2013 Soccer Rankings – Week 2
Both 4A polls saw some change, the 3A polls mostly stayed the same and the first national rankings have been released.
The change-up in both 4A polls, in due to the fact that Laramie boys and girls got started on their schedule and made some impact.
The Plainsmen debut at #3 after going 1-1-1 last week. They tied former #1 Gillette and former #3 Sheridan. The tie opened the door for Cheyenne East to take over at #1, bumping the Camels to #2. The Thunderbirds acquired all but 1 first place vote. All top 5 ranked teams hail from the East Conference, as Central and Sheridan claim the final 2 spots.
#1 Jackson and #2 Lander were set to go against each other last week in Fremont County, to decide who would be the unanimous #1...until Old Man Winter decided to send both of them home, so they could watch Team USA vs. Costa Rica battle it out on TV, in similar conditions. Buffalo and Worland hold steady at #3 and #4, while Star Valley checks in as the new #5.
Boys National and Regional Rankings:
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America has released its first rankings of the spring soccer season.
Jackson (2-0) is ranked #13 nationally.
The Broncs are also ranked #3 in Region 3, which consists of teams from Wyoming, Utah, Iowa and Nebraska.
Gillette (4-0-1, counting their win vs. Buffalo on Tuesday, March 26th) is ranked #8 in the same regional poll.
The voting polls closed before the final whistle sounded, to signify #2 Laramie's win at #1 Natrona. The Lady Plainsmen are now 3-0, having won all 3 in a 5 day stretch on the road, vs. Gillette, Sheridan and NC. The Lady Camels dropped to #4, sandwiched in between #3 Central and #5 East.
Like the boys, the top 4 ranked teams are unchanged from last week. It's Cody, Jackson, Lander, and Star Valley in that order. Buffalo takes the #5 spot away from Powell after beating the Lady Panthers last week.
Girls National and Regional Rankings:
No girls team from Wyoming is ranked nationally, by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
The Laramie girls (3-0 after winning at Natrona on Tuesday, March 26th) are ranked #7 in Region 5, which consists of teams from Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado, California and Alaska.
We are delaying the latest stat report because we are going to include the few games going on this week.
There are no games scheduled for the Easter weekend, so we will issue a new stat report then.