(Editor's note: Frontier Conference media release)
WHITEFISH — Defending conference tournament champion University of Providence received four of the seven first-place votes and is the favorite of the Frontier Conference volleyball coaches to win the conference title for the 2019 season.
Providence edged defending regular-season champion Rocky Mountain College by three points. Rocky received the remaining three first-place votes and is picked to finished second.
Montana Tech was picked to finish third, followed by Carroll College, Lewis-Clark State, MSU-Northern and Montana Western.
Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams. First place was worth six points, second place worth five points, third place worth four points, fourth place worth three points, fifth place worth two points and sixth place worth one point.
Frontier Conference preseason volleyball coaches' poll
(First-place votes in parentheses)
University of Providence (4) 34 pts
Rocky Mountain (3) 31pts
Montana Tech 26pts
Carroll College 21pts
Lewis-Clark State 18 pts
MSU-Northern 9 pts
Montana Western 8 pts