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Broncos on top, UH closer to the bottom in MWC picks

By Dave Reardon

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 29, 2012

~~<p>It's easy to slip and call it the WAC. The Mountain West Conference, of which Hawaii is now a member for football, sure does have a Western Athletic Conference look to it. In fact, all 10 current members were previously in the WAC. That includes UH, Boise State, Fresno State and Nevada &mdash; the usual preseason contenders for the past decade, with the Broncos nearly always ending up on top and establishing themselves nationally.</p>
<p>The other six members were among the Breakaway Eight that left the WAC to form the Mountain West in 1998. But now BYU and Utah are gone to independent status and the Pac-12.</p>
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It's easy to slip and call it the WAC. The Mountain West Conference, of which Hawaii is now a member for football, sure does have a Western Athletic Conference look to it. In fact, all 10 current members were previously in the WAC. That includes UH, Boise State, Fresno State and Nevada — the usual preseason contenders for the past decade, with the Broncos nearly always ending up on top and establishing themselves nationally.

The other six members were among the Breakaway Eight that left the WAC to form the Mountain West in 1998. But now BYU and Utah are gone to independent status and the Pac-12. Login for more...



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