† – Conference champion and BCS representative as top 000non-AQ school to meet automatic qualification criteria
Rankings from AP Poll
The 2006 Fresno State football team represented Fresno State University in the college football2006 season. They played their home games at Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, California and were coached by Pat Hill. The outcome of the 2006 season was a 4–8 record, the worst for Fresno State football since 1978, when the Bulldogs went 3–8. The Bulldogs lost all four non-conference games and also missed out on a bowl game for the first time in seven years. The Bulldogs also lost to rival San Jose State for the first time since 1990.