MaxPreps ranks Hawaii FB teams Nos. 1 to 45

Saint Louis' Dylan Toilolo tackled Kahuku quarterback Cameron Renaud in the state championship game last year. The Red Raiders won 39-14 to finish the season at No. 1. However, CBS MaxPreps has the Crusaders ranked ahead of the Red Raiders at this point early in the 2016 season. Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Saint Louis’ Dylan Toilolo tackled Kahuku quarterback Cameron Renaud in the state championship game last year. The Red Raiders won 39-14 to finish the season at No. 1. However, CBS MaxPreps has the Crusaders ranked ahead of the Red Raiders at this point early in the 2016 season. Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

CBS MaxPreps came out with its latest national computer rankings Sunday, and if you want to know where your Hawaii team stacks up, you can check it out here.

Listed below are all 45 Hawaii teams’ state and national rankings by CBS MaxPreps.

Whether a national service can accurately rank Hawaii teams from afar remains to be seen. But, no matter. If you see your favorite team ranked No. 45, that team (Kukui High, for instance) has some work to do and also has more motivation. The same can be said if you feel your favorite team should be ranked higher than the arch rivals who have a worse record.

CBS MaxPreps takes their rankings seriously. A note to readers (in italics, below) was pulled from their rankings page:


“We do not poll coaches, sportswriters, or fans. Nor does our staff make any judgments on the merits of any individual team. Prior season history, school size, and comments on message boards are not considered in the MaxPreps Computer Rankings.

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 vs. 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.


OK, so here we go with the Hawaii teams’ state and national rankings along with their national rankings from the end of the 2015 season:

2016 CBS MaxPreps national computer rankings (as of Aug. 14)
>> 1. Saint Louis (0-0), No. 36 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 2)
>> 2. Kahuku (1-0), No. 68 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 1)
>> 3. Punahou (1-0), No. 171 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 3)
>> 4. Waianae (2-0), No. 308 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 6)
>> 5. Kamehameha (1-1), No. 813 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 5)
>> 6. Mililani (1-0), No. 892 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 4)
>> 7. Farrington (1-0), No. 1,316 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 8)
>> 8. ‘Iolani (1-0), No. 1,389 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 11)
>> 9. Kapolei (1-1), No. 1,555 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 7)
>> 10. Kapaa (2-0), No. 2,855 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 13)
>> 11. Kailua (1-0), No. 3,321 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 9)
>> 12. Konawaena (0-0), No. 3,560 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 15)
>> 13. Baldwin (0-1), No. 3,613 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 14)
>> 14. Moanalua (1-1), No. 3,649 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 12)
>> 15. Hilo (0-0), No. 4,040 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 16)
>> 16. St. Francis (1-0), No. 4,589 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 24)
>> 17. Castle (2-0), No. 4,899 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 22)
>> 18. Pac-Five (2-0), No. 5,314 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 27)
>> 19. Damien (1-1), No. 5,321 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 18)
>> 20. Lahainaluna (1-1), No. 5,470 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 28)
>> 21. Aiea (1-0), No. 5,529 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 19)
>> 22. Radford (0-2), No. 5,788 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 10)
>> 23. Kamehameha-Hawaii (1-0), No. 6,052 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 25)
>> 24. Leilehua (0-2), No. 6,351 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 21)
>> 25. Campbell (0-2), No. 6,531 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 17)
>> 26. Waimea (1-0), No. 6,807 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 32)
>> 27. Kaiser (1-1), No. 7,108 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 20)
>> 28. Waipahu (2-0), No. 7,487 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 34)
>> 29. Kealakehe (0-0), No. 7,552 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 23)
>> 30. Kaimuki (1-0), No. 7,689 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 30)
>> 31. Kamehameha-Maui (0-1), No. 8,717 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 36)
>> 32. Kauai (0-1), No. 9,010 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 31)
>> 33. Pearl City (1-1), No. 9,355 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 37)
>> 34. Maui (0-2), No. 9,718 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 29)
>> 35. Roosevelt (1-1), No. 9,795 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 40)
>> 36. Kalani (0-1), No. 9,968 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 35)
>> 37. Nanakuli (0-2), No. 10,052 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 26)
>> 38. Waialua (0-1), No. 10,708 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 33)
>> 39. Hawaii Prep (0-0), No. 11,137 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 39)
>> 40. Honokaa (0-0), No. 11,648 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 42)
>> 41. Kalaheo (0-2), No. 12,331 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 41)
>> 42. Waiakea (0-2), No. 12,379 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 38)
>> 43. King Kekaulike (0-0), No. 12,425 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 43)
>> 44. McKinley (0-2), No. 12,837 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 44)
>> 45. Keaau (0-0), No. 13,193 …. (2015 final state rank: No. 46)


