Shift At Top In Boys Single School Rankings

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There's a new No. 1 among the single-school boys high school teams after the top-ranked squad for the last couple of weeks, Ohio's St. Ignatius, lost at the Midwest High School championships.

It's a testament to how close all of these teams are that St. Ignatius drops to No. 6. While the Wildcats' loss to Penn on Sunday wasn't that ignominious, St. Ignatius slid out of the top five after several of its key rivals near the top of the rankings notched wins.

Jesuit of Sacramento takes the No. 1 spot after winning the Northern California Premier League and remaining undefeated there. The Utah teams make a move just because we're getting the sense they are playing well. Fishers, who didn't play in the Midwest Championships, moves up thanks to how its recent results fit in with the scores from Midwests.

Winning is always a great tonic to a team's rankings. Olympus, De La Salle, and Rocky Mountain all move up.

Goff Rugby Report/FloRugby Boys HS Single-School Rankings 2017 Week #16
Rank Prev Team Notes
1 2 Sacramento Jesuit (CA) Bt. Danville
2 6 Penn (IN) Bt. Pulaski, St. Edward (10), St. Ignatius (1)
3 3 Gonzaga (DC)
4 4 Xavier (NY) Bt. Fordham Prep (41)
5 5 Kahuku (Hawaii)
6 1 St. Ignatius (Ohio) Bt. Dwenger, La Salette (37), Lost to Penn (6)
7 7 Greenwich (CN) Bt. Staples
8 12 Highland HS (Utah) Bt. Westlake
9 13 Herriman (Utah)
10 11 Snow Canyon (Utah)
11 9 St. Thomas Aquinas (KA) Bt. Milliard Utd.
12 8 Westlake (Texas) Bt. to Cy Fair (MS9), Lost to Quins Colts (MS23)
13 14 East HS (CO) Bt. Chaparral
14 20 Fishers (IN)
15 15 Torrey Pines (CA)
16 16 Monarch (CO) Bt. PAC
17 17 La Costa Canyon (CA)
18 18 Palmer HS (CO) Bt. Aurora
19 19 Charlotte Catholic (NC) Bt. Charlotte Tigers (MS38)
20 10 St. Edward (Ohio) Bt. Brownsburg (38), La Salette (37), Lost to Penn (6)
21 21 Lake Travis (Texas)
22 22 Wando (SC) Bt. East Cobb
23 23 Mira Costa (CA)
24 24 Myers Park (NC) Bt Hough (45)
25 25 Cumberland Valley (PA) Bt. State College
26 26 Jesuit New Orleans (LA)
27 27 Good Counsel (MD) Bt. Georgetown Prep (48)
28 28 Los Alamitos (CA)
29 29 University City (CA)
30 31 Wilson HS (CA)
31 Unr Olympus (Utah) Bt. East (30)
32 32 West Allegheny (PA)
33 33 Brother Rice (IL) Fenwick
34 42 De La Salle (CA) Bt. Central Parkway
35 34 Neuqua (IL) Arlington
36 35 Portland Pumas (OR) Bt. Prairie
37 36 Union HS (OR) Bt. Reynolds
38 37 ND de la Salette (IL) Bt. St. Xavier, lost to St. Ignatius (1), St. Edward (10)
39 38 Brownsburg (IN) Bt. Pulaski, St. Xavier, lost to St. Edward (10)
40 39 Union (OK) Bt. Jenks
41 30 East HS (Utah) Lost to Olympus
42 40 Newberg (OR)
43 50 Rocky Mountain (Idaho) Bt. Mountain View (50)
44 44 BC High (MA)
45 41 Fordham Prep (NY) Lost to Xavier (4)
46 45 Hough (NC) Lost to Myers Park (24)
47 47 Gregory the Great (PA)
48 48 Georgetown Prep (MD) Lost to Good Counsel (27)
49 43 Christian Brothers (TN) Lost to Ravenwood (MS40)
50 49 Pelham (NY) Bt. Play Rugby USA

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