Sunday, October 31, 2010

Boys High School Rankings for Week of 11/1/2010

  1. Mercer Island
  2. Curtis
  3. Rogers
  4. Bellevue
  5. Roosevelt
  6. Auburn
  7. Wilson
  8. Enumclaw
  9. Newport
  10. Auburn Mountainview
Just in case anyone had any doubts about Mercer Island's #1 ranking, the Islanders made a strong statement in their 21 - 9 victory over Bellevue. After falling behind 4 to 2 at the end of the first quarter, Mercer Island took control outscoring the Wolverines 19 to 5 the rest of the way.  No one else in the state is going to score 21 points on Bellevue, and Mercer Island easily retains their #1 status.  Roosevelt had an opportunity to make a statement last week but failed to impress the Committee with their 11 -7 victory over Bainbridge Island.  Sure the Roughriders won, but it was a lackluster effort.  The cardiac moments are entertaining but the Committee expects more from a #2 going into the playoffs.  Sorry Roosevelt, but you are taking a slide down to #5.  You can prove the Committee wrong next weekend in the playoffs.  Curtis finished their regular season with impressive wins over both Puyallup and Kentridge.  The Vikings have been on a roll and are peaking at the right time.  Congratulations Curtis, this week you are #2.  Rogers moves up one spot to #3.  The Rams also appear to be peaking going into the playoffs and displayed both their power and defense in victories over Mark Morris and Auburn Riverside.  A Curtis-Rogers showdown looks likely in the championship final.  Well Bellevue, the Committee really can't penalize you for a loss to Mercer Island.  Hey you were leading after one quarter and you did score 9 points, so welcome to #4.  Again, the Committee thinks the difference between #2 through #5 is negligible, but choices have to be made.  Auburn cranked up their offense against Stadium early last week and enter the playoffs as a #1 seed which is good enough to hold on to #6 in the top ten.  Coming in at #7, Wilson looked strong in victories over Auburn Mountainview and Puyallup.  The first round of the playoffs will not be a cakewalk against Lakes, but if Wilson prevails, Rogers will have their hands full in the semis.  Enumclaw struggled this week in wins against Auburn Riverside and Peninsula.  The Committee is a little concerned, but the Hornets get the benefit of the doubt and hold on to #8.  Staying at #9, Newport lost their regular season final to CPA which is something they have in common with everyone else in their league.  The Knights are young but they might be poised to surprise a team or two in their championship tournament.  Speaking of young, Auburn Mountainview split last week's games with a loss to Wilson and a win over Peninsula to finish the regular season.  Welcome to the playoffs.  Your reward is getting to keep the #10 spot, and by the way, your first round opponent is Rogers.  Sorry Lakes, we know your are improving.  The playoffs will give you a great opportunity to show everyone that you deserve a place in the top ten (or not).

"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships"  Michael Jordan

Last Week's Poll Question

Which team should be ranked #2?
Last weeks question garnered the highest response of all.  Apparently the fans in the south sound are a little more passionate than the fans in the north end.  Rogers received 29 votes, followed by Curtis with 24.  Roosevelt and Bellevue each had 8.  Interesting and fun but the Committee does not consider the poll question when determining the weekly rankings.

Please check out the IMPACT PLAYERS who were recognized in the previous post dated 10/29/2010.

Also check back later in the week when the Committee attempts to offer some insight into the playoffs

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