After games on Saturday, May 19
The playoffs get underway this week, so throw out the regular season records and even the playoff seeds. One game can make or break a team's season at this point.
Don Bosco Prep, the No. 40 team in the POWERADE FAB 50, enters as the favorite in the Non-Public A bracket, but the Ironmen must get by the likes of Seton Hall Prep and Gloucester Catholic. Likewise, the Group 4 tournament is loaded with contenders Jackson, Steinert and Washington Township.
Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):
1. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) 19-3 (1)
Closed out regular season with 10-1 win against River Dell and enter Non-Public, North A tournament as No. 2 seed.
2. Jackson 21-2 (3)
Won four games last week, entering the Group 4 Central bracket as No. 2 seed and a strong contender to win state title.
3. Seton Hall Prep (West Orange) 22-2 (5)
Pirates rolled to four wins last week and snagged top seed in Non-Public, North A tourney.