Despite a 5-3 record, South River was left out of the NJSIAA playoffs in 2019, partially a product of an extreme schedule: wins over weak teams, losses to good teams.
This year, if there were playoffs, despite a 2-1 record, the Rams would be so far on the outside looking in they’d be in Spotswood – which also is far behind.
The Rams were in 19th at 1-1 – there’s not much you could expect after two games – but despite a win over Metuchen, South River dropped three places in the standings to 24th, only one spot ahead of 1-3 Spotswood.
Bernards, meanwhile, also despite a win, dropped from 7th to 8th place in the South Group 2 supersection, as their power point average rank fell from 4th to 5th, and their OSI rank dropped from 7th to 11th.
Below are the current UNOFFICIAL standings for the South Group 2 supersection.
The Top 16 teams would be qualifiers, designated in bold.
Please take note that all calculations are unofficial, and no mechanism exists to check or confirm these numbers and standings. Strength Index and OSI are not being calculated publicly. Only records have been confirmed. All standings are purely hypothetical.