WAC Releases Preseason Men's Basketball Polls
DENVER – The Boise State University men’s basketball team, entering its first season under the direction of Head Coach Leon Rice, earned its highest ranking in the last five years in the Western Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, coming in tied for fourth place.

The Broncos were also picked to finish sixth in the WAC Preseason Media Poll, and the coaches tabbed senior forward Daequon Montreal Preseason All-WAC Second Team.

Montreal, from Syracuse, N.Y., led the Broncos in scoring during conference play last season, averaging 14.1 points per game. He was named to the WAC All-Newcomer Team following the 2009-10 season.

The Broncos received 36 votes in the coaches’ poll, tied for fourth-most with Fresno State. Boise State was picked ahead of San Jose State, Louisiana Tech, Idaho and Hawaii, who rounded out the final four spots in the coaches’ poll, respectively.

Utah State, New Mexico State and Nevada were picked to finish first through third, respectively, in both polls.

In the media poll, Boise State received 129 points, just four points back of fifth-place Fresno State and just six points back of fourth-place San Jose State.  The Broncos were picked ahead of Louisiana Tech, Idaho and Hawaii.

A complete breakdown of both polls is attached on this page.


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