One week to go in the regular season, and game results continue to roll in that effect both this polling AND the FHSAA power rankings.
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Here’s last week’s Poll:
1) Saint Andrew’s (10-2)
2t) Bolles (14-1)
2t) Benjamin (10-2)
4) Jesuit of Tampa (10-2)
5t) Lake Highland Prep (8-1)
5t) St Edward’s (8-3)
7) Community School of Naples (9-2)
8) Pine Crest (7-4)
9) SJP II (8-3)
10) Holy Trinity Episcopal (12-0)
11) Cardinal Mooney (6-6)
12) Oak Hall (12-1)
13) Oxbridge (5-6)
14) Belen Jesuit (9-4)
15) Montverde (7-5)
Bishop Verot (12-2)
Saint Andrew’s continues to rampage through local teams with a 2-0 week where they gave up ONE goal to TWO bracket teams, and they square off with St Thomas on Tuesday
Bolles had a terrific week, with wins over Holy Trinity, Episcopal and Winter Park, and have only an out-of-state power game left.
Benjamin nearly stunned the national lacrosse media, falling by a goal to national power Bullis, while handling NSU and Jupiter Christian. They finish with the BDDFIFP . . .
St. Edward’s took both St. Thomas and IMG, and finishes with Holy Trinity and LHP . . . no pause for a team on a collision course with Benjamin
Jesuit split the week, falling to Ponte Vedra and rebounding with a win over LHP; they face Mitchell to end the season
Lake Highland has fallen off a little down the stretch, losing to Lake Mary and Jesuit while gaining a big win over an out-of-state school, and they face St. Edward’s in a big game for seeding.
Community School continues to win, and they have a great test with Pine Crest coming to town this week.
Pine Crest is crushing it now and the Community game, although not likely impacting seeding, certainly confirms how the schools are finishing out.
SJP handled Columbus easily and gave a great effort at Lake Mary, and will finish this week with AH-Plantation, with AH-P needing the win.
Holy Trinity stepped up in class and took a couple of losses to Bolles and Nease, where they were tight halftimes that got away from them in the second half of the games. A busy final week with St. Edward’s also on call.
Cardinal Mooney rebounded with a solid win over Gulf Coast and has local rival Riverview and Ohio-based Springboro left.
Oak Hall continued to win their easy games, and they have to avoid a letdown against a Menendez team fighting for an at-large bid.
Oxbridge lost to Bullis and hammered Miami Country Day, and has three games this week, with all three being must-wins; otherwise they might have to actually win their district to get a bid, as incredible as that sounds. Gainesville has the 4-6 seeds incredibly tight, with Gulliver and Belen likely one-bid district winners that could end up seeded 7 and 8.
Belen came away with a huge one-goal road win at King’s Academy, has lost their first few games in NY, and faces Wellington to finish the season. This will be a very interesting test in how the FHSAA handles travel games out-of-state, if at all.
Montverde got a needed win over Oviedo and finishes with Lake Brantley; a win they could use for seeding in a tough Region 2.
Bishop Verot took Gulf Coast this past week and finishes with Key West, capping off a very nice season for them.
I’m still struggling with St. Stephen’s which finished with one loss, but just nothing on the schedule to get excited about with all the teams they COULD have played in their region.
Keep an eye on Menendez, who is playing the second half very well, and took Nease right down to the wire. They get Bartram before Oak Hall, and could give both a run.
American Heritage-Plantation took away a big win over Western and faces an enormous opportunity with SJP on Tuesday.
1) Saint Andrew’s (12-2)
2t) Bolles (17-1)
2t) Benjamin (12-3)
4) St Edward’s (10-3)
5) Jesuit of Tampa (11-3)
6) Community School of Naples (11-2)
7) Pine Crest (8-4)
8) SJP II (9-4)
9) Lake Highland Prep (9-3)
10) Cardinal Mooney (7-6)
11) Holy Trinity Episcopal (12-2)
12) Oak Hall (14-1)
13) Oxbridge (6-8)
14) Montverde (8-5)
15) Belen Jesuit (10-6) / Bishop Verot (13-2)