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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

CHESTER IS NO. 1 NATIONALLY...SORT OF

One glance at the ESPN.com and USA Today national rankings, and you'll see that Chester is ranked No. 4 in both polls. But rank is nothing but a number.

If you eliminate the 'elite' admissions policies of 'prep' schools like Oak Hill Academy and Findlay Prep, and the private school from Jersey City, N.J., which can recruit - sorry, admit - players from all over the state, that would make Chester the top-ranked legitimate high school team in the land.

And by legitimate, I mean a four-year public high school that can accept student-athletes only from within its city's geographic boundaries.

Don't believe me? Take a look for yourself. These national polls are littered with schools that use open enrollment, unlike Chester:

ESPN.com/POWERADE FAB 50
1 Oak Hill Academy (35-0)
2 Findlay Prep (22-1)
3 St. Anthony (16-0)
4 Chester (19-0)

USA TODAY SUPER 25
1 Oak Hill Academy (35-0)
2 Findlay Prep (22-1)
3 St. Anthony (16-0)
4 Chester (19-0)

Not trying to hate on the private or prep schools. But ... I'm just saying you should consider the logic I'm using here.

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1 Comments:

Blogger ClipperLuv!!! said...

So True C-PRIDE!!!!!!

February 7, 2012 at 9:57 PM 

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