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Lacey Township has clinched the top seed in the South Jersey Group III playoffs. Lacey 25 Jarrod Molzon runs in the grasp of Pinelands 15 Rob McCormack during the first half. Saturday September 25 2010 Pinelands at Lacey Twp High School Football. (Ben Fogletto/The Press of Atlantic City)

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

Last week's ranking in parentheses. UR is unranked.

The boys and girls soccer elite 11s will appear in Tuesday's paper with previews of the St. Augustine and Hammonton boys and Middle Township girls playoff games.

Football

1. Holy Spirit (1) 9-0

2. Lacey Township (2) 10-0

3. Cherokee (3) 9-0

4. St. Joseph (4) 7-1

5. West Deptford (5) 9-0

6. Willingboro (6) 9-0

7. Holy Cross (7) 8-0

8. Delsea Regional (8) 8-1

9. Hammonton (11) 7-2

10. Atlantic City (UR) 7-2

11. Paul VI (9) 7-2

Boys cross country

1. Haddonfield (2)

2. Southern Regional (3)

3. Ocean City (1)

4. Lacey Township (4)

5. Lenape (5)

6. Cherokee (7)

7. Cherry Hill East (10)

8. Toms River North (6)

9. Bishop Eustace (9)

10. Moorestown (UR)

11. Delsea Regional (8)

Girls cross country

1. Cherokee (2)

2. Bishop Eustace (5)

3. Haddonfield (7)

4. Toms River North (1)

5. Lenape (4)

6. Moorestown (6)

7. Delsea Regional (8)

8. Southern Regional (3)

9. Holy Spirit (10)

10. Williamstown (9)

11. Toms River East (11)

Field hockey

1. Eastern (1) 25-0

2. Shawnee (2) 19-3

3. Ocean City (3) 21-1

4. Washington Twp. (4) 15-5

5. Bishop Eustace (6) 10-3

6. Haddonfield (7) 19-5

7. West Deptford (5) 18-3

8. St. Joseph (10) 23-1

9. Moorestown (8) 16-6

10. Camden Catholic (9) 15-5-1

11. Southern Reg. (11) 17-2

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