Unbeaten New London leaps past Capital Prep for the top spot in the latest Top 10 Poll.
|1. NEW LONDON
Bottom Line: The Whalers ascend to the top spot after victories over Fitch and Stonington combined with two out-of-state losses by last week’s No. 1 team, Capital Prep.
|2. CAPITAL PREP
Bottom Line: The Trailblazers lost to Rutgers Prep (N.J.) and Long Island Lutheran last week, but Capital Prep still has not lost to an in-state team since 2012.
Bottom Line: The Eagles knocked off Braintree, one of Massachusetts’ top teams, 68-64.
Bottom Line: The Eagles play Fairfield Ludlowe and New Canaan this week.
|5. NEW FAIRFIELD
Bottom Line: The Rebels defeated Weston 43-26 in a contest of SWC teams that entered unbeaten.
Bottom Line: The Tigers host No. 2 Capital Prep Monday in Middletown.
Bottom Line: The Cardinals travel to No. 9 Ridgefield on Tuesday in a huge FCIAC clash.
|8. EAST HAVEN
Bottom line: The Easties visit Wilbur Cross on Tuesday and host Lauralton Hall on Friday.
Bottom Line: The Tigers have won four in a row since losing to No. 4 Trumbull on Dec. 23.
|10. BACON ACADEMY
Bottom Line: The Bobcats have lost only to No. 1 New London and No. 3 Enfield.
Dropped out: Middletown (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
Hand (8-2), 127; Notre Dame-Fairfield (9-1), 120; Career (8-1), 110; Middletown (10-1), 91; Holy Cross (10-1), 80; RHAM (6-2), 74; Stamford (6-3), 71; Conard (10-1), 40; Glastonbury (8-2),32; Bethel (10-1) and Cromwell (9-2), 26; Canton (8-2), 16; Norwalk (7-3), 10; Hall (10-2), 9; Hamden (6-3) and St. Paul (9-0), 7.
The following voted
Marc Allard, Norwich Bulletin; David Danko, Fairfield Warde; Eric DeMarco, Notre Dame-Fairfield; Vickie Fulkerson, The Day of New London; Tim Jensen, Patch; Ken Lipshez, Meriden Record-Journal; Scott Nails, Rye; Dave Phillips, Shoreline Newspapers; Mike Pucci, New Haven Register; Lori Riley, Hartford Courant; Mike Suppe, HAN Network; Derek Turner, GameTimeCT; Rick Wilson, Waterbury Republican-American; Richard Zalusky, Willimantic Chronicle; Jimmy Zanor, Middletown Press.