Utah State's Ratings in Phil Steele's Preseason All-MWC Team Selections

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Here's a quick 'n' dirty look at how USU was viewed as a team and how the Aggie players were viewed individually in one Preseason All Conference Team analysis.

Some people like to know where every player from every team was placed in Phil Steele's Preseason All Conference Teams ratings. Others just want to know how their own team fared with a brief synopsis of other teams in a more general light. For those Aggie fans among you who are of the latter inclination, I've put together some quick figures for your perusing pleasure.

USU team ratings:

1st Team Offense: USU tied with Boise State for 3rd in the conference with (2) first team representatives.
2nd Team Offense: USU tied with three other schools for last with (0) second team reps.
3rd Team Offense: USU tied with five other schools for 4th in the MWC with (1) third team rep.
4th Team Offense: USU tied with four other schools for last with (0) fourth team reps.

1st Team Defense: USU tied with Fresno State for 1st in the MWC with (3) first team reps.
2nd Team Defense: USU tied with three other teams for 5th in the MWC with (1) second team rep.
3rd Team Defense: USU tied with four other teams for 3rd in the conference with (1) third team rep.
4th Team Defense: USU tied with four other teams for last with (0) fourth team reps.

1st Team Sp. Teams: USU tied with seven other schools for last with (0) first team reps.
2nd Team Sp. Teams: USU tied with three other schools for 1st in the MWC with (1) second team rep.
3rd Team Sp. Teams: USU tied with three other schools for 1st in the MWC with (1) third team rep.
4th Team Sp. Teams: USU tied with eight other schools for last with (0) fourth team reps.

Overall 1st Team Selections: USU was 2nd in the MWC with (5) first team reps.
*Fresno State was 1st with (7) reps, and Boise State was 3rd with (4) reps.
Overall 2nd Team Selections: USU tied with Wyoming for 8th in the MWC with (2) second team reps.
*Nevada was 1st with (4) reps, and six schools tied for 2nd with (3) reps.
Overall 3rd Team Selections: USU tied with Nevada and Wyoming for 2nd in the MWC with (3) third team reps.
*Boise State was 1st with (7) reps.
Overall 4th Team Selections: USU tied with New Mexico for last with (0) fourth team reps.
*Air Force was 1st with (5) reps, and Colorado State, Hawaii, and Wyoming tied for 2nd with (4) reps.

Overall Offense Selections: USU tied with SJSU for 10th in the MWC with (3) reps.
*UNLV was 1st with (6) reps, and Boise State and Air Force tied for 2nd with (5) reps.
Overall Defense Selections: USU tied with three other teams for 3rd in the MWC with (5) reps.
*Boise State was 1st with (8) reps, and Colorado State was 2nd with (6) reps.
Overall Sp. Teams Selections: USU tied with Colorado State for 3rd in the MWC with (2) reps.
*Boise State tied with Hawaii for 1st with (3) reps.
Overall All Teams Selections: USU tied with Fresno State and Wyoming for 3rd in the MWC with (10) reps.
*Boise State was 1st with (16) reps, and Colorado State was 2nd with (12) reps.

Individual Honors:

1st Team Selections: Chuckie Keeton- QB, Kevin Whimpey- OT, Zach Vigil- LB, Kyler Fackrell- LB, and Brian Suite- S.
2nd Team Selections: BJ Larsen- DE, and Bruce Natson- PR.
3rd Team Selections: Wyatt Houston- TE, Jordan Nielsen- DE, and Jaron Bentrude- P.


Post some comments below, I'd like to hear your thoughts regarding the Aggie players' placement and the selections overall!

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