Sunday, October 16, 2011

Boys High School Rankings for Week of 10/16/2011

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

One by one, the contenders take their shots, but the Newport Knights remain in the No. 1 spot. (this poetry moment was brought to you by the Committee).  It never seems to be easy and some would say it hasn't been very pretty, but somehow Newport keeps finding a way to win and last week was no exception.  The Knights squeaked by Bellevue for a 1 point victory on Monday and then played even with a stubborn Auburn Riverside for three quarters before pulling ahead in the fourth.  Guess what?  This week won't get any easier for the Knights as they travel to north Seattle to take on the Roosevelt Roughriders.  Roosevelt had a relatively easy week with a 14 to 7 victory over Mercer Island.  Nothing overly impressive but good enough for Roosevelt to remain at  No. 2.  This week, the Roughriders have some serious business to take care of.  First, they get to take the ferry to Bainbridge where the Spartans will be looking to finally upset one of the elite teams.  The next night, Roosevelt clashes with Newport in the heavyweight battle of the year.  Bellevue holds on to the No. 3 position following their 1 point loss to Newport.  The Wolverines put forth a great defensive effort, but fell just a little short in their upset bid.  This week, the Wolverines take on Mercer Island who are returning from the THills Tournament in Oregon with some wins.  The Curtis Vikings appear to be back in their groove with wins over Lakes and Emerald Ridge and keep their No. 4 ranking.  This week, the Vikings will put their ranking to the test by hosting Bainbridge in what promises to be a great match up.  Rogers remains at No. 5 registering wins over Puyallup and Peninsula.  It looks to be fairly smooth sailing for the Rams until their rematch with Curtis on 10/25.  (Can't wait!).  Auburn Riverside had their shot in prime time against Newport and showed they can hang with the best of them.  The experience will only help come playoff time and the Ravens secured their No . 6 ranking for another week with an 18-10 victory over Peninsula.  Bainbridge started the week with a little character building against CPA but rebounded with a victories over Mercer Island and and Wilson. ( Hmm, that Wilson score was kind of close).  This week Bainbridge has two great opportunities to move up in the rankings with contests against Roosevelt and Curtis, but for now the Spartans are No. 7Auburn Mountainview is finding out that when you are ranked, your opponents give you their best shot.  The Lions took Enumclaws' best shot and prevailed in an overtime victory to keep their No. 8 ranking.  Puyallup has not played a lot of games in the last few weeks but they have played high caliber opponents in Curtis and Rogers.  The Committee can't penalize the Vikings for these losses and Puyallup remains at No .9  for another week.  However, the committee is looking for Puyallup to chalk up some wins to close out the regular season.  The Enumclaw Hornets started the week with a win over Kentridge before their overtime loss to Auburn Mountainview. A weekend trip to Oregon netted 4 victories.  The Hornets dropped a few games to the top ranked Oregon teams, but that will only make them stronger as the playoffs approach. Enumclaw holds onto the No. 10 spot and appears to be getting a little better each week.


  1. Peninsula needs a closer look. All their losses have been very close.

  2. H20 Polo CommitteeOctober 17, 2011 at 8:14 AM

    Peninsula has been on the Committee's radar since their early season victory over Wilson and drew additional consideration with close games against Curtis and Rogers. However, it appears that in head to head competition against the currently ranked teams, Peninsula is still seeking a signature win to crack the Top 10. Please send in scores and they will certainly remain under consideration.

  3. Maybe Bainbridge needs to win some games in order to move up in the rankings... You know, If they beat Auburn Riverside, Curtis, and Rogers, then they would be decent enough for 7th.

    But I guess that is what Bainbridge gets for losing to the top ranked team in state by one point.

  4. H20 Polo CommitteeOctober 19, 2011 at 7:22 AM

    Congratulations to Bainbridge for their big win.
    I'm sure Bainbridge fans feel that their team deserves a higher ranking and the win over Curtis will most likely move them up. The difference between to top teams is really razor thin so don't feel too slighted by the rankings. The Committee appreciates your passion, but our advice is to keep the focus on your next opponent. Higher rankings won't help any team advance to State.

  5. Congratulations the Gig Harbor Tides for placing 5th at State! Their victories over Newport (11-8 at Regionals) and then Kentridge (19-5) and Roosevelt (14-5) at State were well deserved. They lost in Narrows League only twice (to Bainbridge). Nothing like being an underdog - not ranked and no one taking them serious....understandable, as it is only their 3rd year as a program but take note as it is up & coming!