Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Missouri Week 7 hoops rankings: No. 1 Vianney streaks into record books
By By Brandon Parker
After games on Sunday, Jan. 22
Put simply, Vianney has been close to untouchable on the hardwood this season. And with Friday's win against Chaminade, this year's version of the Golden Griffins now sit in uncharted territory.
The top-ranked Golden Griffins notched their 17th straight Friday, moving past the mark set during the 1997-98 campaign. Tony Cochran and Brad Woodson put up monster performances, scoring 30 and 27 points, respectively, to help secure the historic victory. With the win, the Golden Griffins are No. 41 in the latest POWERADE FAB 50 rankings. But the moment wasn't filled with all good news, as senior point guard Richard Dorhauer went down with an ankle injury that could sideline him.
These rankings were done before the big Monday matchup between No. 2 McCluer North and No. 7 McCluer, but win or lose, McCluer's week is far from over. The Comets host No. 6 Webster Groves on Friday.
Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):
1. Vianney (Kirkwood) 17-0 (1) With Friday's 69-48 victory against Chaminade, the Golden Griffins won their 17th contest to start the season, breaking the school record for most consecutive wins. Next up: Kirkwood on Tuesday.
2. McCluer North (Florissant) 15-1 (2) After a week off, the Stars play three games this week against No. 7 McCluer, Vashon and Hazelwood East.
3. Lee's Summit West 16-0 (3) The Titans registered two close wins against Raytown South (58-57) and Blue Springs South (53-51) to remain undefeated. Next up: Ruskin on Tuesday.