There are still two No. 1s in the Observer’s Sweet 16 poll, but beneath Charlotte Christian and Concord Cox Mill, there are lots of changes.
The top 10 got a big shuffle after several ranked teams were upset. West Charlotte, for example, jumped five spots to No. 3.
Two teams joined the poll this week. Butler, which been a top-10 team, is back after pulling off a big upset of rival Independence on the road last week. And Davidson Day is into the poll, carrying a five-game win streak, after an upset of former Sweet 16 No. 1 Carmel Christian, which had been nationally ranked for much of the season.
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Dropped Out: East Lincoln (2A, 20-2); Fort Mill (5A, 20-5). Also receiving consideration: Hickory (3A, 17-4); Shelby (2A, 16-5); Community School of Davidson (1A, 19-3); Cherryville (1A, 18-4); Rock Hill Northwestern (5A, 20-5); Concord First Assembly (IND, 26-5); Maiden (2A, 20-2).
Note: The Observer’s Sweet 16 poll is a ranking of the top 16 boys and girls teams in the newspaper’s 162-school coverage-area in North and South Carolina. The poll considers performance, strength of schedule and strength of class. To be considered, teams must play for a recognized state association.