As Conference USA media day wrapped up yesterday, the USA Today Coaches Poll was released Thursday morning with UTEP receiving four votes.
The votes placed UTEP 45th overall out of the 51 teams who received votes.
Fellow C-USA member and favorite Louisiana Tech received eight votes placing them 36th on the first edition of this seasons' Coaches Poll.
The weekly poll is comprised of 32 Division I head coaches including Ed Conroy from Tulane, Jim Boeheim from Syracuse, Ray Harper from Western Kentucky, and Steve Fisher from San Diego State.
Interesting to see which coaches casted their ballot with UTEP in it, the higher expectations for this team may have rose just a bit with this great honor; there is really no reason for the season opener with Washington State on November 14th to not be sold out.
UTEP fans will get their first look at the Miners with the annual Orange and White Scrimmage on November 1st which gets get going at 3:00 p.m. MT, right before UTEP and Southern Miss. meet in the Sun Bowl.