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
|1. Olympic (4A)||5-0||5|
|2. Lake Norman (4A)||5-0||3|
|3. Providence Day (IND)||8-1||1|
|4. North Mecklenburg (4A)||7-0||8|
|5. Hough (4A)||5-1||4|
|6. Hunter Huss (2A)||3-0||6|
|7. West Charlotte (4A)||3-2||2|
|8. Freedom (3A)||5-0||11|
|9. Shelby (2A)||5-1||9|
|10. Ardrey Kell (4A)||6-1||7|
|11. North Rowan (2A)||3-0||12|
|12. Concord (3A)||4-1||13|
|13. Rock Hill South Pointe (4A)||1-1||10|
|14. East Rutherford (2A)||3-1||14|
|15. Statesville (3A)||2-0||16|
|16. Berry (4A)||5-1||NR|
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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