WHITEFISH -- Relying on last year's results, Frontier Conference coaches picked defending champions to repeat in the preseason football and volleyball polls for 2014.
Carroll College received seven of eight first-place votes in the football poll. Rocky Mountain College received the other first-place vote and was second in the coaches poll.
Southern Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Montana Tech, Montana State-Northern, Montana Western and College of Idaho rounded out the football poll.
The Rocky Mountain College volleyball team earned six first-place votes to earn the top spot. The Battlin' Bears are the defending Frontier Conference tournament champions.
Regular-season champion Lewis-Clark State was second, while Montana Tech and Montana State Northern received the other first-place votes.
Carroll College was third, followed by Tech, Northern, Westminster College, Great Falls and Montana Western.
Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams.