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Tuesday, 15th May 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Rankings  

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 5/15/12

The District 1 tournament opens Tuesday with first-round action while the Inter-Ac Invitational moves to quarterfinal games Wednesday. Yes, playoff time … gotta love it.

This week’s rankings:

1, Haverford School (19-1) – The Fords, champions of the Inter-Ac League, host Shipley School Wednesday in the Inter-Ac Invitational quarters. Prev: No. 1

2, Conestoga (15-3) – The Pioneers, champions of the Central League, got the top seed and a bye in the District 1 playoffs and host the Springfield-Delco-Upper Dublin winner Thursday. Prev: No. 2

3, La Salle (13-4) – The Explorers have the No. 1 seed in the Catholic League playoffs and will host a semifinal game on Monday. Prev: No. 3

4. Downingtown West (18-0) – The Whippets, champions of the Ches-Mont League, received the second seed and a bye in the District 1 tourney and host the Bishop Shanahan-Owen J. Roberts winner on Thursday. Prev: No. 4

5, Episcopal Academy (15-5) – The Churchmen host Hill School Wednesday in the Inter-Ac Invitational quarterfinals. Prev: No. 5

6, Lawrenceville School (14-3) – The Big Red host Germantown Academy Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Inter-Ac Invitational and can wrap up the Mid-Atlantic Prep League title with wins this week over Peddie School and Hun School. Prev: No. 6

7, Penn Charter (13-11) –
The Quakers are a hot team, having won five straight heading into Wednesday’s Inter-Ac Invitational quarterfinal grudge match at Malvern Prep. Prev: NR

8, Central Bucks East (17-1) – The Patriots, co-champions of the Suburban One Continental Conference title, received the third seed and a first-round bye in District 1 and host the Avon Grove-Plymouth Whitemarsh winner on Thursday. Prev: No. 9

9, Germantown Academy (10-9) – The Patriots travel to Lawrenceville School Wednesday for a quarterfinal game in the Inter-Ac Invitational. Prev: No. 7

10, Malvern Prep (7-9) –The Friars looked strong in their season-ending win over Germantown Academy, and they look to salvage an up-and-down year in the Inter-Ac Invitational. Prev: NR

Honorable Mention: Abington (13-5), Bishop Shanahan (13-5), Downingtown East (13-5), Garnet Valley (13-5), Hatboro-Horsham (16-2), Henderson (16-2), Penncrest (13-5), Pennsbury (16-2), Radnor (12-6), Ridley (15-3), Salesianum School (12-3), St. Augustine Prep (10-5), St. Joseph’s Prep (12-6).


  1. Stanley Studdabegger says:

    Ridley is the 4 seed and 15-3, not 14-3

  2. scoop master says:

    How do you put GA and Malvern Prep in the Top 10? Abington handled GA and MP doesn’t even have a winning record. MP is still living off of its preseason rankings and potential. You can’t put a team that is 7-9 in the Top 10 just because they have D1 commits and play a tough schedule. Playing tough teams doesn’t mean anything unless you beat them…

    • Bob Gosman says:

      I think you have to look at both teams strength of schedule and out of conference game schedule…MP has the hardest schedule of any team in the state and GA’s is not far behind….PIAA has some real weak leagues and some of the better teams have to play everyone in their league twice. Those leagues should do away with the 2nd game and schedule quality programs…only way to get better and be ranked higher.

      • Matt says:

        Bob…..100% agree.

        Only a few non Inter-AC a few (Stoga, garnet Valley, LaSalle, St. Joe’s, D-Town East) play noteworthy non-league opponents.

        Ridley, Pennsbury and D-Town West are both strong programs, but non-league schedules dont distinguish them from anyone else.

      • Longer Lasting says:

        scoop master says:

        May 15, 2012 at 7:37 am

        How do you put GA and Malvern Prep in the Top 10?
        Agreed! MP does not have a signature win all year. Only their reputation gets them a #10 ranking with a 7-9 record.

      • Ford Lax says:

        its no big deal but THS plays the toughest schedule in the state not Malvern. THS played 7 of the top ten teams in the Philly Lax rankings and three in the HM rankings, not counting the top teams in MD.

  3. Matt says:

    Scoop master,

    First, I am not a private school guy…..but who would you say should take MP’s spot, and why?

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