Above – Griff Calliguari
By Mike Loveday | April 15, 2014
Newcomers: Five new teams enter the rankings this week, including a Summit team that was ranked at No. 25 two weeks ago, but dropped out after a loss.
The highest ranked newcomer is No. 35 Somerville (Somerville, N.J.), which knocked off defending Tournament of Champion winner Ridge (N.J.) 6-5. Also entering the rankings this week are Xaverian Brothers (Westwood, Mass.), Summit (Summit, N.J.), Foothill-Santa Ana (Santa Ana, Calif.) and Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.).
Surprise Team: Other than Somerville’s win last week, Bellevue travelled east and knocked off two teams that have appeared in past FAB 50’s: St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Alexandria, Va.) and Langley (Langley, Va.).
High Riser: Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) jumped up 16 spots this week as the Crusaders prepare to play Chaminade (Mineola, N.Y.) on Tuesday.
On the Cusp:A pair of Pennsylvania teams are next in line in terms of votes this week: Avon Grove, which was No. 23 last week received 22 points and Central Bucks East (Doylestown, Pa.) had 21 points this week.
FAB 50 Breakdown By State: N.Y. 15; MD 12; N.J. 6; Pa. 5; Fla. 1; Calif. 1; Colo. 1; Conn. 1; D.C. 1; Del. 1; Ind. 1; Mass. 1; Mich. 1; N.C. 1; Texas 1; Wash. 1.
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