MaxPreps computers have Saint Louis No. 4 in nation

Saint Louis quarterback Chevan Cordeiro set a school record with 528 passing yards in a win over Mililani in the state semifinals. Cordeiro is a finalist for the Polynesian High School Football Player of the Year. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.

Fresh off a 47-23 win over Mililani in which quarterback Chevan Cordeiro threw for a career-high 528 yards and receiver Mitchell Quinn tied a state tournament record with 307 receiving yards and five TDs, Saint Louis remained at No. 21 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 released Sunday evening.

The rankings, which are voted on by actual people, are the ones we go by here at Hawaii Prep World. However, it is interesting to note that in the MaxPreps Freeman rankings, which are a computer-based model rankings system, the Crusaders have jumped all the way up to No. 4 in the country.

According to the web site, “the system utilizes the huge number of game results stored in the MaxPreps database. Generally, the more a team wins the higher the ranking, but the system takes into account quality wins (against other highly ranked opponents) and strength of schedule.

For example, a team’s ranking is hurt more by losing to a team that is ranked below them verses a team ranked ahead.

Other factors that will affect the rankings are times when MaxPreps has incomplete or inaccurate information. We will correct errors when they are reported to us. If we are missing a score, report it to us on the team’s MaxPreps page. If we are missing a game on the schedule, send us a correction request.

Playoff wins are weighed higher compared to a regular season game.

Movement indicates the up or down movement within the rankings when compared to our previously published rankings.

Saint Louis, the defending state champion in the top division, has now won 14 games in a row and is in the state final for a third consecutive year against Kahuku on Saturday night at 8 at Aloha Stadium.

The final between Kahuku and Saint Louis will be the 16th time in the history of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser rankings, dating back to the start of the 2010 season, that No. 1 will face No. 2. Kahuku has been involved in nine such games, going 7-2. Saint Louis is 3-3 in those games.

For a detailed look at the history of No. 1 vs. No. 2, click here.


  1. TooMeke November 13, 2017 5:29 am

    Glad to have Hawaii represented in these national polls… Computer and human rankings both have their pros and cons… I prefer the human rankings…

    It’s good to have our state title game highlighted in these national websites – good for all Hawaii HS athletes.

    Is it game day yet?


  2. TooMeke November 13, 2017 6:33 am

    St Louis = #10 in USA Today Computer Rankings. Not in Top 25 in Human Rankings.

  3. HanaBrada November 13, 2017 6:39 am

    Agree. Good luck to all the teams playing in all three division championship games.

  4. Coach K November 13, 2017 6:59 am

    Good Job Crusaders…Kahuku will get a chance to play another highly ranked team in the same year…St.Louis should head over to Florida or California next year to play IMG or Mater Dei ..Should they win either one, that will definitely put Hawaii high school football on the map…

  5. Coach C November 13, 2017 8:41 am

    Whatever the outcome the St.Louis vs. Kahuku will be another classic. Congratulations to St. Louis on the rankings. Mahalo s to ALL high school coaches,staff,trainers,referee’s,cheerleaders,security, grounds keepers, everybody that make HS football a GO.
    I’m a RR fan since the 80”s but graduated from a ILH school. When rankings in Hawaii go up, college recruiters show up. That means more colleges, more scholarships, more kids getting on to the next level, which is education. I’m sure All HS coaches get a thrill from any ex players that send them a college commencement invitation. Success, discipline, teamwork, honor should be the basis to All high school sports and organizations. All of Hawaii working to get our young adults on with their lives. Mahalo.

  6. Leeboy November 13, 2017 9:25 am

    Congrats Gentlemen, this this go for Hawaii High School football. Congrats to both teams making it to the States.

  7. Derek November 13, 2017 9:55 am

    Is Mitchell Quinn a junior or senior?

  8. Knation November 13, 2017 2:40 pm

    Congrats to st.louis and well deserved! They showed the state they are the best and showing the nation what’s Hawaii high school football is all about.

  9. KalihiBoy November 13, 2017 9:34 pm

    Congrat to St. Louis and Kahuku in reaching the finals. The rivalry and excitement continues. As far as for national rankings, the top Hawaii teams can compete with any reputable and ranked mainland programs. Look at how St. Louis, Kahuku, and Mililani played against them this season. With Hawaii is getting more national attention recently with McKenzie Milton and Tua Tagovailoa showing the 808 talent at their universities, the top teams of the State should always challenge themselves against the big programs every season. That doubleheader more than 10 years ago at Aloha Stadium featuring Kahuku and Cal Poly, and St. Louis and De La Salle on the same night was a great night for the local football fans. I recall De La Salle had the longest winning streak at that time of 105 games which St. Louis lost by 10 points. Overall, it will get the college programs a better look at our local talents and our boys can landing scholarships to help their families.

  10. ilh November 13, 2017 9:35 pm

    Mitchell Quinn is a Senior.

  11. Paniolo96730 November 14, 2017 3:30 am

    Congrats to both teams on making the final. Awesome job Coach Lee, you brought Hawaii Football to where it is at today. There is one thing I do even as a RR4L, I cheer and root for all Hawaii kids in all sports once they are playing at the college and pro level, Kaonohe, Tua, Milton. Marcus no matter what high school they went too, they are from the 808 and you got to feel good and support the local boys. Good job and no one get hurt this weekend. RR4L

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