Some slip a bit in power ratings |

Some slip a bit in power ratings

The latest edition of the Sac Joaquin Section power ratings were released Tuesday for both boys and girls’ basketball teams section-wide. This is the third week of power ratings, and little has changed.

In Division I, Nevada Union’s boys (5-2 league, 13-8 overall), have dropped to ninth this week, after their sixth-place rating last week. Sheldon High School leads the Div. I pack with an 8-0 record in league and 17-3 overall. The girls of NU (4-2, 14-5) are rated ninth as well, a step up from last week when they were 10th. Kennedy has maintained its first-place rating, with a record 7-0 in league and 19-3 overall.

In Div. III, the Bear River boys (1-7, 2-18) continue to struggle, rated 26th, while their female counterparts remain constant at fifth. Bear River’s girls have maintained solid record (7-0, 17-2), while closing in on the division’s top-rated St. Mary’s (8-0, 15-4).

The Forest Lake Christian boys (4-5, 10-9) have dropped out of the top 10 in Div. V, falling to 14th, while the FLC girls remain in second, with the best record in Div. V (9-0, 17-2). The Falcons are behind only Ripon Christian (8-0, 13-3) for the second consecutive week.

As the playoffs quickly approach, the SJS power ratings, which are used to determine who moves onto the playoffs (the top 16 teams in each division advance), are creating a clearer image of how things may look at the end of the season. But each team has a difficult schedule to deal with for the last few weeks of the regular season.

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