ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - According to Gridiron New Jersey, Hasbrouck Heights will be the first seed in the North 2, Group 1, and will be facing Bound Brook on Friday night at 7 pm at Depken Field. The Aviators are the number 2 seed overall in the final rankings (see bottom) behind Cresskill, who has sat atop the rankings since they first came out this season.
Here are the brackets.
North 2, Group 1
8] Bound Brook @ 1] Hasbrouck Heights
7] Wallkill Valley @  Park Ridge
6] Brearley @ 3] Weequahic
5] Hoboken @ 4] New Milford
North 1, Group 1
8] New Providence @ 1] Cresskill
7] Emerson @ 2] Cedar Grove
6] Shabazz @ 3] Butler
5] Pompton Lakes @ 4] Boonton
(Bold teams members of the NJIC)
The final rankings: Sort of. While the rankings are final, and used to seed the teams above, you will notice it did not quite happen exactly that way. Should be 1 vs 16, 2 vs 15, down to 8 vs 9 from the chart right. Then broken in sections, right?
Take Hasbrouck Heights first game, if you remember last week's chart, the 2nd ranked team was to play the 15th rank team, but Hasbrouck Height is playing the 14th ranked team. Why?
The 14th and 15th teams have the same UPR rating, which is what they use to rank the teams, and well, on the chart below, the deciding to list teams who are tied alphabetically. Seriously. (Being in front row in the class at schools actually pays a dividend?) But when it comes to seeding, they used the tie breaker - who had the Opponent Strength Index - to determine who is seeded higher. Hence, Bound Brook is coming to Depken Field. Wallkill Valley earns the right to go to Pompton Lakes.
Same thing goes for the 10/11 teams. Brearly and Hoboken. Hoboken has the higher OSI, (and moves to the 10 spot) and gets to go to New Milford. Brearley draws Weequahic.
|Rank||School||Win||Loss||Ave Power Points||Opponent Strength Index||UPR||Strength Index||Last Week|
There will be more to come on Hasbrouck Heights next opponent as well as the rest of North 1, and a look at where the other teams in the NJIC wound up.
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