Team Points Last Class
1. Bridgeport Central (27-1) (18) 540 2 LL
Final result: Def. Fairfield Prep 76-73 for the Class LL state title.
Bottom line: The Hilltoppers finish No. 1 for the first time since 2010.
2. Fairfield Prep (27-1) 490 1 LL
Final result: Lost to Bridgeport Central 76-73 in the Class LL final.
Bottom line: The Jesuits were No. 1 the entire season and led Central by 18 at halftime. But what most people will remember is what transpired in the second half.
3. Windsor (22-5) 450 10 L
Final result: Def. Career 63-59 for Class L state title.
Bottom line: The Warriors won their first state title since 2009.
4. Sacred Heart (24-3) 437 4 S
Final result: Def. Valley Regional to win the Class S state title.
Bottom line: The Hearts also won their first state championship since 2009.
5. Career (22-5) 386 6 L
Final result: Lost to Windsor 63-59 in the Class L final.
Bottom line: The Panthers were making their third appearance in a state final over the past four seasons.
6. East Catholic (19-6) 333 NR M
Final result: Def. Weaver 80-54 to win Class M state title.
Bottom line: The 42-year wait for a state championship is now over for the Eagles.
7. Greenwich (23-4) 305 7 LL
Final result: Lost to Fairfield Prep 59-41 in the Class LL semifinals.
Bottom line: The Cardinals had their best season in school history.
8. Crosby (24-2) 273 3 LL
Final result: Lost to Ledyard 70-62 in the Class LL quarterfinals.
Bottom line: Tyshon Rogers finished sixth on the all-time CIAC scoring list with 2,292 points.
9. Hillhouse (20-6) 253 5 LL
Final result: Lost to Fairfield Prep 71-47 in Class LL quarterfinals.
Bottom line: So what’s the chances Hillhouse faces Fairfield Prep four times next season?
10. Ledyard (21-5) 209 NR LL
Final result: Lost to Bridgeport Central 62-55 in the Class LL semifinals.
Bottom line: Solid state tournament run lands the Colonels in the poll’s final spot.
Dropped out: Wilbur Cross (8) and New Britain (9).
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: New Britain (20-5), 160; Weaver (20-9), 154; Bunnell (21-6), 144; Bristol Central (20-5), 109; Valley Regional (20-7), 103; Wilbur Cross (17-7), 80; Ridgefield (19-6), 64; Woodstock Academy (20-6), 19; Bloomfield (16-8), 17; Maloney (18-9), 14; New London (19-5), 11; Capital Prep (22-3), Hartford Public (17-7) and Terryville (22-2), 7.
The following voted: Mary Albl, Fairfield Minuteman; Marc Allard, Norwich Bulletin; Bill Bloxsom, Hersam-Acorn; Doug Bonjour, Connecticut Post; Jim Bransfield, Middletown Press; Mike DiMauro, The Day of New London; Scott Ericson, Stamford Advocate; John Holt, WFSB-3; Sean Krofssik, Meriden Record-Journal; Mike Madera, Elm City Newspapers; Joe Morelli, New Haven Register; Dave Phillips, Shore Line Newspapers; Joe Palladino, Waterbury Republican-American; Kevin D. Roberts, Bristol Press; Dave Ruden, The Ruden Report; Ben Talbott, Bird’s Eye Sports; Peter Wallace, Register Citizen; Tom Yantz, Hartford Courant.
Poll compiled by: Joe Morelli.