Cowboy football picked to finish 5th in football standings


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July 20, 2022 — The Mountain West Conference Football Media Days kicked off today in Las Vegas with the release of the 2022 season media predictions. According to media members who cover the conference, the Pokes will finish the season in the fifth position in the Mountain West’s Mountain Division. This is the last year the conference will feature two divisions. Next season, and the two following seasons, the Mountain West will have only one division.

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The last time the Pokes were picked outside the top four teams in the Mountain West preseason poll was the 2016 season. That season UW was picked to finish sixth in the Mountain Division but would go on to win the division with a 6-2 record (8-6 overall). However, they would later lose the conference championship game to San Diego State.

Wyoming is coming off a 7-6 season that saw the team finish tied for fourth place in the Mountain Division with a disappointing 2-6 mark.


The Cowboys will report for fall camp on Tuesday, August 26, with practice beginning the next day. Wyoming will open the season on August 27 at Big 10 member Illinois with their first Mountain West game on September 16 against host Air Force.



Rank    Team (First-place votes)           Points

1.          Boise State (14)                           151

2.          Air Force (10)                              136

3.          Utah State (3)                             122

4.          Colorado State (1)                        90

5.          Wyoming                                     60

6.          New Mexico                                  29


Rank    Team (first-place votes)            Points

1.          Fresno State (20)                         160

2.          San Diego State (8)                     148

3.          San José State                             105

4.          Nevada                                          66

5.          UNLV                                             58

6. Hawai’i 51