A few shakeups so far, but nothing major. The biggest changes come in the class-by-class rankings.
1. Mount Vernon (0-0) — Not much more to say about the Knights, who still don’t open up for another week. From what a couple fans told me, the team played pretty even with St. Anthony’s last Saturday in its scrimmage.
2. Stepinac (0-2) — We’ll leave the Crusaders here for now after a very strong effort on the road in their season opener at St. Ray’s. They also lost Sunday to Harborfields, the Class A state runner-up last March.
3. Poughkeepsie (1-0) — I’m a little hesitant based on what I heard about the team’s personnel, but I’ll reserve judgement for now. The Pioneers did win by 23 points over a Class AA school in their opener.
4. Byram Hills (2-0) — The Bobcats won their tournament, and beat Class AA and Class A playoff teams to do so. Without Ryan Golden? Yes, and that’s what makes it doubly impressive.
5. Albertus Magnus (0-0) — The defending Class B champ opens up on Tuesday against Ramapo. I expect them to stay in the thick of this Top 10 all season, but the Falcons will be tested.
6. Iona Prep (3-0) — I nearly moved the Gaels further up the list based on a double-digit win at Archbishop Molloy. But let’s see how they fare going forward — and until we can get a better read on Molloy.
7. Clarkstown South (1-0) — I liked what I saw from the Vikings last week, but defensively and because of their sharp ball movement. Plus, Mike McCahey — who goes against Suffern tonight 20 points shy of 1,000 for his career — is among the three or four best players in the section right now.
8. Tappan Zee (2-0) — Great start so far for the Dutchmen. They host Pearl River on Friday in front of what will be a raucous crowd.
9. New Rochelle (0-1) — The Huguenots dropped their opener this weekend 73-57 to St. Mary’s of Manhasset. It shows how far they have to come. Yes, New Ro replaces just about everybody, but St. Mary’s lost its top two guys — both scholarship players — and is in somewhat of a rebuild itself.
10. White Plains (0-1) — The Tigers lost their first game by double-digits to Chaminade and now have Uniondale ahead on Saturday after a league opener at Gorton.
On the bubble: North Rockland, Mahopac, Kennedy, Dobbs Ferry, Tuckahoe.
1. Mount Vernon
2. Clarkstown South
3. New Rochelle
4. White Plains
5. North Rockland
7. Fox Lane
8. Horace Greeley
2. Byram Hills
3. Tappan Zee
6. Pearl River
1. Albertus Magnus
2. Dobbs Ferry
4. Blind Brook
5. Lincoln Hall
2. Iona Prep
3. Rye Country Day