  1. 88 August 17, 2016 4:51 am

    Kahuku destroying the Crusaders in the State title game is probably not a quality win. It’s probably the QUALITY DEFEAT that gave the Crusaders the nod at #1. C’mon man!

  2. SimpleSimon August 17, 2016 6:02 am

    St Louis above Kahuku? WTF?

  3. 89 August 17, 2016 7:18 am

    Kahuku destroying the Crusaders in the State Game. But every school annihilating Kahuku in math and reading where it really counts.


  4. IDK August 17, 2016 7:26 am

    That’s just where we want them! Keep us hungry, my brada’s let them have bs! We just keep on keeping on, until we shock the world on September 17! CheePono!

  5. IDK August 17, 2016 7:33 am

    @89 you better check your facts you fuam, we’re one of tops in math and the best debate team in the Country! So my wannabe red raider! Get it straight you queen fuam! Lmao!

  6. Alpha August 17, 2016 7:36 am

    Wow, isn’t Kahuku on a wining streak? Or it doesn’t matter…. almost every team on the top10 ended 2015 with a loss, Kahuku’s last lost came in state semi’s in 2014… oh well, I guess having a high profile QB on the team helps with votes….

  7. 88 August 17, 2016 7:37 am

    Your dad should be your hero buddy. And Kahuku’s Speach and Debate team with members both in AP English and Math annihilated everyone last year

  8. Vierra Ohana August 17, 2016 7:47 am

    THis is a Joke, I believe polls for youth leagues hurt kids more than help them…….. someone is making a lot of money from this and it is not the kids nor the schools, same can be said of collegiate athletes as well……………… Nuff said #GOBIGRED #workharder #trainharder #playharder #keephittingthemharder

  9. MrWendall August 17, 2016 8:06 am

    ahhhh cmon you crybabies, everyone knows its not about getting the “W”, its about how pretty you throw the ball.

  10. Leeboy August 17, 2016 8:49 am

    Maxprep got it right the Crusaders have the top prospect in Hawaii and a lot of key players return on both side of the ball. Kahuku lost a lot on defense but they should roll the OIA. Oh wait did somebody said Kahuku will shock the world September 17. The only thing you will be doing is getting a nice vegas trip. LMAO

  11. 88 August 17, 2016 9:01 am

    I said it, KAHUKU IS GOING TO SHOCK THE WORLD…. When are you going to believe and put aside boyish things and become LeeMAN? I told you last year we was going smash your crusaders and you refused to believe. Now is your chance to forsake your waste time ways and become a Red Raidah!!!!!

  12. The Red Sea August 17, 2016 9:17 am

    As with the ranking with all National HS football, pollsters check if they are private and catholics. That’s the extra points. They know the extra $$ goes a long way in the program. Better paid coaches,facility,field etc. But all in all, nice local ranking with all the teams involved.

  13. Matuu Pulotu August 17, 2016 9:33 am

    St Louis should have been ranked #1 in Hawaii to according to our polls if you look at having one of the best QB’s in the country and returning many players. That’s how most polls would have it and it shouldn’t matter anyway as rankings don’t affect (or shouldn’t affect how you play). It’s not how you start but how you finish in the game. Good luck to all the teams and players this year. Play hard and be safe. No matter what school you from, we will all be cheering for you on the next level(s) where you will also represent our beloved 808. RRFL

  14. jason August 17, 2016 9:54 am

    I don’t think Kahuku going smash Bishop Gorman… even though Kahuku outweighs them in the trenches. If you think they going pound those mainlanders… aka haoles, I think you going have one mean rude awakening on that day. If anything, maybe Kahuku can squeak out a win. But personally, I don’t think so. If someone offered a straight up bet… I’d put it on Bishop Gorman all the way!

