Friday, December 02, 2005

Pre-season ratings

I can't find the link to the LJS ratings on their site, but this post at HuskerLandPreps gives the ratings and Ryly Jane's run down of each class. Some better-than-usual-ratings-patter here, including a run-down of all the transfers in class A.

Here are Stu's boys ratings from the OWH. I wish it were easier to access his ratings column along with the ratings themselves, but the OWH High School Sports Zone has come together to be bookmark-worthy. It was very awkward when it first started, but now is a nice archive of a season's worth of stories, scores and ratings. Wish they would archive past years, but the OWH has come a long way from its Internet-hating self in 1997 to a top-flight newspaper web site today.

My comments: I like Ravenna in the all-class top ten. Having watched them play Class A and B athletes this summer, I'm comfortable with them even as high as #6. Then we'll talk after January 28th.

Both have Southeast as the top Star City team. I like Northeast, who LJS has behind North Star. I like Grand Island as the top (non-Ravenna) out-state team, but like Keareny better than Columbus.

In B I like Holdrege almost enough to move them ahead of Beatrice, almost. I don't buy into Blair as a #3 or #5 team; let's let them prove it before we elevate them. Stu continues to send love to Hastings, rating the Tigers #9, while they don't get mention in Ryly Jane's top 15. I'm sideing with RJ for now. Lots of starters returning, but who's going to score?

In C1 GICC and Aquinas's drops to C2 open some spots, but I think LJS has Twin River a little high just on Mitch Moore's shoulders. I like St. Paul better than AC in the LouPlatte. Syracuse caught a little magic last year; sometimes you can't get that back even with three starters and a sixth man.

C2: Ravenna. Their game at GICC tonight will be a great barometer of the level of competition the Jays will face in their march to a repeat.

No time for D today, except to say I was surprised to see Exeter-Milligan beat even a football-hungover Bruning-Davenport.

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