GMC Hoops Top Ten–January 9, 2022

The start of the new year saw teams starting to pick up games, and get them in after COVID shutdowns while some were still struggling to get on the court. Here’s how the GMC stacks up after Week 3.

Records as of the end of play on January 8th in parenthesis.

  1. St. Thomas Aquinas (9-0) – Trojans returned from a brief shutdown to defeat Woodbridge and Edison.
  2. St. Joseph’s (3-2) – The Falcons split their two games this week by defeating Ramapo at the NJ Challenge 2022 and losing to Manasquan at the Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase
  3. Colonia (4-1) – The Patriots came back to action with wins over North Brunswick and Woodbridge before losing to Lenape at the Coaches vs. Cancer Shootout in Montgomery.
  4. Edison (4-3) – Eagles lost at Aquinas and defeated Freehold Boro in non-conference action.
  5. South River (6-0) – Due to postponements, the Rams only played one game this past week, and defeated Middlesex on the road.
  6. J.P. Stevens (4-1) – After not playing for two weeks due to COVID shutdown, the Hawks came back in a big way by upsetting previously 5th ranked Monroe on the road, and then downed Hillsborough at Coaches vs. Cancer Shootout in Montgomery.
  7. Monroe (6-2) – The Falcons dropped a bit after loss to Stevens, but still came up with solid non-conference wins over Watchung Hills and Burlington Township.
  8. South Brunswick (3-2) – The Vikings moved up a little in this week’s poll after beating South Plainfield at home and then Somerville in the Coaches versus Cancer Shootout at Montgomery.
  9. South Plainfield (5-3) – Following loss to South Brunswick, the Tigers rebounded with wins over Dunellen and Pingry.
  10. East Brunswick (2-2) – EB lost to Perth Amboy, but then turned around to defeat Piscataway.

Other teams considered: Piscataway (2-1), Old Bridge (3-5), Sayreville (2-5), Perth Amboy (3-4), Spotswood (4-2), Middlesex (2-5), Perth Amboy Tech (3-0), Timothy Christian (3-3), and Wardlaw-Hartridge (1-1).