Boys and Girls Soccer Rankings: April 9, 2014
Teams are beginning to pickup the pace, in terms of the number of games played per week, and the latest coaches/media rankings are having a say on which games are big.
Laramie is the unanimous #1 in the 4A Boys rankings. The Plainsmen have the weekend off, to prepare for next week's big games vs. East and Central. The Indians jumped Gillette for the #2 ranking, by 1 vote, after the Camels tied #5 Sheridan last week at home. The Indians are at home vs. Gillette and Sheridan this weekend. Meanwhile, Green River holds at #4. The Wolves play in a first place battle in the west on Thursday, when they host unranked Riverton.
For 3A boys, there was no movement in the polls at all. Things stay the same with Jackson at #1, followed by Buffalo, Lander, Powell and Star Valley.
The 4A girls schedule is going to be interesting both this week and next. #1 East and #3 Central visit #4 Sheridan and unranked Gillette this weekend, and then both tangle with #2 Laramie in the middle of next week. Sheridan has to share their #4 ranking with Green River.
Some space has opened up in the 3A girls rankings. Cody has separated themselves from Worland for the #1 spot, but could face some good competition at the Worland tournament this weekend. The #2 ranked Lady Warriors, along with #3 Lander and #5 Star Valley will also be there. #4 Buffalo will play at home vs. Torrington and at 4A Kelly Walsh this weekend.
Records Update: The WHSAA has announced that the Newcastle girls had to forfeit the April 4th game vs. Torrington, because a player played in both halves of both the JV and varsity contests. The maximum number of halves permitted, between JV and varsity games, is 3. Torrington has been credited with a 1-0 win.
Regional Rankings: The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has ranked the Laramie boys at #10 in Region 3. The Region consists of teams from Wyoming, Iowa, Nebraska and Utah. The Laramie girls have been ranked #9 in Region 5, which consists of teams from Wyoming, Alaska, California, Colorado, and Idaho.