Frontier Conference football coaches gathered in Great Falls Tuesday for the annual media day. (TOM WYLIE/MTN Sports)

The Frontier Conference held its annual football media day Tuesday in Great Falls. Each of the eight head coaches addressed the media about the state of their programs.

The conference’s preseason coaches poll was also released Tuesday with Southern Oregon earning the top spot. Montana Tech, which won the conference a season ago, and Carroll rounded out the top three.

Southern Oregon was ranked No. 2 in the NAIA during the spring football polls. Montana Tech was ranked seventh in that poll while Montana Western landed at No. 16.

The Frontier Conference football season kicks off on August 27 when Rocky Mountain College travels to MSU-Northern. Western hosts Dickinson State on the same day.

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Below are the results of the Frontier Conference coaches poll.

2016 Frontier Conference football
Preseason coaches poll

  1. Southern Oregon (6)  48 points
  2. Montana Tech (1)       42 points
  3. Carroll College (1)      38 points
  4. Eastern Oregon          27 points
  5. College of Idaho         25 points
  6. Montana Western       20 points
  7. Rocky Mountain         17 points
  8. MSU-Northern             7 points
Frontier Conference football coaches gathered in Great Falls Tuesday for the annual media day. (TOM WYLIE/MTN Sports)
Frontier Conference football coaches gathered in Great Falls Tuesday for the annual media day. (TOM WYLIE/MTN Sports)

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