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2013-14 News basketball polls

State classification in parentheses; first-place votes in brackets; *-tie in points.

BOYS LARGE SCHOOLS

Team (Class) Record Pts. LW

1. Canisius (A) [10] 14-2 100 1

2. Williamsville North (AA) 11-3 80 5

3. Bishop Timon-St. Jude (A) 11-7 75 4

4. St. Joe’s (A) 10-6 68 2

5. Jamestown (AA) 10-4 67 6

6. Clarence (AA) 11-3 60 7

7. McKinley (A-1) 9-4 36 2

8. Lockport (AA) 11-3 32 9

9. Kenmore West (AA) 10-3 16 10

10. Amherst (A-2) 11-2 14 8

Others receiving votes (with point): Cheektowaga (A-2) 2.

BOYS SMALL SCHOOLS

Team (Class) Record Pts. LW

1. Olean (B-1) [10] 12-3 100 1

2. Middle Early College (C-1) 10-4 90 *4

3. East (B-2) 10-3 72 2

4. Park (B) 8-8 71 3

5. St. Mary’s (B) 11-5 61 *4

6. Nichols (B) 10-7 49 6

7. Fredonia (B-1) 12-3 45 7

8. Barker (C-1) 14-0 30 8

9. Cleveland Hill (B-2) 8-3 12 NR

10. Salamanca (B-2) 9-4 7 9

Others receiving votes (with points): Silver Creek (C-1) 5, Randolph (C-2) 5, Sherman (D) 3.

GIRLS LARGE SCHOOLS

Team (Class) Record Pts. LW

1. Cardinal O’Hara [9] 15-3 90 1

2. Jamestown (AA) 13-1 78 2

3. Niagara Falls (AA) 11-1 73 3

4. Frontier* (AA) 11-3 54 4

4. Lockport* (AA) 10-3 54 5

6. Williamsville North (AA) 7-6 39 *7

7. Sacred Heart 13-4 33 10

8. Hamburg (A-1) 8-4 32 6

9. Williamsville South (A-1) 9-4 12 *7

10. East Aurora (A-2) 11-2 11 NR

Others receiving votes (with points): Nardin 6, Williamsville East (A-1) 5, Starpoint (A-1) 4, Orchard Park (AA) 2, Amherst (A-1) 1, Mount Mercy 1.

GIRLS SMALL SCHOOLS

Team (Class) Record Pts. LW

1. Chautauqua Lake (C-2) [7] 12-1 88 1

2. Randolph (C-2) [1] 13-2 75 3

3. Tapestry (C-1) 11-3 67 2

4. Wilson (B-2) [1] 12-2 63 4

5. Pine Valley (D) 11-2 46 6

6. Fredonia (B-1) 11-2 45 5

7. Allegany-Limestone (C-1) 10-3 30 7

8. Immaculata 5-5 18 8

9. Christian Central 8-4 13 9

10. Newfane (B-1) 5-10-0 12 NR

Others receiving votes (with points): Holland (C-1) 11, Frewsburg (C-2) 9, Silver Creek (C-1) 9, Cleveland Hill (B-2) 5, Salamanca (B-2) 2, CSAT (B-2) 1, Panama (D) 1.

How The News voted

Want to see why The News voted some schools ahead of others? Keith McShea explains his large and small school boys basketball ballots in the weekly How The News voted post at the Prep Talk blog at buffalonews.com.

Coming attractions

• With two weeks to go in the boys basketball regular season, there are several top matchups in store, including No. 1 large school Canisius hosting Rochester power Aquinas tonight at 7. … Wednesday features two attractive league games as Middle Early College is at McKinley at 6 p.m. while Bishop Timon-St. Jude is at St. Joe’s at 7. … On Friday, Middle College has another tough road game at East at 6. … On Saturday, Nichols is at St. Mary’s at 1:30 p.m. while Cathedral Prep of Erie, Pa., visits Canisius at 3.

• There are a handful of top 10 girls basketball matchups, starting today with Jamestown visiting Frontier and Sacred Heart playing at Williamsville North. Both games are at 7:30. On Thursday, Sacred Heart is at No. 1 large school Cardinal O’Hara at 6 p.m. On Friday, Niagara Falls aims to sweep Lockport when it hosts the Lions at 7 p.m.

• The Western New York Varsity Boys Hockey Federation regular season winds down with a huge matchup Sunday when Canisius and St. Joe’s meet at 1 p.m. at Buffalo State. Canisius won the first meeting.

• The first Section VI championship of the winter will be determined Wednesday with the girls hockey final at Northtown Center at 8 p.m. The winner will advance to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association final four Friday and Saturday in Clayton. On Monday, the postseason continues with the Federation playoffs starting with quarterfinals at the Northtown Center.

• In addition to this weekend’s Section VI Wrestling Class Tournaments (AA at Lockport, A at Starpoint, B at Cheektowaga, C at Eden and D at Portville), where the finals are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, it is a big week for the Monsignor Martin Association. The regular season winds down with St. Joe’s wrestling at St. Francis at 6 p.m. Wednesday, while the All-Catholic meet will be at St. Francis at 9 a.m. Sunday.

• The All-Catholic championships in bowling will be this week at AMF Thruway Lanes, with the girls competing this afternoon and the boys rolling on Thursday. Both competitions start at 3:45 p.m.

• In boys swimming, the Section VI class championship will be at Maryvale Saturday at 10 a.m. (Class B), 1:30 (C ) and 5 (A). The diving competition will be Friday. … Canisius and St. Joe’s swim at 4 p.m. today at ECC-City’s Flickinger Center.

• The indoor track postseason begins Saturday with the Section VI Team Championships at Fredonia State at 9 a.m., and continues Sunday as Monsignor Martin athletes compete in the New York State Catholic High Schools Athletic Association meet in New York City.

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