Coaches pick Carroll to win Frontier

GREAT FALLS — The Frontier Conference announced the Coaches’ Preseason Poll Tuesday. Carroll College is the preseason favorite to win the Frontier Conference with Montana Tech voted fifth.

Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams. First place was worth seven points, second place worth six points, third place worth five points, fourth place worth four points, fifth place worth three points, sixth place worth two points and seventh place worth one point.

Carroll received seven first place votes and Rocky Mountain received one vote. The Saints won the Frontier Conference last season and Rocky came in second.

Montana Tech went 3-7 last season after winning the conference title the previous season. The Orediggers return 14 starters this season. The season gets underway on Aug. 23in Dillon against Montana Western. The home opener is Aug. 30 when Tech host Montana State Northern at 6 p.m.

— Montana Tech Sports Information

Carroll College (7)                            49 points

Rocky Mountain (1)                        41 points

Southern Oregon                             37 points

Eastern Oregon                                29 points

Montana Tech                                   24 points

MSU-Northern                                 18 points

Montana Western                           18 points

College of Idaho                               8 points

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