BYU has again been named one of the top non-BCS contenders for the upcoming 2008 football season. Athlon Sports ranks the Cougars No. 14 in its preseason poll. Athlon Sports projects the Cougars to win the Mountain West Conference for the third consecutive year and has selected 11 BYU players as All-MWC performers. "BYU should be the best non-BCS conference team in the nation this year," says Athlon Sports senior editor Mitch Light. "The Cougars are absolutely loaded on offense, and with Bronco Mendenhall's background, you know his team will be good defensively, even though they will have a lot of new faces on that side of the ball."