Top 20 schools rankings (2 September)

Oakdale rose to seventh position in the FNB Top 20 rankings following their 21-19 victory over Boland Landbou.

In the only change to the top half of the table, Oakdale's promotion sees them climb above Selborne, HTS Middelburg and Eldoraigne.

Lower down, Rondebosch's 43-point thumping of rivals Bishops earns them a place on the list at the expense of Helpmekaar. 'Bosch move from outside the rankings to leapfrog SACS in 13th spot. Grey High are relegated from 14th to 17th, and at the bottom, Garsfontein, Diamantveld and Maritzburg all drop down one place to complete the elite group.

FNB Top 20 rankings

1. Paarl Boys'
2. Paul Roos
3. Paarl Gym
4. Grey College
5. Affies
6. Monument
7. Oakdale
8. Selborne
9. HTS Middelburg
10. Eldoraigne
11. EG Jansen
12. Nelspruit
13. Rondebosch
14. SACS
15. Boland Landbou
16. Outeniqua
17. Grey High
18. Garsfontein
19. Diamantveld
20. Maritzburg
Source: has compiled a final rankings list, based on overall performance throughout season and not just this past weekend's results.

Paarl Boys' are deservedly at the top as the undisputed No 1-ranked side in the country, having completed the perfect campaign with 21 wins from 21 matches. The last schools team to win every match played in a single year, was Grey College in 2010.

Paarl Gym and Paul Roos are the two other teams from the Western Cape featuring in the top 10, while three come from Gauteng (Affies, Monument and EG Jansen), two from the Eastern Cape (Selborne and Grey High) and one each from the Free State (Grey College) and KwaZulu-Natal (Michaelhouse).

Teams listed in last week's provisional rankings but failed to make the final group, are Bishops, Diamantveld and Boland Landbou. They are replaced by Glenwood, Brackenfell and Rondebosch, who've all fared admirably in 2015.

SA Schools Sports 2015 Top 20

1. Paarl Boys'
2. Affies
3. Paarl Gym
4. Michaelhouse
5. Monument
6. Paul Roos
7. Selborne
8. Grey High
9. Grey College
10. EG Jansen
11. Eldoraigne
12. Stellenberg
13. St Benedict's
14. Outeniqua
15. Oakdale
16. HTS Middelburg
17. Noord-Kaap
18. Glenwood
19. Brackenfell
20. Rondebosch

The has also selected its final rankings for 2015. There are no new additions to last week's list, but a few teams have been promoted or demoted in the pecking order.

Affies overtook Paarl Gym in second place, Michaelhouse leapfrogged Selborne in seventh spot and EG Jansen rose above Grey High in ninth.

Bishops dropped six positions from 11th to 17th, while HTS Middelburg and Eldoraigne improved their rating, coming in at 14th and 16th respectively.

School Boy Blog 2015 Top 20

1. Paarl Boys'
2. Affies
3. Paarl Gym
4. Paul Roos
5. Monument
6. Grey College
7. Michaelhouse
8. Selborne
9. EG Jansen
10. Grey High
11. Oakdale
12. Outeniqua
13. Boland Landbou
14. HTS Middelburg
15. Nelspruit
16. Eldoraigne
17. Bishops
18. Diamantveld
19. Kynoch Noord-Kaap
20 Maritzburg

Photo: Carl Fourie/Gallo Images

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Mariette Adams