The South area (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi) has been extremely aggressive to date this season, so who higher to start out off our weekly regional rankings, than the host of two main tournaments already this season. The Nike TOC Southeast and the Florida Gem High School Classic had been simply two of quite a lot of occasions that provided up some electrical matchups previously two weeks. Let’s see how our first spherical of rankings wound up.
1. Carrollwood Day (Tampa, Florida)
Influence Wins: Viera (FL), Hagerty (FL), Skutt Catholic (NE), Lakeland (FL)
Notes: CDS took silver on the Nike TOC Southeast and Gold on the Florida GEM HS Basic. The staff’s singular loss on the season got here by the hands of TOC champions Cornerstone Christian of Texas.
2. Academy of Holy Names (Tampa, Florida)
Influence Wins: Braden River (FL), Westminster Christian (FL), North Allegheny (PA), Venice (FL), Winter Park (FL), Sandy Creek (GA)
Notes: The FL Gem silver medalist, Holy Names has dropped only a pair of units on the season, each towards No. 1 Carrollwood Day. They’ve taken wins off groups from three totally different states, and look to be the actual deal this season.
3. Viera (Florida)
Influence Wins: Winter Park (FL), North Allegheny (PA), Sandy Creek (GA), Westminster Christian (FL)
Notes: Viera avenged a season opener sweep of a loss by successful 5 straight matches and ending third on the TOC Southeast, making it because the semifinals earlier than being knocked out by CDS. Tis previous week they picked up a pair of wins over Bishop Moore and Satellite tv for pc.
4. Winter Park (Florida)
Influence Wins: Keller (TX), Hagerty (FL)
Notes: Winter Park completed 4th at TOC Southeast and had been undefeated on the weekend and the season till being knocked out of rivalry by Cornerstone Christian, and Viera within the third-place match. Nonetheless, a extremely respectable win over a troublesome Texas staff in Keller was high-impact for the Wildcats.
5. Berkeley Prep (Tampa, Florida)
Influence Wins: Tempo Academy (GA), Plant (FL), Clearwater Central Catholic (FL)
Notes: Berkeley Prep has appeared good to date this season, scooping up a pleasant win over Georgia’s Tempo Academy in event play within the first weekend of the month, and a giant four-set win over Clearwater Central Catholic.
6. Tempo Academy (Atlanta, Georgia)
Influence Wins: Alpharetta (GA), Buford (GA), Pope (GA), St. Henry (KY)
Notes: Tempo has been pounding the pavement this season, notching a dozen straight wins earlier than struggling a pair of powerful losses, albeit towards top-tier groups in Cornerstone Christian and Berkeley Prep. But it surely was not more than a pace bump for the Knights, bouncing again and choosing up 5 extra wins headed into the week, together with Kentucky’s St. Henry, a pair of Florida foes, and an in-state sweep over McIntosh.
7. Pope (Marietta, Georgia)
Influence Wins: Walton (GA) twice, St. Pius X (GA), Ravenwood (TN), Cleveland (TN), Sacred Coronary heart (KY), Sequoyah (GA), Buford (GA)
Notes: A pair of losses are the one blemish on Pope’s schedule to date this season, with the potential to cross the brink of 20 wins this week. They’ve defeated groups from three totally different states this season, flexing their vary, well-rounded play.
8. Bob Jones (Madison, Alabama)
Influence Wins: McGill-Toolen (AL) twice, Mountain Brook (AL) twice, Bayside Academy (AL) twice, Collierville (TN), Nolensville (TN)
Notes: Bob Jones has impressed this season, notching 21 straight dubs with simply 4 units dropped. They’ve made their presence identified, and the patriots present no indicators of slowing down. Defeating the who’s who of Alabama and a pair of Tennessee titans in Nolensville and Collierville, the Patriots have put themselves on the map within the South area and past.
9. Calvary Christian (Clearwater, Florida)
Influence Wins: Bishop McLaughlin (FL), Hagerty (FL), Clovis (CA), Skutt Catholic (NE), Westminster Christian (FL), Berkeley Prep (FL), Cardinal Mooney (FL)
Notes: The Warriors have faired effectively to date this season, incomes 11 wins with a single loss to Hagerty in event play. They took first within the gold bracket on the Nike TOC Southeast, taking down Nebraska’s perennial state title contenders Skutt Catholic within the quarterfinals, adopted by Plant, and No. 5 Berkeley Prep within the finals.
10. Hillgrove (Powder Springs, Georgia)
Influence Wins: Marietta (GA), Pope (GA)
Notes: Hillgrove has quietly put collectively a heck of a marketing campaign to date this Fall, shedding only a pair of matches out of 27. An enormous five-set victory over Marietta and a sweeping win over No. 7 Pope within the midst of a present eight-game win streak could have pushed the staff to the a better gear, they usually present no indicators of slowing down with only a handful of matches left within the common season.
11. Archbishop Hannan (Covington, Louisiana)
Influence Wins: St. Pius X (GA), McGill-Toolen (AL)
Notes: The Hawks have been hovering to date this season, taking two huge wins towards out of state opponents, and dropping only one match, a two-set event loss to St. Thomas Aquinas of Florida over the weekend.
