Another week means another set of rankings. No need for chit chat. Here they are.
1. Suffern (5-2): One-goal loss to one of the strongest programs in the northeast (Moorestown) shows how good this team is. Next week Suffern will get a rematch of the Class A sectional final, and the only Section 1 team to beat them last season, as it takes on North Rockland.
2. Somers (7-0-1): Bittersweet tie against Yorktown, as the Tuskers let a victory slip away. The schedule only gets tougher for Somers, who enters the thick of its very difficult league.
3. Yorktown (4-2-2): The Huskers fall in behind Somers after trailing the Tuskers for the majority of Tuesday’s game. Still, the ceiling of this Yorktown team hasn’t been reached yet as it continues to get healthy.
4. North Rockland (7-1-1): The Red Raiders will get a chance to make a big jump in the rankings when the play Suffern early next week. For now, North Rockland continues to rack up wins.
5. John Jay (4-4): The tipping point finally occurred for the Indians, who seemed to have found their groove up in Albany. John Jay returned home to post an impressive win at Brewster. John Jay can make a big jump with a game against Yorktown on the horizon.
6. White Plains (4-0-2): The Tigers leapfrog Lakeland/Panas after an impressive win at Scarsdale. Things won’t get easier for White Plains, as they get into a difficult league schedule
7. Lakeland/Panas (8-0-1): The Rebels have arguably one of the most difficult remaining schedules in the section. Lakeland/Panas still has games against Nyack, Yorktown, Somers and John Jay.
8. Nyack (7-1-1): Saturday will be an opportunity to show what type of team the Indians are as they get a crack at Lakeland/Panas. How that game plays out will greatly dictate what direction Nyack moves in the poll.
9. Hackley (7-0): Here we are. The Hornets’ game at Yorktown Friday will finally give us a look at how private matches up with public.
10. Rye (5-1): The next three days include games against Yorktown, Fox Lane and Scarsdale. That should give us a good idea of where the Garnets stands.
Class A— White Plains continues to make a case for why it should be considered the second-best team in the class. Lakeland/Panas isn’t far behind either. There is a bit of a gap between the top-four teams. Scarsdale still holds the edge over Mamaroneck or Mahopac for the fifth spot.
Class B— You could make a strong case for any of the top-three teams being the favorite to win the class. I think there is a bit of a gap after that with Nyack and Rye coming in as contenders. Fox Lane could also put themselves in the mix. Ursuline has a good chance at finishing the season undefeated, but its strength of schedule is not as high as the top five.
Class C— The next few weeks have a few good match ups between Class C teams (Pleasantville-Pearl River is the first that comes to mind). Edgemont, who played Mamaroneck to a one-goal game, also needs to be considered.
Privates— Not much has shifted here throughout the season.
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