Kahuku falls out of USA Today Super 25 rankings
Kahuku senior Kesi Ah-Hoy lost the ball as he was trying to get into the end zone in the fourth quarter of the Open Division state final against Saint Louis. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
A30-14 loss to Saint Louis in the Open Division final of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA State Football Championships dropped Kahuku out of the USA Today Super 25 rankings on Monday.
The Red Raiders finished the season 11-2 and had their 24-game winning streak against in-state teams snapped against the Crusaders (10-1).
Kahuku had been ranked every week since August 21 and was as high as 17th this season before losing to No. 1 Bishop Gorman (Nev.), 35-7, in Las Vegas.
Hawaii hasn’t had a team finish in the final USA Today rankings of the season since Mililani went 13-0 and won the 2014 Division I state championship in 2014. The Trojans finished that year ranked No. 21.
Kahuku also fell out of the West Region rankings with the Crusaders taking over the No. 10 spot.
Saint Louis is also ranked No. 18 in the nation by the CBS/Max Preps National Computer Football Rankings but is listed as a bubble team in the CBS Max Preps XCellent 25.