Mavericks picked sixth in RMAC football poll
Mesa State College, which will play its first season as Colorado Mesa University this fall, was picked to finish sixth in the RMAC football poll.
The conference coaches poll favors Nebraska-Kearney to repeat as RMAC champion in its final year in the confernce, receiving six of the 10 first-place votes and 13 points. Kearney went 8-1 and tied Colorado School of Mines for the conference title. The Lopers are joining the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association next year.
The Orediggers received two first-place votes and tied for second in the voting with CSU-Pueblo, with with 22 points. The Thunderwolves, who went 7-2 last season, 9-2 overall, received one first-place vote, as did Chadron State, picked fourth.
Adams State is fifth with 43 points, followed by Mesa with 51 points, Western New Mexico (58), Fort Lewis (63), Western State (73) and New Mexico Highlands (78).
The Mavericks finished 3-7 last season, 3-6 in the conference. They kick off the season at 7 p.m. Sept. 1 against Humboldt State at Stocker Stadium.