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December 5, 2012

NJVarsity High School Top 25: Groups 3, 4 and 5





There is a bit of shuffling within this week's Top 25 as some recent upsets have shaken things up in our latest poll.

1 - St. Joe's, Montvale (9-2). Last week: (1). The Green Knights beat Red Bank Catholic, 42-7, beating their opponents, 417-183. They have won 13 state championships in the last 17 years. Their losses were to 11-1 Good Counsel of Maryland and #3 Paramus Catholic. Wins include #6 Bergen Catholic, #7 Don Bosco, #9 St. Peter's Prep, #20 Ramapo, and 6-5 Wayne Hills. This week: #12 Delbarton at Rutgers, Saturday, 1PM.

2 - Elizabeth (10-0-1). Last week: (3). The Minutemen beat Franklin, 24-7, and the opposition has been outscored, 401-101. Wins include 6-5 Franklin a second time, 5-4-1 Union, and 5-5-1 Hunterdon Central. Their tie was with Plainfield, due to Hurricane Sandy. This week: #13 Piscataway at Kean University, Friday 7PM.

3 - Paramus Catholic (9-2). Last week: (5). The Paladins beat St. Peter's Prep, 21-0. Opponents have been outscored, 381-155. Their losses are to #6 Bergen Catholic and #7 Don Bosco, while wins include #1 St. Joe's (Montvale), #12 Delbarton, 8-3 Friendship Academy of Washington DC. This week: #6 Bergen Catholic at the Meadowlands, Friday, 8PM.

4 - Williamstown (11-0). Last week: (6). The Braves beat Atlantic City, 20-12, last week, and have outscored the opposition, 387-113. Wins include #14 Timber Creek, 7-3 Washington Township, 8-3 Kingsway, 7-4 Eastern, 6-4 Cherokee, 6-4 Millville, and 6-5 Shawnee. This week: #17 Southern at Rowan University, Friday, 7PM.

5 - Sayreville (11-0). Last week: (7). The Bombers beat Colonia, 42-0, and outscored opponents, 331-49. Wins include #12 Piscataway, #22 South Brunswick, and 8-3 Old Bridge. They have won state titles the last two years. This week: 8-3 Middletown South at Rutgers, 4PM.

6 - Bergen Catholic (8-3). Last week: (8). The Crusaders beat Don Bosco, 28-14, and outscored the opposition this year, 460-254. Losses are to #1 St. Joe's (Montvale), #7 Don Bosco, and 10-3 Cocoa of Florida. Wins include 13-1 Bishop Gorman of Nevada, 8-3 St. Anthony's of Long Island, and 8-3 Friendship Academy of Washington DC. There have now been eight appearances in the state finals in the last twelve years, winning two. This week: #3 Paramus Catholic at the Meadowlands, Friday, 8PM.

7 - Don Bosco (8-3). Last week: (2). The Ironmen lost to Bergen Catholic, 28-14, and have scored 343 and allowed 156 this year. Their losses were to #1 St. Joe's (Montvale) and 9-2 Gilman of Maryland. Wins include #3 Paramus Catholic, #6 Bergen Catholic, 12-2 St. Thomas Aquinas of Florida, and 9-3 Alta of Utah. They have won the last six state titles and eight of the last eleven. This week: Season is complete.

8 - Manalapan (11-0). Last week: (9). The Braves beat Hunterdon Central, 17-7, and have outscored the opposition, 392-106. Wins include 9-2 Colts Neck, 8-3 Middletown South, and 6-4 Toms River North. Next: #22 South Brunswick, Saturday, 7PM.

9 - St. Peter's Prep (8-2-1). Last week: (4). The Marauders lost to Paramus Catholic, 21-0, and have outscored opponents 375-62. Their other loss is to #1 St. Joe's (Montvale) and wins include 7-3 Union City, 8-2 Seton Hall Prep, and 5-5 North Bergen. Their tie was with Dover, Delaware because of Hurricane Sandy. They have been in state finals four times since 2005, winning one. This week: Season is complete.

10 - Montclair (11-0). Last week: (12). The Mounties beat Ridgewood, 24-0, and have allowed 44 points for the year, scoring 376. Wins include 9-2 Bloomfield, 8-2 Seton Hall Prep, and 5-5 East Orange. This week: 9-2 Bloomfield at the Meadowlands, Saturday, 7PM.

11 - Pascack Valley (11-0). Last week: (13). The Indians beat Wayne Hills, 20-11, and have a cumulative 414-126 for the year. Wins include #20 Ramapo, 7-3 Old Tappan, 6-5 Wayne Hills, and 5-5 DePaul. This week: #18 Roxbury at Kean University, Saturday, 7PM.

12 - Delbarton (10-1). Last week: (14). The Green Wave beat Camden Catholic, 45-6. Opponents have been outscored, 428-127. Their loss is to #3 Paramus Catholic and wins include #18 Roxbury, 8-3 Parsippany Hills, and 7-4 West Morris. This week: #1 St. Joe's (Montvale) at Rutgers, Saturday, 1PM.

13 - Piscataway (8-2-1). Last week: (15). The Chiefs beat Bridgewater-Raritan, 49-0, and have outscored opponents, 307-101. They and won five state titles since 2003 and appearing in their eight final in that time. Their losses are to #5 Sayreville and 8-3 Old Bridge, while wins are over #22 South Brunswick, 6-5 Franklin, and 6-4 Watchung Hills. This week: #2 Elizabeth at Kean University, Friday, 7PM.

