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The Associated Press | July 15, 2014

Eastern Washington favored in Big Sky

Big Sky Conference
Eastern Washington is favored to defend its Big Sky Conference title, according to polls of coaches and media members that cover the league.

The top six teams in both polls are the same, with Montana second, followed by Montana State, Cal Poly, Northern Arizona and Southern Utah.

EWU received all 12 of the possible first-place votes in the coaches' poll. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own teams and Montana received the other first-place vote in the coaches' poll.

The Eagles received 34 of the 36 first-place votes cast in the media poll. Montana and Montana State each received one.

Eastern Washington went 8-0 in league play last season and advanced to the FCS semifinals for the second consecutive year.

The polls were released Tuesday at the league's summer meetings being held in Park City, Utah.

BIG SKY CONFERENCE PRESEASON POLLS

COACHES' MEDIA
RANK TEAM POINTS RANK TEAM POINTS
1. Eastern Washington (12) 144 1. Eastern Washington (34) 464
2. Montana (1) 130 2. Montana (1) 416
3. Montana State 111 3. Montana State (1) 364
4. Cal Poly 108 4. Cal Poly 329
5. Northern Arizona 100 5. Northern Arizona 328
6. Southern Utah 89 6. Southern Utah 299
7. Sacramento State 79 7. UC Davis 228
8. Portland State 71 8. Portland State 227
9. UC Davis 66 9. Sacramento State 222
10. North Dakota 34 10. Idaho State 124
11. Weber State 30 11. North Dakota 121
12. Idaho State 28 12. Weber State 103
13. Northern Colorado 23 13. Northern Colorado 61

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