For the first time since the 2011 season — a span of 92 weeks — Waipahu is ranked in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10.
The Marauders (9-0), who shut out Roosevelt 38-0 on Friday to advance to the OIA Division II title game a week from Thursday against Pearl City, earned seven votes in the latest rankings released today to check in at No. 10. Waipahu finished ahead of Hilo (four), St. Francis (three), Konawaena (three), Farrington (three), Maui (one) and Damien (one).
Previous No. 10 Kapolei did not receive a vote this week after losing to Kahuku, 35-7, in the OIA quarterfinals.
Waipahu is the fourth Division II team ranked at some point in the top 10 this season. Defending Division II state champion Lahainaluna is No. 8 for the second consecutive week and has been ranked in the top 10 since Week 2.
Saint Louis again received all 10 first-place votes to get a unanimous nod at the top, followed by Kahuku, which was ranked second on six of the 10 ballots. No. 3 Mililani finished two votes behind the Red Raiders and was picked second on the other four ballots.
Kamehameha, which ended a 10-game losing streak to Punahou on Friday with a 44-31 win over the Buffanblu, shot past Punahou into the No. 4 spot this week. Kamehameha had not been ranked in the top four since the preseason poll in 2016.
After falling out of the sixth spot for a week, Waianae regained its No. 6 ranking after beating Farrington, 27-21, to advance to the OIA semifinals. The Seariders took the place of Leilehua, which dropped three spots to No. 9 after losing 10-6 to Campbell.
The Sabers are No. 7.
Two of the teams ranked (No. 5 Punahou, No. 9 Leilehua) will not play another game this season.
TOP 10 SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, OCT. 20
No. 2 Kahuku vs. No. 7 Campbell, 5 p.m., Aloha Stadium
No. 6 Waianae vs. No. 3 Mililani, 7:45 p.m., Aloha Stadium
SATURDAY, OCT. 21
No. 1 Saint Louis vs. No. 4 Kamehameha, 6 p.m., Aloha Stadium
Kamehameha-Maui at No. 8 Lahainaluna, 7 p.m.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10
|Updated: Mar. 16|
|1.||Saint Louis (6)||94|