Sunday, January 4, 2015

D6SN Boys Basketball Rankings: Week Six

1. Hollidaysburg 5-4

The Golden Tigers dropped a close one to Ambridge by three on the road.  Ambridge is regarded as one of the better AAA teams on the Western half of the state, and it was a good showing for Hollidaysburg.  They retain the top spot in the rankings despite the loss. 

2. Johnstown 8-2

Johnstown had the week off, but they get back into action in a big way with a big section game against Somerset tonight. The also travel up the road to Richland on Thursday. It is a big opportunity for Johnstown to take a commanding lead in section II of the LHAC. 

3. Somerset 4-2

Somerset traveled East last week to the Harrisburg area, and took on a pair of AAAA teams from District 3, and they split to improve to 4-2 on the year.  The head to Johnstown tonight for a big showdown against the Trojans. They'll have to come back to Johnstown on Thursday to take on upstart Westmont-Hilltop also, 


1. Blairsville 8-2

The Bobcats sat last week and they have 12 conference games on the horizon before the postseason.  It starts with struggling 3-7 Marion Center on Wednesday night.

2. Tyrone 7-1

The Golden Eagles defended their home turf with two wins in their own tournament last week. Tyrone travels to Bellefonte and hosts Bald Eagle this week in a pair of conference games.

3. Penns Valley 8-1

Penns Valley has reeled off four consecutive wins since their loss to Tyrone. They take on Hungtingdon and go on the road to take on undefeated Clearfield this week before they have the rematch with Tyrone next week.

4. West Branch 7-1

The Warriors knocked off Bedford and Everett last week to move to 7-1. They have a pair of home games this week against Harmony and Claysburg sandwiching a road game with Philipsburg-Osceola. It could be a big week for West Branch as their three opponents have a combined 3 wins. 

5. Mt. Union 7-1

The Trojans re-enter the rankings after a brief hiatus. They absolutely handled Northern Bedford last week by a score 74-41. They have two big tests this week with a road game at Bald Eagle and they will also host Bellwood-Antis.


1. Berlin-Brothersvalley 5-1

Berlin lost to Southern High School from Maryland last week, but they still are out to an impressive 5-1 start to the season. The host Shade tonight in a big WestPac showdown. They must also head to Windber later in the week. 

2. Chestnut Ridge  6-2

Chestnut Ridge was able to pull off a 1-1 mark in the Tyrone tournament last week. They host Fannett Metal and Southern Fulton this week in a pair of big games for the Lions. 

3. Tussey Mountain 3-5 

Tussey Mountain had a bye week over New Year's and will look to make their move in 2015. They have a pair of winnable road games at Williamsburg and Northern Bedford. 

D6 A

1. Bishop Carroll 9-1

The Huskies sat last week idle, but they will be hungry coming into 2015 with a long time to think about their first loss. They have two of their biggest rivalry games this week with a home game against Central Cambria and a road game in Altoona against Guilfoyle. 

2. Bishop Guilfoyle 3-2

Guilfoyle easily advanced to the championship of their own tournament over United, and there they gave a good Fairview team all they could handle.  Guilfoyle probably got some time to get more practice in this past week, and should be ready for a busy next couple of months.  They have a three game week filled with big games, most notably the game against Carroll Thursday night. 

3. Homer-Center 8-1

The Wildcats are off to an excellent start, and easily dispatched Derry last week to move to 8-1. They have games with United and at Saltsburg this week as they will look to go 10-1 to open the year.

4. Moshannon Valley 5-2

 Moshannon Valley has a big four game week coming up, and we will find out a lot this team over the course of this stretch. 

5. Portage 6-1

Portage starts the New Year with home games against Coneamugh Township and Blacklick Valley. 

D5 A

1. Shanksville 5-0

The Vikings have games with Meyersdale and North Star this week after laying low last week. 

2. Southern Fulton 8-1

Southern Fulton opened the year in a big way with a nice 8-1 start. They have a big road test with Chestnut Ridge this week before hosting Forbes Road. 

3. McConnellsburg 6-0

The Spartans are off to a nice undefeated start.  They host Fannett Metal this week.

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