Hawaii remains unranked, at 30 in RPI

Hawaii with 19 points, comes in at 28.
Long Beach State wins twice, drops one to 24.
Top 10 teams are the same with a little shuffling
Stanford still at 1. Texas dropped to 5 which moved Washington, Florida State and Wisconsin all up a spot.
Colorado State loses and flips with Penn State at 6-7. Florida, North Carolina and Illinois all stay the same 8-9-10.
As for teams who have beaten Hawaii
Oregon drops a spot to 12, UCLA moves up a spot to 16 and ASU slides one to 19.

In the RPI
Hawaii at No. 30. Oregon at 7, UCLA 15, ASU 31.
CSUN’s loss to Davis dropped them from 19 to 32. Long Beach State at 36
Rest of the Big West below 100:
UCI 106, UCSB 114, UC Davis 147, Cal Poly 191, CSU Fullerton 193, UC Riverside 283,


  1. setaone October 27, 2014 10:19 am

    I think with Kahakai back, Hawaii should do well on this upcoming trip. I wonder what kind of difference she would have made on the previous trip? I guess can’t dwell on the past.

    I have been pretty impressed with her composure as a freshman.

  2. wildcard October 27, 2014 10:58 am

    na wahine should be ready now. they showed they are capable of digging bullets and passing them.

  3. LC October 27, 2014 11:30 am

    Greeley could be feeling the pressure of being billed as a star by Hawai`i fans before she even arrived. She may be trying too hard because she wants to live up to that and not disappoint anyone.

    We all know that we are famous here for praising incoming kids to the high heavens declaring them future All Americans and Super Stars before they even sign the NLI. She needs to just let it come to her and it will come in time.

  4. tongo October 27, 2014 12:27 pm

    1 I was at the Long Beach game where we lost in 5. There was definitely a cloud of uneasiness with the UH backcourt defense as to who was suppose to do what – especially in set 1. Watching yesterday’s Santa Barbara match, our backcourt appeared so confident in their assignments and for the most part did not hesitate. To me, Kahakai anchors the backcourt defense well with Sarah. If we had her, we would have beaten the Beach.

  5. setaone October 27, 2014 12:48 pm

    3. Thanks for the insight.

    Considering the change on Sunday with Tai out, chemistry between the players may have been an issue. But they handled it well. Finally the team can gel and get their substitution rotation set.

  6. roofer68 October 27, 2014 1:19 pm

    Congrats to Sarah and Kalei, good job, keep it going on this road trip and down the stretch. Thanks for the heads up vballfreak808.

  7. Cindy Luis October 27, 2014 2:16 pm

    5. there was a new thread dedicated to the weekly honors put up hours ago.

  8. roofer68 October 27, 2014 6:24 pm

    7. Cindy, I think my computer is on the blink, this was the first subject posted on mine when I clicked on. Even the latest tech is not perfect I guess.

  9. wildcard October 28, 2014 12:20 am

    1 and 4. well that was shojis fault he said kahakai aint ready right?

    oh well. now the defensive players seem ready at least especially when they support each other. kahakai certainly supported mendoza, i guess the libero cant do it all by herself. but then again mendoza herself also seemed to have improved as she looks much faster than she was before. long also supported the defense, so you have a third defensive specialist in that also has a high velocity swing. kalei model g may need a tune up as she seemed easily sundered a couple few times and her fire rate hitting percentage was low.

  10. Cubicle1126 October 28, 2014 11:17 am

    wildcard — when did shoji say kahakai isn’t ready? from the start of the season, shoji had said he won’t hesitate to use her. she’s been a primary passer since day one, save for the time she was out with injury.

    if you mean that shoji was cautious in making sure she was ready coming back from her injury … well, i think that’s entirely reasonable. why fault shoji for making sure she was healthy enough to play?

  11. wildcard October 28, 2014 4:59 pm

    10. kahakai was already reportedly cleared for practice by the fullerton game and cleared to play by the irvine game. additionally it was supposedly shoji was going to take kahakai on the road but then changed his mind and said she is not ready which sounded more like maybe he doubted her game because she hasnt been playing for a while and not because she wasnt medically or physically ready.

  12. Cubicle1126 October 29, 2014 2:57 pm

    wildcard — still though, i wouldn’t fault a coach for not wanting to rush a player back from injury.

    if she had played and gotten re-injured, then there’d be folks on here — probably you included — who’d be readily saying that it was coach’s fault for bringing her back too soon.

    just sayin’ …

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