Through three weeks of play in the 2016 Hawaii High School Football season, the second edition of the Cover2 Division I Power Poll remained largely unchanged with teams in spots No. 1-7 having no movement in the rankings.
Kahuku (2-0) remained at the top spot, albeit losing one first-place vote, receiving only 17 of the 19 statewide media members’ votes, plus the viewer vote at KHON2.com. Saint Louis (1-0) was the recipient of two first-place votes while Punahou received a lone vote at the top spot.
The only changes are a shuffling of the final three teams in the top 10. Kailua (1-1) drops to the No. 10 spot after a 42-7 loss to No. 7 Farrington, while Iolani (2-0) and Kapolei (2-1) each move up a spot after wins over Waimea (1-1) and Leilehua (0-3), respectively.
In Division II, the Pearl City Chargers (2-1) make their first appearance in this year’s Cover2 Power Poll, debuting tied at the No. 5 spot after a 27-0 thumping of OIA D-II foe Roosevelt (1-2).
Damien (2-1) moved up a spot to No. 4 after previously being tied at No. 5 last week with Saint Francis (1-1). The Saints stay tied in the No. 5 spot after a narrow 23-22 loss to top-ranked Konawaena (1-0). Kaimuki (1-1) dropped out of the top five after a 26-22 loss to Kalani (1-1).
The top three spots remained unchanged with Konawaena receiving two additional first-place votes which were previously split between Waipahu (2-0) and Kaimuki.
#COVER2 Division I Power Poll
1. KAHUKU (17) 2-0
2. SAINT LOUIS (2) 1-0
3. PUNAHOU (1) 1-0
4. WAIANAE 3-0
5. MILILANI 2-0
6. KAMEHAMEHA 1-1
7. FARRINGTON 3-0
8. IOLANI 2-0
9. KAPOLEI 2-1
10. KAILUA 1-1
Also Receiving Votes: BALDWIN (1-2)
#COVER2 Division II Power Poll
1. KONAWAENA (11) 1-0
2. KAPA’A (9) 2-0
3. WAIPAHU 2-0
4. DAMIEN 2-1
T5. PEARL CITY 2-1
T5. SAINT FRANCIS 1-1
Also Receiving Votes: LAHAINALUNA (1-2), KS-MAUI (1-1), KS-HAWAII (2-0), PAC-FIVE (2-0)
Although the Hawaii High School Football world was shaken up early Monday evening with a change effective immediately to a three-tier Hawaii High School Athletics Association state tournament, the Cover2 Power Polls will still maintain its two-division format.
Season IV of Cover2 Hawaii High School Football weekly will kick-off Thursday, Sept. 1 at 9:30 p.m. on KHON2. Cover2 will air every Thursday at 9:30 p.m. on KHON2.