Mililani pushes to top of MaxPreps’ Hawaii class

Kalakaua Timoteo's first three catches against Farrington last Thursday were for touchdowns, including this tight-rope act down the sideline. The Trojans won 71-28 to move up to No. 93 in the MaxPreps national poll. Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Kalakaua Timoteo’s first three catches against Farrington last Thursday were for touchdowns, including this tight-rope act down the sideline. The Trojans won 71-28 to move up to No. 93 in the MaxPreps national poll. Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Mililani is back to double digits in the newest MaxPreps national computer football rankings released Sunday.

The Trojans moved up 37 spots to No. 93 after their convincing 71-28 victory over Farrington on Thursday at Aloha Stadium. Mililani, ranked third in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Top 10, are the highest-ranked Hawaii team nationally.

The victory over the Governors (No. 6 in Hawaii’s Top 10) was the Trojans’ second straight win after a 76-53 loss to the Liberty Patriots in Henderson, Nev., on Sept. 4. Earlier in the season, Mililani was as high as No. 6.

In the previous MaxPreps poll, Saint Louis (No. 1 in the Star-Advertiser’s Top 10) was the top Hawaii team. This week, the Crusaders (No. 132 nationally) are one spot behind Punahou (No. 2 in Hawaii and No. 131 in the nation).

The Star-Advertiser’s Top 10 teams, how they are ranked by Max Preps (in parentheses) and movement in the poll (plus or minus):

1. Saint Louis (132) ———— minus-7
2. Punahou (131) ———— plus-4
3. Mililani (93) ———— plus-37
4. Kahuku (442) ———— minus-14
5. Kamehameha (571) ———— plus-10
6. Farrington (708) ———— minus-153
7. Kailua (1,197) ———— minus-47
8. Waianae (1,725) ———— minus-132
9. Kapaa (2,960) ———— minus-155
10. Kapolei (1,834) ———— plus-11


  1. Rr4l September 21, 2015 5:10 pm

    This is very funny!

  2. MadMax September 21, 2015 5:14 pm

    I wouldn’t pay to much attention to Max Prep rankings. They have Stl with a lost and Mil an extra win. So the rankings are flawed if they’re going with the computer ranking system. No telling how many others school this happened too. So, no need to keep reporting if wrong.

  3. rooted September 21, 2015 5:46 pm

    The extra win and the stl loss is actually the “Scrimmage”. LMAO!! I mean the scoreboard was turned on and the band and cheerleaders were there.

    Max Prep rankings are irrelevant. Please Hawaii Prep, stop reporting them. Oh wait!!! Kapolei is +11, nevermind. LMAO!!

  4. 808polytics September 21, 2015 8:36 pm

    WHAT A JOKE RANKING SYSTEM!!!! funny binezzz

  5. Tiki808 September 21, 2015 10:52 pm

    How many high schools in USA participated in the ranking system? Looks like they’re going land. Oklahoma high school student/athlete dies 1 week after making a tackle in a game. Ben Hamm linebacker. (2960 out of what?)
    I’d like to know.

  6. Tiki808 September 22, 2015 12:04 am

    I wonder what was Ben Hamm’s grades like in his junior year of high school. Why? Because he died playing football while participating in class council. I think he went crazy too. Not just physical.

  7. Oheyea September 22, 2015 12:12 am

    So according to MaxPreps, Kahuku head coach is Lee Leslie and they play in the Red-West and Mililani plays in the Red-East. The rankings are about as good. Clueless. Nick Abramo, Come on man.

  8. OIA Watcher September 23, 2015 12:37 am

    Waste time the article if it’s not accurate

  9. Nick Abramo September 23, 2015 10:01 am

    This reply is to “808Polytics,” “OIA Watcher” and “Oheyea.” Hello, this is Nick Abramo, and it would be cool to know your real names, too. But that’s OK. First of all, MaxPreps did have one extra win for Mililani, but that has been corrected. I have never seen them give Saint Louis a loss, and if you look at it now you will see Mililani as 5-1 and Saint Louis as 4-0.

    So, OIA Watcher, the article may still be a waste of time but it is accurate.

    And to “Oheyea,” as far as Lee Leslie and Red West being listed as Kahuku’s coach and division, that has nothing to do with on-field play. We cover less than 100 schools in Hawaii and have trouble updating who the coaches are in all of the sports; the changeovers happen quickly and without any notice most of the time. So, with like 15,000 schools that MaxPreps is working with, I tend to think more than a few would not notify them of a coaching and division change.

    To “808Polytics:” I don’t agree that the rankings are a joke, but I do understand that they are not perfect. But, they ARE a national ranking system and the only one I know of and that’s why we run it in Hawaii Prep World.

    Oh, but that’s not the only reason. When Mililani was ranked No. 6 , the 30,000 or so (do not have exact numbers) Hawaii Prep World readers of that post did not complain that the rankings were a joke. I think most everyone, including fans of other teams, were impressed that a Hawaii team was ranked that high.

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