Public Groups 1-2 Poll

Pat PJR Rice, NJ Gridiron Guru
NJ Varsity
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After putting five new teams in last week, no changes are made this week, except to the order. Arguments can be made for keeping two-loss teams out, but they have played tough schedules.

High Point lost to two good Group 4 teams: 4-1 Mount Olive and 4-1 Morris Hills, while all their wins come against Group 3 teams, including 3-2 Jefferson. Buena lost to #20 Pleasantville and to 2-2 Group 4 Highland Regional who has lost to two Group 4 teams with one combined loss.

Further up the order, Manasquan has two losses: one to 4-0 Group 4 Long Branch by nine points and one to Group 4 Middletown South by three. They have given Barnegat their only loss and beat Group 4 Woodbridge.

Cedar Creek has two losses on the field, but Delsea had to forfeit shortly after. That being said, Delsea is a Group 3 who has won seven state titles since 2005 plus two other appearances in the finals. In addition, Cedar Creek lost to #8 Camden and beat 3-1 Group 3 Ocean City and two Group 4 schools in Absegami and Mainland.

My last note is on Camden, who I jumped from 22 to 8 because I underrated them and they beat Cedar Creek on the field. Their only loss is to Camden Catholic.

1 - West Deptford (4-0)

2 - Haddonfield (4-0)

3 - Paulsboro (4-0)

4 - Westwood (4-1)

5 - Pequannock (5-0)

6 - Hasbrouck Heights (5-0)

7 - Johnson (5-0)

8 - Camden (4-0)

9 - Cedar Creek (4-1/3-2)

10 - Manasquan (2-2)

11 - Point Pleasant Boro (5-0)

12 - Newton (5-0)

13 - New Milford (4-0)

14 - Shabazz (5-0)

15 - Sterling (3-1)

16 - Pompton Lakes (3-1)

17 - Caldwell (4-1)

18 - Lenape Valley (4-1)

19 - Mountain Lakes (4-1)

20 - Pleasantville (3-1)

21 - Lakeland (4-1)

22 - South River (5-0)

23 - Weequahic (3-1)

24 - High Point (3-2)

25 - Buena (3-2)

In: None

Out: None

Knocking on the Door: Manchester Regional (5-0), Rutherford (5-0), Burlington City (4-0), Wallington (4-0), Whippany Park (5-0), Barnegat (4-1), Bound Brook (4-1), Emerson (4-1), Glen Ridge (4-1), Manville (4-1), Middlesex (4-1), Pascack Hills (4-1), Penns Grove (4-1), Schalick (4-1), Woodbury (3-1), Roselle Park (4-2), Belvidere (3-2), Brearley (3-2), Cedar Grove (3-2), Cinnaminson (3-2), Delaware Valley (3-2), Hackettstown (3-2), Hanover Park (3-2), Hillside (3-2), Hoboken (3-2), Keansburg (3-2), Mahwah (3-2), New Egypt (3-2), Point Pleasant Beach (3-2), Roselle (3-2), Shore (3-2), Willingboro (3-2), Holmdel (3-3), Asbury Park (2-2), Salem (2-2), Madison (2-3),

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