Penn Wood moved up one spot to No. 1 in The Inquirer’s
boys’ basketball rankings.
The Patriots replace Neumann-Goretti, which dropped to sixth after losing to fifth-ranked Friends’ Central on Dec. 29.
Ninth-ranked Archbishop Carroll and 10th-ranked Plymouth Whitemarsh moved into the rankings for the first time this season. They replace
. The Patriots were ranked ninth, while
had the 10th
-- Keith Pompey
Here’s the Southeastern Pennsylvania Top 10 rankings that will appear in tomorrow’s Inquirer.
Previous rank in parentheses. Records through Sunday.
1. Penn Wood (2) 9-0
The Patriots have been unstoppable since a one-point victory against Southern. They defeated their next six opponents by an average margin of 24.3 points.
2. Roman Catholic (3) 5-4
The Cahillites’ record is a bit misleading: Roman’s four losses are a result of having played arguably the toughest schedule in the nation.
3. Pennsbury (4) 6-2
The Falcons are making life miserable for Suburban One National Division foes. They take a 48-game league winning streak into tomorrow’s game with Council Rock North.
The “Baby” Clippers are the area’s most exciting team to watch. And they are only going to get better.
5. Friends’ Central (6) 12-1
It’s a shame that the Friends Schools League isn’t a member of the PIAA. The
would surely contend for a PIAA state title.
6. Neumann-Goretti (1) 5-1
It didn’t take the Saints long to erase memories of their setback to Friends’ Central. They won their next two games by a combined 26 points.
7. Conestoga (7) 11-0
The senior-dominated Pioneers have been the area’s feel-good story of the early season.
8. Imhotep Charter (8) 9-1
The Panthers are the Public League’s finest. As a result, they’ll provide the league’s best chance to win a state title.
9. Archbishop Carroll (NR) 10-0
The Patriots are proving that there is more to Carroll that its girls’ basketball team.
10. Plymouth Whitemarsh (NR) 8-2
The Colonels have excelled since switching to a smaller lineup. But their five-game winning streak will get tested in tonight’s showdown against rival
Under consideration (listed alphabetically): Bartram (9-0), Communications Tech (6-2),
(9-4), Malvern Prep (12-4), Norristown (7-2),
’s Prep (7-2).
-- Keith Pompey