2018 Bostonlax.net Week 5 Polls

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Welcome to our Week 5 Top 25 poll and our MIAA Top 25 and ISL Top 16 polls.

Each week Bostonlax.net will bring the MIAA and ISL together in a unique poll, featuring the top public and ISL private school teams in Massachusetts. Our Top 25 poll is a combined opinion of members of the media, scouts, and selected high school coaches.

This is our fourth week of adding our expanded MIAA Top 25 Poll below, along with a Top 16 Poll of the ISL teams.

While always deferring to the ISLsport.org standings, we rank the ISL teams taking into consideration nonleague games, how teams are performing at the poll release date, and lastly, how teams are matching up in head-to-head contests.

Our polls will continue to be released early in the week throughout the regular season, with a final poll released after the post-season and MIAA tournament concludes.

You can view our polls from previous weeks here:

Week 4 Polls:

Week 3 Polls

Week 2 Polls

Week 1 Top 25 Poll

Pre/Opening -Season Poll here.

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Rank Team Record Last week’s poll ranking Quick Thoughts
1 Hingham 12-0 1
Hingham remains undefeated, as they picked up wins over Glastonbury (CT) and Plymouth North. Scituate and Hanover await the Harbormen this week.
2 Governor’s 9-2 2
Saturday’s match-up with St. Sebastian’s, at Harvard, will be must-see lacrosse again this year, as the two teams vue for the top of the ISL.
3 Belmont Hill 8-2 3
Nobles, on Wednesday, and Rivers, on Saturday, are next up for the Hillers, who have now won six in-a-row.
4 St. Sebastian’s 13-1 4
Tight wins over Middlesex and Rivers last week, have Seb’s sitting at 13-1 and looking forward to a big match-up with Gov’s on Saturday.
5 Lincoln-Sudbury 7-3 5
L-S picked up wins over Westford Academy and Concord-Carlisle and have another big week ahead with matchups against Acton-Boxboro and Duxbury.
6 BC High 9-3 9
BC High is looking to make their annual late-season move, as they picked up two big wins over Xaverian, St. John’s Prep and St. John’s Shrewsbury.
7 Xaverian 9-3 6
Xaverian dropped their rematch with BC High last week, along with an out-of-state game with La Salle (RI). St. John’s Prep and Bishop Guertin (NH) await this week.
8 Nobles 10-4 8
Nobles has now won 10-of-11 games, and eight in-a-row, as they defeated St. Mark’s and St. George’s. A Wednesday battle with Belmont Hill is up next.
9 Duxbury 10-2 10
Duxbury keeps churning out wins, moving into the Top 10 with victories over Medfield and Whitman-Hanson.
10 Rivers 10-3 7
Rivers defeated Tabor and lost to Seb’s last week. St. George’s (RI) and Belmont Hill await this week.
11 Walpole 8-3 13
The Warriors picked up big-margin victories over Newton North and Bishop Feehan and will take on Wellesley on Tuesday in a big match-up.
12 Franklin 11-2 15
Franklin is scoring at a torrid pace, averaging 20 goals in their last four games, all victories, including a big 22-8 win over Longmeadow on Sunday.
13 Longmeadow 8-2 11
A win over Pope Francis and a loss to Franklin have the Lancers at 8-2 heading into a week with Northampton and Pinkerton (NH) on the schedule.
14 Foxboro 12-0 23
Foxboro remains unbeaten at 12-0 with Hock matchups against Mansfield and KP up next. Foxboro made a huge jump this week, as a result of their success and other team’s losses in between.
15 Melrose 11-1 12
After a loss to Wellesley and win over Reading, Melrose faces Winchester in a big Middlesex League Tuesday match-up.
16 Medfield 7-5 14
Big TVL wIns over Westwood and Hopkinton and a loss to Duxbury has kept the Warriors busy. Medway and D-S are up next.
17 Newton North 7-2 16
The Tigers suffered their second loss of the season, to Walpole, and will look to rebound against Weymouth and Norwood this week.
18 Needham 8-4 22
Big wins over Wellesley and Brookline move the Rockets up to 18 this week, as they now have won five games in-a-row.
19 North Andover 10-1 17
Wins over Chelmsford and Billerica sandwich a loss to Central Catholic. Dracut is next up for the 10 win Knights.
20 Winchester 9-1 24
The one-loss Sachems have a date with one-loss Melrose Tuesday, in a big Middlesex League matchup.
21 Billerica 10-3 21
Wins over Chelmsford and Tewksbury give Billerica 10 wins on the season and keep them at 21 in our poll. Malden Catholic is next on the schedule.
22 Concord-Carlisle 6-3 20
C-C remains in the top 25 at No. 22 , as their only in-state losses come at the hands of Hingham and L-S. The next two weeks should be telling for the Patriots, as they take on numerous formidable opponents.
23 Wellesley 7-3 NR
A win over Melrose and loss to Needham pushes Wellesley into the Top 25 again. A big matchup with Walpole looms Tuesday.
24 Acton-Boxboro 10-3 NR
A-B picked up a big win over Wayand to vault back into the Top 25 overall. L-S awaits on Tuesday.
T25 Wayland 10-2 18
Wayland dropped an 11-5 game to Acton-Boxboro last week and followed that up with a win over Marblehead.
T25 Middlesex 6-5 NR
Middlesex dropped a one-goal loss to Seb’s and picked up a win over Groton last week. Roxbury Latin is up next on Wednesday.
(first group out alphabetical)
Algonquin 8-2 NR
Andover 8-5 NR
Bridgewater-Raynham 8-1 NR
Chelmsford 7-3 NR
Cohasset 9-3 NR
Dover-Sherborn 6-4 NR
Hamilton-Wenham 8-1 NR
Hopkinton 7-5 19
Masconomet 9-2 NR
Minnechaug 8-2 NR
Natick 10-2 NR
Reading 7-4 25
St. John’s Prep 6-7 NR
St. John’s Shrewsbury 8-3 NR
Scituate 9-1 NR
Westwood 8-3 NR
Westfield 7-3 NR
Our New MIAA Top 25 and ISL Top 16 Polls
Rank MIAA Rank ISL
1 Hingham 1 Governor’s
2 Lincoln-Sudbury 2 Belmont Hill
3 BC High 3 St. Sebastian’s
4 Xaverian 4 Nobles
5 Duxbury 5 Rivers
6 Walpole 6 Middlesex
7 Franklin 7 Milton Academy
8 Longmeadow 8 Groton
9 Foxboro 9 Tabor
10 Melrose 10 St. Mark’s
11 Medfield 11 Brooks
12 Newton North 12 Roxbury Latin
13 Needham 13 Thayer
14 North Andover 14 BB&N
15 Winchester 15 St. George’s
16 Billerica 16 Lawrence Academy
17 Concord-Carlisle
18 Wellesley
19 Acton-Boxboro
20 Wayland
21 Reading
22 Cohasset
23 Minnechaug
24 Bridgewater-Raynham
25 Scituate