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    BluegrassPreps.com Boys Basketball Top 20 (2/12/18) Discussion

    1. Scott County
    2. Trinity
    3. Covington Catholic
    4. Butler
    5. Madison Central
    6. Ballard
    7. Doss
    8. Fern Creek
    9. Cooper
    10. Lafayette
    11. Bryan Station
    12. George Rogers Clark
    13. Walton-Verona
    14. Lexington Christian
    15. Mayfield
    16. Warren Central
    17. McCracken County
    18. Owensboro
    19. Christian County
    20. Mercer County
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    Feel free to post your personal top 20 for comparison.

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    I have a hard time seeing how anybody can justify putting Lexington Christian behind Lafayette when they whipped them by 15 a week ago and have reeled off 13 straight wins before an incredibly emotional tough loss in a rivalry game. it also makes very little sense to have Walton Verona in front of them considering they beat them on a neutral court.

    Glad to see Christian County back in. Reality is, we could make a run to the final 4 considering our sweet 16 draw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kentuckywildcat#1 View Post
    I have a hard time seeing how anybody can justify putting Lexington Christian behind Lafayette when they whipped them by 15 a week ago and have reeled off 13 straight wins before an incredibly emotional tough loss in a rivalry game. it also makes very little sense to have Walton Verona in front of them considering they beat them on a neutral court.

    Glad to see Christian County back in. Reality is, we could make a run to the final 4 considering our sweet 16 draw.
    Dunbar and Corbin both beat Lexington Christian. I assume that you would put both of them ahead of LCA? Corbin was on a neutral court and Dunbar was at LCA.

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    Curious why Lexington Catholic isn't in the top 20. Their only losses in state are to top 10 teams save for an OT loss to Newport. They also have two wins over LCA, and a blowout win over Corbin (though that was a long time ago). I know they got demolished by Madison Central, but so did Ballard.

    I think their results certainly merit a ranking, unless it is based on the fact that they won't have their best player moving forward.

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    1 Scott Co
    2 Trinity
    3 Covington Catholic
    4 Butler
    5 Madison Central
    6 Ballard
    7 Lafayette
    8 Cooper
    9 Fern Creek
    10 Bryan Station
    11 Doss
    12 Lexington Catholic
    13 Lexington Christian
    14 Walton-Verona
    15 Oldham Co
    16 GRC
    17 Mayfield
    18 Warren Central
    19 McCracken Co
    20 Mercer Co
    21 Christian Co
    22 Campbell Co
    23 John Hardin
    24 Waggener
    25 Fairdale

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    Quote Originally Posted by True blue (and gold) View Post
    Dunbar and Corbin both beat Lexington Christian. I assume that you would put both of them ahead of LCA? Corbin was on a neutral court and Dunbar was at LCA.
    No. A. Those games were 2 months ago and B. Lexington Christian was without their best player in those games.

    Are you raking based on record or are you ranking based on the actual "quality of the team right now" as most rankings are based on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rez View Post
    Curious why Lexington Catholic isn't in the top 20. Their only losses in state are to top 10 teams save for an OT loss to Newport. They also have two wins over LCA, and a blowout win over Corbin (though that was a long time ago). I know they got demolished by Madison Central, but so did Ballard.

    I think their results certainly merit a ranking, unless it is based on the fact that they won't have their best player moving forward.
    I think with Payne being finished for the season any talk of Lex Cath being in the top 20 is over.

    What a terrible loss for them. Great kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by True blue (and gold) View Post
    1. Scott County
    2. Trinity
    3. Covington Catholic
    4. Butler
    5. Madison Central
    6. Ballard
    7. Doss
    8. Fern Creek
    9. Cooper
    10. Lafayette
    11. Bryan Station
    12. George Rogers Clark
    13. Walton-Verona
    14. Lexington Christian
    15. Mayfield
    16. Warren Central
    17. McCracken County
    18. Owensboro
    19. Christian County
    20. Mercer County
    13-20 could probably go a number of ways. I've seen most of those teams and there are about 15 teams that could make an argument for those 8 spots. Kudos to you for putting the list together.

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    I think a case could be made that Madison Central and Cov Cath are playing as well as anyone right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Science Friction View Post
    I think a case could be made that Madison Central and Cov Cath are playing as well as anyone right now.
    Both are very good. But Madison Central's recent loss to Henry Clay puts them out of contention for the top spot in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kentuckywildcat#1 View Post
    No. A. Those games were 2 months ago and B. Lexington Christian was without their best player in those games.

    Are you raking based on record or are you ranking based on the actual "quality of the team right now" as most rankings are based on?
    For the record, I don't rank at all. I do know that there is more to consider than simple head to head competition.

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    1. Trinity
    2. Scott County
    3. Covington Catholic
    4. Madison Central
    5. Butler
    6. Ballard
    7. Doss
    8. Cooper
    9. Fern Creek
    10. Lexington Christian
    11. Lafayette
    12. Bryan Station
    13. George Rodgers Clark
    14. Walton Verona
    15. Warren Central
    16. McCracken County
    17. Owensboro
    18. Christian County
    19. Mayfield
    20. Mercer County
    I also think John Hardin, Paducah Tilghman and Corbin all still have a chance to make a big post season run but aren't deserving of a top 20 ranking at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by True blue (and gold) View Post
    For the record, I don't rank at all. I do know that there is more to consider than simple head to head competition.
    i promise I'm not being a smart butt. But who put the list together at the top of the page?

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    Quote Originally Posted by westernky View Post
    1. Trinity
    2. Scott County
    3. Covington Catholic
    4. Madison Central
    5. Butler
    6. Ballard
    7. Doss
    8. Cooper
    9. Fern Creek
    10. Lexington Christian
    11. Lafayette
    12. Bryan Station
    13. George Rodgers Clark
    14. Walton Verona
    15. Warren Central
    16. McCracken County
    17. Owensboro
    18. Christian County
    19. Mayfield
    20. Mercer County
    I also think John Hardin, Paducah Tilghman and Corbin all still have a chance to make a big post season run but aren't deserving of a top 20 ranking at this point.

    I agree. I'd say the 15th to 30th ranked teams in the state are very close.

    And I think the top 3 are all very close. Then you have a group from 4-15 that is really close..

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