Archive for October, 2007

Poll vault puts Warriors at No. 14 in BCS standings

October 28th, 2007
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Here’s the BCS standings:

1. Ohio State (9-0)
2. Boston College (8-0)
3. LSU (7-1)
4. Arizona State (8-0)
5. Oregon (7-1)
6. Oklahoma (7-1)
7. West Virginia (7-1)
8. Kansas (8-0)
9. Missouri (7-1)
10. Georgia (6-2)
11. Virginia Tech (6-2)
12. Michigan (7-2)
13. Connecticut (7-1)
14. Hawaii (8-0)
15. Texas (7-2)
16. Auburn (6-3)
17. Alabama (6-2)
18. South Florida (6-2)
19. USC (6-2)
20. Florida (5-3)
21. Wisconsin (7-2)
22. Boise State (7-1)
23. Virginia (7-2)
24. Wake Forest (6-2)
25. Clemson (6-2)

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Just talked to Keao Monteilh. He said his visit to Queen’s today to check out his shoulder was rescheduled for tomorrow. He said his shoulder is very painful, and he was told there may be a fracture to the socket.

He agreed it’s a good thing the Warriors have a bye this week.

“A lot of people are dinged up,” said Monteilh, who got his second interception of the season last night.

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Need some votes for Warrior Replay top five plays of the game. Tell me what you liked and why. (Sorry, Stephanie the Warrior greeting the starting defense not eligible.)

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Colt Brennan is among four nominees for the AT&T All-America Player of the Week award. Brennan joins NC State wide receiver Donald Bowens, Texas running back Jamaal Charles and Colorado corner back Terrence Wheatley on the ballot list. Fans can determine the winner by text messaging VOTE to 87654 on their wireless phone.

Brennan, who won the award earlier this season, went 29-45 with 425 yards and six touchdowns in the undefeated Warriors’ 50-13 win over New Mexico State.

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These are the highest rankings in school history, and 8-0 ties for best start in school history.

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Star-Bulletin sports editor Paul Arnett voted UH 11th in the AP poll.

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AP poll

1. Ohio State (59) 9-0 1615 1
2. Boston College (1) 8-0 1501 2
3. LSU (3) 7-1 1478 3
4. Oregon 7-1 1417 5
5. Oklahoma 7-1 1365 4
6. Arizona State (2) 8-0 1310 7
7. West Virginia 7-1 1286 6
8. Kansas 8-0 1164 12
9. Missouri 7-1 1121 13
10. Georgia 6-2 949 20
11. Virginia Tech 6-2 823 8
12. Hawaii 8-0 776 16
13. USC 6-2 742 9
14. Texas 7-2 728 17
15. Michigan 7-2 726 19
16. Connecticut 7-1 555 NR
17. Alabama 6-2 547 22
18. Florida 5-3 532 9
19. Auburn 6-3 530 23
20. South Florida 6-2 392 11
21. Wake Forest 6-2 259 NR
21. Boise State 7-1 259 NR
23. South Carolina 6-3 196 15
24. Tennessee 5-3 165 NR
25. Clemson 6-2 146 NR
Others Receiving Votes
Wisconsin 132, California 131, Kentucky 123, Virginia 33, Penn State 30, Purdue 22, Brigham Young 22, TROY 13, Kansas State 12, UCLA 11, Oklahoma State 5, Illinois 4, New Mexico 4, Rutgers 1.
Dropped From Rankings
Kentucky 14, California 18, Virginia 21, Penn State 24, Rutgers 25.

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Coaches Poll

1. Ohio State (56) 9-0 1,495 1
2. Boston College (3) 8-0 1,414 2
3. LSU 7-1 1,324 3
4. Oregon (1) 7-1 1,280 5
5. Oklahoma 7-1 1,269 4
6. Arizona State 8-0 1,221 7
7. West Virginia 7-1 1,177 6
8. Kansas 8-0 1,108 10
9. Missouri 7-1 983 13
10. Georgia 6-2 791 19
11. Hawaii 8-0 769 14
12. Texas 7-2 753 16
13. Virginia Tech 6-2 736 9
14. Michigan 7-2 701 21
15. Southern California 6-2 679 8
16. Auburn 6-3 454 23
17. Florida 5-3 451 11
18. Alabama 6-2 439 24
19. Wisconsin 7-2 422 25
20. Connecticut 7-1 419 NR
21. South Florida 6-2 291 12
22. Boise State 7-1 218 NR
23. Kentucky 6-3 159 15
24. Clemson 6-2 145 NR
25. South Carolina 6-3 131 17

Dropped out
No. 18 Virginia (7-2, lost to N.C. State 29-24)); No. 20 California (5-3, lost to then-No. 7 Arizona State 31-20); No. 22 Penn State (6-3, lost to No. 1 Ohio State 37-17)

Others receiving votes

Virginia (7-2) 119; California (5-3) 118; Wake Forest (6-2) 115; Purdue (7-2) 107; Tennessee (5-3) 64; Penn State (6-3) 53; Illinois (6-3) 21; Kansas State (5-3) 20; Brigham Young (5-2) 13; Oklahoma State (5-3) 11; Cincinnati (6-2) 8; Texas Tech (6-3) 8; Houston (5-3) 4; Vanderbilt (5-3) 4; Colorado (5-4) 2; Florida State (5-3) 2; Oregon State (5-3) 2

