Boys soccer rankings: Heading into the homestretch

Boys soccer rankings: Heading into the homestretch

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Boys soccer rankings: Heading into the homestretch

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Yorktown's Enzo Sangiacomo heads the ball during a game with Mamaroneck at Yorktown Sept. 12, 2016. Yorktown won 4-2.

Yorktown’s Enzo Sangiacomo heads the ball during a game with Mamaroneck at Yorktown Sept. 12, 2016. Yorktown won 4-2.

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Records as of Sunday, Oct. 9

1. Yorktown (10-2) — The Huskers are getting comfortable in this spot, but they’re not running away with it. They handled Fox Lane and Port Chester this week with a pair of 3-0 wins, then had a scare in overtime against Ossining on Saturday. There is no dominant team in Section 1 this year, but Yorktown is leading the pack. Previous ranking: 1

2. Mamaroneck (11-1-1) — Since losing to Yorktown earlier this season, the Tigers haven’t lost in nine straight games. With talent all over the field, they look like the most complete team in the area and may end up with the No. 1 seed in Class AA. PR: 2

3. Somers (12-1-1) — After scoring at a dizzying pace for the first few weeks, the Tuskers have cooled off with one-goal showings in their last three games. Losing Jared Mazzola to the U.S. Academy system took away some firepower, but Somers believes it still has enough to compete for the Class A title. PR: 3

4. Tappan Zee (10-2-1) — You could argue that the most consistent team in Class A for the last two weeks has been the Dutchmen, who are riding a six-game winning streak. They’re the only team that can claim wins over both Byram Hills and defending champion Pearl River. PR: 4

5. Pearl River (9-2-2) — The Pirates haven’t lost since the overtime heartbreaker at Tappan Zee, but they did pick up ties against Suffern and Nanuet. Think they’re looking forward to the rematch with TZ on Friday? That should decide the league title. PR: 5

6. Byram Hills (9-2-2) — Many coaches will tell you that they view the Bobcats as the favorite in Class A, and they may not be that crazy. Jack Beer has been as dynamic as any player in the section and there is plenty of skill around him. PR: 7 

7. Arlington (9-5) — Make it seven straight wins against Section 1 opponents for the defending Class AA champs. The Admirals have come on strong and have already locked up a league title, having gone 7-0 in league play thus far. PR: 6

8. Suffern (9-2-2) — The Mounties are also well-positioned for a league title as they currently sit at 7-0-1 in league play. They’ve proven that they’re the top dog in Rockland County when it comes to Class AA, but how will they stack up against the rest of Section 1? PR: 8

9. Lakeland (8-3-2) — It’s now five straight wins for the Hornets, who are the only team that can claim a win over Somers this season. They’ve outscored opponents 16-2 in that span and seem to be heating up at the perfect time. PR: Not ranked

10. Hastings (10-1-1) — All the Yellow Jackets do is keep winning. How they stack up against the rest of Section 1 is a fun debate to have, but what really matters is that they’re looking like the favorite to repeat in Class B. PR: NR

On the bubble: Harrison (10-3-1), Horace Greeley (9-4), Ketcham (9-4), New Rochelle (6-4-1), Rye Neck (11-2)

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

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

Class B — 1. Hastings (10-1-1); 2. Rye Neck (11-2); 3. Bronxville (10-3); 4. Blind Brook (7-3-1); 5. Valhalla (8-3-2); 6. Pleasantville (7-3-2); 7. Croton-Harmon (8-6); 8. Albertus Magnus (5-8); 9. Briarcliff (5-6-1); 10. Edgemont (5-9)

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

BOYS SOCCER: Last week’s rankings

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Suffern's Zac Lloyd (14) and Spring Valley's Ahmed Aly (15) battles for control of the ball during boys soccer at Spring Valley High School on Oct. 6, 2016.

Suffern’s Zac Lloyd (14) and Spring Valley’s Ahmed Aly (15) battles for control of the ball during boys soccer at Spring Valley High School on Oct. 6, 2016.

Suffern's Matt Iaria (6) and Spring Valley's Reedson Therneus (19) battles for control of the ball during boys soccer at Spring Valley High School on Oct. 6, 2016.

Suffern’s Matt Iaria (6) and Spring Valley’s Reedson Therneus (19) battles for control of the ball during boys soccer at Spring Valley High School on Oct. 6, 2016.

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