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Georgia taking on Hawaii in Sugar Bowl

Hawaii is taking its perfect record to the Sugar Bowl, where Colt Brennan and the high-scoring Warriors will face No. 4 Georgia.

The only unbeaten team left in major college football, No. 10 Hawaii (12-0) earned an at-large bid to the Bowl Championship Series on Sunday after completing its perfect season with a dramatic come-from-behind 35-28 victory over Washington the night before.

The Warriors are the champions of the Western Athletic Conference, the home of last season's BCS-buster Boise State.

Georgia has been one of the best teams in the country over the last six weeks. The Bulldogs (10-2) head to the their second Sugar Bowl in three seasons on a six-game winning streak.

Instead of moving up in the final BCS standings Georgia, which completed its season on Nov. 24, actually dropped back one spot from No. 4 to No. 5 behind Ohio State, LSU, Virginia Tech, and Oklahoma.

Georgia fans were hoping late Saturday night that the numbers would fall in the Bulldogs' favor after watching No. 1 Missouri lose to Oklahoma and No. 2 West Virginia lose to Pittsburgh. Ohio State was No. 3 and Georgia was ranked No. 4 going into the weekend and fans assumed those teams would move into the top two spots.

But the BCS standings, which are comprised of two human polls (USA Today coaches and Harris Interactive) and the average of six computer polls, rewarded LSU, Virginia Tech, and Oklahoma — teams that won conference championship games on Saturday — moving them to No. 2, 3, and 4 in the standings behind Ohio State.

It's clear from the final numbers that the voters in the coaches poll placed a big premium on winning conference championship games. The 60 coaches who vote on the poll had Ohio State at No. 1 followed by LSU, Oklahoma, Georgia, and Virginia Tech.

Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville said that he had LSU No. 1 on his ballot followed by Oklahoma, Ohio State, Hawaii, and Georgia.

"Winning our conference championship means a lot to me," said Tuberville, whose team lost on a last second play at LSU (30-24) but was hammered by Georgia (45-20) on Nov. 10. "Believe me, I know how good Georgia is. But LSU found a way in win the championship, so they deserve this shot."

The 114 voters in the Harris Interactive poll had Ohio State No. 1 (with 98 first place voters, followed by LSU, Oklahoma, Georgia, and Southern Cal.

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