New Jersey Top 10 Poll
- Delbarton (8-2-0)
Last week: beat Pope John 6-3, beat St. Augustine Prep 5-2, beat Don Bosco Prep 1-0
The Green Wave passed some big conference tests, including a dramatic 1-0 win over Don Bosco on a third-period goal from Harrison Newman Sunday night. Several more loom in the next few weeks.
This week: Wed at CBA
- Don Bosco Prep (6-4-2)
Last week: beat CBA 1-0, tied Pope John 4-4, lost to Delbarton 0-1
The Ironmen’s win over CBA was their biggest of the year, but much more consistency will be necessary down the stretch.
This week: Wed at Hill, Fri vs. Bergen County Tournament quarterfinals
- CBA (12-1-0)
Last week: beat Middletown North 10-1, lost to Don Bosco Prep 0-1, beat Freehold Township 7-0, beat Manalapan 10-0
Colts’ best wins of the year are against Bergen Catholic; they play division foes Delbarton and Pope John twice each in the next two weeks.
This week: Wed vs. Delbarton, Friday at Pope John
- Chatham (7-1-3)
Last week: beat Morris Knolls 3-1, tied Randolph 2-2
Staying unbeaten in Mennen Division play (4-0-3) is no easy feat; every other team has at least two division losses and at least three total losses.
This week: Wed at Montclair Kimberley
- Bridgewater-Raritan (10-0-2)
Last week: beat Hillsborough 2-1, beat Southern Regional 5-3
It has not been a difficult schedule, but the Panthers remain one of just two remaining unbeaten teams in the state and will be tested later this month.
This week: Fri vs. Pingry, Sat at Hunterdon Central
- Notre Dame (12-2-0)
Last week: beat WWPS 5-1, Red Bank Catholic 5-0, St. Joseph Metuchen 1-0, Princeton 6-0
The Irish posted an impressive win over Red Bank Catholic, then avenged one of their two losses with a 1-0 win over St. Joseph Metuchen in the inaugural Egan Cup title game behind 32 saves from Kyle McQuillan.
This week: Tues vs. Lawrence/Hightstown
- St. Joseph Metuchen (9-2-1)
Last week: beat South Brunswick 11-1, lost to Notre Dame 0-1
Don’t expect the Falcons to be shut out many more times this year.
This week: off
- Ramsey (12-2-0)
Last week: beat Summit 3-1, beat Wayne Hills 9-0, beat Lakeland 5-0
After getting back on track with a strong 3-1 win over Summit, Ramsey will take aim at the Bergen County Tournament title that eluded them last year.
This week: Fri vs. Bergen County Tournament quarterfinals
- Morristown-Beard (7-4-3)
Last week: beat Randolph 3-0, beat Morris Knolls 11-1, lost to West Morris 2-3, beat Princeton Day 5-2
The state’s most inconsistent team, the Crimson crushed division rival Morris Knolls by a resounding 11-1 (anyone remember the last 10-goal game between Mennen Division foes?), only to fall to Halvorsen Division foe West Morris two days later by a 3-2 margin. Morristown-Beard remains capable of skating with the state’s top private schools on its best days.
This week: Thur vs. Mendham, Sat at Kinnelon
- Randolph (7-3-2)
Last week: Lost 0-3 to Morristown-Beard, beat St. Joseph Montvale 3-1, tied Chatham 2-2
After splitting with Morristown-Beard, the Rams bounced back with two solid results last week but still have work to do to hold off Morris Knolls for third place in the Mennen Division.
This week: Wed vs. Livingston, Fri vs. Morristown