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The Aztecs have appeared in the last five MW championship games. The Aztecs have appeared in the last five MW championship games.
 


SDSU Women's Soccer Picked to Win MW

The Aztecs have won four of the last five Mountain West regular-season titles.
By GoAztecs
 

“Our focus continues to be on doing the work each day to get better and put ourselves in a position to compete for the conference title.”

For the fifth straight year, San Diego State University women's soccer will start the season as the coaches' poll preseason pick to win the Mountain West title.

"It's nice to be well-regarded by the coaches in our conference, and we certainly know where our team and program expectations are, but the only standings that matter are at the end of the season," SDSU women's soccer head coach Mike Friesen said. "Our focus continues to be on doing the work each day to get better and put ourselves in a position to compete for the conference title."

The Aztecs earned three first-place votes and 110 points overall to sit atop rankings, edging San José State, which also had three first-place considerations and 108 points. This is the second straight year the two teams have finished first and second in the preseason poll.

Checking in at No. 3 is University of Nevada, Las Vegas with five first-place votes and 101 points. This comes after the Rebels tied SDSU in the 2016 Mountain West final, but advanced on penalty kicks. Utah State received the last first-place tally and came in fourth place with 97 points.

The rest of the poll is as follows: Wyoming (5th place; 70 points), Fresno State (6th; 66), Boise State (7th; 64), New Mexico (8th; 61), Colorado College (9th; 43), Air Force (10th; 37), Colorado State (11th; 20), and University of Nevada (12th; 15).

The Aztecs enter 2017 having won four of the last five Mountain West regular-season titles and seven of the last 10 MW trophies overall (regular season and tournament). SDSU has also appeared in the last five conference championship games, going 3-0-2 in the process.

2017 MW Preseason Women's Soccer Coaches' Poll

1. SDSU (3 first-place votes) - 110
2. San José State (3) - 108
3. UNLV (5) - 101
4. Utah State (1) - 97
5. Wyoming - 70
6. Fresno State - 66
7. Boise State - 64
8. New Mexico - 61
9. Colorado College - 43
10. Air Force - 37
11. Colorado State - 20
12. Nevada - 15