GRR Boys HS Club Rankings
GRR Boys HS Club Rankings
Goff Rugby Report unleashes its first Boys HS Club rankings of 2013-2014 season.
Unfortunately, because of the timing of the season and our launch, it's also the last rankings of the season. Ah well, we temper your disappointment by making th rankings big - 45 teams!
There are, we think, the best 45 multi-school boys teams in the country. For the most part we've gone with ranking the teams based on their performance in major national and regional playoffs - so if Team A beat Team B in March, but lost to Team B in the state semis, then Team B is ranked higher - but we have to extend our evaluations past that simply because many teams don't actually participate in regional or national championships.
So sometimes we rely on common opponents, which can be tricky (Brother Rice beat North Bay in the NIT, who then beat Westerville, who had beaten Brother Rice in the Midwest playoffs). In fact, North Bay is a conundrum to itself as they beat Hayward and Peninsula Green, but are ranked below those teams because both Hayward and Peninsula Green finished stronger.
Hayward, we think, could have challenged for a national title.
Lower down we rely on the relative strength of regions. Sometimes that's just opinion, and sometimes it's based on the performance of the state champion (if your state champion didn't light your territory or the NIT on fire, why should your #2 team be ranked higher?).
Not surprisingly, Cathedral Royal Irish out of Indianapolis is #1, with Santa Monica doing all they needed to do to earn #2. After that, it's a tossup among the next nine teams or so.
|Goff Rugby Report Boys HS Club Rankings End of 2013-2014|
|1||Cathedral (Ind.)||Won NIT|
|2||Santa Monica (Calif.)||2nd at NIT|
|3||Danville Oaks (Calif.)||3rd at NIT|
|4||Hayward (Calif.)||Won NorCal|
|5||Colorado Springs (Colo.)||Won Colorado|
|6||Red Mountain (Ariz.)||Won Arizona|
|7||San Diego Mustangs (Calif.)||4th in NIT|
|8||Kansas City Jr. Blues (Mo.)||5th in NIT|
|9||Seattle (Wash.)||Won Washington|
|10||United (Utah)||6th in NIT|
|11||Clark County (Ore.)||Won Oregon|
|12||Liberty (Wash.)||Close to top in Washington|
|13||Kau Toa (Utah)||Won Utah|
|14||Crusaders (Utah)||Runners Up in Utah|
|15||Sierra Foothills (Calif.)||7th in NIT|
|16||West Shore United (Pa.)||Won Rugby Pa|
|17||Peninsula Green (Calif.)||Semis in NorCal|
|18||Naples (Fla.)||Won Florida|
|19||Chiefs (Ill.)||Won Illinois|
|20||Mountain View (Idaho)||Won Idaho|
|21||Union County (NJ)||New Jersey champs|
|22||Brother Rice (Ill.)||2nd in NIT Tier II, 2nd in Ill.|
|23||North Bay (Calif.)||3rd in NIT Tier II|
|24||Grand Rapids Catholic (Mich.)||Won Michigan|
|25||Westerville (Ohio)||2nd in Midwest|
|26||Fort Hunt (Va.)||Won Virginia|
|27||Nakahi (Idaho)||Runners Up Idaho|
|28||Minnetonka (Minn.)||2nd in Minn.|
|29||Duluth (Minn.)||Close loss to Minnetonka|
|31||Eastside (Ore.)||2nd in Oregon|
|34||Union (Okla.)||Won Oklahoma|
|35||Orlando (Fla.)||5th in NIT Tier II|
|36||Raleigh (NC)||Won North Carolina|
|37||Essex (Mass.)||Won Massachusetts|
|39||Charlotte Tigers (NC)||8th in NIT|
|41||Union County (NC)|
|42||Arlington (Ill.)||Lost in Ill Semis|
|43||Aurora (Colo.)||Lost Colorado Semis|
|44||Back Bay (Calif.)|
|45||Whitefish Bay (Wisc.)||2nd in Wisconsin|