The Westminster College Blue Jays football team was picked to finish seventh in the 2014 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference coaches' poll announced Wednesday.
Westminster - entering its 16th season under head coach John Welty - received 32 points in the poll. The Blue Jays bring back 15 starters from their 2013 squad that finished 2-8 overall and tied for eighth in the UMAC with a 2-7 mark.
Defending conference champion College of St. Scholastica (Minnesota) was selected to finish first again by UMAC coaches, earning 74 points and five first-place votes.
Westminster opens the 2014 season at home against Hendrix (Arkansas) College at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Priest Field.