I had to do some juggling after watching Pearl River beat Scarsdale last night, and there will definitely be more flipping and flopping as we find out more about some of these teams. There will be more upsets. Right now, I don’t see a huge gap between the top half of the list and the bottom half.
The position of John Jay might inspire some head-shaking, but the Indians were not too far behind Suffern in the opener a couple of nights ago. In case anyone thinks I’ve banished the private schools from my top 10, I just don’t know that any of them are strong enough to crack the list a week into the season.
Lohud Hockey Power Rankings
1. Suffern (1-0) – Not as deep, still very talented.
2. John Jay (0-1) – Working to get the youngsters up to speed.
3. White Plains (3-0) – A stingy group.
4. Pelham (1-0-1) – Will be tested early and often.
5. Greeley (3-0) – A lot bigger than past years.
6. Pearl River (1-0) – Opened the season with a big win.
7. Scarsdale (0-1) – Needs to find role players.
8. Rye (0-0) – Getting acquainted with new faces.
9. RyeTown/Harrison (0-0) – Starting with lofty expectations.
10. Mamaroneck (1-1) – Learning on the fly.
2. White Plains
1. John Jay
4. Pearl River