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Weber State, SUU football: Wildcats, Thunderbirds selected near the bottom of the Big Sky preseason polls

Published: Monday, July 15 2013 9:20 a.m. MDT

Weber State Wildcats running back Josh Booker (24) runs against BYU's Jordan Johnson on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Provo, Utah.

Tom Smart, Deseret News

PARK CITY — Weber State and Southern Utah were picked near the bottom of the Big Sky in the conference's preseason football polls released Monday morning.

Weber State was picked to finish 12th in the media poll and 11th in the coaches poll, while Southern Utah was picked to finish ninth in both polls.

Montana State, which has shared three straight Big Sky championships, was picked first in both polls, with Eastern Washington second and Montana third. Idaho State was picked for last, 13th, in both polls.

In the preseason all-conference teams, Weber State linebacker Anthony Morales was chosen for the first team on defense, while Southern Utah receiver Fatu Moala, guard Gavin Farr and placekicker Colton Cook were picked for the first team on offense.

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