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October 1, 2014

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Predicting the MWC hoops season and a Frank the Tank update

College basketball season is officially less than two months away.

For several Mountain West fans, it's their school's next best chance for a winner in a major sport this season.

Anyways, the league is currently gathering media votes for its preseason poll, preseason all-conference team and various other honors. Here's how yours truly voted. Figured we can have some discussion in the comments section below.

Poll

1) BYU

2) UNLV

3) San Diego State

4) New Mexico

5) Utah

6) TCU

7) Wyoming

8) Colorado State

9) Air Force

All-MWC team

— Jimmer Fredette, BYU

— Carlon Brown, Utah

— Billy White, SDSU

— Derrick Jasper, UNLV

— Zvonko Buljan, TCU

Preseason Player of the Year — Jimmer Fredette, BYU

Preseason Newcomer of the Year — Derrick Jasper, UNLV

Preseason Freshman of the Year — Kawhi Leonard, SDSU

Let's discuss ... below ...

As for former Rebels running back Frank Summers ...

Frank Summers, who was a driving force for the UNLV offense over the last two seasons, was placed on injured reserve by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday afternoon. This, in effect, ends his rookie season after the defending Super Bowl champs made him a fifth-round pick in April's draft.

In response, the Steelers re-signed veteran Carey Davis, who was one of their final players cut at the end of training camp.

Who knows what the future holds for Summers in Pittsburgh? According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's report, head coach Mike Tomlin dubbed Summers' back injury as "mysterious."

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