It has been 10 days since Saint Louis won its second consecutive state championship with a 31-28 win over Kahuku on Aloha Stadium. Although it marked the end of the prep football season in Hawaii, it has not marked the end of football nationwide.
Many states will play their state championship games this weekend, meaning for the continuation of national rankings.
Sunday night, Saint Louis saw its MaxPreps Xcellent 25 ranking jump three spots to No. 17, marking its highest ranking of the season.
The Crusaders are now seventh in the West Region, trailing No. 1 Mater Dei (Calif.), No. 5 St. John Bosco (Calif.), No. 7 Bingham (Utah), No. 13 Corona Centenntial (Calif.), No. 14 Bishop Gorman (Nev.) and No. 15 De La Salle (Calif.).
Mater Dei and St. John Bosco play this weekend in the CIF Southern Section championship game. Ten of the top 25 teams will be playing for either a section or state title.
In the MaxPreps Freeman rankings, which use computer models instead of human votes, Saint Louis is No. 6 after being as high as No. 4 this season.
Saint Louis has yet to crack the USA Today Super 25 that uses voters, but is 10th in the USA Today Super 25 computer rankings.