Monday, January 31, 2011

New No. 1 in boys Sweet 16, girls poll has changes

Olympic’s boys had never been No. 1 in the Sweet 16 before this season.

Today, the Trojans get to try on the top spot crown for the second time this season. Thanks to North Mecklenburg’s Karl Barkley, who hit a game-winning 3-point buzzer-beater to stop former No. 1 West Charlotte last week, Olympic moves back to the high ground.

West Charlotte drops to No. 2 and Concord moves up a spot to No. 3. Charlotte Christian, No. 3 last week, drops two spots. The Knights lost two close games to nationally ranked competition at an invitational tournament in Florida last week.

North Meck, which shares the I-MECK conference lead with West Charlotte, jumps four spots to No. 4.

-- Indian Trail Sun Valley, which has won eight of its past nine and four in a row, moves into the poll at No. 16. Sun Valley has beaten former Sweet 16 Weddington twice during the win streak.

-- In the girls poll, Berry fell three spots after being upset by Unionville Piedmont last week. And Indian Trail Porter Ridge (13-2) joins the poll at No. 15.

Team    Cl    Rec.    Pvs
1. Olympic
    4A    19-1
2. West Charlotte    4A    15-2    1
3. Concord    3A    16-1    4
4. North Mecklenburg    4A    18-2    8
5. Charlotte Chrisitan    IND    18-5    3
6. Gastonia Huss    3A    15-2    5
7. Hickory    3A    16-2    6
8. Butler    4A    15-3    7
9. Fort Mill    3A    16-3    10
10. Hickory St. Stephens    3A    15-3    11
11. East Rutherford    2A    14-1    13
12. Lawndale Burns    3A    14-3    9
13. Berry    2A    14-2    15
14. Cherryville    1A    14-2    14
15. W. Caldwell   2A    16-1   15
16. Indian Trail Sun Valley    4A    14-5    16

Team    Cl    Rec.    Pvs
1. Butler    4A    19-0    1
2. Salisbury    2A    14-1    2
3. Mallard Creek    4A    17-3    4
4. Hopewell    4A    16-2    5
5. Providence Day    IND    17-4    6
6. Berry    2A     15-2    3
7. Shelby    2A    16-0    7
8. North Iredell    3A    14-1    8
9. Gastonia Forestview    3A    14-3    9
10. Charlotte Christian    IND    16-2    10
11. Belmont South Point    3A    16-1    11
12. Hickory    3A    16-2    12
13. Ardrey Kell    4A    16-3    14
14. West Mecklenburg    4A    14-2    15
15. Indian Trail Porter Ridge    4A    13-2    –
16. Newton-Conover    2A    15-2    13


Anonymous said...

it's Karl Barkley, from North Meck

Anonymous said...

From someone that doesn't care anything about Shelby basketball so completely unbiased. However, I would move those girls from Shelby up to about 4 or 5. There good...

Anonymous said...

yeah coach Cal Pass has those Shelby girl's playing lights out. They are beating teams on a constant basis by 30 or 40 points per game. And only still ranked 7th? PLEASE!!!!! Those girls are on their way to a state championship. Mark it down. By the wsy, I'm FROM charlotte. Just know good basketball when I see it.

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to see shelby and butler girls go at it. Would be a great game.

Anonymous said...

So you drop CCS down to 5 for losing to nationally ranked opponents in a national tournament. WC, Concord, North or Olympic couldnt beat any of the teams CCS has lost to. When doing these rankings you should really look at the strength of schedule. CCS would beat anyone in the city in convincing fasion.

Anonymous said...

how is UFCA nationally ranked in the top 25 and theyre not even on this list? Last time i checked, they are in Charlotte. I think they would beat any team in Charlotte. Im mean come on, they beat Oak Hill!!