Monday, September 6, 2010

Major shakeups in this week's Sweet 16 football poll

The top six spots in the Sweet 16 remain the same, but there’s a lot of change this week.

-- Charlotte Catholic jumps from No. 10 to No. 7 after Friday’s thrilling double overtime win over Charlotte Country Day. Country Day falls one spot to No. 13. Catholic leaped over No. 8 Charlotte Latin, which visits the Cougars Friday night.

-- Independence lost its second game in the row and the Patriots fell from No. 9 to No. 16, the Patriots lowest ranking since their run to prominence began in 2000. Independence has been ranked in every poll since the start of the 2000 season.

-- Marvin Ridge, a 3A team, joins the poll this week and jumps all the way to No. 9. The Mavericks have outscored opponents 130-33 for coach Scott Chadwick.

-- Clover (S.C.) beat its third straight N.C. team and moved to No. 14, up two spots.

-- Kannapolis Brown, playing for the second straight week without star running back Travis Riley, lost 20-7 to Thomasville and dropped out of the poll. Brown was No. 7 last week.

-- Salisbury, No. 14 last week, also dropped out after losing to China Carson 21-7. Carson, in its fourth year, had never beaten Salisbury.

-- Also debuting this week, teams “on the bubble.” We’re listing teams that were heavily considered but did not make the rankings


Rk. Team (Class) Record Previous
1 Butler (4A) 2-0 1
2 Rock Hill Northwestern (4A) 2-0 2
3 Mallard Creek (4A) 3-0 3
4 West Rowan (3A) 3-0 4
5 Lenoir Hibriten (3A) 3-0 5
6 Rock Hill South Pointe (4A) 2-1 6
7 Charlotte Catholic (3A) 3-0 10
8 Charlotte Latin (IND) 2-0 8
9 Marvin Ridge (3A) 3-0 --
10 Shelby (2A) 2-0 10
11 Boiling Springs Crest (3A) 2-0 --
12 Newton-Conover (2A) 2-0 13
13 Charlotte Country Day (IND) 1-1 12
14 Clover, S.C. (4A) 3-0 16
15 Albemarle (1A) 3-0 15
16 Independence (4A) 0-2 9
Others receiving consideration (listed alphabetically): 4A Alexander Central (3-0); South Caldwell (3-0); 4A Indian Trail Porter Ridge (3-0); 4A Indian Trail Sun Valley (2-0); 3A Kannapolis Brown (2-1); 2A Lincolnton (3-0); 2A South Iredell (3-0); 2A; 2A Salisbury (2-1)

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tom knott's new school in sc(dutch fork) is 0-2 along with his old team indy.Karma baby!!

Jonathan said...

Sure, South Caldwell is 3-0, and is receiving consideration. But they have beaten teams (McDowell, W. Caldwell, Draughn) that they should have beaten. I would say that Bunker Hill's 3-0 start is much more worthy of consideration than South. Also, Alexander Central is a darkhorse, and could be dangerous for teams in the NW part of the state.

Anonymous said...

You guys in Charlotte need to hang it up. When you have an 0 and 2 team still in the Sweet 16 poll your poll loses what little credibility it ever had. Get over it Indy is done!!!

Kenan Bateman said...

If Providence Day beats First Assembly this week, they deserve some consideration to be in the top 16. They destroyed Victory Christian 39-0 then beat Swain County 26-20 last week. A 3-0 start will deserve a spot in the top 16.

Anonymous said...

South Caldwell has beat 3 teams that have a combined record of 1-8

GOTanyRINGS? said...

Dont Sleep on Indy , Its a transition period over there .Geiler is a good coach and dont think the well has run dry, a lot of those kids are first year starters... When it all clicks it will be Dangerous.... they can take 2 losses then win out the rest ... like in 00 they took a L then won out the rest . And TK's new team in Sc has one win my friend. 1-2 would be the correct record... oh such much unappreciation for Knotts, no other coach will come close to being as succesful as him in your lifetime... but then again how has your school fared the past 10 years ? any titles ? Or much less any winning seasons? Indy has the National public school record for most consecutive wins, something that will never be touched

Anonymous said...

Dutch Fork, the new school for Tom Knotts, is 1-2. Both losses were to teams that had one regular season loss last year. We will see how they all turn out at the end of the season but the people in DF are very excited after back to back 2-9 teams.

If you do not know facts do not post.

Anonymous said...

Indy's losses were to the #3 and #6 teams in the Sweet 16, and they led the whole way against South Pointe.

I'm not an Indy fan, but this team absolutely should be ranked until it becomes apparent that they shouldn't be. Losing games to #3 and #6 are not proving that they shouldn't be.

