The seventh state rankings of the season have been released by the NYSSWA. Below are the WNY teams that made the cut:
No teams ranked
Williamsville South #11
St. Mary's #19
Middle College #5
Silver Creek #9
** According to the rankings...
- Jamestown faces an even bigger task this weekend than it had back in December against Canisius. The Red Raiders play Greece Athena (#3 in Class A) on Saturday. The Crusaders are #7 in Class A.
- The state now agrees with me about Aquinas (12-0). I said at the beginning of the season I thought they were Section V's top Class AA team. They are now ranked #11, ahead of Fairport #16 & Bishop Kearney #20.
- Section VI's Class A is on the rise. All four teams the state has ranked moved up a spot this week, except McKinley, who jumped two spots.
- Whether it was Park's much more convincing win at Rochester's East High or the complete dismantling Aquinas put on them, Leadership Academy (Section V, Class B) is no longer ranked ahead of Park - something that bugged me for six weeks.
- St. Mary's losing a game it was supposed to (at Park) cost them two places in the poll.
- Fredonia's two wins over league opponents by a combined 75 points got them up from #22 to #16 in Class B.
- Silver Creek's win over Randolph got them ahead of Salamanca, who beat them.
- I-Prep's unbeaten league record in Yale Cup II is finally worth something - like the #12 ranking in Class D.
For the complete NYSSWA rankings, click here.