The Wyoming Cowboys were selected to finish second in the Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference after receiving a total of 115 points and two first-place votes in a preseason poll released on Wednesday.
Boise State was picked to finish first in the Mountain Division with 148 total points.
In the West Division, Nevada is the preseason favorite with 141 total points. Defending Mountain West Champion San Jose State was selected to finish second in the West Division with 121 points.
All 12 Mountain West teams are in Las Vegas this week to promote the 2021 college football season. Each school is being represented by their head coach and two student-athletes. Representing the Wyoming Cowboys is head coach Craig Bohl, junior linebacker Chad Muma and junior running back Xazavian Valladay. Valladay is a two-time First Team All-Mountain West honoree, earning the honor in 2019 and ’20. Muma earned First Team All-Mountain West honors in 2020.