  15. IDK August 17, 2016 10:43 am

    ^^^it’s a win already just to play them and nobody said we going smash them! There number 1 in the country, wat you smoking boy!lmao but we take any win!

  16. IDK August 17, 2016 10:45 am

    @Jason you and little Lee boy can go grind eachother! Lmao cheehuu!

  17. 89 August 17, 2016 12:00 pm

    Sorry 88, but data shows that Kahuku is among the worst academic schools in Hawaii if not the world. You are still my hero though!

  18. 89 August 17, 2016 12:07 pm

    @IDK & @88, check out these facts. This is the Holy Grail of academic data for the DOE statewide and nationally. And AP English and AP Math at Kahuku is about the same as fingerprinting for Grade K at Iolani. But no worries, 88 is still my hero.

  19. anywaaaays!! August 17, 2016 12:19 pm

    I over heard some honolulu townie say that Kahuku was #1 last year, this is a new season!

    …uhhhhh…..not really! All the hype last season was about the aerial attacks of Mililani and St. Louis who were ranked #1 and #2 all of 2015 until the very end when Kahuku beat St. Louis to become #1. Now at the start of 2016 all the hype is with St. Louis so Kahuku got to start at #2, lol, so I guess Kahuku can only enjoy their #1 ranking for 1 day.

    Same thing will probably happen this year St. Louis #1 the whole season and Kahuku will beat them to become #1 for a day. smh!

  20. Alpha August 17, 2016 12:20 pm

    Well, if these rankings are more like protections then whatever. Sad though, Kahuku has not done anything to date to lose the no.1 spot…. it seams like the results generated on a piece of paper has more value then what’s actually taking place. Whatever happened to the champs are no.1 until you lose, sounds like some bcs B.S to me….. IMO….

  21. anywaaaays!! August 17, 2016 1:09 pm

    Alpha, the townies like to use the “WHAT IF” theory.

    Just like how the OC16 commentators were doing all of last season..
    – WHAT IF Tua threw that ball just 2 feet higher it would be 6 for St. Louis
    – WHAT IF Milton was not injured it would be a different game

  22. 87 August 17, 2016 1:12 pm

    what if, ake! just let the season play out and enjoy the 808 talent. RR4L!

  23. anue August 17, 2016 1:12 pm

    kind of funny how St. Louis got number one and yet they still never even play one game yet. Got to be ILH posting this.

  24. toa August 17, 2016 1:15 pm

    Doesnt matter if Kahuku loses to Bishop at least they get to play against them. I don’t see the number 1 top pick going. I never even go kahuku but tell you what, you can hate kahuku all you like but at least those boyz going places.

  25. 88 August 17, 2016 2:06 pm

    @89-Well these Kahuku kids ( whose AP courses are the equivalent of Iolanis K grade) beat out Kamehameha, Punahou, IOLANI and every other Speach and Debate team on this island. They got to be the smartest dumb kids in the world. Must be the finger paint….

  26. The Red Sea August 17, 2016 4:05 pm

    So much St.L hype, but I believe Punahou is s ooooo over looked.

  27. Northshore August 17, 2016 4:27 pm

    Who cares about the rankings because it’s just people’s opinion and it changes every week. All the bashing about this and that and it shouldn’t matter what schools are scheduled to play any mainland school… as a local, I would give support to any Hawaii school that plays against any mainland school. There’s good in every Hawaii school and to mock another school is a form of immaturity and jealousness…like a bunch of kids wanting a piece of the candy..sad. Com-on man, use some common sense. respect and show some integrity amongst the locals. We’ll see who will be number 1 at the end of the season and enjoy your team and good luck.

