Schools Top 20 - 15 May 2018

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SCHOOLS RANKINGS: Upsets, or perhaps just surprises, seem to be the hallmark of this season. Waterkloof provided one this week.

On the ranking of 8 May, Monument were fifth and posing a real threat to Paarl Boys' High at fourth, then on Saturday, they lost to Waterkloof who were not ranked at all.

Waterkloof were not ranked as they had lost six of their seven matches. We were aware that they were playing really top opposition but they were losing. They beat Durbanville but lost to Helpmekaar, Transvalia, Grey Bloem, Paarl Gim, Paarl Boys' High and Paul Roos. Now we have brought Waterkloof into the group below.

What made changing the ranking difficult this week was the number of teams that did not play - Paarl Boys' High. Oakdale, Affies, Menlopark, Drostdy and Jeppe. But we have made changes.

We swapped Transvalia, who beat a Top 20 team, and Monument so that Monument are one place below Glenwood. Glenwood and Monnas meet this weekend. Wynberg beat Grey PE in Port Elizabeth, and we have moved them up.

Both Boland Landbou and Helpmekaar lost, but both teams below them did not play. For their huge win, we have moved Ben Vorster one place up. Framesby beat Boland Landbou, and we have moved them into 18, dropping Grey Port Elizabeth down to the pressure group below.

We wanted to reward Framesby and that meant that either Grey or Bishops had to go. We kept Bishops who had beaten Grey and scored more points against Paul Roos than Paarl Gim, Drostdy, Grey PE, Menlopark and Waterkloof.

Relevant results
 
Paul Roos vs Bishops, 44-21
Grey Bloem vs Selborne, 62-22
Paarl Gim vs Rondebosch, 69-28
Waterkloof vs Monument, 28-26
Transvalia vs Helpmekaar, 23-20
Wynberg vs Grey Port Elizabeth, 36-33
Ben Vorster vs Florida, 93-12
Framesby vs Boland Landbou, 33-20 

Schools Top 20 - 15 May 2018

1 Paul Roos
2 Grey College
3 Paarl Gim
4 Paarl Boys' High
5 Transvalia
6 Glenwood
7 Monument
8 Wynberg
9 Oakdale
10 Affies
11 Boland Landbou
12 Helpmekaar
13 Menlopark
14 Ben Vorster
15 Drostdy
16 Selborne
17 Jeppe
18 Framesby
19 Bishops
20 Hilton

There are other strong sides just under this group - DHS, Garsfontein, Grey High, Kearsney, Marlow, Oos-Moot, Outeniqua, SACS, St Andrew's of Grahamstown and Waterkloof.

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