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Warriors picked to finish 7th in Mountain West media poll

    Defenders Mike Sellers, right, and John Hardy-Tuliau work to bring down receiver Billy Ray Stutzmann during spring football practice on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at War Memorial Stadium in Kahului on the island of Maui.

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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