ON CAMPUS A look at the area college sports scene

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Week 3 of boys' volleyball ratings

Here's a look at the Register's Top 10 volleyball rankings.

Now I could have just uploaded a photo of the NCAA men's volleyball tournament but I really think the guys would like to look at this photo too.

Anyway, there are no changes at the top but a lot of movement in the rest of the poll.

Mills and Staples are the favorites for the state tournaments but as you can see, there are several teams playing really well now.

Staples has to look out for Amity and Southington.

Mills has a host of teams hot on their trail in the Class M pairings. Maloney, Enfield and a surging Darien team (which would have been ranked 11th) are threats to Lewis Mills' title. Remember that Maloney defeated Mills in 2005 state final and that Darien is an upstart program coached by Laurie LaRusso who built the Darien girls' team into a powerhouse.

Register rankings

Team Record Last week
1. Lewis Mills-Burlington (9-0) 1
Bottom line: Rematch with Amity on the horizon.
2. Staples-Westport (13-0) 2
Bottom line: Coaches’ poll has the Wreckers ranked No. 1.
3. Amity-Woodbridge (8-1) 3
Bottom line: Dominant in wins vs. Shelton and Barlow.
4. Southington (6-2) 9
Bottom line: Back at full strength and six wins in a row.
5. Maloney (8-2) 8
Bottom line: Handed Glastonbury first loss of the season.
6. Ridgefield (10-1) NR
Bottom line: Only setback is to Staples.
7. Enfield (7-1) 7
Bottom line: May not lose again in the regular season.
8. Glastonbury (8-1) 6
Bottom line: CCC rematch with Southington next week.
9. Shelton (8-2) 5
Bottom line: Lost both tests to Mills and Amity.
10. Trumbull (8-2) 4
Bottom line: Schedule eases up until the end of the regular season.
SCC rankings
1. Amity (8-1)
The Spartans took a stranglehold on the conference with their straight-set win over Shelton. Now can they run the table?
2. Shelton (8-2)
The loss of middle hitter Alex Xenidis may be one the Gaels can’t overcome. Xenidis has ligament damage in his knee.
3. Hand-Madison (7-4)
The Tigers appear poised to make another late-season run. Two wins over Masuk-Monroe was no easy task.
4. Cheshire (2-6)
Coach Sue Bavone is lamenting her team’s tough schedule — and its lack of size.
5. Xavier-Middletown (3-7)
The Falcons would love to earn a berth in the SCC postseason tournament but time is running out.
—Poll and SCC rankings by Bill Cloutier


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