All four teams participating in tonight’s OIA Division I girls volleyball semifinals are ranked in the latest Honolulu Star-Advertiser Girls Volleyball Top 10 released today.
Kapolei jumps into the rankings at No. 10 ahead of its match against No. 7 Kahuku in the first semifinal broadcast on Spectrum OC-16. The nightcap pits No. 4 Mililani against defending OIA champion No. 9 Moanalua.
The last 11 OIA titles are represented with Kahuku (five), Moanalua (four) and Mililani owning the other two.
The Hurricanes were left off of four of the 10 ballots but were ranked as high as sixth on two of them.
Mililani was ranked as high as third on two ballots. Kahuku was listed on all 10 ballots and picked as high as sixth on three of them while Moanalua was not listed on three ballots but also ranked as high as sixth.
Kamehameha again was the unanimous No. 1 followed by ‘Iolani at No. 2 and King Kekaulike at No. 3. Na Alii dropped their first set of the season in MIL but remain perfect since the start of the regular season at 12-0.
Kamehameha-Hawaii moved past Punahou into the No. 5 spot by two votes over the sixth-ranked Buffanblu, whose season came to an end in a three-set loss to the Raiders on Saturday. Punahou finished the season 4-8 with all eight loses to the top two ranked teams in the poll. Punahou did take Kamehameha to five sets this season and has won more sets against the Warriors than the Raiders.
Damien (13-0) dropped a spot to No. 8 entering Tuesday’s ILH D-II title match against Mid-Pacific.
Le Jardin (7), Hilo (5), the Owls (2) and Waianae (1) also received votes.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10
|Updated: Mar. 16|