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

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.


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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