Pacific high school basketball ratings, the final edition for 2008-09
Published: February 27, 2009
Here they are, the final 2008-09 season Pacific high school basketball ratings. Before voices are raised in protest over one team being rated over another with a better win-loss record, keep in mind, these are post-Far East tournament ratings and reflect the teams' tournament performance as well as their season performance. Sort of like how a final exam is worth, say, 40 to 50 percent of your final grade. Stated another way, it's not always about how many games a team wins, but when they win them.
Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere we go:
1.St. Mary's International, Japan(19-14). Peaked at the absolute right time, beating Seoul American and Yokota back to back for the Titans' third Class AA crown.
2. Morrison Christian Academy (28-6 overall, 7-2 at Far East Class A). Held off hard-charging Yongsan International-Seoul for the Mustangs' third Class A title.
3, Yokota, Japan (33-2) -- If Keron Brown's 40-foot shot traveled one inch further left ... the Panthers cut down the nets in their house.
4, Seoul American (41-11) --No way the Falcons, or anybody else except the Titans, saw that semifinal coming.
5, Seoul Foreign (26-4) --Heartbreak wasn't restricted to Panthers and Falcons; Crusaders came up short in APAC final.
6, American School In Japan (15-9). Big closing to finish fifth at Class AA.
7, Kadena, Okinawa(31-14) -- Respectable finish.
8,Simon Sanchez, Guam (4-3 in Class AA). Strong start, but faded down Class AA stretch.
9. Guam High (10-6). Should do well during rest of Guam season.
10, Yongsan International-Seoul (14-16). Losing record? That 5-2 Class A playoff propelled the Guardians into these ratings; they even beat Morrison in the first of two final games.
1, Faith Academy, Philippines (42-0) --Of all the Vanguards' championship seasons, this is their only unbeaten one.
2, Seoul American (31-2) -- Valiant comeback falls just short in Class AA final.
3, Osan American (21-5) -- Now owns more Class A titles than any school in the tournament's history.
4, Robert D. Edgren (17-8) -- What a nice turnaround, from 3-18 a season ago to a Class A title-game berth.
5, Seoul Foreign (15-8). APAC championship behind Brittney Rader's 25-point championship performance.
6, Kadena, Okinawa (17-15). Just one loss after the Okinawa-American Shootout, 6-1 run helps Panthers finish over .500, in Class AA final four.
7, Notre Dame, Guam (5-2 at Class AA). First Class AA appearance yields Final Four berth for two-time island champion Royals
8, International School of the Sacred Heart, Japan (16-4). The continuation of an amazing coaching job by Kurt Rose, third in Class A, just eight losses the past three seasons.
9, Nile C. Kinnick (19-9). Only a quarterfinal loss to Notre Dame kept Red Devils out of Final Four.
10, Yokota (20-8). Kinnick edges out the Panthers by winning the fifth-place ClassAAgame.