We are at an interesting point in the season right now, as we have teams across the country who have completed as many as 9 or 10 games, and others who are just getting started and getting their first regular season game or two in the books. After extreme heat cancelled many of the early games over the previous two weeks, this week it was Hurricane Florence who put a halt to week 2 games in mainly the Mid-Atlantic Region and the states of North Carolina and Virginia.
One of the week’s big stories was the Top 25 match-up of the top two squads from the state of New Jersey on Saturday night, a rematch of last season’s Tournament of Champions final. Eastern Regional would get the 5-3 win over Oak Knoll School in a bizarre game that included a 40-minute break to find a replacement for an injured official, Oak Knoll playing down with several cards throughout the game, and the young Oak Knoll squad scoring two goals in the final 2:28 of the game. With the win, Eastern ended Oak Knoll’s 30 game unbeaten streak. Oak Knoll graduated 7 seniors from last year’s Tournament of Champions winning team, including two First Team All-American’s in Gabby Andretta and Ali McCarthy (both playing at Princeton University this Fall). A good early test for both talented squads and a match-up we may very well be seeing again in late November in the 2018 Tournament of Champions. Read the full recap of the game here. Eastern Regional (6-0-0) moves up the #3 spot in the nation, Oak Knoll (4-1-0) moves down to #12.
View complete Week #2 Regional Top 20 Rankings and National Top 25 Rankings below!
A note on our rankings: Weekly we track over 150 team’s schedules and results, which is a daunting task given the inconsistent availability of up-to-date High School field hockey information online across the country. While we try our best to look out for new teams on the rise or to add, logistically we heavily rely on how our previously ranked teams are doing, and we look for any teams who beat, tie or challenge one of them. If you think we are missing a team, please let us know! We ALWAYS welcome productive feedback and want you to let us know if we are missing a team or if you think a team should be ranked higher or lower. Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org