The Movers And Shakers – Week Ending 22/04/2018

A lot has been said during the past week regarding the various attempts by people to establish a credible ranking system for the South African Schoolboy Rugby. The truth is there is no perfect ranking system and I find myself looking at the final rankings as produced today @ http://www.rankings.ruggas.co.za/?p=23 and find myself having credible criticism on the Ruggas.co.za rankings. It is a good way to start a conversation or a massive fight, depending on where you are and that is it.

The Top 10

The Top 10 seemed to have settled with only Affies entering on #10 after their victory against KES of 12-3. Oakdale lost the mandatory 1.5 ranking points after their victory against Durbanville who is only ranked at #51. Monnas moved into the Top 5 after their victory against Garsfontein 68-31 pushing the inactive Helpmekaar to the #6 position.

The Top 20

The Top 20 was very busy with Boland Landbou storing 8 positions up to #14 after their massive win against Rondebosch and Framesby moving up 5 positions after their victory against of 43-5 against Daniël Pienaar. Transvalia drops out of the Top 20 after beating a lowly ranked Pietersburg 64-17. Bishops also a victim of the "10 points rule" lost 1.5 ranking points after their victory of 66-5 against Tygerberg.

The Top 50

The Top 50 see Pietersburg at #50 and Northwood at #49 the only two entrants with Pietersburg gaining the 1.5 ranking points after their loss to Transvalia. Northwood had a good win against St Charles (31-24) and moved up 8 positions as a result. Parktown dropped out of the Top 50 after their loss to Pretoria Boys High (24-12) and Hudson Park dropped 9 positions to #56 after their victory against lower ranked Port rex (36-18).

The Top 100

The Top 100 has no new entrants with Parel Vallei, Krugersdorp High and Wonderboom looking to enter the Top 100 club.

Movers

+8 Boland Landbou #14

+8 Northwood #49

+8 Pietersburg #50

+8 Durbanville #51

+8 Middelburg Hoërskool

+7 Grens

+7 Pretoria Boys High

Shakers

-9 Hudson Park #56

-8 Stellenberg #39

-8 St Charles #59

-7 Hermanus #73

-7 Secunda #86

-7 Nico Malan #89

-7 Frikkie Meyer #91

Season's Top Performers

These are the 10 schools who earned the most ranking points for the 2018 season.

  1. Oosterlig  (+14.132)
  2. Middelburg Hoërskool (+13.648)
  3. Goudveld (+12.984)
  4. Northcliff (+11.790)
  5. Wagpos (+11.000)
  6. New Orleans (+9.771)
  7. Wilgerivier (+9.500)
  8. Witteberg Griffons (+8.850)
  9. Bridgton (+8.850)
  10. Belvedere (+7.887)

Top 100 Schools Top Performers

  1. Middelburg Hoërskool (+13.648)
  2. Jeugland (+7.317)
  3. Potch Volkies (+6.704)
  4. Menlopark (+5.931)
  5. Jeppe (+5.034)
  6. Pietersburg (+5.017)
  7. Union High  (+4.683)
  8. Durbanville (+4.449)
  9. Rustenburg (+4.034)
  10. Ben Vorster (+3.777)

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