2018 High School Team Rankings
National Team Race Convoluted After MyHOUSE
Something just had to give.
There was too much talent (and parity among the teams) for anyone to escape cleanly from the awesome field at the MyHOUSE Duals hosted by Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, PA, last weekend.
What ensued was a mishmash of results:
• Blair (NJ) beat St. Edward (Ohio).
• Bergen (NJ) beat Seminary and St. Eds and lost to Montini (IL).
• Montini beat then-#1 Bergen and Eds but lost to Sem.
• Seminary beat Montini and Eds but lost to Bergen.
It creates a mess, but one that, given past high school team ranking conundrums, is relatively easy to clean up.
Blair is the only team in the country with a single blemish. The Bucs lost to Bergen at Who's #1 Duals, but they also beat Bergen at Beast of the East (by 51 points.).
Bergen goes next, but a justification is required on why the Crusaders aren't #1 and why they aren't behind Montini, which beat them. So why not #1? Bergen has two losses, whereas Blair has one. The Crusaders lost to Blair at the Beast and Montini in a dual. How razor close were they to #1? One match. If BC wins one more match vs. Montini, the Crusaders are national champions.
Why aren't they behind Montini?
Montini has to go behind Wyoming Seminary, which Montini lost to at both Ironman and in a dual. That's the deciding factor to me — two losses, two formats, same teams.
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|Rank||School||State||Last||Last Week||This Week|
|1||Blair Academy||NJ||2||Beat St. Eds, 32-20||MAPL Tournament|
|2||Bergen Catholic||NJ||1||Beat Seminary & Eds, Lost to Montini||vs. St. Joes, Don Bosco, DePaul|
|3||Wyoming Seminary||PA||4||Beat Montini & Eds, Lost to Bergen||Pope John, #14 Delbarton|
|4||Montini||IL||3||Beat Bergen, Lost to Seminary||Regionals|
|5||Graham||OH||5||Beat Richmond 60-12||State Dual Semifinals|
|6||Buchanan||CA||6||Beat #20 Clovis, 48-9||Clovis East, Mission San Jose Tourney|
|7||Lake Highland Prep||FL||7||Won Flagler Tournament||Ippolito Tournament|
|8||Poway||CA||9||Won Midcals||vs. Del Norte|
|9||St. Edward||OH||8||Lost to Blair, Bergen & Sem||State Dual Semifinals|
|10||Detroit CC||MI||10||Beat #13 La Salle 50-13||Catholic League Tourney|
|11||Tuttle||OK||11||Midcals Runners Up||@ Harrah, @ Plainview|
|12||Bethlehem Catholic||PA||12||Beat Nazareth 47-12||Distric Duals|
|13||La Salle||OH||13||Lost to #10 DCC 13-50||State Dual Semifinals|
|14||Delbarton||NJ||14||Morris County Tournament||vs. #4 Wyoming Seminary|
|15||Malvern Prep||PA||15||Beat Episcopal Academy||Germantown, Interboro|
|16||Choctaw||OK||16||4X4 Tournament||@ Edmond North|
|17||Allen||TX||17||OFF||@ #24 Broken Arrow|
|18||Selma||CA||18||Midcals 8th (Partial Team)||@ Exeter|
|19||Gilroy||CA||19||Midcals 3rd||@ Salinas|
|20||Clovis||CA||20||Lost to Clovis 9-48||@ Clovis North, @ Mission SJ Tourney|
|22||Oakdale||CA||22||Midcals 9th (Partial Team)|
|23||St. John Bosco||CA||23||Beat Servite, Mater Dei||@ Marina|
|24||Broken Arrow||OK||24||Beat Bixby||vs. #17 Allen|