Hawaii drops in BCS
The second bye of the season didn't provide any favors for the Hawaii football team as the idle Warriors slipped two spots in the BCS standings to No. 16.
Hawaii remained No. 10 in the Harris Interactive poll, but fell one spot to 12th in the coaches poll. Those two human polls and six computers are used in the BCS equation. Strength of schedule is still hurting the Warriors, but that should change in the coming weeks if Hawaii remains unbeaten against the likes of Fresno State, Nevada, Boise State and Washington.
The Warriors host Fresno State this Saturday. The Bulldogs came back from a disheartening loss at home against Boise State with a costly win over Utah State to remain in the league chase. The Bulldogs lost top running back Ryan Mathews to an ankle sprain, another in a long line of injuries for Fresno State this season.
Hawaii also fell two spots in the Associated Press poll to No. 14, thanks in part to several big wins by Michigan, Texas and Connecticut. All of these teams still have key games in their futures against quality opponents, giving Hawaii a chance to finish in the top 12 and get an automatic BCS bowl bid.
Hawaii dropped two spots in the BCS standings despite being idle last week. But three teams fell farther:
Source: Associated Press
||LAST WEEK'S RESULT
||Lost to Florida State 27-17
||Lost to Oregon 35-23
||Lost to LSU 41-34
||Beat Tennessee Tech 35-3