Behind the #PBCHOOPSTOP5 12/8/19 and Week 3 Preview

Losses by Jupiter, Park Vista and Wellington last week caused a shake up in the rankings. Jupiter drops out while Wellington and Park Vista move down a spot. Dwyer is back in at #5 after an impressive week. Here is a look at the latest Top 5:

#1 Saint Andrew's - The Scot's earn the #1 spot after an undefeated week beating Pine Crest and Blanche-Ely. This week is another gauntlet awaits, facing Calvary Christian, North Broward Prep and Dillard, their schedule speaks for itself.

#2 Wellington - After a big win Tuesday against Park Vista, the Wolverines were stopped by a talented Sagemont team with size on Saturday in Broward at the Kreul Showcase.

#3 Forest Hill - The Falcons haven't had a close game yet, winning by double digits against Santaluces and a dangerous Inlet Grove team that will give opponents problems this year. Things pick up this week as they battle #4 Park Vista Tuesday and Ft Lauderdale-Northeast Saturday at HoopExchange.

#4 Park Vista - The Cobras fell short in their big matchup with Wellington earlier in the week but followed up with 2 solid wins against Suncoast and Lake Worth. No time to rest though, they head to #3 Forest Hill on Tuesday.

#5 Dwyer - Dwyer earned it's way back into the Top 5 with three tough wins on the week, all going down to last possession. While the Panthers may be young, they are also very talented and play the type of defense that will keep them in any game.

#5 Grandview Prep - The Pride went 3-0 at the Highlands Christian Holiday Tournament beating Boca Christian, Lake Worth Christian and Saint John Paul II.

As mentioned the poll will be fluid throughout the season with teams moving in and out. One positive so far has been the level of competition, top teams scheduling other top teams. This is good overall for Palm Beach County basketball.

Week 3 Preview

Week 3 of the regular season starts today and it's the best yet:

Tuesday December 10, 2019

#1 St Andrew's vs Calvary Christian
Two super talented teams with size and skill all over the place. Big time matchup down in Broward.

#4 Park Vista vs #3 Forest Hill
Park Vista has faced a difficult schedule to start the season. Next up is Forest Hill who handled the Cobras in their one meeting last season, we find out Tuesday how much has changed.

Palm Beach Lakes vs Jupiter
Great district matchup with great senior talent. Jupiter and Lakes both stumbled last week but got back on track quickly with wins. This will be a high intensity matchup.

Lake Worth vs Santaluces
Rivalry game that usually comes down to the last second.

Royal Palm Beach vs King's Academy
This an under the radar game and one to keep an eye on out west.

Friday December 13, 2019

North Broward Prep vs #1 Saint Andrew's

#5 Dwyer vs Royal Palm Beach
This has been one of the more entertaining rivalries the last few years. Shouldn't change this year, this a great game to watch live.

Suncoast vs Palm Beach Lakes
Another entertaining rivalry game with some of the counties best senior talent. Expect the gym to be packed.

Village Academy vs #5 Grandview Prep
Village Academy has played a tough schedule to start the season which is no surprise, the test continue with its 2A district rival in Boca.

Palm Beach Central vs Jupiter
Teams split last season and are very familiar with each other. Always close games between the two.

Santaluces vs Park Vista
Both teams will be battle tested by the time this game tips off. Win or lose expect them to meet later on come playoff time.

Saturday December 7, 2019

#1 St Andrew's vs Dillard
Last weekend it was said in this space that "Doesn't get much bigger than this" referencing St Andrew's game vs Ely last Friday night. We obviously misspoke, this game will have high major talent all over the place.

#3 Forest Hill vs Northeast
Can't think of a better matchup, two teams that play fast and pick up baseline to baseline on defense. There will be studs all over the court and two excellent coaching staffs.

Santaluces vs Inlet Grove
Inlet Grove plays hard and looking to make a statement early this season. Santaluces will need to be on it's game to come out with a victory.

This week could be the best week of games in several years, so many great matchups of talent. Playing in big time games. This is one week not to miss.

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