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Olympic takes over top spot in Observer’s Sweet 16 boys basketball poll

Last season, Olympic won the Observer’s Sweet 16 poll after finishing 30-0 and winning the school’s first N.C. 4A state basketball championship.

Today, the Trojans are back in the top spot. Olympic (5-0) have won 35 straight games and play at Providence Friday. Former No. 1 Providence Day lost in double overtime at Raleigh Ravenscroft (3-4) last week and dropped to No. 3.

One new team joined the poll this week. Berry upset West Charlotte Wednesday and is in the poll. Berry is No. 16. West Charlotte, which also lost a close game in Maryland last week, dropped from No. 2 to No. 7

Team (Class) Rec. Pvs.
1. Olympic (4A)5-05
2. Lake Norman (4A)5-03
3. Providence Day (IND)8-11
4. North Mecklenburg (4A)7-08
5. Hough (4A)5-14
6. Hunter Huss (2A)3-06
7. West Charlotte (4A)3-22
8. Freedom (3A)5-011
9. Shelby (2A)5-19
10. Ardrey Kell (4A)6-17
11. North Rowan (2A)3-012
12. Concord (3A)4-113
13. Rock Hill South Pointe (4A)1-110
14. East Rutherford (2A)3-114
15. Statesville (3A)2-016
16. Berry (4A)5-1NR

Dropped Out: Independence (4A, 3-4). Also Receiving Consideration: North Iredell (3A, 6-0); Butler (4A, 3-3); Myers Park (4A, 6-2); East Lincoln (2A, 4-0). Note: The Sweet 16 ranks teams in the Observer’s coverage area but does not include schools within that coverage area that allow student-athletes to repeat a grade and maintain eligibility after starting ninth grade. Records are through Tuesday’s games

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