The New Mexico State Aggie football team has been selected to finish eighth in the 2010 Western Athletic Conference football coaches and media polls, released Monday at the WAC Football Media Days. The Aggies received 81 points in the media poll and 21 points in the coaches' poll.
In 2009, the Aggies were picked to finish eight by the coaches and ninth in the media poll, finishing the 2009 campaign with a 3-10 overall record and 1-7 conference record.
In the media poll, Boise State received the number one spot with 42 of the polls' first-place votes, followed by Nevada (333), who tallied one first-place vote. Fresno State (300) and Idaho (207) took the third and fourth spots, respectively. Louisiana Tech and Utah State received 200 and 196 points. Hawai'i (166), NM State (110) and San Jose State (66) rounded out the voting.
The media also voted on preseason players of the year. Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore was voted the WAC Offensive Player of the Year, while Nevada defensive end Dontay Moch was picked as the WAC Defensive Player of the Year.
In the coaches poll, Boise State received 73 points from the nine WAC coaches while Nevada was close behind with 56 points. Fresno State (52) and Utah State (42) took the third and fourth spots, followed by Hawai'i (39), Idaho (38), Louisiana Tech (31), NM State (21) and San Jose State (17) rounded out the coaches poll.
The Aggies open the season against San Diego State at Aggie Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 6 pm.