Wednesday, August 5, 2009

No Surprises in the NWC Coaches Poll

Willamette edged Linfield out in the preseason Northwest Confernece coaches poll by picking up 4 first place votes for the Bearcats to Linfield's 3. This comes as zero surprise to Wildcat11 as Willamette is coming off a very good season and our 'Cats finished second for the 3rd consecutive season. I've mentioned this a few times in on the's twitter feed but preseason poll mean jack when it comes to what's going to happen during the 2009 season. The coaches don't have a crystal ball but this is more of a inside look at what the coaches around the confernece think have the strongest team going into the season. Right now the coaches think it's neck and neck between Linfield and Willamette.

However, don't think for one second that means that Whitworth isn't going to just pack it in and say "Oh well, I guess we won't try to win the NWC this year." I still contend our 'Cats are in a three way dance this upcoming season with Willamette and Whitworth. Along with that there is a potential trap game down in Atherton vs Menlo.

While the polls are fun to talk about the 100% most important item that has to be on the 'Cats mind is week one vs Hardin Simmons. HSU is coming into the 'Catdome highly touted and the 'Cats have a prime opportunity to start their 2009 campain on a very positive track.

BTW, who do you think is the #1 NWC team coming into 2009?

Which NWC team is #1 headed into 2009?

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