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The Power 10 / Keith McShea's weekly rankings of the best of the spring season

1 Canisius rowing. Crazy (good) eights. Crusaders led great local effort with three state titles; in all, five eights earned medals. That's 45 medalists. (Having state championships before other sports has its advantages in the Power 10.)

2 Hamburg boys lacrosse. Enter postseason with 11-game win streak, including victory over Canandaigua.

3 Clarence softball. Backed up close vote for No. 1 spot in poll with a close win over No. 2 Lancaster on Tuesday.

4 Orchard Park baseball. Still holding on to No. 1 large school spot over ECIC I buddies Lancaster and Clarence.

5 Tonawanda baseball. Only undefeated team in the ECIC.

6 Lancaster softball. Will we see another Clarence-Lancaster battle in sectionals?

7 Lancaster baseball. Like OP and Clarence, 11-1 in ECIC I to earn a third of the title.

8 Clarence baseball. Scheduled to host St. Joe's today at 4:30 p.m.

9 Nichols boys tennis. Unbeaten in Monsignor Martin, 10-0 overall including win over ECIC III leader Amherst.

10 Lancaster girls lacrosse. Had won eight straight before being upended by Clarence on Tuesday.

Honor roll: Dunkirk softball, St. Joe's baseball, Niagara-Wheatfield boys lacrosse, Hamburg girls lacrosse, Orchard Park boys tennis, Clarence boys and girls track.