Due to two big Interscholastic League of Honolulu Division I victories last week, Punahou moved up three spots all the way to No. 2 in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10 on Monday.
The Buffanblu beat then-No. 2 ‘Iolani in four sets and also defeated then-No. 3 Maryknoll in five in the highly competitive four-team league. Punahou is just 4-6 on the season.
Kamehameha (9-1) remained as a unanimous No. 1. The Warriors squeezed past Maryknoll in five sets, including a 15-13 score in the fifth set, and also beat ‘Iolani in four.
The defending state champion Raiders (4-6), a former No. 1 this year before falling on some hard times, dropped to No. 3, and the Spartans (despite that near win over Kamehameha) tumbled to No. 5.
Maryknoll’s No. 3 ranking from last week was the school’s highest ever spot in the poll.
The rest of the Top 10 remained the same, except Kamehameha-Maui passed Hilo from No. 9 to No. 8 and the Vikings dropped that one spot.
The latest Top 10, followed by the week’s changes in voter point totals is below. Voters give 10 points for first place, nine for second, eight for third, etc.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10
|Updated: Oct. 16|
Girls volleyball Top 10 (changes in voter point totals)
1. Kamehameha, 100 — (same)
2. Punahou, 83 — (plus-26)
3. ‘Iolani, 72 — (minus-10)
4. Moanalua, 71 — (plus-3)
5. Maryknoll, 69 — (minus-7)
6. Kapolei, 48 — (plus-2)
7. Le Jardin 40 — (same)
8. Kamehameha-Maui, 23 — (minus-1)
9. Hilo, 22 — (minus-5)
10. Hawaii Baptist — (same)