The Conference USA preseason football poll and All-Conference teams:

MEDIA DAY POLL

EAST DIVISION
1. WKU (20)
2. Middle Tennessee (4)
3. Old Dominion (3)
4. Marshall (1)
5. Florida Atlantic
6. FIU
7. Charlotte
WEST DIVISION
1. Louisiana Tech (20)
2. UTSA (7)
3. Southern Miss (1)
4. North Texas
5. Rice
6. UTEP
7. UAB
(first place votes in parentheses)

2017 C-USA Football Coaches Preseason Awards

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Mike White, Sr., QB, WKU
Defensive Player of the Year

Emmanuel Ellerbee, Sr., LB, Rice
Special Teams Player of the Year

Kylen Towner, Sr., KR, WKU


OFFENSE

QB—Mike White, Sr., WKU
RB—Ray Lawry, Sr., Old Dominion
RB—Ito Smith, Sr., Southern Miss
OL—O’Shea Dugas, Jr., Louisiana Tech
OL—Will Hernandez, Sr., UTEP
OL—Trey Martin, Sr., Rice
OL—Austin Pratt, Sr., UTSA
OL—Brandon Ray, Sr., WKU
TE—Ryan Yurachek, Sr., Marshall
WR—Richie James, Jr., Middle Tennessee
WR—Jonathan Duhart, Sr., Old Dominion
WR—Allenzae Staggers, Sr., Southern Miss
DEFENSE

DL—Marcus Davenport, Sr., UTSA
DL—Jaylon Ferguson, So., Louisiana Tech
DL—Chris Johnson, Sr., WKU
DL—Oshane Ximines, Jr., Old Dominion
LB—Emmanuel Ellerbee, Sr., Rice
LB—Alvin Jones, Sr., UTEP
LB—Josiah Tauaefa, So., UTSA
LB—Anthony Wint, Sr., FIU
DB—Brandon Addison, Sr., Old Dominion
DB—Nate Brooks, Jr., North Texas
DB—Joe Brown, Sr., WKU
DB—Kishawn McClain, Sr., North Texas
SPECIAL TEAMS

K—Canon Rooker, Sr., Middle Tennessee
P—Jake Collins, Jr., WKU
KR—Kylen Towner, Sr., WKU
PR—Nacarius Fant, Sr., WKU
LS—Matt Bayliss, Sr., UTSA