Tuesday, September 25, 2007

First-ever Readers Sweet 16 poll says ....

The readers have spoken.

And they’re not saying that much differently than the Observer’s Sweet 16 panel.

For the first time in the 23-year history of the Sweet 16, the Observer has invited readers to be part of the voting process. A group of six readers were selected from more than 400 who responded and wanted to be a part of it.

Those readers followed the same rules as do the the writers: pick 16 area teams on an individual ballot.

A first place vote counts 16 points. A 16th place vote counts 1. We added up the votes and came up with the reader poll.

One voter missed the voting deadline this week and will join the poll next week. The other five readers picked the exact same top six teams as the Observer’s wrtiers, and with a few exceptions, pretty much chose the same teams.

Did they get it right?

OBSERVER SWEET 16
(Scroll down to the end of this post to see a video with more insight into the rankings.)
1. Independence
2. Charlotte Latin
3. West Charlotte
4. Butler
5. Char. Country Day.
6. West Rowan
7. Shelby
8. Hickory
9. North Gaston
10. Charlotte Catholic
11. Mt. Pleasant
12. Clover, S.C.
13. Sun Valley
14. South Point
15. B. Springs Crest
16. Char. Christian


READERS SWEET 16
1. Independence
2. Charlotte Latin
3. West Charlotte
4. Butler
5, Char. Country Day.
6. West Rowan
7. Hickory
8. Clover, SC
9. Shelby
10. N. Gaston
11. Sun Valley
12. B. Springs Crest
13. Char. Catholic
14. Clt Christian
15 Rock Hill N’western
16. Anson Senior
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Langston Wertz Jr.
lwertz@charlotteobserver.com

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Catholic ought to be ranked higher on both lists. Country Day barely beat them (mostly because of critical procedure penalties) and they just beat North Gaston; obviously they are playing at least as well as the teams in front of them.

Bryan Thomas said...

What about Anson senior. They are #6 in the state in 3A. they also beat Kannoplils Brown When they were ranked #4 in the State 3A poll.

Tanner Boggs said...

West Iredell needs to be higher next week after there big win against 5th ranked West Rowan

Carl Pileggi said...

The difference between all the 3A teams is very evident in the Sun Valley High School football program. The players have confidence and direction which is very eveident at all of their games. The coaching staff teaches not only the fundamentals but discipline, which all high school programs lack. Hats off to the team and staff at Sun Valley High School. See ya in the playoff's!!!!