The computer is down today so I'm doing this from the iPhone. Thus, please excuse a couple of spelling/grammatical errors due to a lack of ability to properly edit. I apologize ahead of time. Anyway, we are back again with another week of rankings and two scores were settled while a new one was formed. Let's begin with the only spot that is obvious and unchanging from week to week.
1) Charleston-The Bluejays continued to roll with another big win over area foe Scott County Central Friday. Things get dicey this week with a full slate for the Jays between the Superman Classic and a matchup with Caruthersville. If there is a week to expect the Jays to potentially stumble, this is it. (Previous Ranking: 1)
2) Sikeston-The Red Dogs were able to once again create separation from their Catholic counterpart this week with a win over previous Class 4 Number 1 and unbeaten Desoto. The Dogs have some interesting matchups this week with both Farmington and Kennett at home. (Previous Ranking: T-2)
3) Notre Dame-The Blue Dogs regress a spot due to Sikeston getting another impressive win. However, they continue to play well and should not be doubted. Nathan Meystedt and company are a strong foe in the SEMO area. (Previous Ranking: T-2)
4) Caruthersville-The Tigers maintain their slot once again and have the biggest opportunity to make a jump this week. With a matchup with #1 Charleston looming Friday, there could be a new top team come next week. (Previous Ranking: 4)
5) Jackson-Some may object that Cape defeated Jackson in the Christmas tourney. However, the Indians are hitting their stride while Cape continues to blow close games. For the week, Jackson takes the lead though look for the battle between they and Cape to continue as the season does. (Previous Ranking: T-5)
6) Cape Central-The Tigers took a hard fought loss to Eisenhower out of Illinois last night in a game that those attending are calling a classic. The loss to a similar team is enough to drop Cape for the moment. As stated above, the shifting between Cape and Jackson isn't over yet. (Previous Ranking: T-5)
7) Kennett-The Boys in the Bootheel continue their post-Christmas run and have the opportunity to show just how competitive they can be in a loaded Class 3 with a matchup with Sikeston and the BCT coming soon. (Previous Ranking: 7)
8) Portageville-The Bulldogs continue to be the area Class 2 favorites. Look for them to get some more experience against large schools with the upcoming BCT. (Previous Ranking: 8)
9) Perryville-The Pirates maintain due to a lack of seizing the spot from the teams behind them. If/When Moldenhauer returns, this team will be competitive. (Previous Ranking: 9)
10) Risco-Don't have a freakout SCC fans! Risco holds on to this spot this week even with a loss to Meridian due to the competition they are providing even without three varsity players. Let's be honest. Neither SCC nor Risco has that true quality win that separates one from the other. With the Scott-Miss tourney and a game against Sturgeon this week, SCC could seize this spot next week. (Previous Ranking: 10)
Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): Doniphan, Poplar Bluff, Scott County Central
Look for changes next week though the teams that could be considered for the list continues to really dwindle (Doniphan is holding on by a thread). As teams continue to solidify their spots, more and more potential wins look like they could be upsets. As always, I appreciate the feedback and discussion. See you next week. Thanks.
Sideline Semoball has Cape as winning Saturday.
Caruthersville plays Dyer County tomorrow. They are ranked #114 in the nation and #3 overall in Tn. Play Charleston Friday! If they can get at least one win this week, that will say something
Scuddog, just saw that. You are right. Got some bad info earlier today on that game. Doesn't change what I believe though which is that Jackson is still my #5. They have impressed me more lately. Also, that game puts Eisenhower at 4-13. I don't care how strong your schedule is, that is not an impressive record.
Sideline, a 4-13 record is not very good, did not know they had lost that many.
Scuddog, those are the numbers I got from Maxpreps adding in the Cape game that had not been reported. Can't say they haven't played more games or not but those scores are correct so they have at least thirteen losses either way.
Cheese, is the Dyer County game home or away?
In Memphis at the FedEx Forum
Dang Sideline, I'm no English major, but I sure wish I could do that well on my Droid!
Out of curiosity, sideline, if C'ville should beat the Jays, who would be your new #1? Particularly, in light of the fact that Charleston has beaten both Sikeston and Notre Dame twice, this year.
