The final regular season NCISAA Football Top Five shows yet another number one in the D-I ranks for the third time in three weeks. Charlotte Country Day's 17-7 win over last weeks top ranked Providence Day Chargers has allowed Charlotte Christian to slide into the top spot for the first time this season. The Knights had little trouble disposing of Ravenscroft last week rolling to a 56-14 win.
This however sets up yet another showdown battle this week in the CISAA as Charlotte Christian must travel down Sardis Avenue to do battle with Providence Day on Friday night. A Knight win will secure both the CISAA regular season crown as well as the top seed in the upcoming playoffs while a loss will throw the seeding committee into a quandry as the Knights, Chargers and Bucs will conclude the season in a three way tie for first place assuming that Charlotte Country day takes care of business with Latin in another key CISAA clash.
Over in Divison II top ranked Christ School meets crosstown rival Asheville School on Saturday afternoon. Not only is the prestigious Fayssoux-Arbogast Cup at stake but also Christ School's first ever undefeated season. The Blues upset the Greenies in last year's matchup so revenge is also a factor. Number two ranked Davidson Day clipped 3-A Charlotte latin last week but face an intriguing contest with D-III Victory Christian this week.
Davidson Day (7-2) two losses have come at the hands of D-I Providence Day and Charlotte Country Day while Victory Christian's (6-2) setbacks have also been to D-I Charlotte Christian and Providence Day. Harrels can clinch outright the Big East Conference title with a win at Ravenscroft on Friday night while a loss will create a three way logjam with the Ravens and North Raleigh.
Southlake Christian continues their strong hold on the number one position in the D-III ranks but the eagles have got to be looking over their shoulder at second ranked Victory Christian. Trinity Christian's 34-0 win over Metrolina was huge for the Crusaders as it gave thenm a legitimate toehold on one of the four D-III playoff spots.
With the 8 man squads already seeded for the playoffs there will be no rankings for them this week. The next and final Football Top Five will come at the completition of the p[layoffs.
1.Charlotte Christian..6-3..Last week defeated Ravenscroft---This week @ Providence Day
2.Charlotte Country Day.. 8-1..Last week defeated Providence Day---This week Latin
3.Providence Day..7-3..Last week lost to Charlotte Country Day---This week Charlotte Christian
4.Ravenscroft..4-6..Last week lost to Charlotte Christian---This week Harrells
5.Charlotte Latin..5-4..Last week lost to Davidson Day---This week @ Charlotte Country Day
1.Christ School..9-0..Last week defeated Hickory Grove---This week Asheville School
2.Davidson Day..7-2..Last week defeated Charlotte Latin---This week Victory Christian
3.Harrells Christian Academy..7-2…Last week defeated Fayetteville Christian-This week @ Ravenscroft
4.North Raleigh..7-2..Last week defeated Wake Christian---This week Fayetteville Christian
5.High Point Christian..5-4…Last week defeated FCD---This week Hickory Grove
1.Southlakes Christian..8-1..Last week defeated 1st Assembly---This week @ FCD
2.Victory Christian..6-2..Last week defeated Asheville School---This week @ Davidson Day
3.Fayetteville Christian..5-4..Last week lost to Harrells---This week @ North Raleigh
4.Trinity Christian,,2-6,,,Last week defeated Metrolina---This week Idle
5.Metrolina..4-4..Last week lost to Trinity Christian---This week @ Kestrel Heights