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Boise State predicted to win MWC's Mountain Division

The Broncos received 21 of 28 first-place votes to top the six Mountain Division programs with 161 points. (Boise State)

The following is a news release via Boise State athletics.

Boise State was picked to win the Mountain West's Mountain Division for the seventh consecutive year, and the Broncos had three players voted to the Preseason All-Mountain West Team, the conference announced Tuesday morning as Media Day got underway in Las Vegas.

The Broncos received 21 of 28 first-place votes to top the six Mountain Division programs with 161 points. Colorado State got six first-place votes and 135 points to come second while Wyoming tallied the remaining first-place vote and came out with 114 points. Air Force (82 points), New Mexico (68) and Utah State (28) rounded out the division poll.

San Diego State was the unanimous pick to top the West Division, followed by Hawai'i (135), UNLV (105), Nevada (79), San Jose State (54) and Fresno State (47).

Redshirt senior center Mason Hampton, a Mountain West Honorable Mention last year, was the lone Bronco voted by the conference's media contingent to the preseason all-conference team offense. On the defensive side, redshirt junior defensive tackle David Moa, a first-team all-conference selection a year ago, was joined by junior cornerback Tyler Horton.

Boise State, which went 10-3 overall and 6-2 in conference play last season, opens its 2017 campaign Saturday, Sept. 2 at 1:45 p.m. against Troy at Albertsons Stadium

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