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Diary of a Mad Sportswriter: NYS football rankings hits and misses Week 2

Diary of a Mad Sportswriter

Stan Hudy is a sportswriter for The Saratogian and Community News. He covers high school and youth sports in the Saratoga County area as well as writing a weekly book review on sports books. He's not just a "stick and ball" sportswriter, he's willing to take on any sport as well as any subject.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

NYS football rankings hits and misses Week 2

The first week’s rankings were released by the New York State Sportswriters and there were some surprises, mainly some of the Saratoga County teams not making the top 20, but at least receiving consideration as honorable mentions.

I liken that to Michigan still getting votes in the AP poll with an embarrassing 0-2 record.

Let’s highlight the positives:
Lansingburgh received the top spot in Class A with a 2-0 record representing the Capital Region, but does a 42-14 win over Mohonasen really impress anyone (sorry Warriors).

In Class AA Colonie, considered one of the teams to beat at the end of the season, dropped Schenectady in a shootout (pun intended), 34-27 and was ranked 21st. Meanwhile, the early battle of Saratoga will take place Friday night, Sept. 14, between unbeaten Ballston Spa and Shenendehowa. My guess is that the pollsters are waiting for a 3-0 team to come out of the Class A Empire Division before they put them on the Top 25 list.

Also in class A, Amsterdam’s 38-7 rout of Burnt Hills brought the Rams a 12th place spot in the polls.

In Class B, Hudson Falls is ranked No. 8 after a 33-14 win over Cairo and Broadalbin-Perth occupies the No. 15 spot after an embarrassing 54-7 rout of Cohoes. Cobleskill is ranked No. 17 folloed by Fonda-Fultonville at No. 19.
In Class C, Cambridge which has had two consecutive dominant victories only earned the No. 7 spot after a 27-6 win over Hoosick Falls. Voorheesville comes in at No. 10 after a 35-0 win over Tamarac and surprisingly Voorheesville took the No. 17 spot after a 26-7 win over Chatham.

In the best of the small schools, Fort Edward is No. 5 with a 2-0 record and Canajoharie enters the rankings at No. 11.

It still continues to boggle my mind that despite not even having played a contest two weeks into the regular season, teams are ranked. How can a team that hasn’t taken the field, deserve a spot in a ranking system. Class AA No. 3 William Floyd XI, No. 13 East Islip XI, No. 15 Farmingdale VIII, No. 19 Freeport VIII, Class A No. 9 Lawrence VIII, No. 20 Roosevelt VIII and Class B No. 10 Babylon XI were all ranked, despite not playing a single snap.

I would rather see a “untested” list of these “quality” schools versus taking a spot away from squads who have two contests under their belts.

On a personal note, unfortunately, my Wildcats from Hancock Central in Section IV were unranked, facing a tough season, but there is good news for Paul Gangarossa who will be leaving for greener pastures, The Norwich Bulletin in Conn., his Aquinas squad holds the No. 5 position in Class B after wins over McQuaid and Timon.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my bride’s alma mater, Union-Endicott who grace the No. 8 spot in Class AA. The Tigers contest versus Cochran was delayed, postponed and then cancelled due to lightning Saturday night in the Southern Tier. Sunday’s forecast was for more thunderstorms and other dates were available for both teams.


Here’s a full run down of the Week 1 rankings:
Class AA
1. St. Anthony CHSFL 1-0 2. Monroe Woodbury IX 2-0 3. William Floyd XI 0-0 4. New Rochelle I 1-0 5. Churchville-Chili V 2-0

6. St. Francis CHSFL 2-0 7. John Jay I 1-0 8. Union-Endicott IV 1-0 9.Fayetteville-Manlius III 2-0 10. Curtis NYC 1-0

11. Rush-Henrietta V 2-0 12. Iona Prep CHSFL 1-0 13. East Islip XI 0-0 14. Utica Proctor III 2-0 15. Farmingdale VIII 0-0

16. Fort Hamilton NYC 1-0 17. Chaminade CHSFL 1-0 1-0 18. Minisink Valley IX 2-0 19. Freeport VIII 0-0 20. West Genesee III 2-0

21. Colonie II 2-0 22. Gates Chili V 2-0 23. Orchard Park VI 2-0 24. Lehman NYC 1-0 25. Clarence VI 2-0

Class A
1. Lansingburgh II 2-0 2. Harrison I 1-0 3. Corning East IV 2-0 4. Cornwall IX 2-0 5. Aquinas V 2-0

6. Minoa III 2-0 7. Indian River X 2-0 8. Fordham Prep NYC 1-0 9. Lawrence VIII 0-0 10. Iroquois VI 2-0

11. Ossining I 1-0 12. Amsterdam II 2-0 13. Sweet Home VI 2-0 14. Somers I 1-0 15. Albion VI 2-0

16. Wilson V 2-0 17. McKinley VI 2-0 18. Garden City VIII 0-0 19. Fox Lane I 1-0 20. Roosevelt VIII 0-0

Class B
1. Rye I 1-0 2. Chenango Forks IV 2-0 3. Cazenovia III 2-0 4. Geneva V 2-0 5. Sleepy Hollow I 1-0

6. Hornell V 2-0 7. Westhill III 2-0 8. Hudson Falls II 2-0 9. Chenango Valley IV 2-0 10. Babylon XI 0-0

11. Nanuet I 1-0 12. Holland Patent III 2-0 13. Medina VI 2-0 14. East Rochester 2-0 15. Broadalbin-Perth II 2-0

16. Highland IX 2-0 17. Cobleskill II 2-0 18. Peru VII 2-0 19. Fonda-Fultonville II 2-0 20. Lackawanna VI 1-1

Class C
1. Dobbs Ferry I 1-0 2. Cardinal O’Hara CHS 2-0 3. LeRoy V 2-0 4. Caledonia-Mumford V 2-0 5. Cheektowaga VI 2-0

6. Croton-Harmon I 1-0 7. Cambridge II 2-0 8. Oakfield-Alabama V 2-0 9. Mount Markham III 2-0 10. Voorheesville II 2-0

11. Adirondack III 2-0 12. Lansing IV 2-0 13. Pembroke V 2-0 14. Bishop Ludden III 1-1 15. Trumansburg IV 2-0

16. Cassadaga Valley VI 2-0 17. Watervliet II 2-0 18. Unatego IV 2-0 19. Albertus Magnus I 1-0 20. Tri-Valley IX 2-0

Class D
1. Tuckahoe I 1-0 2. Onondaga III 2-0 3. Maple Grove VI 2-0 4. Walton IV 2-0 5. Fort Edward II 2-0

6. Weedsport III 2-0 7. Finney V 2-0 8. Bolivar-Richburg V 2-0 9. Portville VI 2-0 10. Moriah VII 2-0

11. Canajoharie II 2-0 12. Clyde-Savannah V 2-0 13. Frankfort-Schuyler III 2-0 14. Candor IV 2-0 15. Hinsdale VI 2-0

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