GRR: HS Rankings
The two big pieces of news in the HS Club rankings are first off that the top of the rankings held up quite well with close games in two key matchups of top-10 teams; secondly, we're adding several teams because leagues are starting or about to start.
So we're up to 50.
With New Jersey kicking off we add two teams from the Garden State to the rankings, while also adding in Medina, Salesianum, and Spring Hill.
We move Herriman up to #1 after they beat two well-regarded and ranked teams. With California gearing up we could see some major shifts near the top.
We had several games throughout the HS club scene in which teams lost games, but they lost them in tight circumstances and as a result get a boost, or don't get hit that hard.
We even have examples of teams (a couple from Florida) who come into the rankings despite losing games, but those games were close, and we've been trying to get to a Top 50 anyway, so we expand to a Top 45.
So we've changed things a little bit.
We continue to rank teams who have not played yet, but we're staying more wary of them. As a result, we've moved everyone who is expected to play soon but who haven't played yet to the bottom of the rankings. Because we've done this, and because we're a little later in the spring, we've got more of those teams on our list.
We don't have a lot of changes in this week's HS Club rankings because teams that did play did what was expected.
We are set up, however, for a very intense April with major matchups coming up: Royal Irish at St. Ignatius, Charlotte Tigers vs Aspetuck, Raleigh, and Germantown, the Florida playoffs, and key showdowns in Texas.