Boys soccer rankings: Mamaroneck ascends to No. 1

Yorktown boys soccer beat Mamaroneck 4-2 at Yorktown Sept. 12, 2016.

Yorktown boys soccer beat Mamaroneck 4-2 at Yorktown Sept. 12, 2016.

Lohud boys soccer rankings

Records as of Sunday, Oct. 16

1. Mamaroneck (13-1-1) — The Tigers have locked up the No. 1 seed in Class AA and they’ll finish the regular season as the top team in our rankings. It was a rough final week for former No. 1 Yorktown, but Mamaroneck keeps chugging along. The Tigers have gone 10-0-1 in their last 11 and will enter the playoffs as the favorite. Previous ranking: 2

2. Somers (13-1-1) — The Tuskers only played once last week, a 2-0 win over Panas, but Monday’s season-finale against Lakeland will have major implications. If Somers wins, it’ll lock up the No. 1 seed in Class A and a share of a league title. A loss would be costly. PR: 3

3. Pearl River (12-2-2) — With their regular season completed, it’s just a matter of patience for the Pirates. If Somers loses to Lakeland on Monday, Pearl River would be the beneficiary and likely get the top seed in Class A. Either way, Friday’s win over Tappan Zee gave the Pirates their fourth straight league title. PR: 5

4. Tappan Zee (11-3-1) — Friday’s loss to Pearl River cost the Dutchmen a league title, but that doesn’t make them any less dangerous for the playoffs. Sophomore Jorge Umana (14 goals, six assists) and senior Thomas Shalvey (seven goals, nine assists) have led a balanced and diverse attack. PR: 4

5. Byram Hills (11-2-2) — A league title will be decided when the Bobcats host Harrison on Monday, but there are loftier goals at the Hills. They’ve been behind the likes of Somers, Pearl River and TZ in the rankings for most of the season, but does anyone doubt that Byram has the goods to make a run in Class A? PR: 6

6. Arlington (10-5) — Who wants to see the Admirals in the playoffs? The answer is probably no one. It’s now seven wins in a row against Section 1 opponents, a stern reminder of why they’ve won three of the last four Class AA titles and should never be taken lightly. PR: 7

7. Hastings (13-1-1) — Last week was viewed as a chance for the Yellow Jackets to prove themselves against quality competition, and they sent a resounding message. Hastings beat Blind Brook, Yorktown and Bronxville by a combined score of 8-0, leaving no doubt that they’re among the best in Section 1, regardless of school size. PR: 10

8. Suffern (10-2-2) — The Mounties dominated their league this season, going 8-0-1 with one game to play. They’ve positioned themselves for a top-three seed in Class AA, led by a breakout season from Myles Solan (10 goals, 11 assists). PR: 8

9. Horace Greeley (11-4) — A season-sweep of Yorktown has earned the Quakers a league title and respect around the section. Their most recent win over the Huskers on Friday came in an eye-opening 4-0 rout, making it impossible not to move Greeley ahead of Yorktown. PR: Not ranked

10. Yorktown (10-4-1) — The Huskers are licking their wounds after going 0-2-1 in their last three games, which cost them the No. 1 ranking and a chance at the top seed in Class AA. The good news is that they’ll get a fresh start this week when the postseason begins, and Yorktown has made a habit of deep playoff runs. PR: 1

On bubble: Harrison (11-3-1), Lakeland (10-3-2), New Rochelle (8-4-1), Rye (9-3-3), Rye Neck (14-2)

PODCAST: Vin Mercogliano and Leif Skodnick discuss the upcoming playoffs with Hastings coach Fred Sandhop

Class AA — 1. Mamaroneck (13-1-1); 2. Arlington (10-5); 3. Suffern (10-2-2); 4. Horace Greeley (11-4); 5. Yorktown (10-4-1); 6. New Rochelle (8-4-1); 7. Ketcham (11-4); 8. Scarsdale (7-4-1); 9. Port Chester (6-9); 10. Ossining (8-6-1)

Class A — 1. Somers (13-1-1); 2. Pearl River (12-2-2); 3. Tappan Zee (11-3-1); 4. Byram Hills (11-2-2); 5. Lakeland (10-3-2); 6. Harrison (11-3-1); 7. Rye (9-3-3); 8. Nanuet (10-4-1); 9. Eastchester (7-6-2); 10. Beacon (10-5)

Class B — 1. Hastings (13-1-1); 2. Rye Neck (14-2); 3. Bronxville (10-6); 4. Valhalla (9-4-2); 5. Pleasantville (8-4-2); 6. Briarcliff (7-6-1); 7. Blind Brook (8-6-1); 8. Croton-Harmon (9-7); 9. Edgemont (6-9); 10. Albertus Magnus (6-9)

Class C — 1. Solomon Schechter (9-4); 2. Haldane (7-6-1); 3. North Salem (10-5); 4. Hamilton (8-7); 5. Tuckahoe (4-10-1)

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