CarolinaPreps.com Power Rankings – After Round 1

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With the opening round of the 2015 NCHSAA playoffs in the book, the road to the state finals is starting to take shape.  All of the number-one ranked teams survived the opening round, but for a couple of the top teams, it wasn’t without a scare.

4A Classification

1. Scotland (12-0)

2. Wake Forest (12-0)

3. Charlotte Catholic (11-0)

4. East Forsyth (12-0)

5. Cornelius Hough (11-1)

6. Charlotte Mallard Creek (10-2)

7. Matthews Butler (10-2)

8. Richmond County (10-2)

9. Greensboro Dudley (11-1)

10. Fayetteville Britt (11-1)

11. Kannapolis Brown (10-2)

12. Apex Middle Creek (12-0)

13. Greensboro Page (10-2)

14. Greenville Conley (10-2)

15. Wilmington New Hanover (10-2)

16. Durham Hillside (9-2)

17. Greenville Rose (9-2)

18. Charlotte Independence (8-4)

19. North Davidson (11-1)

20. West Forsyth (9-3)

21. Fuquay-Varina (11-1)

22. Charlotte Ardrey Kell (7-5)

23. Winston-Salem Reagan (8-4)

24. South Mecklenburg (9-3)

25. Raleigh Millbrook (9-3)

 

Bubble Teams:  South Caldwell (10-2), Fayetteville Seventy-First (10-2), Wilmington Hoggard (8-4), Northwest Guilford (8-4), Fayetteville Cape Fear (9-3), Northern Durham (6-6)

 

3A Classification

1. Shelby Crest (12-0)

2. Asheville Reynolds (11-1)

3. Havelock (12-0)

4. Fayetteville Sanford (11-1)

5. Eastern Alamance (12-0)

6. Morganton Freedom (11-1)

7. Concord (11-1)

8. Belmont South Point (10-2)

9. Kings Mountain (10-2)

10. Southern Durham (9-3)

11. Hillsborough Orange (11-1)

12. Rocky Mount (10-2)

13. Southern Guilford (10-2)

14. Weddington (10-2)

15. Asheboro (10-2)

16. Statesville (9-3)

17. South Iredell (10-2)

18. Eden Morehead (9-3)

19. Northern Guilford (8-4)

20. Hope Mills Gray’s Creek (9-3)

21. Cleveland (9-3)

22. Southern Nash (9-3)

23. West Rowan (9-3)

24. Thomasville Ledford (9-3)

25. West Henderson (9-3)

 

Bubble Teams:  Concord Robinson (8-4), Wilson Hunt (9-3), Waxhaw Cuthbertson (8-4), South Johnston (8-4)

 

2A Classification

1. Shelby (11-1)

2. Monroe (12-0)

3. East Lincoln (12-0)

4. Kinston (12-0)

5. Elizabeth City Northeastern (10-2)

6. High Point Andrews (11-1)

7. Lincolnton (10-2)

8. West Stokes (11-1)

9. SouthWest Edgecombe (11-1)

10. Newport Croatan (10-2)

11. Clinton (9-2)

12. Thomasville (9-3)

13. Hertford County (9-3)

14. Bunn (10-2)

15. Winston-Salem Carver (8-4)

16. Jacksonville Northside (5-7)

17. Burnsville Mountain Heritage (10-2)

18. Maiden (9-3)

19. Reidsville (9-3)

20. Greene Central (10-2)

21. Franklin (9-3)

22. East Bladen (10-2)

23. East Duplin (9-3)

24. Wilkes Central (10-2)

25. Fairmont (10-2)

 

Bubble Teams:  Ayden-Grifton (7-5), Wilson Beddingfield (7-5), West Caldwell (7-5), Mount Pleasant (7-5), East Burke (7-5), Hendersonville (7-5), South Columbus (7-5)

 

1A Classification

1. Wallace-Rose Hill (11-1)

2. East Surry (12-0)

3. West Montgomery (12-0)

4. Warsaw Kenan (10-1)

5. Tarboro (11-1)

6. Robbinsville (9-2)

7. East Wilkes (12-0)

8. Mitchell County (11-1)

9. Plymouth (10-2)

10. East Carteret (10-2)

11. Swain County (8-4)

12. Walkertown (7-5)

13. Southside Beaufort (10-1)

14. Murphy (9-3)

15. East Montgomery (10-2)

16. Riverside Martin (9-3)

17. Granville Central (9-3)

18. Community School of Davidson (10-2)

19. Camden County (9-3)

20. Mount Airy (8-4)

21. Salemburg Lakewood (9-3)

22. Whiteville (8-4)

23. Robersonville South Creek (8-3)

24. Rosman (7-4)

25. North Stanly (8-4)

 

Bubble Teams: Mooresboro Thomas Jefferson (9-2), Clinton Union (6-6), Boonville Starmount (8-4), Mooresville Pine Lake Prep (10-2)

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