There’s no reason to wait until next week to release the final rankings of the season. I really don’t think anyone will find a lot of surprises here. A couple of teams with good records are not on the list, and I saw all of them in the final week or two. I don’t like to diminish an impressive body of work, but I really believe you have to finish well to rank among the best.
So here you go … debate away.
Lohud Hockey Power Rankings
1. Scarsdale (21-3) – Riding the momentum of best season in program history all the way to Utica.
2. Suffern (18-4-1) – Unable to find the answer to a new rival.
3. Pelham (19-4-1) – Won a Section 1 championship for a third time in four seasons.
4. Rye Country Day School (11-9-2): Celebrated a fourth straight FAA title.
5. John Jay (18-5) – Too many health issues down the stretch proved to be costly.
6. White Plains (15-6-1) – A fixture in the Division 1 semifinals.
7. Rye (12-10-2) – It’s not where you start, but where you finish the season.
8. Mamaroneck (9-12-1) – On the verge of bigger and better things.
9. Somers/North Salem (16-6-1) – Coming back for more with an experienced team.
10. Pearl River (16-4-1) – A breakout season did not end very well.