GametimeCT / Register Girls Basketball Top 10 poll: Pre-tournament edition

Team Points Last Class
1. Capital Prep (23-0) (12) 388 1 L
Last week’s games: Won CSC title with 95-55 victory over Prince Tech.
Bottom line: For those that said the Trailblazers don’t play the state’s best teams, Capital Prep will have a chance to prove them wrong in the state tournament.
2. Lauralton Hall (22-1) 378 2 LL
Last week’s games: Def. Newtown 43-33; def. Kolbe Cathedral 45-36 in the SWC final
Bottom line: Crusaders were so spent after topping the Cougars, they didn’t even celebrate their conference title.
3. Mercy (22-1) (1) 364 3 LL
Last week’s games: Def. Hand 48-39; def. Career 56-32 in the SCC final.
Bottom line: Well then, I guess they are better than Career.
4. Danbury (22-1) 326 4 LL
Last week’s game: Def. Stamford 45-33; def. Wilton 41-29 in the FCIAC final
Bottom line: Hatters did not score 50 points in any of the FCIAC tournament games.
5. Weaver (22-2) 320 6 L
Last week’s games: Def. South Windsor 65-51; def. E.O. Smith 58-49 in the CCC final
Bottom line: Beavers head into the Class L tournament with a ton of steam.
6. Norwich Free Academy (21-2) 296 7 LL
Last week’s games: Def. Montville 47-33; def. St. Bernard 42-20; def. New London 53-45 to win ECC.
Bottom line: Wildcats look good heading into states.
7. Career (20-3) 254 5 LL
Last week’s games: Def. Amity 66-55; lost to Mercy 56-32 in the SCC final.
Bottom line: Panthers will play Mercy in the Class LL quarterfinals if both teams win out.
8. Cromwell (22-1) 214 9 M
Last week’s games: Def. Haddam-Killingworth 58-42 in Shorline Conference semifinals; def. Morgan 41-40 in OT in Shoreline final.
Bottom line: Panthers picked up a great win over Morgan in the Shoreline Conference title game.
9. Holy Cross (22-1) 167 NR M
Last week’s games: Won NVL tournament with 48-38 victory over St. Paul.
Bottom line: Crusaders brought home the NVL crown.
10. South Windsor (20-3) 160 7 LL
Last week’s games: Lost in CC semifinals to Weaver 65-51.
Bottom line: The Bobcats stumbled into the state tourney.
Dropped out: Farmington (10)
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: Farmington (19-3) 108; Avon (21-2) 92; Wilton (17-6) 84; E.O. Smith (18-5) 79; New London (19-4) 76; Amity (19-3) 67; Morgan (19-5) 47; Ledyard (19-3) 39; Stamford (17-5) 38; Kolbe Cathedral (16-5) 19; Hand (17-6) 16; Greenwich (16-6) 7; Lyman Hall (17-4) 7; St. Paul (18-4) 7; Thomaston (19-4) 7.
The following voted: Henry Chisholm, New Haven Register; Vinnie Cianfarani, Tolland; Eric DeMarco, Norte Dame-Fairfield; Scott Nails, Foran; Peter Paguaga, Register Citizen; Dave Phillips, Shoreline Newspapers; Paul Rosano, Meridan Record-Journal Mike Suppe, Hersam 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. McG says

    You are correct that the Hatters did not score 50 points in any of the FCIAC playoff games but they did not allow over 30 points against in the three games they played (Trumbull, Stamford and Wilton). That says a lot about this team. I predict they will win the Class LL state championship.

  2. InTheKnow says

    Poor choice of comments Henry. Cap won’t have a chance to prove doubters wrong as there is only one other class L team in the top ten! LL is loaded! Not this year a cake walk for CP! Also Mercy s/b #2 Danbury #3 Laurelton #4. Mercy handled them easy! Agree problem with S. Windsor. No way HC is a top 20 team def not a top 10 team.

    • CCC Fan says

      Haha I want one of these voters to look me in the eye and say HC is a better team than EO, Ledyard, Farmington or Wilton.

    • Commenter says

      Class L vs LL. Yes, LL is loaded but Weaver is the second best team in the state in my opinion, and Farmington, Wilton, Avon, Ledyard could all be top seeds in LL. Career is overrated, Mercy relies on Fitzpatrick way too much and struggled in the SCC tournament except for the final. Danbury and LH are not that deep. I say class L is better.

    • Girls BB Fan says

      No way is L deeper than LL. You guys are not giving the FCIAC any respect. Danbury can play with CPrep and would beat any of the CCC teams.

      • McG says

        Girls Double B fan is correct….Finally someone who actually watches these teams rather that just looking at the stats. LL Danbury can beat anyone this year

      • Irish says

        Danbury did beat Simsbury, who finished 4th in the CCC West. But Simsbury was only down 6 with less than a minute to go

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