The Punahou boys volleyball team is ranked No. 5 in the nation in the latest MaxPreps rankings released Tuesday.
The Buffanblu added the Clash of the Titans to their impressive resume this season, sweeping both Kamehameha-Hawaii and Huntington Beach (Calif.), which is ranked No. 15 in the same poll.
Punahou has failed to drop a set to a Hawaii team this season and won the Best of the West tournament last month. During the two-day event, Punahou went 6-1 and earned three-set wins over No. 2 Corona del Mar (Calif.) and No. 4 Mater Dei (Calif.). Their only loss was in three sets to Edison (Calif.), which is ranked No. 17.
Punahou also owns a three-set win over No. 7 Oak Park (Calif.).
The Buffanblu play at ‘Iolani in an ILH second-round match today at 5 p.m. The Raiders went 1-1 at the Clash of the Titans, beating KS-Hawaii in four sets after getting swept by Huntington Beach.
Punahou has won five straight and seven of the last eight Division I state titles.