Punahou athletics No. 2 in national standings

Punahou's water polo team won one of the school's 11 state championships in 2016-17 to put the school at No. 2 in the MaxPreps Cup national standings. In photo, goalkeeper Hayley Crabtree was the most outstanding player of the 2017 state tournament. Dennis Oda / Honolulu Star-Advertisear.

Only St. Thomas Aquinas, a Florida school, placed higher than Punahou in the final MaxPreps Cup standings for 2016-17.

The national standings are determined by awarding points for schools that win a state title or finish second in high school sports. Different types of sports and varying size classifications can also affect the standings.

Punahou won state championships in 11 sports — girls air riflery, girls cross country, boys paddling, boys soccer, boys swimming and diving, girls swimming and diving, girls golf, girls tennis, boys track and field, boys volleyball and girls water polo.

The Buffanblu also placed second in six sports — boys cross country, boys basketball, mixed paddling, girls soccer, boys golf and boys tennis.

In addition, Punahou’s boys volleyball team finished with a No. 4 national ranking.

For the final standings, click here.


  1. inokea August 7, 2017 7:33 pm

    What about Iolani finishing 39th?

  2. Haha August 8, 2017 4:47 am


  3. TooMeke August 8, 2017 10:35 am

    Nice job Punahou. Way to represent Hawaii.

    Imagine what all schools could do with sufficient funding. But never mind…we need more ICBMs.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Star-Advertiser's TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email hawaiiprepworld@staradvertiser.com.