By GREG MENGELT
The Hoosier Hills Hoops Girls’ Power Poll is a weekly feature each Sunday, ranking the top girls’ teams in Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties.
1. Silver Creek (5-0, Last Week: No. 1). Beating Charlestown, Jeffersonville and New Albany in successive games is a great week for any program.
2. Salem (4-1, 2). The Lions bounced back from their first loss with a nice 14-point win over Madison.
3. Corydon (7-0, 4). Seven wins in seven games. The Panthers simply had to move up in the poll.
4. Jeffersonville (5-2, 5). Jeff started 5-0. After two losses, now we know, the Red Devils are good.
5. Lanesville (6-1, 6). Lanesville surrendered 11 points in two games last week. That’s some serious defense no matter the opponent.
6. Charlestown (3). Charlestown’s loss to Silver Creek was far from devastating, but the Pirates moved down three spots due to the success of other teams.
7. New Albany (4-2, 7). The Bulldogs are only two wins shy of last year’s win total.
8. North Harrison (4-2, 8). Strong week for North Harrison with wins over Crawford County and Scottsburg.
9. Eastern (3-2, 9). Both losses have come against top-four MSC team. The three wins are by an average of 25 points per game.
10. Scottsburg (3-2, 10). The Warriorettes suffered a tough loss to North Harrison. That’s certainly no reason for them to fall in our poll.
11. New Washington (2-3, 11). The Mustangs are a few points from being 4-1. It will be interesting to track their progress this season.
12. Floyd Central (2-3, 12). So far, the Highlanders have dominated the bad teams and struggled against the good teams. How will they stack up against Eastern and Madison this week?
13. West Washington (4-2, 13). The Senators scored two points against Lanesville. We had to drop them a couple spots. They’re probably good enough to ascend.
14. Rock Creek (3-2, NR). Welcome to the Power Poll, Rock Creek. The Lions have three wins this season after three total over the last two.
15. Austin (1-4, 14). The Eagles have lost four straight by double digits since opening with a win over Madison.
NOTE: The Hoosier Hills Hoops Power Poll is not only based upon which teams beat which teams but is a combination of play on the floor, how teams match up with their current class and what expectations are for a team’s postseason run.