For the second time since the preseason, we have a new No. 1.
Thanks to a 49-47 road victory over New London Saturday, unbeaten Norwalk is now the No. 1 team in all the land. The Bears are the first to be a unanimous pick, picking up 19 first-place votes.
New London, which held the top spot since the second poll of the season, merely dropped to No. 2 with its second loss of the season. It was the Whalers’ first in-state loss.
— Scott Ericson (@EricsonSports) January 26, 2019
Elsewhere, Notre Dame-Fairfield has ridden an 11-game win streak to No. 3. Trumbull moved to No. 4 and East Haven up to No. 6.
Hamden, which lost to East Haven this week, dropped below the Yellowjackets at No. 6.
Windsor, which won a showdown with No. 10 Newington on Monday, stayed put at No. 7. The same goes for Newtown at No. 8, Kolbe Cathedral at No. 9 and Newington (despite the loss) at No. 10.
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|TEAM (1st place votes)||Rec||PTS||LAST||CLASS|
|1. NORWALK (19)||14-0||570||2||LL|
|Last Week: Def. Greenwich 82-36; New London 49-47
This Week: vs. Danbury, Fri. 5:30
Bottom Line: The first unanimous No. 1 of the season.
|2. NEW LONDON||13-2||506||1||LL|
|Last Week: Def. Ledyard 64-23; Lost Norwalk 49-47; Def. Woodstock Academy 59-27
This Week: vs. NFA, Sat. 7
Bottom Line: No. 1 goes down, but Whalers far from done.
|3. NOTRE DAME-FAIRFIELD||15-1||460||4||L|
|Last Week: Def. Brookfield 68-34, Masuk 71-48
This Week: at Barlow, Thur. 7
Bottom Line: 11-straight wins for the Lancers.
|Last Week: Def. Westhill 61-39
This Week: at Greenwich, Thur. 7; at St. Joseph Sat. 6
Bottom Line: Rivalry game Saturday as the Eagles wait for their chance to face Norwalk.
|5. EAST HAVEN||13-2||448||6||L|
|Last Week: Def. Hamden 72-59; Amity 50-46; West Haven 79-33
This Week: vs. Lauralton Hall, Thur. 5:45; Lyman Hall, Sat. 5
Bottom Line: 10 wins in a row for the Yellowjackets.
|Last Week: Lost East Haven 72-59; Def. Guilford 76-30; Career 79-36; Sacred Heart Academy 77-25
This Week: vs. Shelton, Fri. 7; North Haven, Sat. noon
Bottom Line: Will get another shot at East Haven next week.
|Last Week: Def. Plainville 64-34; Newington 42-27
This Week: at Rocky Hill, Thur. 6
Bottom Line: Sent a loud and clear message as to who is tops in the CCC.
|Last Week: Def. Stratford 58-30 Carmel (NY) 63-37; Immaculate 60-25
This Week: vs. New Milford, Thur. 6:15
Bottom Line: On fire since the loss to Notre Dame.
|9. KOLBE CATHEDRAL||14-1||256||9||M|
|Last Week: Def. New Fairfield 49-41; Barlow 57-18
This Week: at Stratford, Thur. 7
Bottom Line: Rolling along, but Notre Dame and Newtown loom in final week.
|Last Week: Def. Platt 59-27; Lost Windsor 42-27
This Week: vs. Bulkeley, Thur. 5:30; Berlin, Mon. 6:45
Bottom Line: Take the L vs Windsor but hold on to 10th spot.
|Dropped out: None.
Records through Monday, Jan 21.
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: Mercy (10-5), 178; Canton (16-1), 163; Cromwell (13-2), 109; E.O. Smith (13-2), 107; Trinity Catholic (11-2), 74; St. Paul (14-2), 56; Wilbur Cross (11-3), 45; East Catholic (11-3), 35; Housatonic Regional (12-0), 29; Glastonbury (11-3), 23; Sheehan (12-3), 18; Berlin (12-3), 15; Hillhouse (12-3), 10; Danbury (11-3), 9; Simsbury (11-4) and East Hartford (13-2), 8.|
|The following voted: Ryan Lacey, Danbury News-Times; Lori Riley, Hartford Courant; Erik Dobratz, WTNH/Sportzedge.com; Scott Ericson, Stamford Advocate; Mike Madera, Walter Camp Foundation/New Haven Register; Pete Paguaga, GametimeCT; Dave Phillips, Shoreline Newspapers; Dave Ruden, The Ruden Report; Jimmy Zanor, Norwich Bulletin; Tim Jensen, Patch; Dave Danko, Fairfield Warde, Scotty Nails RCDS; Brian Medeiros, Canton; Rich Zalusky, The Chronicle; Vickie Fulkerson, The New London Day; Fred Williams, Northwestern; Erik Dobratz, WTNH; Rick Wilson, Waterbury Republican; Adam Betz, Journal Inquirer; Eric DeMarco ND-Fairfield.|