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N&O boys’ soccer, volleyball rankings: Apex the new No. 1

Apex's Connor Carr (4) keeps the ball out front of Cardinal Gibbons' Ben Page (13) during a soccer game on Saturday, September 19, 2015 in Raleigh, N.C. Apex Cougars won 3-0.
Apex's Connor Carr (4) keeps the ball out front of Cardinal Gibbons' Ben Page (13) during a soccer game on Saturday, September 19, 2015 in Raleigh, N.C. Apex Cougars won 3-0. newsobserver.com

Apex takes over the top spot in The News & Observer’s boys soccer rankings after claiming the Wake County Cup championship against Cardinal Gibbons 3-0 on Saturday.

The biggest mover in the top 15 is East Chapel Hill. The Wildcats were not ranked last week but a win over Jordan, and résumé that includes no losses to area teams, vaults them to No. 4.

Leesville Road, which knocked off Middle Creek, jumps in at No. 9 and Wakefield, the only Cap-8 4A team 2-0 in conference play, is No. 15. Jordan, Wake Forest and Panther Creek fell out.

In the greater Triangle volleyball top 15, Heritage moves in by virtue of handing Sanderson its first loss of the year, and Triton joins after doing the same to Cleveland, which fell out of the rankings after back-to-back losses. Louisburg also falls out after its first blemish.

J. Mike Blake: 919-460-2606, @JMBpreps

Boys’ soccer

Team

Last week

Record

1. Apex

2

9-0-1

2. Ravenscroft

4

9-0-2

3. Chapel Hill

6

5-1-2

4. East Chapel Hill

NR

5-1-2

5. Cardinal Gibbons

1

7-1-1

6. Middle Creek

3

9-1

7. Green Hope

7

5-2-3

8. Sanderson

8

5-3-2

9. Leesville Road

NR

5-2-2

10. Enloe

10

6-1

11. Holly Springs

12

5-2-2

12. North Johnston

13

12-1

13. Lee County

14

8-2-1

14. Millbrook

15

4-2-2

15. Wakefield

NR

3-3-1

Volleyball

Team

Last week

Record

1. Cardinal Gibbons

1

4-3

2. Broughton

2

10-0

3. Leesville Road

5

7-1

4. Panther Creek

6

10-2

5. North Raleigh Christian

7

15-1

6. Carrboro

9

11-2

7. Sanderson

3

9-2

8. Cedar Ridge

8

10-3

9. Fuquay-Varina

10

10-2

10. Green Hope

11

9-4

11. Apex

12

9-3

12. Princeton

13

10-1

13. South Johnston

14

11-1

14. Heritage

NR

8-4

15. Triton

NR

8-3

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