2013 Soccer Rankings – Week 6
A new #1 graces the polls, but as quick as their rise was, their fall could be the same.
Gillette retains their unanimous hold on the #1 ranking, while Laramie tumbles after a bad road trip. The Plainsmen drop to #4, which allow Sheridan and Central to move up to #2 and #3. The Indians play the hard schedule this week, but all 3 of their game are at home. First off is a make-up game vs. Laramie, which has already been postponed 3 times. Then the Indians host the 2nd ranked Broncs and top-ranked Camels. Meanwhile, Green River breaks the East Conference’s stranglehold on the rankings, as the Wolves are in at the #5 position. GR has an interesting week ahead of them, as they host Evanston, then hit the road for an inter-class game at #1 3A Jackson.
The poll is unchanged again (Jackson, Buffalo, Lander, Worland, Star Valley), although top ranked Jackson will be put to the test this weekend and early next week. The Broncs are the unanimous #1, and just picked up a hard fought 1-0 win at home vs. #3 Lander, and the challenges keep coming. On Friday, it’s a rematch of last year’s 3A state championship, when the Broncs host #4 Worland. Then on Saturday, it’s an inter-class battle vs. #5 4A Green River. Then next Tuesday, Jackson returns the trip to Lander. The only other big game of note this weekend, is on Saturday, when #2 Buffalo and #5 Star Valley meet in Riverton to do battle.
Boys National Rankings:
Although Jackson is still undefeated, the Broncs are no longer ranked nationally, in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll. Jackson is ranked #4 in Region 3 (Wyoming, Utah, Nebraska and Iowa), while Gillette is #7.
East and Laramie remain as the top 2, but can not afford to look ahead to next weekend’s clash, where they hope to settle things. First the Lady Plainsmen have to take care of business in a make-up game vs. #3 Central, while the Lady Thunderbirds have to hit the road to Gillette and Sheridan. Central has to share the #3 ranking with Natrona. Green River holds at #5. The Lady Wolves had their chance to move up the rankings after winning at NC last weekend, but turned around and got shutout by Kelly Walsh. GR will have a tough game Saturday at #2 3A Jackson.
Lander’s reign as the new #1 ranked team could be a short one, depending on what else happens this week. The polls closed before word got out, that the Lady Tigers lost at #2 Jackson. They’ll have to shake it off quickly, because their schedule does not get any easier with a road trip to Powell and Cody (also ranked #2 with Jackson)…and then host the Lady Broncs in a rematch next Tuesday. Star Valley dropped from #1 to #4 after an 0-1-1 road trip, and are back on the road this week in Riverton against #5 Buffalo. Jackson hosts #5 4A Green River on Saturday.
Girls National Rankings:
No Wyoming team is ranked nationally in the latest NSCAA polls, although Cheyenne East is #10 in Region 5 (Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, California, and Alaska).