Monday, October 13, 2008

Columbus Day odds and ends

Section II quarterbacks as ranked by the NFL passer rating (minimum 40 attempts)


Paul Layton

Burnt Hills (A)


Josh Nethaway

Fonda-Fultonville ©


Nick Ottati

Schenectady (AA)


Mike Murray

La Salle (AA)


Hunter McCarthy

Albany Academy (B)


Danny Peters

Niskayuna (AA)


Zach Dolan

Troy (A)


Chad McCloskey

Gloversville (A)


Kyle Parmenter

Cambridge ©


Austin Bateman

Schuylerville ©


Kevin Woods

Hoosick Falls ©


Andrew Dirga

Granville ©


Chris Hughes

Watervliet ©


David Fox

Tamarac ©


Jake Valentine

Albany (AA)


Peyton Stahler

Canahoharie (D)

Ed Bemiss sent us his latest cross-class rankings. He takes into account points for/points against, opponents won/loss and team won/loss records.

Lansingburgh's Marcus Hepp is going to play a big role in The Record's inaugural Uncle Sam Cup game on Friday.

He also sent us a link to a Lansingburgh-Troy simulated matchup - here's the one-game version.
Here is a 25-game simulation.

Again, factors like points-for, points-against and opposing team records are all taken into account here - so the simulations have some sort of grounding in reality. But as Chris Berman says - that's why they play the game.

Troy High wide receiver LaShawn Chapman has been one of quarterback Zach Dolan's favorite targets this season and looks to lead the Flying Horses to an Uncle Sam Cup championship.

The cross-class list is a good way to debate just how good a certain team is although it is a moot point because teams from different classes never play each other.

Columbia (2-2, 3-3) is ranked No. 10 which make catch you off guard at first, but consider this - their point- for/points-against spread is 120-106 and they play a tough schedule in the Liberty Division.
But don't you think a team like Amsterdam (No. 17) or Fonda (No. 22) could run with the Blue Devils?

Ed Bemiss' Post Week Six Cross-Class Section II Rankings

1 Schenectady
2 Saratoga
3 Burnt Hills
4 Bishop Maginn
5 La Salle
6 Troy
7 Shenendehowa
8 Lansingburgh
9 Niskayuna
10 Columbia
11 Bethlehem
12 Ballston Spa
13 Hudson Falls
14 Cohoes
15 Chatham
16 Schuylerville
17 Amsterdam
18 Gloversville
19 Schalmont
20 Ravena
21 Glens Falls
22 Fonda
23 Guilderland
24 Shaker
25 Albany Academy
26 Rensselaer
27 Watervliet
28 Colonie
29 CBA-Albany
30 Queensbury
31 Hoosick Falls
32 Scotia
33 Cambridge
34 Averill Park
35 Cobleskill
36 Broadalbin Perth
37 Tamarac
38 Albany
39 Lake George
40 Hudson
41 Granville
42 Corinth
43 Johnstown
44 Fort Edward
45 Bishop Gibbons
46 Canajoharie
47 Mohonasen
48 Mechanicville
49 Greenwich
50 Coxsackie
51 South Glens Falls
52 Hoosic Valley
53 Stillwater
54 Warrensburg
55 Voorheesville
56 Cairo Durham
57 Taconic Hills
58 Catholic Central
59 Spa Catholic
60 Salem
61 Whitehall


Columbia High quarterback Bobby Smith has lead the Blue Devils on a resurgence in 2008, improving on a 1-8 record from a year ago.

The Columba High Blue Devils have outscored their opponents 120-106 this season, but still find themselves mired in fourth place in the Liberty Division. A tough loss to Schenectady two weeks ago and a come-from-behind victory over Shaker last Friday are just the two latest stops on Columbia's rollercoaster season.
They also lost a fourth-quarter lead to Niskayuna in week one.

But running back Jim Madden, who is averaging six yards per carry (123 carries-738 yards-6 TDs) has the Blue Devils thinking big heading into the postseason.

Columbia travels to La Salle this Friday in the Liberty Division finale and is already locked into a first-round playoff game against Saratoga Spings (5-0, 5-1). Lady luck hasn't been on Columbia's side this season - it seems like they've been just one play away in a number of big games. But, don't count them out the next two weeks.



Anonymous Marty said...

I know I'm nitpicking these rankings but Canajoharie beat Bishop Gibbons and Bishop Gibbons beat Fort Edward so those teams should be in that order.

October 14, 2008 at 8:16 PM 

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