Rainbow Warriors receive top 25 votes

Nick Rolovich has been extended through 2022, positioning him to become one of the school's longest-tenured football coaches. / Photo by Jamm Aquino, Star-Advertiser

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.


  1. alnbama September 5, 2018 9:17 am

    1stest, early polls means little, it’s how you finish. Live Aloha, Play Warrior!

  2. Savich September 5, 2018 10:31 am

    If they go 12-1 overall, top 7 in the rpi and nation. BCS. Year end. Guessing.

  3. palolo_2LA September 5, 2018 10:40 am

    The positive part is there are some specific things to be tweaked that can make the team even better. Some of the key contributors are first yr starters, FR or new to offense/defense, which means they have not reached their potential. #warriorUp

  4. A-House September 5, 2018 1:20 pm


    great to see you posting again!!

    any chance to see you for the Army game?

  5. A-House September 5, 2018 1:21 pm

    committed road warrior:

    will we have a chance to see at the Army game?

    longer drive than to Amherst!

  6. A-House September 5, 2018 1:27 pm

    anyone else notice how the Dline coach is rotating the front 3 or 4 every 3 or 4 downs?

    contrary, the OL coach has not done this — keeps playing the same 5 nearly all game — still early, but it will take it’s toll 5 or 6 games into the season — 2nd level and maybe select players on the 3rd level should be able to step in for a few plays during the game.

    good experience for them and build for the future.

    with Armstrong out — any chance of seeing Stublefield at the WR position?

  7. Committed Road Warrior September 5, 2018 3:14 pm

    A-House – Unfortunately I’m going to miss the Army game. Accepted a new job over in the Florida panhandle and am moving that weekend. Blasphemy to say this, but I might have to take a pass this year.

  8. Joe September 5, 2018 7:26 pm

    They’re scared to rank hawaii. Sucks the big schools run from us. Where’s ohio state or alabama?

  9. skip876 September 5, 2018 9:21 pm

    Hawaii would have to go undefeated, to make it to the top 10.
    Big name schools would have to take some losses.
    (just like in 2007)

  10. ADG September 6, 2018 6:57 pm

    Let’s go Warriors. Do not look past Rice, stay focused each and every week. Go Bows!! Beat the Rice Owls.

  11. Kawika September 7, 2018 6:03 am

    Let’s go Warriors! Let’s EAT some “RICE” this weekend! and and add some spam musubi’s and shoyu sauce on top of that, follow by loco moco to finish up your RICE! Make sure dat plate is clean with no leftover “RICE” when we walk off the field! Cheeehooo!

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