Here’s a way too early look at Section 2 teams according to the current section2basketball.com computer rankings. Normally I wait until January 1st to post the rankings publicly as I like to have more game data but I decided to post them early this year. The numbers will still give you an idea which team/classes are most competitive. In some of the classes, the teams are so close that it wouldn’t surprise me at all if a team that’s currently 5th-8th in the class will be a team near the top when we reach sectional tournament play. On the flip side you’ll find a few classifications that have a solid favorite as league play begins.
Below are the links to the Boys rankings, Girls rankings and game projection link. The game projection link allows you to pick 1 team (boys or girls) and gives you a projected outcome of a game, with final score, versus every other team in the section based on the current information.
The rankings take each game result into account and they factor recent results a bit higher. However, they are very volatile at this point based on only a few early season results. They are also meant to project an outcome of a game if 2 teams played today. The rankings are only as good as the information I have in the database. If I don’t have all of a team’s scores the ranking may be slightly skewed for that team. Help us and report your scores to firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on twitter @section2hoop.
Class AA Boys
Talk about parity? 9 teams currently separated by less than 10 points. Should be a great sectional bracket from the 1st round to the final
Class AA Girls
Shenendehowa is a slight favorite by the numbers but 7 teams look like contenders right now.
Class A Boys
Mohonasen is the favorite with Lansingburgh and Amsterdam right behind them. Also don’t be surprised if Queesnbury, Averill Park and Gloversville contend as well.
Class A Girls
Averill Park is currently rated the strongest team in the Section for Girls teams and aren’t in the biggest class (AA). They have been dominant so far this season and would expect that to continue. Holy Names, Amsterdam, Scotia, Queesnbury and Gloversville are also very strong teams in this class.
Class B Boys
Mekeel Christian and defending sectional champ, Glens Falls, look strong again. However this class is deep. Don’t rule out teams like Watervliet, Catskill, Hudson, and Schalmont either. Followed below them are dangerous teams like Schuylerville, Bishop Gibbons, Cobleskill and Fonda.
Class B Girls
Tamarac looks like the favorite with Glens Falls right behind them.
Class C Boys
Defending champ Lake George looks like the favorite again. Following them are strong teams like Middleburgh, Granville, Hoosick Falls, Saratoga Catholic and Duanesburg. Also don’t be surprised if by February teams like Berne Knox, Maple Hill, Schoharie, Mechanicville and Stillwater are pulling upsets.
Class C Girls
Looks like a very competitive class this year. Mechanicville, Cambridge and Mekeel Christian look the best right now. However teams like Greenville, Hoosic Valley, Lake George, Middleburgh and Stillwater look strong as well.
Class D Boys
Oppenheim-Ephratah/St Johnsville, Argyle and Whitehall are the current favorites. I would expect Fort Ann, Germantown, North Warren and Northville to continue to improve as the season goes on.
Class D Girls
The top 5 teams right now are Fort Edward, Argyle, Fort Ann, Hartford and Heatly. North Warren and Salem are right behind the top teams.