The last time Colonia played St. Thomas Aquinas, they came out on top, with a win in the 2021 Karl Towns/Jay Williams pod final, the de facto GMC Tournament Championship.
Only the Patriots have dropped a game since, though it was an out-of-area loss to Lenape on Saturday in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Montgomery.
But a 2-0 week otherwise witgh wins over North Brunswick and Woodbridge was enough to keep Colonia atop the Week 3 Bellamy & Son Paving Boys’ Basketball Rankings.
Can they hold on to the ranking? That will be determined Tuesday night at 6:30, when the Patriots host St. Thomas Aquinas in their first matchup of the season; they’ll face off again in Edison on February 3.
Teams two through six stayed the same: Rutgers Prep, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Joseph of Metuchen, Gill St. Bernard’s and Bound Brook.
Jumping in at No. 7 is JP Stevens, which is 4-1, and beat Monroe back on Thursday. That knocks the Falcons down to No. 8, and their win over Watchung Hills drops the Warriors two places to ninth.
Debuting at the ten-spot is Ridge. The Red Devils are 5-2 following a 3-0 week this week.
Below are the full week 3 rankings: