The Press Elite 11

A ranking of public schools in Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Sale, and southern Ocean Counties. Also ranked are non-public schools that compete for South Jersey titles. Ranking selected by The Press' high school sports staff based on staff observation, research and interviews with players and coaches.

1. St. John Vianney: Defending state Non-Public A champion.

2. Trenton Catholic: Defending state Non-Public B champion.

3. Sterling: Won 23 games and reached South Jersey Group II quarterfinals last season.

4. Camden Catholic: South Jersey Non-Pubic A finalist.

6. Holy Spirit: Won 22 games last season.

7. Red Bank Catholic: Shore Conference power finished 17-8 last season.

8. Cherry Hill East: The Olympic Conference American favorite won 14 games last season.

9. Willingboro: Chimeras won 19 games with a freshmen dominated lineup last season.

10. Sacred Heart: Lions finished 20-5 last season.

11. Ocean City: Young Red Raiders won 16 games and reached South Jersey Group III semifinals last season.