San Diego State might have reached the Sweet 16, but the Aztecs are not the favorite in the Mountain West Conference.
TCU was picked to win the MWC in the preseason poll, released Wednesday afternoon.
SDSU finished second in the voting with three first-place votes and 147 points, compared to 16 first-place votes and 174 points for the Horned Frogs.
“I was a little surprised (to be picked second), because TCU and BYU are similar to what we were a year ago in that they have everyone back and have been successful,” said San Diego State coach Beth Burns. “But when you look at one through nine, everyone has a returning all-conference performer. We went to a Sweet 16 last year and we were 10-6 in the league and that just shows you the competitive depth that we have as a conference. Women’s basketball in the MWC is so good that we had six postseason bids a year ago, and I can’t see us not having more this season.”
BYU has been chosen a close third with 145 overall points. Utah, which will be joining the Pac-10 next year, was chosen fourth.
SDSU’s Paris Johnson was named to he preseason all-league team. Sophomore guard Courtney Clements, the Arizona transfer, was chosen as the preseason Newcomer of the Year, while freshman guard Melissa Sweat is the preseason Freshman of the Year.
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