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Week 8

1. Punahou (3-0)

Previous rank: 1
Last week: idle
This week: vs. Iolani Friday

The reigning state champions have outscored their first three opponents by a margin of 163 to 13. Wide receiver Kanawai Noa (362 rec. yds, 4 rec. TDs) and running back Wayne Taulapapa (368 rush yds, 5 rush TDs) fuel an offense that is averaging 515 yards per game, while the defense permits an average of 105 passing yards and 25 rushing yards per game.

2. Mililani (6-0)

Previous rank: 2
Last week: beat No. 6 Campbell, 57-28
This week: vs. No. 3 Farrington Saturday

Defensive back Tielu Mamea intercepted three passes and returned one for a touchdown in the Trojans' win over the Sabers Friday. Running back Vavae Malepeai carried a season-high 29 times for 153 yards and scored twice as Mililani rushed for 263 of its 424 offensive yards. The Trojans face their third consecutive ranked opponent when they host Farrington Saturday.

3. Farrington (5-0)

Previous rank: 5
Last week: idle
This week: at No. 2 Mililani Saturday

After five games in as many weeks, the Governors welcomed the bye last weekend in preparation for their impending showdown at Mililani Saturday. Running back Ranan Mamiya (459 rush yds, 10 rush TDs) is averaging 10.2 yards per rush, which ranks third in all of Division I — behind just Mililani's McKenzie Milton (15.2 ypr) and Punahou's Wayne Taulapapa (11.2 ypr).

4. Leilehua (5-0)

Previous rank: 7
Last week: idle
This week: at No. 8 Kahuku Friday

The Mules were idle last weekend, but found themselves on the move nonetheless. With Kahuku's loss at Kaiser, Leilehua moved into sole possession of first place in the OIA D1 Red and moved up three spots in the power rankings. Quarterback Kalanimoku Pauole (1,337 pass yds, 21 pass TDs, 6 INTs) has a state-best 69.6 completion percentage.

5. Saint Louis (3-3)

Previous rank: 8
Last week: beat No. 4 Kamehameha, 46-38
This week: vs. Saint Francis Saturday

After an 0-3 start to 2014, the Crusaders have won three straight games following their thrilling shootout victory against Kamehameha Saturday. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw for 399 yards with four touchdowns and rushed for 190 yards with another score and now leads the state with 1,646 passing yards and is tied for the lead with 21 passing touchdowns.

6. Kamehameha (3-1)

Previous rank: 4
Last week: lost to No. 8 Saint Louis, 46-38
This week: vs. Pac-Five Saturday

Quarterback Fatu Sua-Godinet rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 268 yards and two other scores in the loss to Saint Louis Saturday. Running back Jordan Bayudan, who ran for 142 yards and a touchdown on just 12 carries against the Crusaders, is averaging 8.6 yards per rush, 95 rushing yards per game and has scored five touchdowns in just three games.

7. Campbell (4-1)

Previous rank: 6
Last week: lost to No. 2 Mililani, 57-28
This week: at Aiea Saturday

The Sabers saw their four-game win streak snapped over the weekend. Campbell held a 28-22 lead late in the third quarter, but allowed 35 unanswered points by the Trojans in the final 18 minutes and 12 seconds. Running back Terell Johnson rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns and wide receiver Jayce Bantolina went over 100-receiving yards for the second straight game.

8. Kahuku (4-1)

Previous rank: 3
Last week: lost to Kaiser, 20-19
This week: vs. No. 4 Leilehua Friday

The Red Raiders were one of three undefeated ranked teams to lose over the weekend. They turned it over seven times (three interceptions, four fumbles) and allowed a season-high 463 yards defensively in the loss at Kaiser Friday. Linebacker Manaia Atuaia had a game-high 11 tackles and defensive lineman Roman Salanoa had one of three Kahuku sacks and recovered a fumble in the loss.

9. Kapolei (2-4)

Previous rank: 9
Last week: beat Kailua, 20-0
This week: idle

Ronald Matautia ran in a pair of short touchdowns as the Hurricanes posted their first shutout of the season against the Surfriders Friday. The defense allowed just 121 yards of total offense and held Kailua running back Paepaeiva Silifaiva-Kaeha to just 60 rushing yards on 28 carries (2.1 yards per rush). Silifaiva-Kaeha ran for a combined 265 yards and averaged 9.1 yards per rush in his last two games.

10. Kaiser (3-2)

Previous rank: -
Last week: beat No. 3 Kahuku, 20-19
This week: at Castle Friday

The Cougars make their debut in the Division I Power Rankings after their first win over Kahuku since 1989 Friday night. Quarterback Kalawaia Judd threw for 321 yards with two touchdowns and scored on a 1-yard sneak with 15.9 seconds to play in the win. Linebacker Parker Higgins made a team-high seven tackles, forced a pair of fumbles and recovered a fumble to lead the defense.

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