Anonymous said...

Marvin Ridge is completely overrated. They have played bad teams. They will blow out Central Cabarrus and then lose to Ardrey Kell and that should be the end of the discussion of them being a top team. Indy would destroy them, but are 0-2 because they played someone.

Jonathan said...

I'm embarrassed for this paper that Marvin Ridge is ranked. Seriously, what are you people smoking? And an 0-2 team is on this list? I don't care if it IS Independence, this list is so bad it makes the college football Top 25 look credible.

Jonathan said...

Although, it should be mentioned just how good the teams in western Union County have become. Sun Valley, Porter Ridge, Marvin Ridge, and Weddington are a combined 12-0.

Anonymous said...

I guess the people that are hating on Indy should consider this: they could have played Garinger and waddell and be 2-0, would that mean they should be ranked? They played Mallard Creek tougher than anyone else and controlled SP. At least there are playoffs in HS football to settle all the talk, unlike the NCAA

Anonymous said...

To the guy who said Providence Day... are you serious? Victory Christian ? They might be one of the worst teams in the whole area. A 1A school by 6 pts. Don't tell me about First Assembly either. They lost to a team (Christian) that should have been beaten by a home school team. Just try not to have your QB start a brawl again.

Anonymous said...

Its amazing how much venom the name Marvin Ridge draws in the Charlotte area. I guess people don't like a new school coming in and being so incredibly successful athletically and academically. Tough for some to take. Football wise, they have two excellent receivers, a very solid QB and 3 good RB's. Defense, without Sunseri, has no stars but is solid.

Anonymous said...

No Weddington even in the bubble school category?

Anonymous said...

gotanyrings? Yes look up Lowndes County Georgia...you all at Indy have no idea what HS football is...None of your teams could even compete at this level!

Anonymous said...

Even with a weak out of conference schedule I believe Porter Ridge has a chance to run the table. They are small up front on offense, although it hasn't seemed to matter because they've outscored their opponents by and average of 38 points. Their defense is stout, a QB leading Union County with touchdown tosses with 9 to just one interception, all everything Rb/Cb Damarrael Alexander who has 3 touchdowns and 3 interceptions, and one of the most dynamic unheard of players in the state, Javonte Truesdale, who even though only playing a game and a quarter due to a broken thumb has 6 touchdowns on only 9 touches. Watch out for them.

Anonymous said...

its funny how all this talk about Indy being 0-2 and Richmond County gets no votes for any of the 16..give me a break..we are not as good as weve been in the past but no one is even mentioning Richmond County..and dont give me we are too far away to matter.we come to Charlotte Sat night and we may get beat but we will compete..so see you Sat

Anonymous said...

Mallard Creek has outscored opponents 161-6 in the past 3 games. Indy is the only team to score on them so far.

Best team in Charlotte by far.

Anonymous said...

Calm down, Richmond fan. The Raiders are no longer technically in the Observer's coverage area, so they are no longer eligible for the poll. This topic has been covered on numerous occasions by Langston, who is a big fan of your school nonetheless.

Anonymous said...

Why is Independence 0-2 STILL in the 16 and South Point (the real on in Belmont) is not with a 1-2 record? THEY were state championis last year!!!!! They started out the same way and never lost another game. Considering how UNBIASED wertzer is I am surprised W.Charlotte is not #2 in HIS poll.

endzone said...

The big game this week will be Alexander Central at Moorsville.The crowd will be crazy.This will be the game to be at.

Anonymous said...

Where is West Meck??? I thought they beat Mallard Creek in a 7-on-7 this summer...LOL
That was West Meck's championship..they are still terrible.

Anonymous said...

I guess Marvin Ridge must be doing something right since they have won their conference's Wachovia Cup for three years in a row. How many years has that school been open? Oh yeah - that's right - three.

Jonathan said...

I am with endzone. Mooresville has done a complete 180 from a year ago, and their game with Alexander should be really telling for both schools. ...As for the person talking about Richmond, if they were able to, they would be ranked. Butler has a supremely tough schedule, and they face very tough tests the next two weeks (Richmond & Hibriten).

Anonymous said...

For the person who said that after Marvin Ridge plays Ardrey Kell and looses . . . Ardrey Kell is a 4A school and Marvin Ridge is a 3A school. Plus last year - Marvin Ridge did beat Ardrey Kell at AK. I think it's hard to look at the Sweet 16 when they are comparing 2A to 3A to 4A - but they have to start somewhere.

Anonymous said...

Marvin is like Notre Dame in order to play on the football team, you have to be able to spell your school's name.

Anonymous said...

Providence Day should be In the sweet 16 if they get the big win over first assembly