Despite a 40-point blowout win over Narbonne (Calif.) and a loss by a team ranked ahead of them in the USA Today Super 25, the Saint Louis Crusaders remained at No. 14 in the nation in this week’s rankings.
De La Salle (Calif.) jumped ahead of the Crusaders to No. 10 after a 14-0 win over Folsom (Calif.). The Spartans were unranked entering the season.
Saint Louis moved up two spots in the Max Preps Xcellent 25 released Sunday night to No. 10 in the nation.
The Crusaders will not play another mainland team this season. Saint Louis thought it had reached an agreement to play Bishop Gorman (Nev.) on Aug. 31 at Aloha Stadium, but Gaels head coach Kenny Sanchez told Hawaii Prep World in March there was never an agreement.
“Chris (Brown) called (Saint Louis coach Cal Lee) to see if they had an open date,” Sanchez said. “That is pretty standard. We ask a lot of schools if they have open dates. If we determined that we wanted to go, we would have gotten back to him. But that conversation did not happen. It turns out we couldn’t afford to go.”
Brown, a former All-WAC player for Hawaii, is now an assistant coach with the Gaels.
Saint Louis last played Bishop Gorman in 2012, losing 52-40 at Aloha Stadium.
The Gaels are currently ranked No. 11 by USA Today and will host No. 3 Mater Dei (Calif.) on Friday.
Saint Louis will play its next three games against teams ranked in the top five of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10, which will be released later today.
The Crusaders travel to play at No. 3 Mililani on Saturday before a game against No. 2 Kahuku at Aloha Stadium on Sept. 7 in a rematch of the last three top-tier state championship games.
Saint Louis will also play No. 5 Punahou at the stadium on Sept. 15.