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


  1. It sounded like a competitive weekend at Auburn Tournament. I heard Auburn is much improved and that they have several guys who have played together now for a few years. I wish Curtis had a game with them this year....I think it is important to keep in mind though that the Auburn Tournament was at a shallow deep pool though. I wonder how teams will do in a deep-deep pool such as Rogers High School, the host of the SPSL State. I think Rogers defeated Enumclaw by 9 or 10 goals earlier in the season at Rogers...Curtis plays Enumclaw @ Mount Tahoma, a short course but deep-deep, in the middle of October. That game should be a fun match up. Thanks for doing the blog. I hope more people begin to comment and get involved.

  2. I agree, pool configuration has a big influence on outcomes. Unfortunately, I can't accurately take that variable into consideration. Hopefully there are enough match ups during the year so that the rankings provide a fairly accurate assessment by playoff time. Wish there were a few more games between the SPSL teams and the teams in King County. An early season tournament doesn't provide enough opportunity to really assess the comparative strengths and weaknessess of all the teams.