No new teams joined the Sweet 16 this week and nationally ranked Ardrey Kell enjoys its second week at No. 1, but there are a lot of teams on long winning streaks:
• At No. 1, Ardrey Kell is ranked No. 50 by USA Today nationally and has won 13 straight games. No. 6 Butler has a matching 13-game win streak of its own.
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• At No. 10, Weddington has won 11 straight games.
The top six spots remained the same this week. Robinson moved up a spot to No. 7 and Weddington moved from No. 10 to No. 8. Ashbrook, which has won three straight, is up a spot to No. 10.
|1.||Ardrey Kell (4A)||14-1||1|
|2.||Providence Day (IND)||15-4||2|
|3.||North Mecklenburg (4A)||14-1||3|
|4.||West Charlotte (4A)||11-2||4|
|11.||Hickory Ridge (3A)||12-3||9|
|12.||Charlotte Christian (IND)||13-4||12|
|13.||Charlotte Catholic (4A)||12-3||14|
|14.||Rock Hill South Pointe (3A)||6-5*||16|
|15.||East Lincoln (2A)||8-0||15|
Dropped out: None.
Also receiving consideration: Mooresville (4A, 9-4); Concord (3A, 11-4)
*South Pointe self-reported an academically ineligible player to the S.C. High School league that resulted in the forfeiture of three games Thursday. The team, ranked No. 2 in the S.C. 3A coaches poll, went from 9-2 to 6-5.
Note: Eligible teams are in Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Union and York counties that do not allow student-athletes to repeat a grade and maintain eligibility once beginning their ninth-grade year. Eligible schools must also belong to a recognized state association. ... The girls’ Sweet 16 runs Tuesday and is available at charlotteobserver.com/preps