Birdfan, I have no clue. If Caruthersville wins by fifteen or something (not calling it), they would probably take it. If Caruthersville wins, even close, they will probably overtake #2 at least. Again, it all depends on the score, etc. They Tigers play Sikeston the week after as well so Caruthersville has a big chance to impress over the next two weeks.
So, you are saying if C'ton loses, they will definitely fall from the top spot although it would be only their first loss to a Missouri team. I understand your saying it depends on how the game with C'ville transpires, but there's no way Sikeston or ND should jump over C'ton should they lose to C'ville.
But, of course, your poll is just your opinion, for whatever it's worth.
I'm saying Caruthersville would jump everyone to #1 if they get a convincing victory potentially. Sikeston nor Notre Dame would pass Charleston unless the Jays took a few losses, had a few injuries, etc.
Sorry, sideline....I read something into your statement that you didn't say. No where did you say that C'ton would fall from #1 should they suffer a loss. So, we shall all wait and see what happens this week and next. ;-)
You know how I am birdfan. I have personal rooting interest in Sikeston above all others but I try to take any sort of rooting bias out of my poll and will continue to do that.
Prior to the season it was Charleston, Sikeston, and Cville in everybodys area rankings. In the next 2 weeks we should see all of that sorted out with Cville having a chance to settle all of this on the court.
Where and when is the Charleston and Cville game ?
At Charleston, on Friday the 20th
This man typed an incredibly lengthy post from an IPHONE and all you can think about is rankings?! Shame!
Seriously though, looks good once again sideline. If Cville beats Ctown, I can't see how that doesn't put them at number 1. They're already number 4, it's not like they'd be making a huge jump. Leave Charleston, SHS, and ND in the same order, just drop them all one spot.
Farm do you think he could type a post about sitting in a park and watching the ducks from his Iphone. (obscure reference for those that have been around awhile)
That would be a big win for Cville against a pretty good Dyer County team at the Fex Ex Forum. Although playing in Tennessee always concerns me. Hard to get a fair shake out of state. Not to mention Dyer County has always brought in talent from other areas and other schools, including their best player who came from Mississippi. Maybe Tennessee plays by different rules in regards to transfers. It's always been pretty fishy down there. So good luck Cville. You've got a lot of factors working against you in this one.
I've always heard their coach is a good recruiter.
Larry, the Duck Variations!?
Or Holden Caulfield!?
I don't think anyone is expecting to see Caruthersville beat Dyer County. With their history, and where it's played, just us staying within 20 will be a victory to me! But, you just never know, that's why they play the game. Good Luck to my boys tomorrow! Enjoy the exp at playing in the FedEx Forum! Big game Friday Night!
I was at FedEx Forum for one of the games in the Grizzlies-Spurs series and the place was electric. Good luck to the Tigers. Win or lose, that is a game you don't forget.
I only post on those site from my DROID so I understand your worry with grammatical errors.
Quick question, how exactly do you say cape is falling. They still only have 4 losses: 2 to Charleston, 1 to ND, and I'm drawing a blank on the other right now. I agree with you about jackson, they are making some incredible progress. I would at least have them tied, I just don't see how jackson could take the lead without beating a very good team this week. I don't care what eisenhowers record is they were a very good team. It was the nest game I've seen central play this year and they only won by a point. I don't know, may e I'm just being a bit too biased, but I was just looking for a bit more info on your decision on cape and jackson.
Perryville won the Chester Ill. tourney this week,had Weibrecht playing on bad ankle and Dobblelare sick with flu all week. would say they had a pretty good week considering. Jackson and Cape play one more time before districts. I believe Jackson plays Bluff Tues and plays at Lindbergh this week in a tourney,schedule is getting tougher.
SemoSports, between the recent loss and the close win against a team that was 4-12 coming in coupled with the way Jackson hasn't lost since Christmas and is finding a rhythm, I thought it was enough for them to flip this week. Also, I really kind of hate doing the ties. I know they looked to play very well against Eisenhower but that record is just not great. I don't care how strong their competition is which we don't even know where that is at. I respect your disagreeance and can understand where one may take umbrage but I think that enough is there to justify the change.
Alright, thanks for the reasoning. I'll just wait for the next meeting, I have a feeling this team will pick it up towards the end like last year.
