[MOUNTAIN WEST WOMEN]BYU, the 2009 regular-season champion, was selected to win the Mountain West Conference women's title.
Last season, BYU earned its sixth MWC regular-season championship with a 6-0-1 mark. The Cougars finished the 2009 campaign with an 18-4-2 record and made their 12th postseason appearance with an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. They return eight starters, including all-MWC first-team selections Kassidy Shumway, McKinzie Olson and Carlee Payne, the 2009 MWC Freshman of the Year.
San Diego State, the 2009 MWC champion, returns seven starters, including first-team all-conference selections Megan McQueeny and Cat Walker, the 2009 Offensive Player of the Year. U
2010 Mountain West Preseason Women’s Poll
1. BYU (6) 48
t2. San Diego State (1) 37
t2. Utah (1) 37
4. TCU 35
5. New Mexico 24
6. Wyoming 21
7. UNLV 15
8. Air Force 7