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Final rankings announced

Four unbeaten divisional championship teams – three of them also district team champions – wound up on top of the final Riverfront Sports Super Six Track and Field Power Rankings of District 2 teams, which were announced Sunday at noon.

The final rankings take into account the combination of a team’s strength in dual meets, where the ability to compete head-to-head across all events is measured, and in large, multi-team events like the district championships, where top-level performers in fewer events can make a bigger impact on team standings.

With few large invitationals that included multiple District 2 teams against each other during this pandemic-altered regular season, the rankings prior to last week’s District 2 Championships were almost exclusively based on dual-meet performance.

The Pittston Area, Berwick and Montrose girls, as well as the Scranton Prep and Holy Cross boys, all move up from the final set of regular-season rankings. The Dunmore boys are the only new team to move into the rankings.

The toughest top rankings decision came in Small School girls where Holy Redeemer won the District 2 Class 2A championship but Lake-Lehman maintained its No. 1 ranking.

Holy Redeemer edged Lake-Lehman, 91-89 1/3, in the team standings at the district meet. Lake-Lehman defeated Holy Redeemer, 80-66, in a dual meet that ultimately determined the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 championship.

Big School rankings are for Class 3A teams while Small School are for Class 2A.

The Big School boys rankings are the only ones that did not change.

Lackawanna Track Conference Division 2 and District 2 Class 3A champion North Pocono is first, followed by LTC Division 1 champ Valley View and WVC Division 1 champ Hazleton Area.

Wyoming Valley West, which finished as runner-up at the district championships, is fourth, followed by Abington Heights and Wallenpaupack.

The Small School boys rankings had the biggest shake-up.

LTC Division 3 champion Mid Valley remained No. 1 after winning the first district title in school history.

WVC Division 2 champion Wyoming Area tied for second at districts and held the second spot.

Scranton Prep used its finish in the second-place tie to move up from fourth to third. Holy Cross also climbed one spot, taking over fourth.

Lakeland dipped from third to fifth.

Dunmore takes over the sixth spot from Holy Redeemer. The Bucks, who had a pair of six-point losses to higher-ranked teams during the LTC Division 3 season, finished fifth at the district meet.

The WVC’s dominant collective performance in Class 3A girls allowed its teams to rise significantly for the second straight week.

WVC Division 1 champion Dallas took over the top ranking last week and held it by winning the district championship.

Pittston Area moved up from fourth to second after placing second at districts. Berwick moved up from sixth to third.

LTC Division 1 champion Abington Heights fell from second to fourth while LTC Division 2 champ Wallenpaupack slipped from third to sixth.

Crestwood held on to fifth place.

Lake-Lehman, Holy Redeemer and LTC Division 3 champion Lakeland remained 1-2-3 in Small School girls.

LTC Division 4 champion Montrose took over fourth place, trading spots with Western Wayne, which is now fifth.

Wyoming Area held on to sixth.

The track and field rankings, with previous rankings, a new listing of district finish and division records:


Big School Boys

RankTeamPrevious RankingDistrict FinishDivision Record
1North Pocono114-0
2Valley View234-0
3Hazleton Area356-0
4Wyoming Valley West425-1
5Abington Heights573-1

Small School Boys

RankTeamPrevious RankingDistrict FinishDivision Record
1Mid Valley115-0
2Wyoming Area2T26-0
3Scranton Prep432-2
4Holy Cross543-2

Big School Girls

RankTeamPrevious RankingDistrict FinishDivision Record
2Pittston Area425-1
4Abington Heights2134-0

Small School Girls

RankTeamPrevious RankingDistrict FinishDivision Record
2Holy Redeemer215-1
5Western Wayne4T52-2
6Wyoming Area664-2

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