When Mililani and Kahuku meet in 12 days in the OIA championship game, voters in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10 favor the Trojans.
Mililani, which improved to 10-0 with a 42-6 thumping of Waianae in the OIA semifinals on Friday at Aloha Stadium, jumped Kahuku for the No. 2 spot in the latest Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10 released today.
Six of the 10 voters picked the Trojans, who own a state-best 15-game winning streak, second ahead of Kahuku. The other four had Kahuku, which rolled past Campbell 49-7 in the other semifinal game at Aloha Stadium, second and Mililani third.
Saint Louis (8-0), which clinched its third consecutive ILH title and remained No. 25 nationally in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 this week, again received all 10 first-place votes in the Star-Advertiser rankings.
The Trojans and Red Raiders have combined to win the last 10 OIA titles with Kahuku winning seven and Mililani getting its titles in 2010, ’13 and ’14. The only other school to win an OIA title in Division I since classification in 2003 is Leilehua in 2007.
The next three spots remained the same with No. 4 Kamehameha holding an edge of four votes over No. 5 Punahou. Waianae is No. 6.
Lahainaluna (9-1), the MIL Division II champion once again, moved up a spot to No. 7 to match its highest ranking since late in the 2013 season before it lost to Kaiser in the Division II state semifinals.
Campbell (7-4) dropped a spot to No. 8, followed by Waipahu and Hilo. The Marauders (9-0) own their highest ranking in a statewide poll dating back to 2001.
Hilo (8-1) is back in the rankings for the first time since losing to Konawaena earlier this season.
Other teams receiving votes are St. Francis (seven), Leilehua (five), Konawaena (four), Maui (three) and Damien (two).
Waipahu is the only top-10 team playing this week. The Marauders will face Pearl City in the OIA Division II title game on Thursday evening at Aloha Stadium.
In case you missed it, brackets for the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships were released earlier today.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10
|Updated: Mar. 16|
|1.||Saint Louis (6)||94|