Kahuku, the No. 1 team in the Star-Advertiser Girls Volleyball Top 10, is ranked No. 53 nationally by PrepVolleyball.com.
The rankings were released on Thursday. Kamehameha, ranked No. 2 here, is ranked right behind Kahuku at No. 54. Kahuku defeated Kamehameha during nonconference play recently.
The Hawaii teams didn’t do anything to hurt their national rankings on Friday at the Durango Classic in Las Vegas.
Kahuku and Kamehameha both won their pools with undefeated records on the first day and start playoff action on Saturday. Hawaii Baptist lost both of its matches and finished third in its pool.
Here is how Hawaii teams fared:
Walton def. Hawaii Baptist 26-24, 25-15, 25-23
Valley Christian def. Hawaii Baptist 25-16, 25-19, 25-8
Kahuku def. Green Valley 25-10, 25-10
Kahuku def. La Costa Canyon 25-23, 25-18
Kahuku def. St. Lucy’s 25-8, 25-15
Kamehameha def. Marymount 19-25, 25-22, 25-23
Kamehameha def. Ralston Valley 25-22, 26-24
Kamehameha def. Silverado 39-37, 25-15
Kamehameha starts with Sacred Heart on Saturday and Kahuku takes on St. Ignatious Prep. Hawaii Baptist meets Palo Verde in a lower bracket.
Here are the complete results from the first day: 2016-pool-play