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Warriors picked to finish 7th in Mountain West media poll

By Stephen Tsai

LAST UPDATED: 07:12 a.m. HST, Jul 24, 2012

LAS VEGAS >> The University of Hawaii was picked to finish seventh in the 10-team Mountain West Conference, according to a media poll released this morning at the league's media preview. 

Boise State was picked No. 1. 

The Warriors are seventh with 116 points. 

"It's a lucky number in Vegas," UH defensive end Paipai Falemalu said. "I'm not surprised where we were picked. We didn't have too good of a season (in 2011). We're going to keep working hard."

Told of the prediction, UH head coach Norm Chow said: "It's better than finishing 10th."

He added: "I don't think too much about it. We have to play the game. If we're pleased with that, we'd let that be. We're going to have to prove ourselves. That's not a big deal."

Falemalu was the lone Warrior named to the 2012 Preseason All-MWC team. 

Here's the poll: 

1. Boise State (27 No. 1 votes) — 296

2. Nevada — 244

3. Fresno State (2) — 231

4. Wyoming — 213

5. San Diego State — 173

6. Air Force — 170

7. Hawaii — 116

8. Colorado State — 111

9. UNLV — 63

10. New Mexico

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allie wrote:
This is a minor league conference. No one cares who is favored. Forget the football entertainment and let the uH get back to educating. That is its mission. Not football.
on July 24,2012 | 07:24AM
st1d wrote:
"GOAL 1: Educational Effectiveness and Student Success Embrace a culture of excellence and performance as the hallmarks of effective learning and student success. Objective 1: To achieve a shared institutional culture that makes student learning and success the responsibility of all. Action Strategies . . . ? Nurturing the educated person and helping students to rise above prejudice and parochialism." . . . . . . . . . . . . . please. rise above prejudice and parochialism.
on July 24,2012 | 10:01AM
ross13moon wrote:
Medical School, Law School, Business School, Architecture School, Engineering School, etc…what’s wrong with UH education ?
on July 24,2012 | 01:35PM
jimmyhouse67 wrote:
Repeats the nobody from nowhere
on July 24,2012 | 02:17PM
nj24 wrote:
LOL. It's the only game in town. Love it or leave it. I guess if you don't have anything good to say about it then leave it.
on July 25,2012 | 02:28AM
go4it wrote:
What a difference a year makes. Last year UH was picked 1st in the WAC and the buzz was about Coach Mac getting another five year contract at few less dollars. Now Coach Chow is in charge and we are picked for 7th. Since Penn St can't compete for the conference championship for four years, how about they come to Hawaii in early December. Sure would be better than Lamar and South Alabama. Time for the athletic department to get going and forget about Stevie Wonder.
on July 24,2012 | 08:10AM
allie wrote:
It is an insignificant conference but at least Coach Chow cares about academics. Unlike his predecessors
on July 24,2012 | 09:05AM
go4it wrote:
Bob Nash cared about academics and disipline. He is now coaching in Japan. If you don't win and have big crowds at home games you are history. Good luck Coach Chow.
on July 24,2012 | 11:01AM
warriorrebel wrote:
I'd just be happy if Hawaii finishes higher than, UNLV. I see a 4-8 or a 5-7 season 6-6 at best. Anything higher than that, UH should sign Norm to a lifetime contract.
on July 24,2012 | 10:39AM
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