14 - Timber Creek (9-2). Last week: (16). The Chargers beat Shawnee, 32-22, and have outscored opponents, 315-126. Losses are to #4 Williamstown and 7-4 Camden Catholic, while wins are over 7-4 Eastern, 6-4 Moorestown, and 5-5 Hammonton. This week: 8-3 Kingsway at Rowan University, Saturday, 7PM.

15 - Red Bank Catholic (10-1). Last week: (10). The Caseys lost to St. Joe's (Montvale), 42-7, and have outscored the opposition, 393-60. Wins include 8-3 Middletown South, 7-3 Rumson-Fair Haven, 6-4 St. John Vianney, and 6-4 Monsignor Donovan. This week: Season is complete.

16 - Delsea (10-1). Last week: (17). The Crusaders beat Bridgeton, 46-0, and opponents have been outscored, 400-149. Their lone loss is to 6-4 Moorestown and wins include 8-3 Kingsway and 5-5 Camden. This week: 7-4 Northern Burlington at Rowan University, Saturday, 4PM.

17 - Southern Regional (9-2). Last week: (18). The Rams beat Eastern, 30-27. They have allowed 152 points and scored 286. Their losses are to #19 Lacey and 6-4 Toms River North, while wins are over 7-3 Washington Township and 5-5 Brick Memorial. This week: #4 Williamstown at Rowan University, Friday, 7PM.

18 - Roxbury (10-1). Last week: (19). The Gaels beat Paramus, 29-12, and have scored 298 points and allowed 116. Their loss is to #12 Delbarton and wins include 8-3 Parsippany Hills, 7-4 West Morris, and 6-4 Randolph. This week: #11 Pascack Valley at Kean University, Saturday, 7PM.

19 - Lacey (10-1). Last week: (11). The Lions lost to Kingsway, 42-28, and have scored 420 for the year and allowed 185. Wins include #17 Southern Regional, 6-4 Toms River North, and 5-5 Brick Memorial. This week: Season is complete.

20 - Ramapo (9-2). Last week: (21). The Raiders beat Lakeland, 35-31, and have outscored opponents 423-127. Losses are to #1 St. Joe's (Montvale) and #11 Pascack Valley. Wins include 7-4 Paramus, 7-3 Ramsey, and 5-5 Bergenfield. This week: #23 Sparta at Kean University, Saturday, 4PM.

21 - Summit (11-0). Last week: (23). The Hilltoppers beat Parsippany Hills, 30-13, and have outscored the opposition, 385-139. Wins include 7-3-1 Cranford, 7-3 Delaware Valley, and 6-4 Johnson. This week: 9-2 Palisades Park at the Meadowlands, Saturday, 4PM.

22 - South Brunswick (9-2). Last week: (25). The Vikings beat Old Bridge, 14-7, and have outscored opponents, 319-201. Losses were to #5 Sayreville and #13 Piscataway, while wins include 8-3 Old Bridge. This week: #8 Manalapan at Rutgers, Saturday, 7PM.

23 - Atlantic City (8-3). Last week: (20). The Vikings lost to Williamstown, 20-12, outscoring opponents, 298-197. Their losses are to 9-1 St. Joe's (Hammonton) and 6-4 Millville. Wins are against 6-4 Absegami, 7-4 Holy Spirit, and 5-5 Hammonton. This week: Season is complete.

24 - Sparta (9-1-1). Last week: Unranked. The Spartans beat River Dell, 36-15, and have outscored the opposition, 356-144. Their lone loss was to 7-3 Pope John, while wins include 10-1 River Dell, 8-2 Mahwah, 6-4 Morris Hills, and 5-5 Mount Olive. This week: #20 Ramapo at Kean University, Saturday, 4PM.

25 (tie) - Nottingham (10-1). Last week: Unranked. The Northstars beat Long Branch, 7-0, and have outscored opponents 301-63, with six shutouts. Their lone loss was to 9-2 Allentown, while wins included 6-4 Notre Dame, 6-4 Hamilton, 5-5 Manasquan, and 5-5 Steinert. This week: #25 (tie) Neptune at College of New Jersey, Saturday, 1PM.

25 (tie) Neptune (9-2). Last week: Unranked. The Scarlet Fliers beat Allentown, 28-21, and have scored 318 points to their opponents 156. Their losses were to 5-5 Brick Memorial and 4-6 Red Bank, while wins include 9-2 Long Branch, 7-3 Lakewood, and 5-4-1 Matawan. This week: #25 (tie) Nottingham at College of New Jersey, Saturday, 1PM.

Honorable Mention: River Dell (10-1), Bloomfield (9-2), Palisades Park (9-2), Colts Neck (9-2), Long Branch (9-2), Colonia (9-2), Allentown (9-2), Lakeland (9-2), Kingsway (8-3), Parsippany Hills (8-3), Old Bridge (8-3), Middletown South (8-3), Burlington Township (8-3), West Essex (8-2), Mahwah (8-2), Seton Hall Prep (8-2), Union Hill (7-3), Ridge (7-3), Washington Township (7-3).

Dropping Out: River Dell (22), Colts Neck (24)


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