Sunday, September 26, 2010

Boys High School Rankings for Week of 9/27/2010

  1. Mercer Island
  2. Roosevelt
  3. Bellevue
  4. Curtis
  5. Newport
  6. Wilson
  7. Auburn
  8. Enumclaw
  9. Rogers
  10. Auburn Mountainview
The Mercer Island Express keeps rolling with a league opening victory over Newport. I think the only thing that can knock the Islanders out of the #1 position is a well timed flu bug.  Rogers started the week with wins over Peninsula and Lakes, but tumble from #2 down to #9 after absorbing losses to Auburn and Enumclaw during the Auburn Tournament.  Roosevelt inherits the #2 spot based on their performance a week ago at the United Fall Tournament, but their grip on the #2 ranking is a tenuous one.  A league opening loss to CPA doesn't penalize them but tough challenges await. Bellevue moves up to #3 with wins over Shorewood and Bainbridge.  Curtis racked up three wins against Emerald Ridge, Lakes, and Wilson, moving them up to the #4 spot.  Newport bounced back after Mercer Island with a win over Bainbridge and gets the #5 spot.  At this point in the season, teams 2 through 5 appear capable of beating each other.  Wilson started the week with a one point victory over Auburn and that was enough to move them up one place to #6.  Anytime you win a tournament, it is a significant accomplishment.  Auburn did just that winning the Auburn Tournament with key victories over Rogers and Enumclaw.  Auburn moves up two places to #7 and have a legitimate argument for an even higher ranking in the weeks to come.  Enumclaw stays at the #8 spot.  Quality wins over Auburn Mountainview and Rogers, and a one point loss to Auburn indicate that the Hornets are on the rise and will pose a challenge to higher ranked opponents.  New to the rankings is Auburn Mountainview which earned their way in with a fourth place finish at the Auburn Tournament.  Lakes and Auburn Riverside are on the outside looking in this week, but with a win over a ranked opponent they could stake their claim in the top 10.

"The key is not the will to win . . .  everybody has that.  It is the will to prepare that is important."       Bobby Knight

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Key Match-Ups this Week

September 28th
CPA vs. Mercer Island:   Marquee game of the season.  If you want to see the best  high school teams in the state, this is the game to see.  8:30pm at the King County Aquatic Center (Free admission)

Auburn vs. Auburn Mountainview

Bellevue vs. Newport

September 30th

Curtis vs. Rogers

Enumclaw vs. Auburn

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Boys High School Rankings for Week of 9/20/2010

1.  Mercer Island
2.  Rogers
3.  Roosevelt
4.  Bellevue
5.  Curtis
6.  Newport
7.  Wilson
8.  Enumclaw
9.  Auburn
10.Auburn Riverside

Apologies to the boys of CPA.  You are really good, but because you are not affiliated with a high school, you were not included in the rankings.  (You would be #2)

Mercer Island earned the #1 spot by overpowering the competition  last weekend in the United Fall Tournament.  MI scored impressive wins over Bellevue, Curtis, Roosevelt, Wilson, CPA, and Bainbridge.  Rogers starts the year at #2 based on a 4 - 0 record and notable wins over Enumclaw and Bellevue.    Roosevelt defeated Bellevue, Curtis, and Wilson giving them a surprise #3 ranking.  At #4, Bellevue dropped their season opener to Rogers but rebounded with wins over Wilson and Curtis.  Perennial power Curtis is #5.  They have had strong start in league play but had some difficulty with the teams up north.  Curtis and Rogers meet at the end of September in what might be the preview of the SPSL State Championship.  #6 Newport returns with some experienced players but has not seen much action to date.  Graduation appears to have taken a toll on #7 Wilson, but they challenged Rogers in their season opener losing by one and nipped Enumclaw at the last second.  An improved Enumclaw comes in at #8.  Auburn and Auburn Riverside take the #9 and #10 spots in this weeks poll.  The Auburn Tournament this weekend could shake things up a little.  Auburn Mountainview is on the doorstep and wants in.

These ranking are unofficial and simply for fun.  Your comments are encouraged.  Please keep them positive and clean.