Lobo football selected at MW Media Summit to finish last in Mountain division

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – Lobo football coach Danny Gonzales isn’t doing much in the preseason polls. If he did, he wouldn’t like the planned pre-season arrival order to roll off day one of the Mountain West Media Summit in Las Vegas.

The Lobos are chosen to finish at the bottom of the Mountain Division. Boise State is the preseason favorite. In the West Division, Nevada got the go-ahead for first place while UNLV was chosen at the bottom.


Ranking team (first place votes) Points

1. State of Boise (23) 148

2. Wyoming (2) 115

3. Air Force 104

4. State of Colorado 72

5. State of Utah 47

6. New Mexico 39


Ranking team (first place votes) Points

1. Nevada (19) 141

2. State of San José (5) 121

3. State of San Diego 96

4. State of Fresno (1) 85

5. Hawaii 56

6. UNLV 26

In other sports news, Jared Chester attends the Mountain West Media Summit and found out a few things. When it comes to the Lobos finishing last, the league’s coaches aren’t so sure. Chester also found out how valuable the transfer portal has been to the league. Top players have chosen Mountain West as their destination to either make an early transfer or complete a final year of eligibility.

Lobos outfielder Kyler Castillo was signed by the Miami Marlins organization. The Mountain West batting champion was most recently with the Missoula PaddleHeads, who made a deal with the Marlins to buy Castillo’s contract.

The Texas Premier Baseball Tournament landed at the Albuquerque Regional Baseball Complex. The tournament is a prestigious tournament that gives athletes the chance to compete in front of college coaches. Players aged 17 and 18, from several states, play until Sunday. The second week of the tournament kicks off next Wednesday with players aged 14-16.

New Mexico United has a field date with San Antonio FC on Wednesday night. New Mexico won the last game, but head coach Troy Lesesne expects to see a different look this time around. “I think they’ve changed the way they organize themselves a bit,” said Lesesne. “So it’s going to be a tough game. There is no doubt about it. They have a lot of talent, but I hope we can continue to build on the two victories that we have won one after the other. The game has a start time at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN 2.

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