Baldwin in top 10 of national baseball rankings

Baldwin is in the house knowing it is one of the top 10 teams in the nation.

The state champion Baldwin baseball team rose six spots in the USA Today Super 25 rankings, moving into the No. 10 spot.

The Bears, who beat Waiakea for the state title, moved up from No. 16. The two teams ahead of them, Vero Beach (26-2) and East Lake of California (25-3-1) went from unranked to ahead of the Bears so there is no guarantee Baldwin finishes in the top 10 of the poll.

Unbeaten Calvary Christian of Florida held the top spot.

Baldwin jumped over a slew of teams that went from elite to unranked: No. 4 Lake Travis, Texas; No. 6 American Heritage, Plantation, Fla.; No. 8 Huntington Beach, Calif.; No. 13 McAllen, Texas and No. 14 Puyallup, Wash.

The Bears jumped over four teams that remained in the rankings: Mill Creek of Georgia, Saint Xavier of Kentucky and Mountain Vista of Colorado.

Here are the rankings.


  1. Wow Lau Lau May 23, 2018 10:30 pm

    Baldwin ….. top 10 in the country????? Wow Lau Lau! Yes, they have a good ball club and I’m not trying to take anything away from them but c’mon. They deserve and earned the HHSAA championship. No doubt at all. Best team in Hawaii this year. But top 10 in the nation. No ways. I’m just being real.

  2. I don’t think so May 24, 2018 12:07 am

    I agree with Lau Lau! No way they’re a top 10 team in the country.. USA Today is a legit ranking in football, but if you’re not ranked in the top 50 of baseball America’s ranking, then I’m not believing this ranking.
    Not hating but I don’t believe Baldwin is a top 10 team in the country. You can’t be when majority of your pitchers throw upper 70s and one guy throws in the 90s.

  3. HI baseball guy May 24, 2018 12:12 am

    Last Hawaii team was in baseball America was 2008 Punahou team. When they were on that 7 State titles in a row run. They were ranked like 50, and that team was loaded with 6 starters out of the 9 were all state guys. And went D1

  4. Represent 808 May 24, 2018 3:03 pm

    Good for all Hawaii baseball and for our tiny island state overall. It can only benefit all ball players from the 808

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