Varsity Insider: Week 5 boys basketball power rankings

Varsity Insider: Week 5 boys basketball power rankings

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Varsity Insider: Week 5 boys basketball power rankings

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Through 1/23
1. St. Johnsbury (11-0): The Hilltoppers haven’t allowed an opponent to reach 50 points since their 101-75 win over North Country, a span of six games. Last ranking: 1.
2. Rice Memorial (8-1): The Green Knights, who bounced back from their loss to St. Johnsbury in the win at North Country, welcome Mount Mansfield on Saturday. Game time is 4:30 p.m. Last ranking: 2.
3. Vergennes (12-0): Looks like there wasn’t too much rust for the Commodores, who, after a two-week layoff, scored 79 points in the win over Milton. Last ranking: 3.
4. Mount Mansfield (7-2): Can the Cougars push their winning streak to four games when they travel to Rice on Saturday? Last ranking: 4.
5. Rutland (7-4): In their three-game winning streak, the Raiders have dispatched Essex and Division II contenders Fair Haven and Burr and Burton. Last ranking: 5.
6. Middlebury (9-2): A five-game winning streak — their latest triumph came Wednesday against Missisquoi — pushes the Tigers to No. 3 in the VPA index standings. Last ranking: 9.
7. Essex (5-3): Overtime losses to Rutland and CVU knock the Hornets a spot in the rankings. Last ranking: 6.
8. Williamstown (11-0): As I wrote in today’s Free Press, Jason Manwaring has battled through a foot injury to lead the Blue Devils to an undefeated start. Last ranking: 7.
9. Lake Region (11-0): Drew Gallup’s recent production has helped the Rangers remain as the few undefeated teams left in boys basketball. Last ranking: 10.
10. Champlain Valley (6-5): Battling to a pair of overtime wins, Lucas Aube and the Redhawks return to the top 10. Last ranking: Unranked.
Dropped out: Burlington (4-6).
Bubble team: Burr and Burton (8-2)
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