UNLV football picked to finish seventh in Mountain West

UNLV was picked seventh in the eight-team Mountain West Conference today at Red Rock Resort.

The Rebels, who went 2-11 last season, received 77 points in voting by the media. Only New Mexico, which went 1-11, was picked lower, receiving 39 points.

Senior wide receiver Phillip Payne was the Rebels’ lone representative on the preseason all-conference team.

Boise State, which joins the league from the Western Athletic Conference, was picked to win the Mountain West, receiving 28 first-place votes and 236 points. Defending champion Texas Christian, which next season will play in the Big East Conference, received the other three first-place votes and totaled 208 points.

2011 MW PRESEASON POLL

Rk. Team (1st place)         Points

1. Boise State (28)             236

2. TCU (3)                          208

3. Air Force                        176

4. San Diego State            160

5. Colorado State               104

6. Wyoming                          80

7. UNLV                               77

8. New Mexico                     39

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