Highest rankings ever for UH football

September 30th, 2007
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The University of Hawaii football team is ranked No. 15 today in the coaches poll (administered by USA Today), representing the highest rating in a major poll in the program’s history.
UH was No. 16 in the UPI poll in 1981, which was then the coaches’ poll.
The Warriors (5-0) are ranked 16th in the weekly Associated Press media poll, also released today. It is also UH’s highest ranking in that poll, surpassing a No. 18 ranking in 1981.
Hawaii is 16th in the Harris poll, also a high for the Warriors in that ranking.
UH beat host Idaho 48-20 on Saturday.
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Please submit your picks (no pun intended) for plays of the game for Warrior Replay.
T’anks.
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Ryan Grice-Mullins said today his knee is OK. “Just a bruise.”

John Fonoti has bruised ribs. No prognosis yet.
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  • wayoutwest September 30, 2007 at 3:29 pm

    i enjoyed fonoti’s body slam sack with the olineman still on his back.

    if not, i’ll go with leonard’s pick six. set the tone for the defense’s dominance the rest of the game.

  • Dave Reardon September 30, 2007 at 3:42 pm

    It was also the go-ahead TD and first of five scores in a row for UH.

  • pizza September 30, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    Hello Dave,

    I agree with wayoutwest on Leonards interception. It shows that the team is much more balanced than everyone thinks. The expectations for Colt and the offense is so unrealisticly high but its nice to know that if the offense falters a bit that the defense will pick it up. It’s getting fun and yet tense as the season progress. Who would ever thought that the warriors could be entertaining BCS aspirations ever.

    Pizza

  • NelsonO September 30, 2007 at 4:24 pm

    We are singing the same song. I also select Adam Leonard’s interception return for a touchdown.

    We are doing a good job of jumping the routes on defense this year.

    I know I should be enjoying our lofty ranking. But with one loss, we fall out.

  • RedZone September 30, 2007 at 6:30 pm

    Yep Leonards pick for six. I also like Colts connection with Lane on the long bomb down the sidelines. It is the one play that has been missing. Malcom has been open on many occasions in the past. Now that they are connecting it will stretch UHs opponents defenses.

  • koakane September 30, 2007 at 9:03 pm

    My pick are:

    1. Colts block which went for a long gainer.

    2. Kalilimoku katoshing the tight end.

    3. Leonard’s pick for 6.

  • jabba September 30, 2007 at 9:10 pm

    i agree that leonard’s pick for six was huge. but, the statement of the game was colt brennan to malcom lane for six covering 41 yards.

    the quarterback was back, sore ankle and all. hitting lane in stride. the long ball. colt is back. game’s over.

    malcom lane would more than adequately replace the injured jason rivers. roll up your sleeves boys and girls (idaho that is) its gonna be a long day.

    and sure enough.

  • uhwarriors September 30, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    Solomon Eliminian needs to get partial credit for Leonard’s interception. He blitzed and hit the QB just as he threw the pass.

  • jediwarrior October 1, 2007 at 12:12 am

    Thanks for the injury report. Any word on Mouton?

    • Dave Reardon October 1, 2007 at 7:01 am

      Mouton was walking arond fine after the game. Eerily similar to the previous week, but it’s the other knee this time.

  • Kyle October 1, 2007 at 5:19 am

    Dave, it was good running into you in Pullman.

    Picks:
    (1) Newberry, Leonard and the rest of UH’s defense get the first pick.

    (2) Malcom Lane beating the All-WAC CB and bringing down the long ball thrown by Brennan.

    ~alohaz

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