Coaches, media vote Punahou unanimous No. 1 in volleyball Top 10

Punahou's Belle Iosua (11) puts down a kill against Iolani's Mokihana Tufono (11) during the second set on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, at Iolani School. Jamm Aquino/jaquino@staradvertiser.com.

Punahou gathered all 10 first-place votes for a second-consecutive week in the Star-Advertiser Girls Volleyball Top 10 on Monday.

The ILH champion has now been atop the rankings for four weeks in a row since surpassing Kamehameha on Nov. 8. Punahou (10-2) has been idle from game action since defeating No. 2 Kamehameha for the ILH championship on Nov. 20.

The rest of the coaches and media poll is status quo with no position changes.


Baldwin has sealed a state-tournament berth and is now 10-0 in Maui Interscholastic League action.

University outlasted Le Jardin last week to win the ILH Division II crown. The Jr. ‘Bows (10-4) remained at No. 8 in the rankings.

The OIA D-I and D-II playoffs resume this week. Monday’s quarterfinal winners will earn state-tournament berths.

The New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball Division I State Championships are on Dec. 6, 9-11 with regional sites at Moanalua and McKinley. The final will be played at Blaisdell Center.

The D-II state tourney will be Dec. 8-11 with early rounds at Kaimuki and Waipahu. The final will be played at Blaisdell Center.

Star-Advertiser Girls Volleyball Top Ten
Nov. 29, 2021

Rank School (first-place votes) points last week’s ranking
1. Punahou (10) (10-2, 7-2 ILH) 100 1
> bye

2. Kamehameha (8-5, 6-3 ILH) 90 2
> bye


3. ‘Iolani (6-6, 5-4 ILH) 77 3

4. Moanalua (10-0 OIA) 72 4
> bye
> next: vs. Kaiser, Monday

5. Kapolei (10-0 OIA West) 58 5
> bye
> vs. Kalani, Monday

6. Kahuku (9-1 OIA East) 50 6
> bye
> vs. Waianae, Monday

7. Baldwin (10-0 MIL) 38 7
> def. Maui 24-26, 28-26, 20-25, 25-23, 15-7

8. University (10-4, 5-3 ILH D-II) 31 8
> def. No. 9 Le Jardin 25-20, 25-27, 20-25, 25-21, 15-7

9. Le Jardin (9-4, 6-2 ILH D-II) 15 9
> lost to No. 8 University 25-20, 25-27, 20-25, 25-21, 15-7


10. Kamehameha-Hawaii (5-0 BIIF) 13 10
> bye

Also receiving votes: Mililani 3, Seabury Hall 2, Hana 1.

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