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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
N.C. Week 9 POWERADE baseball rankings

By By Brandon Parker

After games on Saturday, May 5

Conference championships, and subsequently, playoff seeding were on the line last week for many teams. Providence sought vengeance for its loss to Ardrey Kell (and the Panthers got it Monday in the SW4A title, after these rankings were finalized), TC Roberson and South Point defended their conference titles and New Bern somehow finished atop their conference despite losing their last two games.

With the playoffs starting this weekend, Providence remains the team beat and is ranked No. 19 in the POWERADE FAB 50.

Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):

1. Providence (Charlotte) 24-2 (1)
After falling to Ardrey Kell to close the season, the Panthers beat Rocky River and Butler to set up a rematch with Ardrey Kell in the Southwest 4A conference title game.

2. Ardrey Kell (Charlotte) 22-3 (3)
Knights scored big win against Providence last week and are peaking at right time.

3. T.C. Roberson (Asheville) 24-2 (2)
Rams have won 12 straight and haven't lost a home game since 2010.

Click here for the full POWERADE weekly North Carolina baseball rankings.