Photo courtesy of Colorado State-Pueblo Athletics
Colorado State-Pueblo has been picked as the preseason favorite to win the 2012 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football title.
Colorado Mines was picked to finish second, while Chadron State was picked third.
CSU-Pueblo's Ross Dausin, a 6-5 quarterback, was picked as the preseason offensive player of the year.
New Mexico Highlands linebacker Jordan Campbell was selected as the preseason defensive player of the year. Colorado Mines punter Taylor Accardi was picked as the preseason special teams player of the year.
2012 RMAC Football Preseason Coaches Poll
‘11 RMAC Overall
School (1st Place Votes) Points Record Record
1. CSU-Pueblo (9) 9 9-0 11-1
2. Colorado Mines 20 6-3 8-3
3. Chadron State (1) 30 6-3 6-5
4. Adams State 31 4-5 6-5
5. Colorado Mesa 43 3-6 4-7
6. New Mexico Highlands 51 2-7 4-7
Western New Mexico 51 4-5 5-6
8. Fort Lewis 68 2-7 3-8
9. Western State 69 1-8 1-10
10. Black Hills State 78 - 3-7
Preseason All-RMAC - Offense
Pos. Name Yr. School
QB Ross Dausin Sr. CSU-Pueblo
RB J.B. Mathews So. CSU-Pueblo
RB Glen Clinton Jr. Chadron State
WR Markis Sumpter Sr. Western N.M.
WR Cody Renken Sr. Colorado Mines
WR Scott Kellogg Sr. Adams State
TE David Pawelek Sr. Colorado Mines
OL Ryan Jensen Sr. CSU-Pueblo
OL Jonathan Jones Sr. CSU-Pueblo
OL Garrett Gilkey Sr. Chadron State
OL Kevin Ashak Sr. Adams State
OL Trevor Stapp Sr. Colorado Mesa
Preseason All-RMAC - Defense
DL Corey Orth Sr. CSU-Pueblo
DL Domonique Lewis Sr. Colorado Mesa
DL Keifer Burke Sr. Chadron State
DL Jan Karlos Medina Sr. Chadron State
LB *Jordan Campbell Sr. N.M. Highlands
LB Kevin Lindholm Sr. Chadron State
LB Jaden Terry So. Western State
LB Phil Odell Sr. Fort Lewis
DB Stephan Dickens Jr. CSU-Pueblo
DB James Ackel Sr. Adams State
DB Abdul Kenneh Sr. N.M. Highlands
DB Bernard Williams Sr. Western N.M.
Preseason All-RMAC - Special Teams
K *David Van Voris Sr. Adams State
P *Taylor Accardi Sr. Colorado Mines
KR Abdul Kenneh Sr. N.M. Highlands
PR Josh Sandoval Jr. CSU-Pueblo
* - unanimous selection.