RANKED, NO REWARD
It’s been talked about many times before, but the seeding for the state tournament is, to put it mildly, unfortunate. Half of the top 10 teams in this week’s Connecticut State Coaches Poll are among the eight teams on one side of the bracket in Class L, including No. 1 New Canaan, No. 2 Darien and No. 3 Wilton. The other two teams have already been eliminated, as No. 5 Staples lost to Darien 15-8, and No. 8 Ridgefield lost to New Canaan 15-5 in the first round on Tuesday. Consider the case with New Canaan, which is unbeaten and earned the No. 1 seed in Class L. The Rams’ reward? A quarterfinal contest against No. 3 Wilton, with a possible match-up against No. 2 Darien in next Tuesday’s semifinals.