Wahconah, Hoosac Valley remain on top of respective divisions in latest Walker Ratings release

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The MIAA released updated Walker System ratings over the weekend, and five Berkshire County teams are currently in their respective four-team divisional playoffs.

In Division VII, Wahconah holds down the No. 1 spot with its 7-0 record. The Warriors have a Walker rating of 123.94, while No. 2 Frontier (6-1) has a rating of 104.88. South Hadley (4-3) is No. 3 in the ratings with a 94.54 score, and Monument Mountain finds itself with a razor-close lead for the No. 4 spot. The Spartans (4-2) have a Walker rating of 88.72, while No. 5 Palmer (5-2) has a Walker rating of 87.91.

The Spartans play a rivalry game with Lee on Friday night, and a win in that game should put the Spartans firmly in the D-VII field. Wahconah, meanwhile, can cap an undefeated regular season with a win over West Springfield on Friday. The game, at West Side, will also be for the Suburban South league title.

In Division VIII, undefeated Hoosac Valley (7-0) has the top seed with a Walker rating of 123.34. The Hurricanes are firmly ahead of No. 2 Mount Greylock (6-1), which has a Walker rating of 103.99.

Ware is No. 3 in D-VIII with a 101.41 Walker rating, and Lee (6-1) checks in at No. 4 with a Walker of 100.27. No. 5 Greenfield is on the outside looking in at 3-3, with a Walker rating of 93.9.

The Hurricanes will look to wrap up an undefeated regular season and a Suburban North title on Thursday at Commerce. Greylock is at Amherst, and can win the Intercounty South title with a win. Lee has its aforementioned game against the Spartans on Friday night.

The Division III field in Western Mass. only has three teams in it after Week 7. No. 1 Central (5-1) has a Walker rating of 115.94, No. 2 Holyoke (5-2) has a 97.91 rating, and No. 3 Minnechaug (4-3) has an 86.16 rating.

In Division V, West Springfield (6-1) is seeded No. 1, followed by Longmeadow (5-2), East Longmeadow (5-2) and Amherst (5-2). Their Walker ratings are 119.37, 109.32, 99.96 and 89.4, respectively.

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Walker Ratings by division

Division III


1. Central (5-10), 115.94; 2. Holyoke (5-2), 97.91; 3. Minnechaug (4-3), 86.16.

Division V

1. West Springfield (6-1), 119.37; 2. Longmeadow (5-2), 109.32; 3. East Longmeadow (5-2), 99.96; 4. Amherst (5-2), 89.4.

Division VII

1. Wahconah (7-0), 123.94; 2. Frontier (6-1), 104.88; 3. South Hadley (4-3), 94.54; 4. Monument Mountain, 88.72; 5. Palmer (5-2), 87.91.

Division VIII

1. Hoosac Valley (7-0), 123.34; 2. Mount Greylock (6-1), 103.99; 3. Ware (7-0), 101.41; 4. Lee (6-1), 100.27; 5. Greenfield (3-3), 93.90; 6. Pioneer (5-2), 77.09.


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