SPB’s Elite 8 (Week 2)

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Elite 8 for Week Two.

Coupled with Xavier’s 22-15 victory over No. 1 Notre Dame-West Haven, and its breeze of a Sunday afternoon game with New Milford, Masuk has assumed the top spot in our weekly power rankings for South-Western Connecticut

We also had plenty of movement among the rest of the teams.

Notre Dame didn’t drop far with its loss. But Staples leap-frogged New Canaan into the No. 2 spot.

Moving up (way up) is Central, which went from a ‘Just Missed’ all the way up to No. 4 in this space based on its thoroughly dominant victory over Ludlowe.

(By the way: In case you missed it, Central punted on 1st down in that game adding more blight for the CIAC Football Committee’s crappy 50-point policy. Again: Can we at least try a running clock? Echo…! echo… echo…)

Anyway, also moving up is Darien, which roasted Warde 31-0 and now claims the No. 6.

Moving down, is Notre Dame-WH (to 5) St. Joseph (just slightly to 7) and Greenwich, which is now completely gone.

Moving in are Norwalk, Wilbur Cross, Oxford, Ansonia, claiming tenuous spots among the “Missed”

And, in addition to Greenwich, moving out is Shelton, Brookfield and Bethel.

Staying put is Newtown (8) and New Canaan (3).

Sean Patrick Bowley