The Broncos received 18 points, finishing ahead of Air Force and newcomer Nevada. Boise State does have a trend of surprising conference opponents though, as the Broncos have finished higher than projected in four of the last six seasons.
Two-time defending champion New Mexico was picked to repeat, garnering 46 points and five first-place votes. San Diego State was close behind with 44 points and two first-place votes.
The Broncos will scrimmage Seattle in Walla Walla, Wash., Saturday, before opening the season at home with the Holiday Inn Classic. Boise State will face New Mexico State Friday, Aug. 17 at 6 p.m., and North Dakota State Sunday Aug. 19 at 2 p.m.
2012 MW Women's Soccer Preseason Poll
Place School (First Place Votes Points 1. New Mexico (5) 46 2. San Diego State (2) 44 3. Fresno State (1) 35 4. UNLV 31 5. Wyoming 28 6. Boise State 18 7. Air Force 12 8. Nevada 10