They were ranked as the top two teams in the state three weeks ago when Punahou won a 51-45 double overtime thriller over Saint Louis at Aloha Stadium.
When they meet in a rematch Saturday night, they will still be No. 1 and No. 2.
The roles will be reversed with the Buffanblu holding down the top spot, receiving 12 out of 14 first-place votes in this week’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10 released Monday night.
Saint Louis remains No. 2 despite not receiving a single first-place vote. Ten of the 14 voters had the Crusaders second with one voter putting Saint Louis fourth and Punahou third behind Kahuku and Mililani.
This was the first week since Mililani’s loss to Liberty that another team received multiple first-place votes. Kahuku was the recipient of the other two top spots and sits in third place with a four-point lead over No. 4 Mililani.
Kamehameha, which will play its final game of the season Friday against ‘Iolani, is fifth with Nos. 6-10 remaining the same as last week.
Waianae just barely held on to the No. 6 spot with Kapolei, Farrington, Kailua and Kapaa rounding out the Top 10.
Radford edged closer to Kapaa for the 10th spot and was ranked No. 9 on one ballot.
At least two of the top seven and three of the top nine teams will be eliminated this weekend with Kahuku and Kapolei playing in an OIA quarterfinal game at Carlton Weimer Field and Kailua traveling to Waianae to play the Seariders on Friday night.
|Updated: Mar. 16|