UI forecast: Be wary of Tech

UI forecast: Be wary of Tech

The votes are in for football conferences across the country. Including the MAC, Pac-12, Big South and WAC. Here are how the four Illinois nonconference opponents fared in preseason polls:

Western Michigan/ MAC/ 3rd West

- In a media vote, Broncos finished just behind Tim Beckman's old school (Toledo) and Northern Illinois

Arizona State /Pac-12/ 5th South

- Three of the 123 voting media members picked the Sun Devils first. Southern Cal was the runaway choice

Charleston Southern/ Big South/ 7th

- In combined media/coaches poll, Buccaneers were picked last on all but four ballots

Louisiana Tech/ WAC/ 1st

- Defending champions were easy choice in the media and coaches polls, ahead of Utah State in each

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