The GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 girls basketball poll

The updated Top 10 poll is below. Also, check out the updated New Haven County Under the Radar team here.

Team Points Last Class

1. Capital Prep (13-0) (15)

506 1 L
Last week’s games: Def. Norwich Tech 72-24; def. Academy of the Holy Family 65-15
Bottom line: The Trailblazers beat Connecticut teams last week. Does that make them any better now?

2. Mercy (16-0) (2)

478 2 LL
Last week’s games: Def. Shelton 73-25; def. Lyman Hall 47-42; def. Hamden 68-21.
Bottom line: The Lyman Hall game could be the closest game the Tigers play until states.

3. South Windsor (15-0)

436 4 LL
Last week’s games: Def. RHAM 69-55; def. Manchester 74-42.
Bottom line: The Bobcats take on Weaver Monday. Get your popcorn ready.

4. Lauralton Hall (13-1)

410 4 LL
Last week’s games: Def. Brookfield 57-22; def. Kolbe-Cathedral 55-47.
Bottom line: The only blemish on the Crusaders’ season could be the Mercy game.

5. Norwich Free Academy (13-1)

358 6 LL
Last week’s games: Def. Woodstock Academy 56-29; def. East Lyme 52-42.
Bottom line: The Wildcats are doing it without Alyssa Velles, who is out with an injury, impressive.

6. Danbury (13-1)

316 9 LL
Last week’s game: Def. New Canaan 68-23; def. Trinity Catholic 65-27.
Bottom line: The Hatters have not lost a game since Dec. 13.

7. Weaver (12-2)

259 7 L
Last week’s games: Lost to E.O. Smith 58-57, def. East Hartford 83-25; def. Wethersfield 66-39.
Bottom line: The Beavers have lost two games, both by a point.

8. Wilton (14-1)

256 5 L
Last week’s games: Lost to Stamford 55-50, def. Central 54-17; def. Harding 65-29.
Bottom line: The Warriors’ loss all but ensures that Capital Prep will be the lone undefeated Class L team.

9. Holy Cross (14-0)

241 NR M
Last week’s games: Def. Sacred Heart 50-41; def. St. Paul 46-38.
Bottom line: Welcome to the top 10.

10. Career (12-2)

213 10 LL
Last week’s games: Def. Law 68-38; def. North Haven 79-35.
Bottom line: The Panthers’ rematch with Mercy has been moved to Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. Once again, get your popcorn ready.
Dropped out: RHAM (8).
First-place votes in parentheses and points tabulated on a 30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-11-10-9-8-7 basis.
Others receiving votes: RHAM (11-2) 168; Cromwell (14-1) 158; Fairfield Ludlowe (13-1) 127; Amity (14-1) 119; Stamford (12-2) 73; Morgan (13-1) 42; Ledyard (13-2) 28; Farmington (13-2) 26; Kolbe-Cathedral (10-2) 24; Lyman Hall (12-3) 17; Lewis Mills (12-1) 14; Avon (13-2) 10; New London (12-2) 16; E.O. Smith (11-3) 7; Westhill (12-3) 7.
The following voted: Mary Albl, Fairfield Minuteman; Jim Bombaci, Haddam-Killingworth; Doug Bonjour, Connecticut Post; Henry Chisholm, New Haven Register; Vinnie Cianfarani, Tolland; Dave Danko, Fairfield Warde; Eric DeMarco, Norte Dame-Fairfield; Scott Nails, Foran; Peter Paguaga, Register Citizen; Dave Phillips, Shoreline Newspapers; Paul Rosano, Meridan Record-Journal Mike Suppe, Hers-m Acorn Newspapers; Nick Velles, Franklin School; Fred Williams, Northwestern; Rick Wilson, Waterbury Republican-American; Richard Zalusky, Willimantic Chronicle; Jimmy Zanor, Middletown Press.
Poll compiled by: Henry Chisholm.


  1. hchoops fan says

    tough believing HC is a top ten team. Have to take into account the very weak conference they play in. Career would beat HC by 30

    • Henry ChisholmHenry Chisholm says

      Very true, I’m a resume guy. Resume over record, but Holy Cross has earned it so I can see why they got in.

  2. ciacfan says

    I just watched the HC/St. Paul game on TV. Very sloppy game.

    HC is pretty good, and props to them for being undefeated thusfar, obviously that is an accomplishment no matter who they play. But I can’t see them being anywhere near the level of the Top L and LL teams.

  3. ciac says

    Some food for thought to all,

    We all debate on here all the time about Capital Prep and Holy Cross being in a weak league, but I would have serious concerns if I were Mercy come States with the lack of competition they are getting in the SCC. I think they are probably the best team in LL but I don’t know if they will be ready for the South Windsors and Danbury’s of the world who have played much more competitive schedules.

    There’s a reason SW and Farmington are the top 2 in the State computer Maxpreps ranking. The CCC is VERY strong this year in the divisions other than the South. Remember one of Mercy’s closest games was against a mediocre CCC team in East Catholic

  4. hchoops fan says

    good points ciac, i agree with the scc not being as competitive as years prior. bacically its mercy, career, amity and lyman hall. I think the mercy coach will have his work cut out for him, getting his girls prepared for states. Better have really good practices.

  5. Henry C says

    And it doesn’t help that Mercy’s in the worst division in the SCC. They had the division wrapped up from the word go and really hasn’t been challenged all year, maybe the Lauralton game, the Lyman Hall game? Talent gets you there, but coaching wins it I think Kohs is a good enough coach to get them where they need to be.

  6. XHS says

    Mercy has seen the best and played 2 scrimmages against the #1 ranked team in NYC Long Island Lutheran who just killed St. Mary ( who capital prep played to 4 pts) don’t worry they will be ready.

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