RANKINGS: Hilo jumps to No. 5; Lahainaluna enters Top 10

Lahainaluna, which wrapped up its 13th consecutive MIL title last week, is back in the Star-Advertiser Top 10. Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell/Star-Advertiser.

After wrapping up its 13th consecutive MIL Division II championship over the weekend, Lahainaluna is back in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10.

The Lunas move into a tie for 10th place in this week’s Top 10 with ‘Iolani. They were listed on just three ballots but two of them had the Lunas seventh and the third had them at No. 9.

‘Iolani (8-2) was listed ninth on two ballots and 10th on six ballots.

Lahainaluna (8-1) has not been ranked since the preseason poll when it was eighth.

Since losing to Damien in overtime to start the season in which they gave up a three-TD lead in the second half, the Lunas have rattled off eight straight wins to earn yet another league crown. Their current streak of MIL titles is the second-longest of any team in the state of Hawaii to win a league championship. Only Saint Louis, which won 18 consecutive ILH titles from 1986 to 2003, has won more in a row.

Saint Louis. Punahou, Mililani and Kahuku were listed in that order on all 10 ballots. The Crusaders moved up a spot nationally in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 this week and are now No. 6 in both that ranking and the USA Today Super 25.

Hilo is now tied with Campbell for the No. 5 spot. The Vikings (10-0) shut out Kealakehe 51-0 over the weekend and have outscored their opponents 478-37 in 10 games. It’s the first time the Vikings have ever been ranked in the top five in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10.

The Sabers (5-5) lost 46-0 to No. 4 Kahuku on Saturday. All five of their losses this season have come against teams ranked in the top four.

Leilehua, Moanalua and Damien remain Nos. 7-9.

Kapaa received one vote.

Friday, Oct. 25

>> No. 2 Punahou vs. Kamehameha, at Aloha Stadium, 4:45 p.m.
>> No. 5 Campbell vs. Farrington, at John Kauinana Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
>> Konawaena at No. 5 Hilo, 7:30 p.m.
>> No. 9 Damien vs. No. 10 ‘Iolani, at Aloha Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 26
>> No. 3 Mililani vs. No. 4 Kahuku, at Aloha Stadium, 8 p.m.
>> No. 7 Leilehua vs. No. 8 Moanalua, at Aloha Stadium, 5 p.m.
>> Maui at No. 10 Lahainaluna, 7 p.m.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10

Updated: 10/23
1.Kahuku (10)100
5.Saint Louis53


  1. The Rim October 21, 2019 4:29 pm

    Vikings played Kealakehe this past Saturday and beat them 51-0.

  2. Saber October 21, 2019 4:41 pm

    How is Hilo tied with Campbell. Didn’t Campbell slaughter them in a scrimmage like 10tds to none!

  3. Hau’ulaBoy October 21, 2019 6:33 pm

    Key word there is scrimmage. I mean I don’t know if I would rank them tied with Cambell. But you can’t say they won a scrimmage. It’s a scrimmage.

  4. The Rim October 21, 2019 6:41 pm

    c’mon man, it’s a scrimmage….we talking about a scrimmage man.

  5. Opinion October 21, 2019 8:07 pm

    Hilo should never be tied or above an Open team. Wanna be ranked higher than a Open team then move up to the Open just my Opinion

  6. IDGAF October 21, 2019 11:06 pm

    These rankings is too funny. Might as well add a couple of D2 teams and one 8 man football team if still get. Represent all the leagues.

  7. Silly Rabbit October 22, 2019 3:07 pm

    They should probably make two rankings. One for the open division (or PREP) and the other for the STATE!! Since the open division doesn’t play and true state playoffs, they should be excluded. So the Open division is the Prep Bowl of old, and the other divisions will be TRUE state champs since they actually have a state playoff. 👍🏼 Then everyone will stop crying about “if they that good, step up to the open”…🤣🤣

  8. HandleThat October 22, 2019 3:57 pm

    This is laughable. Every ranked school should be able to beat the schools below them. PERIODT.

  9. HandleThat October 22, 2019 4:07 pm

    @SillyRabbit so don’t count the best teams in the state cuz they play one less game? That’s how you figure LOL. Better yet just do top 8 tournament and put it all to rest. Then we get the best in the state going at it regardless of division and all the D1/D2 teams feeling some type of way about ppl telling them to “step up to the open” can step up and show everyone what they got and hopefully not get eliminated first round.

  10. Hau’ulaBoy October 23, 2019 10:19 pm

    @Handle That:
    Wait that’s basically what the state championship used to be. A representative of all the conference champions from around the state. Haha. Back to square one.

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