The Big Sky Pre-Season football poll's were released today and the coaches and media were pretty much in 100% agreement!

The coaches and media both voted Eastern Washington number one followed by U.C. Davis, Weber State, Montana and Montana State in the top 5.

Idaho State was ranked 7th in both polls followed by the Vandals at 8th.

Here is a complete look at the preseason rankings:

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2019 Big Sky Football Preseason Polls

Coaches' Poll

  1. Eastern Washington (10) – 140
  2. U.C. Davis - 127
  3. Weber State (2) - 124
  4. Montana (1) - 104
  5. Montana State - 100
  6. Northern Arizona - 88
  7. Idaho State - 72
  8. Idaho - 65
  9. Cal Poly - 56
  10. Portland State - 42
  11. Sacramento State - 40
  12. Southern Utah - 38
  13. Northern Colorado - 19

Media Poll

  1. Eastern Washington – 536 (25)
  2. U.C. Davis – 510 (13)
  3. Weber State – 472 (4)
  4. Montana State - 417
  5. Montana – 396 (1)
  6. Northern Arizona - 302
  7. Idaho State - 285
  8. Idaho - 248
  9. Cal Poly - 196
  10. Portland State - 178
  11. Southern Utah - 160
  12. Sacramento State - 125
  13. Northern Colorado – 90

The Big Sky also named it's Preseason All Conference teams and a pair of Vandals made the list. Lineman Noah Johnson and punter Cade Coffey.

Idaho State placed three players on the All-Conference teams, receiver Mitch Gueller on offense and linebacker Kody Graves and Safety Adkin Aquirre on defense.

Here now a look at all the selections:

2019 Big Sky Preseason Football Team

Preseason Offensive MVP: Jake Maier, QB, UC Davis

Preseason Defensive MVP: Dante Olson, LB, Montana



QB: Jake Maier, Sr., UC Davis

WR: Mitch Gueller, Sr., Idaho State

WR: Samuel Akem, Jr., Montana

WR: Jared Harrell, Jr., UC Davis

OT: Mitch Brott, Sr., Montana State

OT: Chris Schliting, Sr., Eastern Washington

OG: Noah Johnson, Sr., Idaho

OG: Ty Whitworth, Jr., Weber State

C: Zach Larsen, Sr., Southern Utah

TE: Charlie Taumopeau, Sr., Portland State

RB: Josh Davis, So., Weber State

RB: Elijah Dotson, Jr., Sacramento State

FB: Troy Andersen, Sr., Montana State

PK: Trey Tuttle, Jr., Weber State

RS: Rashid Shaheed, Jr., Weber State



DT: Jalen Goss, Sr., Northern Arizona

DT: Kenton Bartlett, Sr., Portland State

DE: Adam Rodriguez, Sr., Weber State

DE: Jonah Williams, Jr., Weber State

OLB: Auston Tesch, Sr., Weber State

OLB: Bryce Sterk, Sr., Montana State

ILB: Dante Olson, Sr., Montana

ILB: Kody Graves, Sr., Idaho State

CB: Khalil Dorsey, Sr., Northern Arizona

CB: Greg Filer, Jr., Montana State

S: Adkin Aguirre, Sr., Idaho State

S: Brayden Konkol, Sr., Montana State

P: Cade Coffey, Jr., Idaho

ST: Jace Lewis, Jr., Montana

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