Re: Top 25 Boy's Soccer
posted at 10/13/2011 11:10 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Top 25 Boy's Soccer
[QUOTE]It might make sense to start with which leagues have the most Division 1 teams (Bay State 9, Hockomock 7, Merrimack Valley 7), and the teams that are leading those leagues. Then look at really good records from teams that play a higher proportion of their games against Division 2 or 3 teams. Lexington, Concord-Carlisle and Masconomet would be examples of teams that seem over-ranked based on results against the schedule they play.
Posted by concussed[/QUOTE]
I agree i dont understand why there are so many D2 and D3 teams in the top 25 while there are several D1 teams who are talented but play tougher schedules so they dont have great records. I will however say the best teams in the state the last few years have been from D2 (CC, Winchester, Sandwich, Canton) but theres a big dropoff after that. Also being a fan of the Hockomock league im amazed at how theres only one team from the league in the top 25 but there are a few D3 teams. I know that none of the hock teams have amazing records but thats because every game they can lose points. Im not saying these teams should be in the top 10 but defiantly top 25. Once the tournament rolls around the Hock does very good as history shows. Side note you cant back up Dover with results from scrimmages. For Franklin the Dover scrimmage is the first one of the year and they have like 30 kids on the roster and in another they played medways actual roster and beat them 8-0. scrimmages are irrelevant.
Attleboro- very talented team one of the best in the state they could have easily won south sectional if the players just pretened to like one another. Even with the lack of team chemistry they tied Canton twice and tied New Bedford and with some bad luck lost a winnable game to Braintree in ot
North Atteleboro- finished 4th in the large hock. In the tourny the beat Durfree and took New Bedford to the last 5 min before New Bedford put two away.
Canton- Won the hock. Won the D2 South Sectional. Beat Duxbury, Hopkinton Sandwich in the tournament.
Franklin- 3rd in large hock. Tied Duxbury in the regular season while playing down a man for 73 min. In the tournament beat Needham and GNBV in new bedford which I believe to be the toughest place to play in the state. lost to silver lake in last 5 min
Mansfield- 5th in large hock out of 5. In the tourny they beat Natick and nauset before losing to braintree 1-0
King Phillip- due to injuries had an early exit but had a very good regular season also had an all american on the roster
Oliver Ames- beat barnstable and then lost to Weymouth (weymouth scored two in the last 15 OA also missed a early pk.
Attleboro- beat needham lost to new bedford in ot
King Phillip- beat braintree, nauset, oliver ames lost to CM in ot
Oliver Ames- beat BR lost to KP
Canton- beat bishop stang, hingham lost to hopkinton
(others made it)
Canton- beat sharon, walpole lost to nauset pk
Sharon beat medway lost to canton
(others made it)
North Atteleboro beat CM, Sandwich lost to Brockton PK
Mansfield beat barnstable lost to marshfield
Canton beat Holliston bishop stang medfield lost to sharon
Sharon beat duxbury,somerset,walpole,canton, CC lost to hampshire in state finals
Oliver Ames beat Hingham lost to medfield
just some talking points...
Im a fan of the home team if you couldnt tell