2018 Bostonlax.net Week 6 Polls

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Welcome to our Week 6 Top 25 poll and our MIAA Top 25 and ISL Top 16 polls.

Each week Bostonlax.net brings the MIAA and ISL together our unique cumulative poll, featuring the top public and ISL private school teams in Massachusetts.

Our Top 25 poll is a combined opinion poll of members of the media, scouts, and selected high school coaches.

This is our fifth 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 the MIAA tournament concludes.

You can view our polls from previous weeks here:

Week 5 Polls:

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 14-0 1
Hingham continues to take care of business, remaining undefeated with wins over Scituate and Hanover. The Harbormen travel to Duxbury Tuesday in a matchup between two of the top programs in the MIAA.
2 Governor’s 11-2 2
Gov’s remained undefeated in ISL play, with a big win over Seb’s on Saturday. A match-up for the top spot in the ISL is at stake again on Wednesday, as Gov’s travels to Nobles.
3 Nobles 12-4 8
Nobles makes a big leap up to No. 3 after defeating Belmont Hill last week. Wednesday vs. Gov’s is one of this week’s highlights.
4 Belmont Hill 9-3 3
Belmont Hill lost to Nobles by a score of 12-9 and then came back to defeat Rivers last week. Groton and Middlesex await this week.
5 St. Sebastian’s 14-2 4
Seb’s lost to Gov’s on Saturday and will look to get back on the winning track against St. Mark’s and Brooks this week for the Arrows.
6 BC High 12-3 6
It seems like every year BC High makes a strong run down the stretch and this year appears to be no different, as the Eagles have now won five in a row, including a big win over CT power Fairfield Prep.
7 Duxbury 12-2 9
Duxbury moves up two spots in our polls, as they defeated L-S on Saturday, 7-2. Keep an eye on the balanced and talented Dragons come late May and June.
8 Lincoln-Sudbury 8-4 5
L-S falls to No. 8 in our cumulative poll this week, after dropping a 7-2 contest to Duxbury. Wayland and Longmeadow are up next on the schedule.
9 Xaverian 11-4 7
Xaverian narrowly defeated Catholic Conference foe St. John’s Prep 8-6, and lost to undefeated NH power Bishop Guertin last week. A win over CM to clinch at least a share of the League title opened a week for X, who has a match-up against St. John’s Shrewsbury remaining this week.
10 Franklin 12-2 12
Franklin moves up two spots this week in our poll, as they are playing some of the best lacrosse in the state right now. Foxboro and Cohasset make for a challenging and impactful week for the Panthers.
11 Longmeadow 11-2 13
A nice bounce-back week, after a Sunday loss to Franklin, as the Lancers picked up wins over Northampton and NH power Pinkerton and CT’s Daniel Hand. A big one with L-S awaits on Saturday.
12 Melrose 13-1 15
Melrose handled Winchester, 12-3 last week, and also defeated Watertown, moving them up three spots in the ranks. A battle with rival Wakefield on Tuesday should be fun.
13 Medfield 9-5 16
Medfield has now won in three games in a row and has a lone match-up with Dedham on the schedule for this week before the stretch run begins.
14 Newton North 11-2 17
North picked up wins over Norwood and Marblehead last week and will take on Milton and CM this week.
15 Westwood 11-3 NR
Westwood vaults way up the poles and into our No. 15 spot after winning eight of their last nine games, including an impressive and sound win over Walpole last week. If their is anyone in the MIAA playing better than attackman Jake Antonucci right now, we are all ears.
16 Walpole 10-4 11
Walpole slides back a bit after a loss to Westwood last week, but has matchups with Brookline and Norwood this week to get back on track.
17 Needham 10-4 18
Needham continues to surge, winning seven in a row and moving up the ranks, with recent wins over St. John’s Prep and Framingham. Natick and Hingham await this week for the Rockets.
18 Billerica 12-3 21
Billerica moves up three slots, after defeating North Andover to win the MVC Large on Monday night. Tewksbury awaits as the lone remaining game on the schedule for the Indians this week.
19 Rivers 11-5 10
Rivers has lost three of the last four, including Monday’s 11-10 loss to Roxbury Latin. Lawrence Academy and Groton await this week.
20 Middlesex 8-5 T-25
Middlesex has now won three in a row and have big games with Brooks and Belmont Hill on the schedule this week.
21 Concord-Carlisle 7-3 22
C-C defeated Westford Academy last week and will face Wayland on Tuesday in a big match-up of Top 25 teams.
22 Foxboro 13-1 14
A loss to Mansfield last week drops the Warriors down the poll, but a big game against Franklin awaits this week.
23 North Andover 11-2 19
After two big wins last week North Andover dropped a 9-7 game to Billerica on Monday night. Dracut remains this week for the Knights.
24 Acton-Boxboro 10-4 24
A-B dropped their lone game of the week last week against L-S and have big DCL games against C-C and Westford on the schedule this week.
T25 Wellesley 8-4 23
Wellesley remains in our poll despite their 2OT loss to Walpole last week. Natick and Weymouth await this week.
T25 Wayland 11-2 T-25
Wayland dispatched Westford Academy last week and face a difficult trio of C-C, L-S, and Groton-Dunstable this week.
(first group out alphabetical)
Algonquin 9-3 NR
Bridgewater-Raynham 11-1 NR
Chelmsford 9-3 NR
Cohasset 9-3 NR
Dover-Sherborn 8-5 NR
East Longmeadow 12-1 NR
Falmouth 11-3 NR
Groton-Dunstable 11-1 NR
Hamilton-Wenham 10-1 NR
Hopkinton 8-6 NR
Littleton 10-2 NR
Minnechaug 10-2 NR
Reading 8-5 NR
St. John’s of Shrewsbury 10-3 NR
Wakefield 9-5 NR
Westfield 8-4 NR
Winchester 10-2 20
Our New MIAA Top 25 and ISL Top 16 Polls
Rank MIAA Rank ISL
1 Hingham 1 Governor’s
2 BC High 2 Nobles
3 Duxbury 3 Belmont Hill
4 Lincoln-Sudbury 4 St. Sebastian’s
5 Xaverian 5 Rivers
6 Franklin 6 Middlesex
7 Longmeadow 7 St. Mark’s
8 Melrose 8 Milton
9 Medfield 9 Groton
10 Newton North 10 Tabor
11 Westwood 11 Roxbury Latin
12 Walpole 12 Brooks
13 Needham 13 Thayer
14 Billerica 14 St. George’s
15 Concord-Carlisle 15 BB&N
16 Foxboro 16 Lawrence Academy
17 North Andover
18 Acton-Boxboro
19 Wellesley
20 Wayland
21 Winchester
22 Reading
23 Cohasset
24 Minnechaug
25 Bridgewater-Raynham