The race for No. 1 was settled Saturday at Aloha Stadium when Saint Louis won its third consecutive state championship with a 38-17 victory over Mililani.
The Crusaders (11-0), ranked in the top 15 nationally in two major polls, ended the year where they started as the unanimous No. 1-ranked team in the state of Hawaii in the final Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10 of the season released today.
The race for No. 2 was a tight one with the OIA champion Trojans holding off ILH runner-up Punahou, which hasn’t played since a 45-21 loss to Saint Louis on Oct. 27.
Mililani received a total of 86 votes with Punahou garnering 79. The Trojans received six second-place votes and the Buffanblu received the other four, but Mililani was listed no lower than third. Punahou was ranked outside of the top four on two ballots.
The top six spots in the final poll matched the previous rankings released before the state tournament with Kahuku at No. 4, followed by Campbell and Lahainaluna, which won its third straight Division II state championship over Kapaa, 34-32, on Saturday.
Division I state champion Waipahu, which held off Hilo 42-22 for the crown, jumped to No. 7 to finish the year.
Kamehameha (4-6), which hasn’t played since a 35-0 loss to Punahou on Oct. 19, closed the season at No. 8. All six of the Warriors’ losses were against teams ranked in the top five.
State Division II runner-up and KIF champion Kapaa (7-3) closed at No. 9 with ‘Iolani and BIIF champion Hilo tied with 12 votes apiece for the No. 10 spot.
Kapaa also finished ninth to close out the 2015 season.
Moanalua (two) and Maui (one) also received at least one vote.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10
|Updated: Mar. 16|
|1.||Saint Louis (6)||94|