Saturday, October 23, 2021

Volume II soccer power rankings rising in week 6

Week 6 High school football action begins Friday.

Before that, The Daily Gazette is offering its latest look at the top teams in each Section II classification.

The rankings were voted on by a panel of Daily Gazette sports editor Michael Kelly, staff writers Stan Hoody, Adam Schinder and Paul Weger, and contributors Jim Schiltz and Will Springstedt.

class AA

No. 1 Shaker (5-0) cemented his hold in the classification last week with his 19-13 win over No. 2 CBA (5-1), which allowed more than six points in a game for the first time in an entire season. Gave. No. 3 Shenandoah (4-1) hosts Colony this week, while No. 4 Guilderland (4-1) hopes to repeat their Fall II Championship Game win against the Shakers and No. 5 Saratoga Springs (2-3) hosts CBA.

This week: Shaker, CBA, Shenandoahova, Guilderland, Saratoga Springs

Last week: Shaker, CBA, Shenandoah, Guilderland, Colony and Saratoga Springs (tie)


1 Burnt Hills–Bolston Lakes (4–1) moved up to the top spot ahead of a matchup with Bolston Spa, after scoring four consecutive wins since their first week loss to the Shakers. No. 2 Amsterdam (4-0), the lone undefeated team in the classification, have scored consecutive last-minute victories. No. 3 Avril Park (4-2) and No. 4 La Salle Institut (3-2) face off in a game on Friday with major playoff effects. 5 Nishkayuna (4-2) faces a South Glens Falls team that has lost its last two games due to COVID-19 protocols.

This week: Burnt Hills-Bolston Lake, Amsterdam, Avril Park, La Salle, Niscauna, Queensbury (also receiving votes), Ballston Spa (ARV)

Last week: Niscuna, Bern Hills-Bolston Lake, Amsterdam, La Salle, Avril Park, Ballston Spa (ARV)

class B

1 Glens Falls (4-1) could strengthen its hold on the Class B North division with a win at Gloversville on Friday. No. 2 Charlotte (4-1) won a hard-fought victory over Sean Willis at No. 3 Ravenna (4-1). No. 4 Gloversville (4-2) has won a row, while No. 5 Hudson Falls (2-3) hosts Scotia-Glanville on Saturday.

This week: Glens Falls, Shalmont, Ravenna, Gloversville, Hudson Falls, Lansingburgh (ARV), Mohansen (ARV)

Previous week: Ravenna, Glens Falls, Shalmont, Gloversville, Mohonsen, Hudson Falls (ARV)

class c

1 Schuylerville (6-0) has not allowed an opponent to score more than 14 points in a game this season. No. 2 Husick Falls/Tamarack (4-1) have registered four consecutive wins since falling to Schuylerville in their opener, while No. 3 Watervilleat (5-1) are on a five-game winning streak. No. 4 Voorheesville (4-1) became the first team in a month to put Hudson under 40 points in a 22-14 win, while No. 5 Fonda-Fultonville (3-3) suffered only two on-field defeats. The top-two teams in the classification had to be combined by 21 points.

This week: Schuylerville, Hosick Falls/Tamarack, Watervillete, Voorheesville, Fonda-Fultonville, Hudson (ARV), Cobbleskill-Richmondville (ARV)

Last week: Schuylerville, Hosick Falls/Tamarack, Fonda-Fultonville, Hudson, Watervilleat, Voorheesville (ARV), Cobbleskill-Richmondville (ARV), Ichabod Crane (ARV)

class d

No. 1 Greenwich (5-0) scored a crucial win over No. 2 Warrensburg/North Warren/Bolton (5-1) last week, giving the Witches the inside track to finish top seeds in the Class D playoffs. 3 Stillwater (4-1) could move up the rankings with a win over Warrensburg/North Warren/Bolton on Friday. No. 4 Cambridge/Salem (3-3) moved back one place in the rankings after a 36-21 win over No. 5 Lake George (2-1) last week.

This week: Greenwich, Warrensburg/North Warren/Bolton, Stillwater, Cambridge/Salem, Lake George, Chatham (ARV)

Last week: Greenwich, Warrensburg/North Warren/Bolton, Stillwater, Lake George, Cambridge/Salem

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