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Monday, 16th May 2011

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Rankings  

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 5/16/11

The District 1 tournament begins Tuesday for a field that has not been this balanced for years. Meanwhile, the Catholic League/District 12 playoffs begin this week and action continues in the Pennsylvania State Independent School Athletic Association tournament.

This week’s rankings:

1, Downingtown East (17-1) – The top-seeded and Ches-Mont League champion Cougars host Upper Perkiomen of the Pioneer Athletic Conference. Prev: No. 1

2, Springfield-Delco (16-2) – The fifth-seeded and Central League quad-champion Cougars host Wissahickon of the Suburban One American Conference. Prev: No. 2

3. Garnet Valley (16-2) – The third-seeded and Central League quad-champion Jaguars host Springfield-Montco of the Bicentennial League. Prev: No. 3

4, Harriton (16-2) –
The fourth-seeded and Central League quad-champion Rams host Phoenixville of the PAC-10. Prev: No. 4

5, Great Valley (17-1) – The second-seeded and Ches-Mont runner-up Patriots host Cheltenham of the Suburban One American. Prev: No. 6

6, Archbishop Carroll (14-3) –
The top-seeded Patriots play a Catholic League semifinal game Thursday against a team to be determined at Neumann University. Prev: No. 8

7, Episcopal Academy (12-4) –
First-place EA hosts Baldwin School in a key Inter-Ac League game Tuesday, host Hill School Wednesday in the semifinals of the state Independent school tourney and then hosts second-place Notre Dame for the chance to win a seventh straight league crown on Friday. Prev: No. 7

8, Radnor (13-5) – The sixth-seeded and Central League quad-champion Red Raiders host Pennsbury of the Suburban One National Conference. Prev: No. 5

9, Notre Dame (12-3) – The Irish must win Friday at Episcopal Academy to have a chance at a piece of the Inter-Ac championship. Prev: No. 9

10. North Penn (17-1) – The eighth-seeded and Suburban One Continental Conference champion Maidens host West Chester East of the Ches-Mont. Prev: No. 10

Honorable Mention: Boyertown (16-4), Conestoga 11-6), Council Rock North (13-2), Haverford High (11-7), Hatboro-Horsham (15-2), Strath Haven (11-6), Merion Mercy (14-4), Upper Dublin (14-4), Villa Maria Academy (14-3).


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