Men's Basketball Predicted To Finish 10th By Conference Media

Oct. 18, 2017

Las Vegas, Nev. --- As part of the Mountain West Men’s Basketball Media Day activities, the league has released its predicted order of finish for the 2017-18 regular season. San José State is predicted to finish 10th in the 11-team league. Defending regular-season and tournament champion Nevada is predicted to win it again this year.

The Wolf Pack received 19 of a possible 24 first-place votes. The results of the pole are the reflection of media members who directly cover the Mountain West throughout the year.

Under the direction of new head coach Jean Prioleau, the Spartans have three starters and four letterwinners returning for the 2017-18 season. Ryan Welage is the leading scorer returning after averaging 13.2 points in 30 games last year.

San José State begins the year with two exhibition games on October 29 and November 5. The regular-season opener inside the Event Center is set for Friday, November 10, with a 2:00 p.m. (PT) tip against Antelope Valley.

2017-18 Predicted Order Of Finish

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Points
1. Nevada (19) 257
2. San Diego State (2) 229
3. Boise State (2) 211
4. Fresno State  188
5. Colorado State  154
6. UNLV (1) 138
7. Wyoming 133
8. Utah State 102
9. New Mexico 93
10. San José State 41
11. Air Force 38



2017-18 PRESEASON ALL-MW TEAM

G            Chandler Hutchison         Sr.          Boise State
G/F         Jordan Caroline                Jr.           Nevada
G            Trey Kell                             Sr.          San Diego State
G            Koby McEwen                   So.         Utah State
G            Justin James                      Jr.           Wyoming

Preseason Player of the Year
Chandler Hutchison, Sr., Boise State

Preseason Freshman of the Year
Brandon McCoy, F, UNLV

Preseason Newcomer of the Year
Caleb Martin, Jr., F, Nevada