As the old saying goes, "An idle miind is the devil's workshop." In the Inside Sparta WAC Rankings, an idle football team makes them prime meat to get leapfrogged in the rankings. Thus, through no fault of their own, at least one of the teams that were idle in Week 2 find themselves down a spot. But hey, it's a tough world out there, and we reward those that do, over those that watch.
WAC Power Ranking – Week 2
No. 1: Boise State (2-0) Last week No. 1. Defeated Miami(OH) 48-0
In their two games thus far, the Broncos have outscored their opponents by a score of 67-8. Fresno State coach Pat Hill is currently conducting a major search for a Boise State team weakness. He may have better luck finding Jimmy Hoffa.
Next up: @ Fresno State
No. 2: Fresno State (1-1) Last week No. 2. Lost @ Wisconsin 34-31
For nearly sixty minutes, the Fresno State Bulldogs had that ol' non-conference swagger back. You can put the game against Wisconsin in the "woulda, coulda, shoulda" file.This week's contest against Boise State might be the most anticipated game since facing USC in 2005.
Next up: Boise State
No. 3: Hawaii (2-0) Last week No. 4. Defeated Washington State 38-20
Warriors jumped all over Washington State early, building a 35-0 lead with 10 minutes remaining in the first half. So what if it was against the bottom feeders of the PAC-10, it was still a quality win on the road against a BCS conference. Thus, Hawaii is rewarded for their efforts and leapfrog over LaTech.
Next up: @ UNLV
No. 4: Louisiana Tech (0-2) Last week No. 3. Lost at Navy 32-14
LaTech's complete inability to either run the ball nor stop the run, resulted in Navy having +41 minutes of ball control. Philip Livas' 85 yard punt return for a touchdown was the only shining moment for the Bulldogs.
Next up: Nicholls State
No. 5: Nevada (0-1) Last week No. 5. Idle
Maybe the best thing about the drubbing the Wolf Pack suffered at Notre Dame in their opener was in having to live with it for two weeks. Nevada players should be motivated to redeem themselves, after having Coach Chris Ault bark at them for a couple of weeks.
Next up: at Colorado State
No. 6: San Jose State (0-2) Last week No. 7. Lost to Utah 24-14
The Spartans lost the game against Utah but found a quarterback. They also found out their defense is still formidable.
Next up: at Stanford
No. 7: Utah State (0-1) Last week No. 6. Idle
It's a bit unfair, but idle Utah State slipped a spot. But, that means the Aggies have had two weeks to prepare for Texas A&M. Will that help? Does a chicken have lips?
Next up: at Texas A&M
No. 8 Idaho (1-1) Last week No. 8. Lost at Washington 42-23
The Vandals outgained Washington in total yards, despite only 27 yards rushing. Penalties forced Idaho to settle for field goals; otherwise the game against the Huskies would have been much closer.
Next up: San Diego State
No. 9: New Mexico State (1-1) Last week No. 9. Defeated Prairie View A&M 24-18
Lets hope the fans in Las Cruces enjoyed the Aggies victory over FCS Prairie View A&M, because they may not enjoy another victory the rest of the season.
Next up: UTEP
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