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Another week, another new No. 1 team in the girls Sweet 16 basketball poll

There’s a new No. 1 team in the Observer’s Sweet 16 girls basketball poll.

Harrisburg Hickory Ridge is the third team to take the spot this season, following preseason No. 1 Vance and Davidson Day.

Last week, the top four teams in the poll lost, which caused a major shakeup. Hickory Ridge moved up from No. 3.

There’s one new team in the poll this week: Victory Christian. The Kings (16-4) have won nine straight games and a former Sweet 16 champion.

Sweet 16 Girls’ Basketball



Rk

Team

Cl

Rec

Prvs.

1

Harrisburg Hickory Ridge

4A

14-2

3

2

Vance

4A

14-2

1

3

Morganton Freedom

3A

16-1

5

4

Mallard Creek

4A

14-3

7

5

Davidson Day

IND

15-5

8

6

North Iredell

3A

14-2

9

7

Rocky River

4A

12-2

11

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9

Providence

4A

16-2

6

10

China Grove Carson

3A

17-1

10

11

Waxhaw Cuthbertson

3A

16-2

4

12

Rock Hill South Pointe

5A

19-3

12

13

East Rutherford

2A

15-1

15

14

South Mecklenburg

4A

12-5

13

15

Ardrey Kell

4A

14-5

14

16

Victory Christian

IND

16-4

NR

Dropped Out: West Rowan (3A, 14-3). Also receiving consideration: Hopewell (4A, 12-4); Kings Mountain (3A, 14-2); Statesville (3A, 13-3); Salisbury (2A, 12-2); Newton-Conover (2A, 14-4)

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.

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