State Colleges

College of Idaho football picked last in Frontier Conference

The College of Idaho's football program enters its first season with very low expectations. The Coyotes are returning to the field for the first time since disbanding the program in 1977.

They received just eight points in the Frontier Conference 2014 Preseason Coaches' Poll, released Tuesday. That means each of the eight coaches voted the Coyotes last.

Athletic Director Marty Holly said earlier Tuesday that the program is going to face some struggles, but has a four-year plan. He said the first season will be "19-year-old boys against 23-year-old men."

Defending Frontier Conference champion Carroll College earned seven first-place votes, the highest total possible. Coaches cannot vote for their own team.

2014 Preseason Coaches' Poll

Carroll College (7 first-place votes) 49

Rocky Mountain (1) 41

Southern Oregon 37

Eastern Oregon 29

Montana Tech 24

MSU-Northern 18

Montana Western 18

College of Idaho 8