Boys Rankings

THE NOVA NINETEEN (updated 1/15/18)

  1.  Paul VI (13-2)–Three more wins for the Panthers. Three more games this week including road ones at DeMatha and Bishop Ireton.
  2. O’Connell (11-4)–Home all week including an intriguing one versus #3 Episcopal Saturday.
  3. Episcopal (12-2)–Fell to Woodberry Forest but still keeps rolling along. Defeated Landon in league play and beat then-#5 St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes for the second time by an impressive 66-49 score.
  4. Loudoun Valley (11-1)–Won two more, once against a nice team from Martinsburg (WV). Continue district play this week.
  5. Battlefield (12-3)–Took care of Osbourn and Stonewall at home by double digits. Takes on Stone Bridge and Freedom-Woodbridge next.
  6. The Potomac School (11-4)–Fantastic road win over St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes which proved TPS can get it done even when Devon Flowers isn’t dominant. Senior guard Mike Grimes can put on a show.
  7. Marshall (11-2)–Chance to avenge a loss at #16 Edison this Friday.
  8. Wakefield (10-4)–Also play Edison in a big one, on Tuesday.
  9. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (9-5)–Two tough losses but did get a nice win against Bullis. The Saints are really deep in the frontcourt.
  10. Potomac (9-5)–Got pounded late by talented John Marshall down in Richmond Saturday. District control at stake when the Panthers visit Hylton Tuesday.
  11. South Lakes (11-4)–Challenged a little more than expected by rival Herndon on Friday but took control late. Clearly the class of the Liberty District, though numerous district foes can beat the Seahawks on a given night.
  12. Flint Hill (9-4)–Survived Ireton over the weekend and still seeks a little more consistency. Big one with #6 The Potomac School Saturday.
  13. South County (11-3)–Won two before being upset by Robinson on a last-second shot. Fairfax and Lake Braddock this week before a weekend game down in Virginia Beach.
  14. Freedom-South Riding (12-2)–Three nice wins including one at Centreville on Saturday. Only one this week is a tough road one at Tuscarora.
  15. Oakton (12-4)–Battle of Vienna at Concorde-leading #19 Madison Friday night is going to be fun. Get there early if you’re going.
  16. Edison (11-3)–Even this early the Eagles can essentially almost lock up the National District regular season by beating Wakefield and Marshall at home this week. A tough task, but Edison will be primed for the challenge and has already beaten the Statesmen once.
  17. Patriot (9-5)–Lost a tough one on the road to Osbourn but rebounded for a nice road win over Woodbridge. Tough one at Robinson Wednesday.
  18. Stonewall Jackson (9-5)–Lost at #5 Battlefield Friday. Travels to Osbourn Park and dangerous Osbourn this week.
  19. Madison (10-5)—Has won eight of its last nine and the only loss was to #12 Flint Hill. Seems to be improving rapidly.

Don’t forget–Osbourn (10-6), Woodson (8-7), Potomac Falls (10-3), Lake Braddock (10-4), Virginia Academy (8-5), Hylton (9-5)