  28. rrforlifebaby August 17, 2016 4:42 pm

    yup, the only ranking that matters is the one at the end.
    people dissing on Big Red ’cause of what they lost on D from last year. for sure, they lost in one class what some schools would lose in 2 or 3 classes. but, give this year’s D studs time. by post-season, Hammah Time!
    Big Red doesn’t have the flashy O, but imho, the Oline play is looking better than last year, and come post-season, Hammah Time!!
    Win or lose against BG, the kids always knows the community got their backs.

    I agree with The Red Sea, Puns getting overlooked.


  29. 89 August 17, 2016 7:16 pm

    88 August 17, 2016 at 2:06 pm
    @89-Well these Kahuku kids ( whose AP courses are the equivalent of Iolanis K grade) beat out Kamehameha, Punahou, IOLANI and every other Speach and Debate team on this island. They got to be the smartest dumb kids in the world. Must be the finger paint….

    Every school has a few diamonds in the roughs. Nanakuli, Waianae, Waialua, and even Kahuku has a few smart kids.

    I am talking about the entire school. It’s funny how you put all your money on a few kids on a speech and debate team, haha.

    You are assuming that the Kahuku kids competed against Punahou and Iolani’s best. For all you know they might have competed against the kids who just enjoy the class but are nowhere near the cream of the crop.

    HAHAHA. Speech and Debate is your data? And that data supercedes years of Scientific Data showing Kahuku is among the worst?

    No wonder you have to put to much emphasis on football. If everyone was as dumb as you I can tell why the academics is so poor.

    But no worries, you are still my hero 88!

  30. 89 August 17, 2016 7:18 pm

    Also since you want to bring up the Speech and Debate topic as the HOLY GRAIL of academics (well in your eyes that is).

    Can you provide class rank of who was on each team? Is there any evidence that shows that shows Kahuku won and who they beat? And what kind of speech and debate competition it was?

    Or were you taught (assuming you actually were taught) that you can make a statement with zero evidence to support your claims?

    #88ismyhero #butheisntthatsmart

  31. Alohachef August 17, 2016 7:25 pm

    Red Raider Haters are starting earlier this year. Bumbai they learn.

  32. anywaaaays!! August 17, 2016 7:32 pm

    88 is killing everyone, him and 89 need to get a room

  33. Good Story August 17, 2016 8:06 pm

    Shut up 89, Education First…freckin irrits!

  34. Givemeurbbds! August 17, 2016 11:48 pm

    Cheee love debating

  35. Paper Crane August 18, 2016 1:27 am

    He, he, them must be their average academic test scores too like 87, 88, & 89; funny I had the same but the only difference was I never took my books home to study for any test like having being blessed with high comprehension like I’ll lose only 10-12% overnight with me having to test the next day; yet what’s embarrassing was I failed 2 periods of Wood Shop and
    still graduated at RRFL KHS and yet I had a two highly successful both 20yrs career thanks to Kahuku High academic teaching objectives to promote high individual self-esteem, now that there can move mountains like almost the same as when you in Lust? Enjoy OK

  36. Education First August 18, 2016 9:29 am

    @Good Story, “freckin irrits?” What the hell is that? I don’t speak moron.

    Truth hurts. People have to resort to name calling when facts are presented. And yes, I too would be irritated with the academic scores presented at Kahuku. And I understanding being irritated that the community has let down so many student-athletes with the poor test taking scores.

    I understand the need to point the fingers at others. After all, who are you going to point at GOOD STORY? Yourself? You already let your child down. Instead of finding resources to help your child, you choose to blog at the EXPENSE of your child’s academics.

    But keep blaming me for your failures as a parent in that community (and you too 88). Keep focusing on football since that’s pretty much the only thing you do well out there. Let’s ignore that less than 1% of your enrollment will make a career out of playing football.

    A real women (or parent) would accept accountability, make adjustments to how they raise their child, and point the finger at themselves.

    But GOOD STORY, you are unable to do that which is why you and your family are in this situation.

    Don’t blame the messenger (ME), blame the source (YOU).

