Tuesday, May 22, 2012
N.J. Week 7 POWERADE baseball rankings
By By Brandon Parker
After games on Saturday, May 19
The playoffs get underway this week, so throw out the regular season records and even the playoff seeds. One game can make or break a team's season at this point.
Don Bosco Prep, the No. 40 team in the POWERADE FAB 50, enters as the favorite in the Non-Public A bracket, but the Ironmen must get by the likes of Seton Hall Prep and Gloucester Catholic. Likewise, the Group 4 tournament is loaded with contenders Jackson, Steinert and Washington Township.
Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):
1. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) 19-3 (1) Closed out regular season with 10-1 win against River Dell and enter Non-Public, North A tournament as No. 2 seed.
2. Jackson 21-2 (3) Won four games last week, entering the Group 4 Central bracket as No. 2 seed and a strong contender to win state title.
3. Seton Hall Prep (West Orange) 22-2 (5) Pirates rolled to four wins last week and snagged top seed in Non-Public, North A tourney.