Saint Louis remains No. 6/No. 7 in national rankings

Saint Louis quarterback Jayden de Laura (7) tried to reach over the goal line for a touchdown in the first half against Mililani on Friday. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Margin of victory hasn’t had an effect on the Saint Louis Crusaders’ national ranking.

A six-point win over Punahou 10 days ago that was decided in the final minutes didn’t hurt the Crusaders, nor did an impressive 54-21 thumping of Mililani on Friday help Saint Louis’ standing among the best teams in the nation.

The Crusaders remain No. 6 in the USA Today Super 25 and No. 7 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 this week.

St. Frances Academy (MD) is ranked above the Crusaders by MaxPreps and No. 9 by USA Today. Its only loss this season was 34-18 to No. 1 Mater Dei.

Saint Louis’ ranking hasn’t changed since it jumped up two spots from No. 8 to No. 6 two weeks ago in the USA Today rankings after shutting out Kahuku 28-0.

No. 1 Mater Dei (Calif.) got a bit of a scare from St. John’s (D.C.) and quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava over the weekend. Maiava led his team to a 21-20 lead at halftime before Mater Dei blew them away in the second half for a 53-24 victory.

MaxPreps also does a Freeman rankings that uses a computer to rank all of the teams in the country.

In addition to Saint Louis at No. 6, Mililani falls just outside of the top 25 at No. 27 while Punahou is No. 39.

Hawaii is one of seven states with at least three teams in the top 40, tied with Maryland. Only California (eight), Texas (five) and Ohio, Georgia and Florida (four each) have more.

The Crusaders close their regular season at Farrington on Friday and at Waianae a week from Friday.


  1. Dr. Phil September 30, 2019 8:18 pm

    Annnd que hater comments…lol no respect blah blah… Recruiting blah blah… Ruined Hawaii HSF blah blah… Its Saint Louis fault… There, just saved you “guys” from regurgitating your same old, played out lines.

    -You’re welcome

  2. Jacob Makaiwi October 1, 2019 10:17 am

    Awesome job to St.Louis! They are helping put Hawaii on the map even more. I love this statement from the article:

    “Hawaii is one of seven states with at least three teams in the top 40”

    Awesome to think we have such good football teams on these small islands. These kids here are doing a great job representing Hawaii football. Go Mules!

  3. 94 October 1, 2019 4:14 pm

    I’m glad to see STL on the top but will not be moving up any higher than where they are at right now. If they played a top five team then that would of gaureetee them in the top five. Mililani will not drop as much if they win the next couple games. From all the high schools there schedule was the toughest. Playing Liberty when they were in the top 100 in the beginning of the season then played #2 St. John Bosco and #6 St. Louis. Then they will play #39 Punahou at the end of the regular season. Congrats to all three teams…

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