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Harris Interactive Poll

1 Ohio State (114) 9-0 2,850 Beat No. 22 Penn State 37-17 No. 21 Wisconsin 1
2 Boston College 8-0 2,665 Beat No. 10 Virginia Tech 14-10 Florida State 2
3 LSU 7-1 2,568 Idle at No. 17 Alabama 3
4 Oklahoma 7-1 2,451 Idle Texas A&M 4
5 Oregon 7-1 2,433 Beat No. 7 USC 24-17 No. 6 Arizona State 5
6 Arizona State 8-0 2,291 Beat No. 18 California (Cal) 31-20 at No. 5 Oregon 8
7 West Virginia 7-1 2,232 Beat No. 25 Rutgers 31-3 Idle 6
8 Kansas 8-0 2,047 Beat Texas A&M 19-11 Nebraska 11
9 Missouri 7-1 1,923 Beat Iowa State 42-28 at Colorado 13
10 Hawaii 8-0 1,640 Beat New Mexico State 50-13 Idle 14
11 Texas 7-2 1,514 Beat Nebraska 28-25 at Oklahoma State 16
12 Georgia 6-2 1,507 Beat No. 9 Florida 42-30 Troy 19
13 USC 6-2 1,312 Lost to No. 5 Oregon 24-17 Oregon State 7
14 Virginia Tech 6-2 1,286 Lost to No. 2 Boston College 14-10 at Georgia Tech (Thur.) 10
15 Michigan 7-2 1,283 Beat Minnesota 34-10 at Michigan State 21
16 Florida 5-3 921 Lost to No. 19 Georgia 42-30 Vanderbilt 9
17 Alabama 6-2 891 Idle No. 3 LSU 24
18 Auburn 6-3 844 Beat Mississippi 17-3 Tennessee Tech 23
19 Connecticut 7-1 829 Beat No. 12 South Florida 22-15 Rutgers NR
20 South Florida 6-2 602 Lost to Connecticut 22-15 Cincinnati 12
21 Wisconsin 7-2 572 Beat Indiana 33-3 at No. 1 Ohio State NR
22 Boise State 7-1 394 Beat Fresno State 34-21 San Jose State NR
23 South Carolina 6-3 322 Lost to Tennessee 27-24 OT at Arkansas 17
24 Kentucky 6-3 284 Lost to Mississippi State 31-14 Idle 15
25 Wake Forest 6-2 272 Beat North Carolina 37-10 at Virginia NR

Number of first place votes shown in parentheses.

Other teams receiving votes: California (Cal) 250; Virginia 203; Purdue 194; Clemson 169; Tennessee 127; Penn State 63;
UCLA 24; Cincinnati 15; Illinois 15; Kansas State 10; Rutgers 10; BYU 7; Oregon State 5; Texas Tech 5; Troy 5; Air Force 4;
Arkansas 4; Oklahoma State 3; Colorado 2; Texas A&M 2

Dropped out of the Top 25: California (Cal), Virginia, Penn State, Rutgers.

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Warriors 50, Aggies 13

October 28th, 2007
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Colt Brennan threw six touchdown passes and the Warriors intercepted three passes.

Brennan passed Timmy Chang for the UH career record for TD passes, and Davone Bess tied Michael Carter and Chad Owens for the career touchdown mark.

Ryan Grice-Mullins caught three touchdown passes and Adam Leonard got his fourth interception of the season.

UH is now 8-0 and poised to climb in the BCS standings and the national polls.

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UH nominated Brennan and Leonard for WAC Player of the Week honors,

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top 25 scores saturday

October 27th, 2007
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compliments of RichKern.com

#2 Penn State def. Iowa 3-0
#3 Stanford lost to #6 USC 1-3
#5 Texas def. Colorado 3-0
#6 USC (H) def. #3 Stanford 3-1
#7 UCLA (H) lost to #9 California 2-3
#8 Wisconsin def. Purdue 3-1
#9 California def. #7 UCLA 3-2
#12 San Diego lost to San Francisco 0-3
#15 Kansas State (H) def. Iowa State 3-1
#19 Ohio (H) def. Buffalo 3-0
#20 Michigan lost to Michigan State 1-3
#21 Oklahoma (H) def. Texas A&M 3-1
#22 Minnesota (H) lost to Ohio State 2-3
#24 Cal Poly (H) vs. UC Davis No scores yet

UH 23, NMSU 3 at halftime

October 27th, 2007
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* No ha’a-haka showdown … The Warriors just completed theirs, and New Mexico State normally does its in the lockerroom.

* It looks like the Warriors can move up a spot or two in the BCS standings from No. 17 if they win tonight. But Georigia’s victory over Florida could hurt them since some voters will vote both SEC teams above Hawaii.

* Davone Bess needs two touchdowns tonight to tie Michael Carter and Chad Owens with 38 career touchdowns, topping the UH list.

* Stephanie Lum is in war paint and holding a spear with Vili the Warrior as they get ready to introduce the defensive starters.

* Spencer Smith and Ryan Grice-Mullins are game captains. UH won the toss and will receive. See you at halftime.

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Things didn’t start very well for UH with Colt Brennan throwing an INT on the first play. But then he went 10 for 10 and the defense came up with several big plays and the Warriors lead 23-3 at halftime.

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Brennan has 116 career TD passes with three in the first half. He is one behind Tim Chang for the UH record.

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Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson

October 27th, 2007
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Check out Dr. Dan’s latest column at warriorshaka.com; his analysis of UH’s place in the big picture of college football right now is spot on.

Here’s an excerpt.

The solution in my mind is simply for Hawaii to win out. That’s all that needs to be said.

If Hawaii wants to make a statement to the BCS and these bigger schools, it can do so by simply winning the rest of its ball games.

Now, in defense of the BCS – and what’s interesting to me – is that everybody at first was afraid it would come in and make a two-tier system out of college football, and that only powerhouses would be playing in major pivotal bowl games.

In reality, however, the BCS has given a lot of teams a chance they wouldn’t have had in the past.

Here’s the link: http://warriorshaka.com/