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UH football predicted to finish last in division

July 23, 2013
The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The University of Hawaii football team was picked to finish last in the Mountain West Conference's West Division this season.

The league, which recently added San Jose State and Utah State, will be split into two six-team divisions.

Fresno State and Boise State were voted by members of the media who cover the league's teams to win their respective divisions.

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Sean Schroeder and the Hawaii football team were picked by media to finish last in the Mountain West Conference’s West Division.
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The Bulldogs got 39 first-place West Division votes and 243 points, followed by San Diego State (181), San Jose State (172), Nevada (135), UNLV (71) and Hawaii (59).

The Broncos received 40 first-place Mountain Division votes and earned 245 points. Boise State was followed by Utah State (204), Air Force (143), Wyoming (116), Colorado State (90) and New Mexico (63).

The two division leaders will meet in the inaugural Mountain West championship game, set for Dec. 7.

The Rainbow Warriors finished 3-9 overall and 1-7 in conference play last season - Norm Chow's inaugural season as Hawaii head coach.

The league also announced its preseason all-conference team on Monday as part of the Mountain West's annual media days in Las Vegas.

Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr was named preseason offensive player of the year, while fellow Bulldog Derron Smith, a defensive back, earned defensive honors and New Mexico kick returner Chase Clayton was selected top special teams player.

Hawaii had no players selected to the all-conference team.

The Rainbow Warriors will open their season Aug. 29 against Southern California at Aloha Stadium.



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