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2013 Mountain West recruiting rankings: Boise State claims top class

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Boise State earned the top class out of the Mountain West schools this year.

Brian Losness-US PRESSWIRE

The 2013 recruiting season is in the books and to no surprise is that Boise State earned the top class for the Mountain West. The Broncos did not run away with that crown, but they did win by a reasonable margin. The real fight was for second place between San Diego State, Fresno State and Hawaii.

The big surprise out of all of this is that Hawaii was able to earn the fourth best class after coming off of a 3-9 record this past year. It does help that Hawaii signed a pair of ESPN 300 recruits in quarterback Aaron Zwahlen and defensive tackle Kennedy Tulimasealii.

The bottom of the classes belonged to Wyoming, San Jose State and Utah State. Wyoming may not really belong at the bottom since they went heavy on the JUCO route by signing seven, and the ratings are typically for high school players.

Seeing Utah State and San Jose State at the bottom is somewhat surprising, and yet not all at the same time. Both schools had their best seasons, possibly ever, but they each lost their head coach which caused each school to lose recruits late in the process.

Here are 247Sports composite rankings with national rankings in parenthesis next to Mountain West ranking.

Team ▼ Total ▼ Five Star▼ Four Star▼ Three Star▼ Avg ▼ Points ▼
1 (56)
Boise StateBoise State 25 0 0 21 82.92 684.31
2 (72)
San Diego StateSan Diego State 23 0 0 15 80.80 668.64
3 (76)
Fresno StateFresno State 29 0 0 15 80.02 665.53
4 (82)
HawaiiHawaii 25 0 0 10 79.66 660.77
5 (84)
Colorado StateColorado State 23 0 0 13 79.46 658.69
6 (94)
NevadaNevada 19 0 0 6 79.25 652.40
7 (95)
New MexicoNew Mexico 22 0 0 9 78.89 652.19
8 (102)
UNLVUNLV 21 0 0 6 77.69 647.88
9 (104)
Air ForceAir Force 39 0 0 5 76.36 643.89
10 (107)
Utah StateUtah State 23 0 0 6 76.22 641.47
11 (110)
WyomingWyoming 20 0 0 4 77.96 638.56
12 (120)
San Jose StateSan Jose State 18 0 0 2 75.86 625.10

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