Frontier News
Photo by Bill Foley
Photo by Bill Foley
Football - Tue, Aug. 1, 2017

WHITEFISH, Mont., Aug. 1, 2017 — 2016 regular season conference champion Montana Tech is the preseason favorite to win the 2017 Frontier Conference football championship in a poll of the league's coaches.

Montana Tech received five first place votes. Southern Oregon received three first place votes. NAIA playoff semifinalist Eastern Oregon is picked to finish second. Carroll College and Southern Oregon are next in a tie for third. Montana Western is next followed by College of Idaho and Rocky Mountain in a tie for sixth and then MSU-Northern.

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.

Montana Tech (5)47 points
Eastern Oregon36 points
Southern Oregon (3)33 points
Carroll College33 points
Montana Western27 points
College of Idaho17 points
Rocky Mountain17 points
MSU-Northern9 points

(First places votes in parenthese)