Here is a look at my final Brookfield, New Berlin and Wauwatosa Boys Rankings. I don’t base everything on just W-L record or head-to-head. A lot is based on how they are playing now.
Brookfield Central (20-2, 12-2, first) – The Lancers beat out New Berlin Eisenhower for the top spot, losing their finale to Menomonee Falls, 82-65, snapping a 10-game losing streak. There are worst things than losing a game before the playoffs, but it was the way they lost that was disappointing.
New Berlin Eisenhower (17-5, 12-4, second) – Coach David Scheidegger said people won’t want to play his team by the time the playoffs began and the veteran coach is right. The Lions have won 10 in a row and are 14-1 in their last 15 games. They are just a notch behind Central, the second-ranked team in the state coming into the week.
Wauwatosa East (12-10, 10-4, second) – Coach Tim Arndorfer’s Red Raiders are third because of their Greater Metro Conference record and finish. They are 2-6 outside of league play. The Red Raiders play good defense and have 9 players scoring between 4.4 and 10 points a game.
Wauwatosa West (12-10, 8-8, fourth) – The Trojans have too much talent to have such a disappointing record. They have lost 2 of 3 games going into the playoffs and they were 0-6 vs. Pewaukee, Eisenhower and Pius XI, the three teams above them in the West. Against the winning Woodland East teams they were 1-2, giving them a 1-8 record against winning conference teams.
Brookfield East (11-11, 7-7, fourth) – A tip of the cap to new coach Joe Rux, who had only one senior starter along with three sophomores and a junior freshman to work with. The Spartans were 4-20 and 0-14 last year.
New Berlin West (9-13, 3-13, sixth) – Coach Brandon Mattox continues to rebuild the Vikings program. They improved their overall record (5-19) from last year but their conference mark remained the same. They have not beaten a Woodland West team in a few years. Junior Joe Robey and freshman Desmond Polk give West a talented duo to continue the rebuild.