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:
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
North picked up wins over Norwood and Marblehead last week and will take on Milton and CM this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rivers has lost three of the last four, including Monday’s 11-10 loss to Roxbury Latin. Lawrence Academy and Groton await this week.
Middlesex has now won three in a row and have big games with Brooks and Belmont Hill on the schedule this week.
C-C defeated Westford Academy last week and will face Wayland on Tuesday in a big match-up of Top 25 teams.
A loss to Mansfield last week drops the Warriors down the poll, but a big game against Franklin awaits this week.
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.
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.
Wellesley remains in our poll despite their 2OT loss to Walpole last week. Natick and Weymouth await this week.
Wayland dispatched Westford Academy last week and face a difficult trio of C-C, L-S, and Groton-Dunstable this week.
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