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VX Softball Rankings: 4/16

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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2012 3:53 pm

Tribune softball rankings as of 4/16:

Division I

1. Red Mountain

2. Xavier

3. Gilbert

4. Basha

5. Desert Mountain

6. Horizon

7. Mountain Ridge

8. Desert Vista

9. Centennial

10. Chandler

No changes in the upper half of Division I as everyone held serve (or didn't play) last week. The bottom half, however, gets messy. Chandler falls to No. 9 after losing to Desert Vista and Basha last week, though the Wolves hang on after beating Hamilton. Peoria Centennial falls to No. 9 after losing to Sandra Day O'Connor and Glendale Cactus with a win sandwiched in between. Mountain View falls out of the rankings with losses to Mesa and Red Mountain last week, and, combined with Cienega losing, opened the door for Desert Vista to jump in and up to No. 8. Even though the Thunder lost to Mountain Pointe in a close game, D.V. had won eight power point games in a row, including beating Chandler twice.


Division II

1. Canyon del Oro

2. Sabino

3. Ironwood Ridge

4. Sunrise Mountain

5. Sahuaro

6. Casa Grande

7. Notre Dame

8. Paradise Valley

9. Saguaro

10. Greenway

Similar to Div. I, not much changes at the upper half of the rankings as the first six schools won out last week. Losses arrived in the bottom half of the rankings, but they negated themselves for the most part because they all fell. Salpointe's 19-3 loss to Sabino - a top-notch opponent - was bad enough to push the Lancers out of the rankings. Phoenix Greenway enters having won 10 consecutive PP games, including wins against Paradise Valley and Peoria Liberty, but the rest of its schedule isn't overly impressive, hence the conservative placement at No. 10.


Division III

1. Estrella Foothills

2. Winslow

3. Mingus

4. Benson

5. Bourgade Catholic.

No changes here as everyone won out last week.


Division IV

1. Pusch Ridge Christian

2. Arizona Lutheran Academy

3. NW Christian

4. St. David

5. Bagdad

Northwest Christian only fell one spot (switching places with ALA) despite its 10-0 loss to Pusch Ridge, which basically showed how good Pusch Ridge really is. Phoenix Country Day falls out of the rankings with losses to Valley Christian and Tempe Prep. St. Johns was about to step into the top five, except it's lost three consecutive games. Bagdad gets the nod having won three consecutive PP games while parity has taken hold outside the top two teams in this division.

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[Stats Courtesy of MaxPreps]