Baldwin ranked in USA Today Super 25

Baldwin became the first MIL team to win a state baseball championship since Molokai in 2000 when the Bears won it all in 2016. In '17, Baldwin was ranked in the top 25 in the country by USA Today. Photo by Bryan Berkowitz/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

The Baldwin baseball team is ranked No. 21 in the country in the latest USA Today Super 25 rankings released today.

The Bears (6-0) jumped two spots up from No. 23 where they debuted in the rankings last week.

Baldwin, which won the state title in 2016, has won its first six games by a combined score of 56-3. The Bears have been ranked No. 1 in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Baseball Top 10 in each of the last two weeks.

Baldwin has a bye this week before playing a series against defending state champion Maui next week. The Sabers won the state championship last year beating Waiakea in an all-neighbor islands final. Three of the last six Division I state champions in baseball hail from the outer islands. Waiakea won the title in 2012.

Baldwin has played in the state final in three of the last eight seasons.


  1. MIL March 28, 2018 9:03 pm

    So over rated…we’ll see come State Tournament time.

  2. Falcon Future March 29, 2018 8:53 am

    Wow, this is very surprising. There might be 25 teams in California alone that could be listed in the national rankings.

    Great for Baldwin though. Good for Hawaii baseball as well to get this kind of attention. Baldwin gotta live up to the hype now!

  3. HT March 29, 2018 12:20 pm

    It’s not overrated

  4. All4One March 29, 2018 9:29 pm

    Hey MIL. Name the time and place

  5. MIL March 30, 2018 3:58 pm

    Allfourone, they playing who? Only Maui High…Kailua, can take them out!

  6. Bu-Lyah March 31, 2018 3:38 pm

    Well I’m stoked Hawaii is representing on that list and my non bias side is also questioning the ranking… I think they’re just ranking them out of projections from each state. They didn’t even win last year to carry over a top 25 ranking. Unless they went to some major mainland tournament in like Texas or something. Do they have multiple guys throwing 90 or multiple players going to D1? Just wondering

  7. MIZl March 31, 2018 7:06 pm

    All41, maybe U can answer that? Who does Baldwin have? I didn’t see studs!

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