Local Teams Make Final Push In Power Rankings

by Brad Joyal

As local high school sports teams wrap up their respective seasons with their final regular season games, all eyes are on the MIAA Power Rankings, which are used to determine seedings before the state tournaments kick off next week.

The rankings determine team ratings based on a mathematical formula that adds a team’s average margin of victory with their opponents’ overall rating. The top 32 teams in the rankings qualify for the state tournament regardless of their record, while teams ranked 32 or below qualify with a .500 record or better.

On the baseball diamond, Nauset (14-4) ranked No. 16 in Friday’s installment of the Division 3 rankings. Monomoy (10-7) is ranked No. 27 in the Division 4 baseball rankings, and Cape Cod Tech (10-7) is No. 37 in Division 5.

Nauset (5-11) is No. 66 in the Division 3 softball rankings, Monomoy (14-1) is No. 24 in Division 4 and Cape Tech (3-12) is No. 55 in Division 5.

In boys lacrosse, Nauset (8-8) is ranked sixth in Division 3, with Monomoy (13-3) at No. 20 in Division 4 and Cape Tech (1-14) following at No. 50.

Nauset (8-7) is No. 13 in the Division 3 girls lacrosse rankings, while Monomoy (10-6) is No. 13 in Division 4.

Nauset (9-5) is No. 19 in the Division 3 boys tennis rankings and the Warriors girls are No. 38 in the Division 3 rankings with a 6-6 record. In Division 4, the Monomoy boys (9-6) are No. 13 and the girls (10-4) are No. 12.

New power rankings were released Tuesday after the Chronicle’s deadline and another installment will be released Friday morning before many teams play their last regular season games in the afternoon.

Boys and girls tennis brackets are set to be released at 11 a.m. Saturday, while baseball and softball rankings are scheduled to be published at 11 a.m. May 29. Boys and girls lacrosse rankings are set to be released at 2 p.m. May 29.

Visit miaa.net for more information about the power rankings and to view the state tournament brackets when they are released.