WAC coaches, media select Boise State first

Posted by ESPN.com's Graham Watson
The coaches and media selected Boise State to win the WAC this season. Nevada came in second and earned a first place vote by the coaches and three first place votes by the media. Fresno State and Louisiana Tech, which finished third last year, were selected third.

Earlier today, I posted my WAC poll. And although I originally left off San Jose State (I did leave a spot for them, but didn't type them in), the top of my poll and the media and coaches' polls are similar. I value Idaho a little more than Utah State, but more or less the bottom of the conference is the same.

2009 Coaches' Poll (first place votes in parentheses)

1. Boise State (8) 64
2. Nevada (1) 55
T3. LA Tech 45
T3. Fresno State 45
4. Hawaii 36
5. San Jose State 34
6. Utah State 21
7. New Mexico State 13
8. Idaho 11

2009 WAC Media Poll

1. Boise State (55) 519
2. Nevada (3) 444
3. Fresno State 365
4. Louisiana Tech 360
5. Hawaii 275
6. San Jose State 263
7. Utah State 170
8. Idaho 110
9. New Mexico State 104


Colin Kaepernick, Nevada


Kyle Wilson, Boise State