MSG Varsity includes New Canaan in pre-season Top 25
Updated 9:18 am, Friday, September 2, 2011
MSG Varsity has ranked New Canaan (No. 22) in its 2011 MSG Varsity Tri-State Top 25 Pre-Season High School Football poll.
The network, Cablevision's 24/7 HD property dedicated to everything high school, will showcase the rankings -- determined by MSG Varsity's high school sports experts -- on Mike Quick's live weekly call-in show, "A Quick :60," which returns Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m.
Last season's top-ranked team, Don Bosco Prep of Ramsey, NJ, tops the list again this season.
Quick's program, which provides a comprehensive look at the tri-state area football landscape, will update the rankings weekly based on the previous week's games. The season premiere of "A Quick :60" also features Quick's list of the tri-state area's nine most impactful two-way football players over the last 15 years. The tenth and final spot will be left open for debate among Quick's viewers.
"It is exciting for me to look back at the past 15 years and recognize the tri-state area's most impactful football players on both sides of the ball," Quick said. "It wasn't an easy process narrowing down the list to just nine and I can't wait to hear who the audience thinks should take the final spot."
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Don Bosco, which also starts the season as the nation's number one ranked team, is one of four New Jersey schools within the MSG Varsity Top 25, along with longtime rival Bergen Catholic, at number two, Piscataway at number three and Wayne Hills at number five. Long Island powerhouse St. Anthony's is ranked number four.
"MSG Varsity's Tri-State Top 25 Poll provides an ideal opportunity to showcase some of the most promising high school football teams to watch out for this season," said Michael Lardner, executive producer and senior vice president of MSG varsity.