The reason I like Sidelines Top Ten is because he gives his reason as to why he picked them for that spot. Although, I don't agree with all of them, he gives his reasoning and you have to respect that.
I agree Cheese. That's a lot easier to do with a Top 10 than it would be with a Top 25.
Well usually after the top 10, the rest is usually just a big toss up anyway. No reason to go past 10 IMO
i would have nd number 2 and sikeston number 3 but overall a hell of a job,imo, i know heeb, and he will have them boys hooping,but they better cause charleston is the real deal this year just like scc has been in the past 3 years.does anybody now what the worst record has been and won state? just wondering,and by the way i like sikeston so dont kill me for my thoughts lol
You're good kmasters. Thanks for not being upset over the SCC and Risco decision. The way I figure Sikeston and ND is that they have three similar losses (two to Charleston and one to each other) but ND has two other losses under their belt, one quality (Borgia), one not as much (NMCC). Meanwhile, Sikeston has taken out DeSoto who hadn't yet lost and did it at their place. Plus, they've defeated Imagine. That's just my thinking on the matter. I respect a different thought process though.
doesnt upset me sideline lol,we will see in march who is better lol, i want all classes to be represented from semo at state we have very good teams down here and it shows,but do you know who has the worst record and won state just wondering?
i would rather not be ranked in these polls and win state,than be on hear crying why my team is higher just saying lol good job though
should said isnt higher, my bad lol now thats old school hahahahahahahaha
Dyer County thrashed Cartuehrsville.
As they would anyone else in Semo
I know Dyer County is talented, but bring them on this side of the river and lets see how they would fare. They came over 4 or 5 years ago and lost to Advance. I doubt they ever come back over here.
The team with the worst record that won a state title was Vashon in the early 80s. They went 12-16 I think and won the 4A state title. That means they went into district play with about 6 wins.
Like you said, that was 4-5 years ago.. Completely different team they have now. I have my opinion and I say they would beat anyone in Semo, here or there. We will just have to agree to disagree on this
No, I'm not saying they wouldn't. I know exactly the players they have. I just would like to see them come over here with SEMO refs and SEMO fans. That's all. But more importantly, I'd like to see them play with their own players instead of studs moving in. I'd really like to see that.
Oh I definitely agree with you there. Must be nice to hand pick who you want to play for you.
Must be a loose definition of county.
There is open enrollment over there in TN so what happens is those kids move in during middle school or their freshman year. Literally every kid on the DC roster is a move in including Hubbs whose father was hired as a coach to bring him in. And you can't even compare summer ball to regular season ball. At Dexter every team was playing 3-4 games a day plus who knows if teams are playing in another league at the same time etc. As a result kids are dead legged in the summer and don't play as hard it is a running clock and there are camp rules like a point for a foul etc. It isn't even the same. DC has only lost one game this season and that was to a top 25 team in the nation by 6 points.
I think risco won the one at dexter with the fewest ammount of players! They have less than fifty kids in high school. Thirty of thise either play basketball or cheerlead. Guess they need open enrollment!
I was glad to see the Poplar Bluff / Jackson results. A little backing for Bluff's honorable mention.
oh my how will the polls change....hahahaha
thanks semo ,that is amazing to have a record like that and win state
Can't wait to see the next top 10, should be an interesting one!
In regards to SCC and Risco; it will be interesting to see how Sideline ranks theses two teams now. Yes, SCC won the Scott-Miss tourney but they turn right around and loose to a school that is smaller than Class 3(first time in three years). Inturn, Risco looses to Holcomb ( a team that did not even make his Honorable Mention's list.
But holcomb has only lost four games all to ranked teams i think! Kennett risco portageville and i cant remember the other! There really a great team. Were ranked fourth in state at first of the season! Dont ever count them out!
There will be some shifting in tomorrow's polls.
Proud pa pa
Holcombs other loss was to Bernie in the BCT.
Who did SCC lose to?
scc will not go to state this year if they keep playing like they are....... period..... coach better do something different, but he wont,we need marcus to come home and take this team,at least he wont be scared of the kids,and yes i said this and yes my name is on here
Wow, Kmasters, tell us how you really feel!
lol it is what it is,lol
you are correct kmasters,i hear scc cant even pass a drug test
Don't think Holcomb lost to Kennett.
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