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Wyoming Area boys reclaim No. 1

Wyoming Area is back in the top spot in Small School boys this week, leading a group of 10 teams that improved in this week’s Riverfront United Super Six Soccer Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

Eight teams move up while two moved into the rankings, which were posted Sunday afternoon.

The Big School girls rankings were unchanged after the six teams combined to go 9-0-3 when not playing against each other.

The Crestwood, Abington Heights, Dallas and Wyoming Seminary boys also moved up along with the Holy Redeemer, Lakeland and Montrose girls. The Blue Ridge boys and Dunmore girls joined the Super Six.

Wyoming Area dropped out of the top Small School boys spot following its first loss, 3-1, to Big School No. 2 North Pocono.

The Warriors responded well to that loss and regained their spot in one week after winning three games by a total of 13-1.

Dunmore climbed from fourth to second by handing last week’s No. 1 team, Holy Cross, its first loss, 4-3, in overtime.

Holy Cross won its other two games, scoring 20 goals, and settles into the third spot.

Blue Ridge moved into the rankings in fourth after beating former No. 3 Elk Lake for the second time this season.

Wyoming Seminary won its only game and gained one position to fifth.

Elk Lake fell three places to sixth.

Holy Redeemer lost its last two games and fell out of the rankings.

Valley View, the only remaining unbeaten boys team in District 2, and North Pocono played to a 1-1 tie to remain first and second in Big School boys.

Crestwood and Abington Heights both move up two spots and now occupy third and fourth. Crestwood has scored six goals in each of its last three games.

Dallas drops from fourth to fifth after a 2-1 upset loss at home against Delaware Valley to end a streak of five straight shutout wins.

Hazleton Area lost, 7-0, to Selinsgrove in a Saturday non-league game and tumbled from third to sixth.

Lake-Lehman posted its third straight shutout to hold first in Small School girls.

Holy Redeemer beat Tunkhannock, 6-1, in its only game and regained one spot to move into second.

Lakeland moved from fifth to third after winning twice in the week to outscore opponents, 30-0, over its last three games.

Wyoming Area lost two of three, both against ranked Big School teams, and dropped from second to fourth.

Montrose moved up from sixth to fifth.

Dunmore won three times, extending its winning streak to five games, including outscoring the last four opponents, 34-0, to join the rankings in sixth.

Western Wayne lost for the first time and dropped from the rankings.

There are no perfect records left in girls where the last unbeaten, Delaware Valley, played a scoreless tie with Warwick Valley, N.Y. in a non-league game Saturday. The Lady Warriors have five straight and nine total shutouts.

Dallas shut out three ranked opponents to hold second.

Wyoming Valley West, Abington Heights, Wilkes-Barre Area and Berwick held third through sixth.

Wyoming Valley West had a 2-0-1 week to extend its unbeaten streak to five. Abington Heights did not allow a goal in three games, but only won once, playing in a pair of scoreless ties. Wilkes-Barre Area split two games, losing to No. 2 Dallas. Berwick went 2-1, also losing to Dallas.

The season-opening rankings with records and previous rankings:


Big School Boys

RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.Valley View  9-0-11
  2.North Pocono10-1-12
  3.Crestwood  8-2-05
  4.Abington Heights  7-3-06
  5.Dallas  6-1-14
  6.Hazleton Area  5-2-03

Small School Boys

RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.Wyoming Area11-1-02
  2.Dunmore  8-1-04
  3.Holy Cross  7-1-01
  4.Blue Ridge  8-1-0NR
  5.Wyoming Seminary  6-2-06
  6.Elk Lake  8-2-03

Big School Girls

RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.Delaware Valley11-0-11
  2.Dallas  9-1-12
  3.Wyoming Valley West  8-2-13
  4.Abington Heights  6-1-24
  5.Wilkes-Barre Area  9-4-05
  6.Berwick  7-3-06

Small School Girls

RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.Lake-Lehman  8-4-01
  2.Holy Redeemer  8-1-03
  3.Lakeland  7-1-05
  4.Wyoming Area  6-4-02
  5.Montrose  6-1-06
  6.Dunmore  6-2-0NR

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