Guilford Great Eight Basketball Polls

Posted by Andy Durham on January 18, 2007 at 12:16 pm under High School | 7 Comments to Read

Boys High School Poll:#1)Greensboro Day School(18-1, beat Forsyth Country Day Wednesday night 69-53 and now face a tough Charlotte Christian team on the road Saturday.  Bruce Woodall has been red-hot for the Bengals and they have point guard Jay Lewis back in the rotation after his early season injury)

#2)High Point Central(14-2, lost to Oak Hill 108-74 on Monday and now host Asheboro on Friday.  Chris Ealey looked strong for the Bison against the #1 team in the nation Oak Hill on Monday and he could be a big plus for the Bison in the playoffs)

#3)Northeast Guilford(15-2, defeated Rockingham County 60-41 last week and will be at Western Guilford on Friday)

#4)Dudley(12-3, Panthers handled Western Alamance 78-60 last Friday and will travel to Rockingham County on Friday)

#5)Ragsdale(15-2, the Tigers took care of Southern Guilford last Thursday and will be back in action at Southeast Guilford Friday night)

#6)High Point Andrews(7-5, stopped Page 45-37 on MLK Day at the Coliseum and now face Southwest Guilford on Friday)

#7)TIE Grimsley(7-8, and off several days and now will host Northwest Guilford on Friday at Bob Sawyer Gym.  Smith(7-10), the Eagles lost to Charlotte Christian 63-48 on Monday and will be at Page on Friday and remember Page beat Smith last time at Smith 49-47.  Northwest Guilford(8-10, beat Page last Friday and now at Grimsley this week and NWG beat GHS last time at NWG.  Page, Smith, Grimsley, and Northwest are very even all the way around.  There is very little separation between these teams.

Girls Hoops Poll:#1)Grimsley(16-1, off for what seems like forever and now hosts NWG at the BSG on Friday)

#2)Page(13-3, defeated NWG by three, 46-43 last Friday, now will be home this Friday at the Mac Morris Gym vs. Smith)

#3)Northeast Guilford(12-4, routed Rockingham County 48-33 last Friday and now Wayne Stevens’ Rams visit Western Guilford this Friday)

#4)Dudley(10-5, grabbed a win at Western Alamance last week and now travel to take on Rockingham County Friday)

#5)Ragsdale(14-3, the Tigers beat Southern Guiford back on last Thursday before open dates and exams and they will be back at it, at Southeast Guilford this Friday)

#6)Northwest Guilford(12-5, the Vikings lost to Page by 3 and now will take a 4-2 Metro Conference mark over to Grimsley and they will try to knock off the #1 WhirlieGirls)

#7)Southwest Guilford(12-5, the Cowgirls rolled over Reagan 68-31 on Tuesday night and now they will face a tough matchup with conference foe High Point Andrews on Friday.  SWG is 4-0 conference and HPA is 3-0, plus HPA is 8-5 overall.  The game is at HPA)

#8)High Point Central(9-6, the Bison beat up on North Forsyth last week 69-23 and now the trio of Beeson, Brendall, and Spivey will test their luck against Asheboro on Friday at HPC)    


  • Tom said,

    I look forward to the new polls each week. The Grimsley boys and girls may be cold like the weather outside because from what I have been seeing they haven’t played in about 2 weeks. Dudley will need to get on a roll if they expect to repeat and I’m not sure about Greensboro Day yet. Is High Point Central really the number two 4-A team in the state? If the weather gets bad will the games this week be moved to Saturday or Sunday? I need some answers because I keep on calling the News and Record and all I get is a recording telling me to leave a message.

  • Andy said,

    Grimsley should be ready Friday. I was over there and saw them practicing on Wednesday. The weather should hold up and there shouldn’t be any postponements on Friday. High Point Central was ranked #2 in last week’s NCPreps.com 4-A Poll. I met with Johnny Thomas of Greensboro Day on Tuesday and I saw Bruce Woodall from GDS Wednesday and they seem ready to go for the repeat title. Dudley needs to provide some help for Josh Chavis at guard so he doesn’t have to do it all and the big men need to quit just watching Kenny Belton and join in on the fun. If anyone has any other questions I can get you some answers. I hope that Marlan Smith Sr. will post some more details about Grimsley because he has the inside track and we have a few High Point insiders out there too. We can get you the HS info at greensborosports.com.

  • odell said,

    Andy, Northeast guilford is not ranked in the state 3A ranking. What will they have to do to get respect……beat Dudley again or what?

  • Andy said,

    I like it when we get more questions at the web site. It makes this section work like a call-in sports talk show which I did here locally for about 15 years. I went to http://www.ncpreps.com again and they had Dudley at #2 in the 3-A’s and Ragsdale at #10. Northeast Guilford was listed as others receiving votes. Dudley is #2 with 3 losses and Northeast didn’t get in and the Rams only have 2 losses, and they beat Dudley and Dudley has yet to beat NEG this season. I have seen Ragsdale play and not to spite the Tigers but I think Northeast has a better team and that is why I have the Rams ranked higher than Dudley and Ragsdale in my poll. Things may change but that’s the way I see it right now. It really ticks me off because the NCpreps people haven’t been around here watching our teams play and they are just going by name and so-called records only. If this was football Northeast would be ranked in the top 5 in the NCpreps poll because they(NEG) have an established name in Football. If NEG keeps it up they will get there and beating Dudley again and this time at Dudley would definitely turn some heads.
    I don’t want to go on too long about this, but the teams down East can’t compare with our 3-A teams here locally. Remember it was Dudley vs. Northeast last year in the boys basketball regional final and they had to go all the way to Greenville, N.C. at ECU to finish it. That in and of itself says a lot about how far Northeast has come. The Rams have followed that up with a 15-2 record overall and 5-0 Triad 3-A so far in 2006/2007. I think the guys at NCpreps.com need to call the guy(me) at http://www.greensborosports.com.
    Odell, I hope I was able to give you some closure.

  • Jane W said,

    GRIMSLEY WIIL RULE AND WHIP hpc and NWG..

  • Greg said,

    Tom yes HPC really is #2 in the state and they deserve that ranking.

  • Greg said,

    Grimsley girls could be looking at there 2nd loss Tuesdat night when they go to HPC.