After pulling out its first win of the season over a ranked opponent, Mililani jumped into the top five of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10 rankings for the first time this season.
A 31-28 victory over Farrington catapulted the Trojans up two spots to No. 4 in the latest rankings released Monday.
The top three remained the same with No. 1 Kahuku earning 14 of 15 first-place votes after a 28-0 shutout of previous-No. 4 Waianae. The Red Raiders, who made a change to their coaching staff over the weekend, relieving offensive coordinator John Hao of his duties, jumped seven spots to No. 18 in the USA Today Super 25 national rankings.
Idle Saint Louis and Punahou remained entrenched at No. 2 and No. 3 in the rankings with the ILH regular season finally kicking off this week.
The Buffanblu, who haven’t played since scoring 70 points in a win over Leilehua on Aug. 5, open with No. 6 Kamehameha on Thursday night at Aloha Stadium. The Crusaders open ILH play Friday night at the stadium against No. 9 ‘Iolani.
Waianae dropped one spot from fourth to fifth after finishing with only 32 total yards in the loss to Kahuku. Farrington remained at No. 7 after the close loss to the Trojans, ahead of No. 8 Kapolei.
Undefeated Division II Kapaa entered the rankings at No. 10, earning three more votes than Kailua and six more than Baldwin.
The only OIA game this week matching ranked teams takes place Saturday at Mililani as the Trojans host the Hurricanes with first place in the OIA Red on the line.
|Updated: Nov. 21|