off of an unbeaten season, will visit Husky Stadium on Sept. 8, while the Huskies will conclude its regular season with a visit to Hawaii on Dec. 1.


WAC COACHES’ POLL

1.) Hawaii (6 first-place votes)

2.) Boise State (3)

3.) Nevada

4.) Fresno State

5.) San Jose State

6.) New Mexico State

7.) Louisiana Tech

8.) Utah State

9.) Idaho


WAC MEDIA POLL

1.) Hawaii (32)

2.) Boise State (26)

3.) Fresno State

4.) Nevada

5.) San Jose State

6.) New Mexico State

7.) Louisiana Tech

8.) Utah State

9.) Idaho


The two coaches reacted with a similar gracious dismissiveness.


“I think the team that’s favored should be favored,” BSU coach Chris Peterson said. “We had a heck of a game with those guys last year on our own home court and it was a great game. They have a lot of guys coming back, starting with (quarterback) Colt Brennan. He’s as good as anybody in the country. I certainly don’t disagree with (Hawaii’s ranking); but at the same time, preseason polls mean nothing to me.”


“Expectations are always that way when you win, and I think that having Colt back fosters some of those thoughts,” Hawaii’s June Jones said. “I don’t feel any different than I do any year when we start the season: You have to get lucky, and you have to win on the road and all of those things. I don’t put too much into preseason polls.”

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