The top two spots in the first Honolulu Star-Advertiser Girls Volleyball Top 10 of the season were not a surprise.
Defending state champion Kamehameha took the No. 1 spot ahead of ‘Iolani with seven out of 10 first-place votes. Both teams are nationally ranked by both MaxPreps and USA Today.
The Raiders did receive the other three first-place votes.
After that, it was utter chaos among the 10-member voting panel made up of coaches and media.
King Kekaulike took the No. 4 spot ahead of No. 5 Moanalua. Na Ali’i was listed fourth on five of the 10 ballots and was left off of one top-10 vote entirely.
King Kekaulike returns 2016 MIL D-I player of the year Kalena Vaivai and has two returning first-team MIL all stars from last year and two more second-team all stars back.
Le Jardin and Kapolei tied for the sixth spot with Mililani (23 votes), Kahuku (22 votes) and Waianae (21 votes) rounding out the top 10, giving the OIA West (three) more teams than the OIA East (two).
Four teams failed to make the top 10 despite receiving at least 10 total votes.
Hilo (15), Hawaii Baptist (13), Damien (12) and Maryknoll (11) are all on the cusp of the Top 10, as is Kamehameha-Hawaii (seven).
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10
|Updated: Feb. 11|