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Pre Season All-Conference Teams

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Ive been searching through different publications to get a grasp on conference finishes and preseason teams and here is one from Blue Ribbon and the other from Athlon and Ill interject at the end

BLUE RIBBON

    1. TCU
    2. Utah
    3. BYU
    4. Wyoming
    5. New Mexico
    6. Colorado State
    7. San Diego State
    8. UNLV
    9. Air Force

All-Mountain West Team
Offense
WR:Travis Brown, New Mexico
WR:Ryan Wolfe, UNLV
OL: Sete Aulai, BYU
OL: Matty Linder, TCU
OL: Jason Boone, Utah
OL: Robert Conley, Utah
OL: Marshall Newhouse, TCU
QB: Brian Johnson, Utah
RB: Rodney Ferguson, New Mexico
RB: Aaron Brown, TCU
TE: Wade Betschart, Wyoming

Defense
DL: Tommy Blake, TCU
DL: Chase Ortiz, TCU
DL: Jeremy Geathers, UNLV
DL: Tyler Donaldson, New Mexico
LB: Beau Bell, UNLV
LB: Jason Phillips, TCU
LB: Drew Fowler, Air Force
DB: Quinn Gooch, BYU
DB: DeAndre Wright, New Mexico
DB: Brian Bonner, TCU
DB: Nick Sanders, TCU

Specialists
K: Louie Sakoda, Utah
KR: DeAndre Wright, New Mexico
P: Jimmie Kaylor, Colorado State
PR: Brian Bonner, TCU

Offensive Player of the Year
Brian Johnson, QB, Utah

Defensive Player of the Year
Tommy Blake, DE, TCU

Newcomer of the Year
Frank Summers, RB, UNLV

ATHLON

    1. TCU
    2. BYU
    3. Utah
    4. New Mexico
    5. Wyoming
    6. Colorado State
    7. Air Force
    8. San Diego State
    9. UNLV

    All-Mountain West Team
    Offense
    WR:Travis Brown, New Mexico
    WR:Ryan Wolfe, UNLV
    OL: Sete Aulai, BYU
    OL: Matty Linder, TCU
    OL: Devin Clark, New Mexico
    OL: Robert Conley, Utah
    OL: Marshall Newhouse, TCU
    QB: Brian Johnson, Utah
    RB: Rodney Ferguson, New Mexico
    RB: Aaron Brown, TCU
    TE: Wade Betschart, Wyoming

    Defense
    DL: Tommy Blake, TCU
    DL: Chase Ortiz, TCU
    DL: Jeremy Geathers, UNLV
    DL: Tyler Donaldson, New Mexico
    LB: Joe Jiannoni, Utah
    LB: Jason Phillips, TCU
    LB: Drew Fowler, Air Force
    DB: Ben Criddle
    DB: DeAndre Wright, New Mexico
    DB: Brian Bonner, TCU
    DB: Steve Tate, Utah

    Specialists
    K: Louie Sakoda, Utah
    KR: DeAndre Wright, New Mexico
    P: Jimmie Kaylor, Colorado State
    PR: Brian Bonner, TCU

    I won't put my predicitions in here yet, well at least for the conference order. However a few names to keep in mind for this year who are not on the list.

    WR: Brent Casteel, Utah. He is a vastly underated reciever and also when he is a retrun man. Castell is a playmaker and if used right can help Utah very much this year.

    RB: Matt Asiata, Utah. He is a major talent coming from the JUCO ranks he was All-America and first team Western States League and will help a mediocre Ute running attack.

    RB: Kyle Bell, Colorado State. Before he tore his ACL Bell was considered one of the best backs, and after a year of recovery if he can get close to what he was the Rams will be much improved.

    QB: Rocky Hinds, UNLV. Hinds a former USC recruit has talent, but has yet to show it at UNLV. If Hinds recovers fully from his knee injury, picks up the spread better, and can work well with the 2006 Freshman of the year WR Ryan Wolfe Hinds might be the player people thought out of high school.