The eighth state rankings for the 2016 the season have been released by the NYSSWA. Below are the WNY teams that made the cut:
No teams ranked
Williamsville South #14
St. Mary's #16
Health Sciences #22
Middle College #9
** According to the rankings...
- Canisius beats #1 (Park) the week prior and moves up one spot from #3 to #2. This week, they lost to #6 Greece Athena and slipped back to #3, as Athena took over the #2 spot.
- Park slips to #4 in NYS Class A to make room for Greece Athena to get to #2 and continue to have Canisius (#3) ahead of Park as well.
I will make this rant very short...
-Health Sciences falls three spots in NYS Class B for getting hammered at unranked Class A Timon by 35. I guess I'm alright with that, but read below what happened to Walsh for losing to a ranked team in Class A by 15...
- Walsh loses on the road to NYS Class A #2 Canisius. The only other team in the state to beat the Eagles is Park. Yet they drop Walsh FOUR spots in NYS Class B from #7 to #11. What??? Do they put ANY thought into this stuff? I feel like I'm on a hidden camera show as I'm typing this, and Neil Kerr, who heads these rankings, is about to come around the corner in his Mount Vernon T-Shirt and say "Gotcha! You should have seen the look on your face when I said we dropped Walsh farther than Health Sciences for losing at Canisius!"
- Niagara Falls fell out of the rankings this after falling big at Bishop Kearney, also unranked in Class AA.
- Last week, Middle College hammered South Park by 20+ and completed the sweep of East, but lost to a team from PA, so they fell two spots in NYS Class C to #10. This week, they move up to #9 after being idle all week.
For complete NYSSWA State Rankings, click here.