FCIAC places five teams on Register’s basketball polls

Alex Wolf of Greenwich goes up to block a shot during a recent game at GHS. (John Ferris Robbins/Greenwich Post Photo)

Alex Wolf of Greenwich goes up to block a shot during a recent game at GHS. (John Ferris Robbins/Greenwich Post Photo)

Three teams from the FCIAC are ranked among the top seven in the most recent New Haven Register/GameTimeCT Boys Basketball Poll while two conference teams are among the top eight in the girls’ basketball poll.

Undefeated Fairfield Prep (16-0) remained No. 1 in the boys’ poll, as has been the case all year. Prep received all 18 votes cast by the media pollsters.

Career (18-1), which has suffered its only loss to Fairfield Prep, moved up from third in the previous poll to No. 2 this poll.

Undefeated Greenwich (14-0) and Bridgeport Central (13-1) are ranked third and fourth, respectively. Those two FCIAC teams each moved up one spot from the previous week and were scheduled to play each other Tuesday in a huge game at 7 p.m. at Central.

Crosby (14-1) is fifth and Sacred Heart (14-2) is sixth.

Westhill, from the FCIAC, improved to 13-2 overall with two victories last week to remain No. 7.

New Britain (13-2), Wilbur Cross (12-4) and Hillhouse (11-4) complete the top 10.

Ridgefield is the only other team from the FCIAC to garner votes as the Tigers (11-3) had the 23rd most points in the polling.

At the conclusion of last week, Greenwich remained atop the FCIAC standings with a 12-0 conference record and was trailed by Central (12-1), Westhill (11-2), Ridgefield (10-3), Stamford (9-3), sixth-place Warren Harding (7-6), Brien McMahon (6-6), Trinity Catholic (6-6) and Wilton (6-6).

The top eight teams in the New Haven Register/GameTimeCT Girls Basketball Top 10 remain in the same spots they were in the previous poll which is voted on by a combination of coaches and media members.

Capital Prep (15-0) received 16 first-place votes to remain No. 1 and Mercy (18-0) received the other two first-place votes to remain No. 2.

South Windsor (16-0), Lauralton Hall (15-1) and Norwich Free Academy (16-1) complete the top 5.

Danbury (15-1) is No. 6 as the highest ranked FCIAC team. The Hatters won twice last week, including a 44-38 victory over Ridgefield for their 14th consecutive victory.

Weaver (14-2) is ranked seventh.

Wilton is that second FCIAC team among the top eight as the Warriors are No. 8, having improved to 15-1 with a 50-43 victory over Norwalk last week.

Career (15-2) and Holy Cross (16-0) complete the Top 10.

Stamford (14-2), from the FCIAC, received the 13th most points in the polling. Also from the FCIAC, Fairfield Ludlowe (13-3) was 22nd and Westhill (14-3) 24th.

Wilton and Danbury are tied for first in the FCIAC at 13-1 and Wilton’s Warriors own a tiebreaker advantage over Danbury via their 48-43 home victory over Danbury back on Dec. 13.

Stamford (12-2) is third in the FCIAC and followed by Westhill (12-3), Fairfield Ludlowe (11-3), Fairfield Warde (11-3), Greenwich (10-4), eighth-place Trumbull (9-5) and Ridgefield (8-7) as the conference playoff race now enters its homestretch.

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