12. McGill-Toolen (Cell, Alabama)
Influence Wins: Spain Park (AL), Bayside Academy (AL), St. Pius X (GA), Mt. Carmel (LA)
Notes: The Yellowjackets have had an thrilling season to date, successful 16 out of 20 matches to date, dropping a pair of matches two undefeated No. 8 Bob Jones, a nail biter of a five-setter towards No. 13 Mountain Brook, and three-set towards No. 11 Archbishop Hannan that went wire to wire. They’re on a superb trajectory that, with the appropriate timing and changes, could possibly be headed in direction of a state title.
13. Mountain Brook (Birmingham, Alabama)
Influence Wins: Spanish Fort (AL) twice, McGill-Toolen (AL)
Notes: Exterior of a pair of losses to No. 8 Bob Jones, who appears to be the thorn within the aspect of each staff within the state and a five-set heartbreaker to No. 16 Bayside Academy, the Spartans have appeared like true warriors this season, forward of a pair of out-of-state opponents from Tennessee this upcoming weekend. Ought to they win, it may imply one other bump up the ladder for Mountain Brook.
14. Spanish Fort (Alabama)
Influence Wins: Bayside Academy (AL), Hernando (MS), Tate (FL), Tempo (FL)
Notes: Spanish Fort has pieced collectively some good wins this season each out and in of state. No. 13 Mountain Brook and No. 15 Fairhope are the one two groups to greatest the Toros, who’re at the moment on a 9 recreation stampeding win streak.
15. Fairhope (Alabama)
Influence Wins: Hoover (AL), Spanish Fort (AL), Jackson Academy (MS), Madison Central (MS)
Notes: A pair early-season event losses are the one smudged on an in any other case clear schedule for the Pirates, who’ve swept their final eight opponents.
16. Bayside Academy (Daphne, Alabama)
Influence Wins: Brandon (MS), Mountain Brook (AL), Fairhope
Notes: Bayside has had a rollercoaster of a season, but nonetheless impressed with 14 wins amongst a difficult discipline of foes. They’ve snagged some nice victories and seen others slip via their grasp, however they’ve achieved sufficient to earn the No. 16 spot due to wins over No. 20 Brandon, No. 13 Mountain Brook, and No. 15 Fairhope.
17. Venice (Florida)
Influence Wins: Bishop Gorman (NV), Braden River (FL)
Notes: Venice earned a spot within the platinum bracket on the Nike TOC Southeast however was ousted within the first spherical towards No. 3 Viera. They completed seventh total on the TOC, and picked up again to again wins since. They’ll face a problem once they face No. 24 Clearwater Central Catholic subsequent, who simply placed on a stable efficiency on the LIVT in Louisville.
18. Madison -Ridgeland Academy (Mississippi)
Influence Wins: Jackson Academy (MS) twice
Notes: 26 wins are rather a lot. MRA has dealt with nearly each staff they’ve confronted this season outdoors of No. 25 Hartfield Academy. They’ve misplaced 5 units over 27 matches, and are at the moment rolling on a ten win streak. They’ll tackle No. 20 Jackson Academy at this time.
19. Brandon (Mississippi)
Influence Wins: Madison Central (MS), Jasper (AL)
Notes: The Bulldogs maintain simply two losses, one towards No. 16 Bayside Academy and the opposite towards No. 21 Madison Central. They’ve received 54 of 64 units on the season.
20. Jackson Academy (Mississippi)
Influence Wins: Arlington (TN), Dyer County (TN), Huntsville (AL), Hartfield Academy (MS)
Notes: Jackson Academy has appeared good this season, with three of their six losses coming towards regionally ranked opponents. They’ve proven moments of brilliance with lots of season left to go.
21. Madison Central (Mississippi)
Influence Wins: Brandon (MS), Jackson Academy (MS), Daphne (AL)
Notes: The jaguars jumped out to 6 wins within the final seven days earlier than being swept by No. 15 Fairhope. The Mississippi panorama, a microcosm of the area itself has been dog-eat-dog this season with groups swapping wins and losses like buying and selling playing cards, leaving lots of room for a path to the rostrum come the tip of the season.
22. St. Mary’s Dominican (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Influence Wins: N/A
Notes: St. Mary’s has been making it look straightforward within the Large Straightforward, sweeping all 4 of their opponents to date this season. The season is younger, however they’ve been enjoying in mid-season type to date, forward of a troublesome event weekend and the guts of their schedule forward.
23. Plainview (Rainsville, Alabama)
Influence Wins: N/A
Notes: It’s plain to see that Plainview has had an exceptional season to date, with only a single loss on the report, a three-set event loss towards Brooks. Because the loss they’ve swept 5 straight opponents within the final week or so.
24. Clearwater Central Catholic (Florida)
Influence Wins: Mercy (KY), Presentation (KY), Dunbar (KY), St. Henry (KY)
Notes: CCC opted to move to Kentucky and take a look at their abilities towards some fierce competitors from the Bluegrass State final weekend, choosing up 4 of their 5 wins on the season in a three-day span. At this time, they’ve obtained their fingers full with No. 17 Venice, however a win may see them stand up the checklist.
25. Hartfield Academy (Flowood, Mississippi)
Influence Wins: Madison-Ridgeland Academy
Notes: The Hawks picked up a giant win over No. 18 Madison-Ridgeland Academy, in a five-set battle that noticed Hartfield run away with the fifth set 15-7. Nonetheless, a latest loss to No. 20 Jackson Academy slid them down the checklist a bit. Nonetheless, they’ve obtained No. 18 Madison-Ridgeland Academy and one other shot at Jackson Academy on faucet within the coming weeks, which, if issues go their manner, may propel them into the highest 20 and even larger.