  37. jjm August 18, 2016 10:57 am

    Let keep the subject on football. It feels like some of us are take it too personal and the verbal attack and deep research to prove you point are going to far.

  38. Jason Keuma August 18, 2016 12:03 pm

    Please use your full name, as to not confuse others who you are. Thank you. I appreciate a good game. I will cheer for St Louis’ former QB when he is playing for Alabama, but until then the only defense he has met was in the state championship where he was kept in check. Good luck everyone, stay safe. P.S.- st louis equipment manager, replace your helmet straps, or have a class on how to properly secure the straps.

  39. Paper Crane August 18, 2016 2:46 pm

    @Education First, so true about the many obstacles in life that’s unhealthy or unfair like distortion to any individual to stay focus yet welcome education is always there whereas the many sound academic concepts are laid out for our youth as always but most important is what better individual they all become as they leave their bird nest and face the ugliness and sweetness society offers and that stand alone in the world of challenges not only calls out for what learnt academics one individual possesses but more important what sound core values arrive from warm family upbringing yet most important is that individuals only have the desire and inspiration to promise themselves, ” I deserve better then where I came from and what I was”;…so just stay focus whereas irritants are just smoke screen and cosmetics whereas them will eventually wash or blow away;…remember, it takes strong desire to excel,..enjoy.

  40. Tutu Kane Ale August 18, 2016 3:07 pm

    Anyway it always makes honest sense like it doesn’t lie whereas it becomes a habitual weakness for individuals with low academic standings and they take that to the next NCAA level which they’ll again habitually suffer academically almost like DL uninterlectual; so being serious starts now whereas academic assignments should be more serious then them play assignments?

  41. SimpleSimon August 18, 2016 4:03 pm

    Why you guys giving 88 the time of day? Just ignore him. Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh!!!!!!!!

  42. Alpha August 18, 2016 5:38 pm

    I agree with @jjm…. keep the damn subject on football…. starting to get petty up in here.

  43. 87 August 18, 2016 5:57 pm

    Speaking of football a lot of kids at kahuku are not playing it. can someone please explain to me the low numbers on roster and why a 3.0 is ridiculous expectations, not everyone wants to go to college.

  44. Unko Alvin August 18, 2016 9:28 pm

    Academics and Athletics, yeah right; whoever thinks that them two are not connected need to be submitted to the funny farm like take the spooky right turn after you start going up LikeLike Highway and you looking at it Hawaii State Hospital aka Kaneohe Pupule House (KPH) like visitors welcome?
    Besides the funny farm, no one is born with Academics attributes like they are all part of each person lifeline whereas arriving from any and all teaching and learning objectives concept either formal or informal, whether homegrown or abroad and that’s all about having desire.

  45. 89 August 18, 2016 10:11 pm

    I like grind 88. He’s my hero! wink wink!

  46. Paper Crane August 19, 2016 1:29 am

    If you believe in electronic processed ratings you sure not academically sound with your acceptance like who the authorized MAX PREP ELECTRONIC RATING SYSTEM; only soon they’ll even have a handicap for each team like come on people, Kahuku Red Raiders is the DEFENDING HAWAII STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPION and so still rated number #1 until when stripped of their crown or by offsetting loses this football season so until then KAHUKU will stay number #1 until proven otherwise by defeat or loses; I believe that’s about traditional honor system and good sportsmanship.

    Almost like robots to believe in electronic processed ratings;…red card mentality?.

  47. 88 August 19, 2016 4:03 am

    You wish…..

  48. 88 August 19, 2016 4:13 pm

    Right away………..

  49. Unko Alvin August 19, 2016 5:50 pm

    So let the Red Raiders last scrimmage game begin whereas Tata and Hao double barrel threat will come to finally dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s and tonight’s game with Aiea will
    assure that their game plan, game strategy, and game assignments will make way for the remainder of another championship season; bottom line is today’s game is the final test in
    bringing it all together for Red Raiders Nation Smash Mouth Warpath Plan.

  50. Education First August 22, 2016 8:13 am

    88 is such a weirdo. Can he even spell weirdo? That is the question.

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