Campbell ranked No. 1 for first time this season

Campbell’s Shayden Sabangan backhanded a ground ball behind a diving Ikaika Ganacial that was hit by Pearl City’s Jensen Kaya during the 11th inning of the Sabers' only regular-season loss in the last two seasons. Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell/Star-Advertiser.

A fourth team has climbed to No. 1 in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Baseball Top 10 this season.

OIA West regular-season champion Campbell, which opens the OIA tournament at home on Thursday, received five of 10 first-place votes and is the new No. 1, replacing Baldwin, which suffered its first loss of the season to Kamehameha-Maui last week.

The Sabers had an 18-game, regular-season OIA winning streak snapped in 12 innings to Pearl City in March but have rebounded to win their last nine games and finish 11-1.

Baldwin, which won the series against KS-Maui in three tightly contested games, still managed to receive four first-place votes and only dropped one spot to No. 2.

Mid-Pacific received the final first-place vote and remained at No. 3. Punahou, which has to make up three ILH games this week, remained at No. 4.

‘Iolani jumped two spots to No. 5, ahead of undefeated Waiakea, which dropped a spot to No. 6.

Kailua, which won on a walk-off grand slam in the 10th inning against Kaiser to end the regular season in the OIA East, jumped two spots to No. 7.

Kamehameha dropped two spots to No. 8 and Kalani dropped two spots to No. 10. Sandwiched between them is KS-Maui, which entered the rankings at No. 9.

Pearl City (eight), St. Francis (five), Mililani (four), KS-Hawaii (three), Kaiser (one) and Radford (one) also received votes.

The OIA playoffs begin this week. For an updated schedule, click here.

The ILH has a ton of make-up games this week. Mid-Pacific has finished its regular season at 12-3. Punahou can force a playoff with three wins in the next five days.

For the updated ILH schedule, click here.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10

Updated: 9/19
1.Kahuku (12)129
4.Kamehameha (1)82
7.Saint Louis57


  1. Rebel April 16, 2018 11:27 am


    How do the Puns force a playoff, they lost head-to-head to MP in regular season?

  2. PublicSchool April 16, 2018 3:52 pm

    If Punahou can win their last 3 games, they would have the same record as Mid-Pac.

  3. Billy Hull April 16, 2018 6:44 pm

    I will double check but I don’t think head-to-head matters. St. Francis beat Damien two out of three times but they are playing a playoff game Wednesday for regular season after finishing tied. I’ll definitely check on it.

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