With blemish-free records on both sides, Albertus Magnus and Peekskill have now each moved into the top-five of the New York State Sportswriters Association weekly rankings for Class A, coming in at No. 3 and No. 5, respectively.
Looking at the remainder of the Falcons’ schedule, there is a high probability that they will finish the season undefeated. The Red Devils, however, have not one, but two meetings with Class AA powerhouse Ossining. Aside from those two rendezvous, there is a good chance Peekskill will win every other game this season.
The two teams have a storied past in recent years, meeting in the section final the last two years and the Slam Dunk final last year — all of which were won by Peekskill. I currently have the Falcons and Red Devils at No. 2 and No. 3 in my top-10 rankings, respectively, so we’ll more than likely see the third installment of a Albertus Magnus-Peekskill section final this March.
Around the section, Ossining and Irvington stayed in the top spots in Class AA and Class B, respectively, for the second consecutive week. The Pride have hovered around the No. 1 rank all year, while the Bulldogs have not fallen out since the season’s debut rankings list.
New Rochelle earned some much-deserved love from the state by grabbing the No. 25 rank in Class AA. The Huguenots, who romped Ursuline last week, pushed 13th-ranked and unbeaten Scarsdale to the brink on Monday. Even though the rankings’ results reflect scores that did not include the New Rochelle-Scarsdale game, I think that the Huguenots will stay ranked next week.
Click here to see all of the results in each class. Here are the Section 1 teams that were represented:
1. Ossining (Lohud rank: 1)
13. Scarsdale (Lohud rank: 4)
19. North Rockland (Lohud rank: 5)
25. New Rochelle (Lohud rank: 6)
Honorable mention: Ursuline (Lohud rank: 7)
Honorable mention: Lourdes (Lohud rank: N/R)
3. Albertus Magnus (Lohud rank: 2)
5. Peeekskill (Lohud rank: 3)20. Rye (Lohud rank: 8)
1. Irvington (Lohud rank: 10)
10. Ardsley (Lohud rank: 9)
18. Briarcliff (Lohud rank: N/R)
13. Haldane (Lohud rank: N/R)