2013 New Jersey HS Rankings Poll - Week 2


#1

The Week 2 Rankings Poll is now posted HERE


#2

Freehold Twp Girls will rise the most from now until the end of the season. They added three soccer girls that ran under 5:10/11:10 last spring. That gives them 5 girls under 11:22 (3 under 11:11) and 4 under 5:07. Now they are inexperienced but give them the whole season and you may see top 3 in the MOC.


#3

How do the Westfield girls finish only one point behind Rumson yet get only one vote in the poll? Near as I can tell Rumson didn’t sit anyone.


#4

Courtney Howley - #3 returner from LY MOC


#5

Okay, one returner. Still puts Westfield close enough for a mention or two IMO. We’ll see as the season goes on.


#6

Indeed.
It is far too early to really read the tea leaves from weekly rankings. But they are weekly. This week, the calendar is showing at least 9 meets that will have Jerser representation. Lot more food for thought and, hopefully, for discussion.


#7


I think it is less of a question of whether Westfield isgood, than what went on with Rumson. AsPat said, it appears that they held one girl out. Also, they may not have focused on a race soearly in the season; ie, they may have trained through it, or, from a coachingperspective, not over emphasized it. Mybrother and I were talking about it yesterday, and he said that last year wewere surprised by Rumson’s late season ascendance to 4th atMOC. So maybe they turn it up at the appropriatetime – MOC rather than on September 14th. Point being, Westfield’s finish that close toRumson does not necessarily, in my opinion, warrant undue attention. Westfield had a nice 4x8 team last spring, sowe’ll see as the season goes on whether there is any crossover/carryover fromthat, to this fall, but at this point, I would not rank them in the top tenbased on their finish last Saturday.


#8

Love the use of the word “Jerser.”

Always have.


#9

All of which could also apply to Westfield.


#10

so, Saturday we’ll see a bit more of the picture. No one (except maybe Hillsborough, lol) waits all season to show its hand.


#11

Actually, H’boro is on the road this week to the Cherokee Challenge. We’ll get a small peek at the Raiders :slight_smile: