The Hawaii football team is getting some attention.
With two impressive victories over Colorado State and Navy, and perhaps aided by a couple of national TV appearances, UH (2-0) garnered some votes in the Associated Press and Coaches Top 25 Polls on Tuesday.
They were the first mid-season polls released for the 2018 season.
UH has three points in the AP and four in the Coaches. If there were expanded rankings, that’d put UH tied for 39th in the AP poll and tied for 44th in the Coaches Poll. Of course, rankings are not officially recognized beyond the top 25.
The last time the Rainbow Warriors were officially ranked was late in the 2010 season under Greg McMackin. UH was ranked 24th in the AP poll and 25th in the Coaches poll after beating UNLV at home in a nonconference game, 59-21. The Warriors tied for the WAC championship that year at 7-1, but went on the lose to Tulsa in the Hawaii Bowl, 62-35.
UH hosts Rice (1-1) at Aloha Stadium on Saturday.