2018 Bostonlax.Net Week 7 Polls

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Welcome to our Week 7 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 poll was by far our most difficult challenge of the year, as the No. 1 spot was contested and the 3-way battle in the Tri-Valley League threw things for a major loop.

This is also our sixth week of adding our expanded MIAA Top 25 Poll below, along with a Top 16 Poll of the ISL teams. Please check out those polls to see how your teams stack up against their individual MIAA and ISL counterparts.

We will have one more poll remaining this season, a final poll at the conclusion of the MIAA playoffs.

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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 Noble and Greenough 14-4 3
Nobles becomes our third No. 1 team of the season, as they defeated Gov’s and are riding a 12-game win streak heading into their final week of the season. Wednesday at Rivers and Friday at Milton concludes a potential share of the ISL Championship for the Bulldogs.
2 Duxbury 14-2 7
Duxbury vaults up to No. 2 after their big win over No. 1 Hingham last week. A big out-of-state matchup with undefeated New Hampshire power Bishop Guertin awaits on Wednesday.
3 Hingham 16-1 1
After losing their first game of the season to Duxbury, Hingham bounced back with a big win over Needham on Saturday and Marshfield on Monday.
4 Governor’s 13-3 2
Gov’s dropped last week’s game-of-the-week to Nobles but rebounded with a win over Brooks today. A share of the ISL Championship is theirs with a win over No. 24 Middlesex on Wednesday.
5 Belmont Hill 11-3 4
Wins over Groton and Middlesex set up the final week of play for the Hillers, who have Brooks and BB&N remaining in 2018.
6 St. Sebastian’s 17-2 5
Seb’s concluded their ISL season on Monday with a win over Thayer. The Geico Nationals are next up for Seb’s, where they will take on Hill on May 27th.
7 BC High 13-3 6
BC High defeated Cohasset to began the last week of their regular season. A matchup with Longmeadow awaits for the Eagles, who are soaring once again late in the season
8 Xaverian 13-4 9
Xaverian has been our bounceback-team of the year this year, improving and playing excellent lacrosse all season, as they prepare for the postseason.
9 Melrose 14-1 12
Melrose has kept rolling through their schedule and matches up with a strong D3 team in Hamilton-Wenham on Wednesday.
10 Wayland 13-2 T25
An upset win over L-S and a nice a victory over Groton-Dunstable has Wayland moving way up the polls, as our biggest movers of the week.
11 Lincoln-Sudbury 9-5 8
An upset loss to Wayland and a win over Longmeadow knock the Warriors down a few pegs this week.
12 Longmeadow 12-3 11
Despite their competitive loss to Lincoln-Sudbury on Saturday, the Lancers are looking like the top team out West again and one of the favorites in D2 this year.
13 Walpole 12-4 16
Walpole dispatched Brookline and Norwood by a combined 26-1 score last week and they will host Norwell as their lone game on the schedule this week.
14 Newton North 13-2 14
Newton North remains hot, defeating CM last week and Billerica, 8-6, tonight.
15 Foxboro 14-2 22
Foxboro rebounded last week after their first loss of the season and picked up wins over Franklin. A loss to Xaverain today began their busy week, which also includes games against Wayland and Milton.
16 Franklin 14-3 10
Franklin dropped a tough one to Foxboro, but rebounded with big wins over Cohasset and Dover-Sherborn. Canton rounds out the regular season for the Panthers .
17 Billerica 14-4 18
Billerica earned the MVC championship with a win over North Andover last week and dropped a tough 8-6 game to Newton North on Monday night.
18 Needham 10-5 17
A win over SJ Prep and a loss to Hingham represented Needham’s last week. Trips to A-B and Natick should be good ways to wind down the season this week.
19 Rivers 13-5 19
Rivers picked up two nice wins over Groton and Lawrence Academy and will conclude their 2018 season on Wednesday against Nobles.
20 Concord-Carlisle 9-3 21
C-C got back to the turf and picked up a nice win over Acton-Boxboro last week and one over Lexington today. Buckle up, as the next 10 days should be busy for C-C, as they play 6/7 meaningful lacrosse games before tournament play.
T21 Hopkinton 10-6 NR
A nice win over Westwood and another win over Ashland has Hopkinton back in the top 25 this week.
T21 Westwood 13-4 15
Westwood took a tough loss to Hopkinton last week but rebounded in a big way with their first ever win over Medfield. Westwood wraps up their TVL play and regular season on Wednesday against Norton.
T21 Medfield 10-6 13
Medfield dropped a 9-8 game to TVL rival Westwood on Monday night, but still have a share of the TVL on their minds, concluding league play with D-S this week.
24 Middlesex 9-6 20
Middlesex lost to Belmont Hill 11-6 and will conclude their season this week with games against Governor’s and St. George’s.
T25 North Andover 12-2 23
After a loss to Billerica and a win over Dracut, North Andover will hit the road and play Masconomet and Chelmsford this week.
T25 Wellesley 9-4 T25
Wellesley defeated Natick and Framingham and have Arlington and C-C remaining on the schedule this week/weekend.
(first group out alphabetical)
Acton-Boxboro 11-5 24
Algonquin 10-3 NR
Bridgewater-Raynham 13-1 NR
Chelmsford 10-4 NR
Cohasset 11-5 NR
Dover-Sherborn 10-6 NR
East Longmeadow 14-1 NR
Falmouth 13-3 NR
Groton-Dunstable 11-3 NR
Hamilton-Wenham 12-1 NR
Littleton 11-3 NR
Minnechaug 12-2 NR
Reading 9-6 NR
St. John’s Shrewsbury 10-4 NR
Wakefield 10-5 NR
Westfield 10-4 NR
Winchester 12-2 NR
Our New MIAA Top 25 and ISL Top 16 Polls
Rank MIAA Rank ISL  
1 Duxbury 1 Nobles
2 Hingham 2 Governor’s
3 BC High 3 Belmont Hill
4 Xaverian 4 St. Sebastian’s
5 Melrose 5 Rivers
6 Wayland 6 Middlesex
7 Lincoln-Sudbury 7 St. Mark’s
8 Longmeadow 8 Milton
9 Walpole 9 Groton
10 Newton North 10 Tabor
11 Foxboro 11 Roxbury Latin
12 Franklin 12 Brooks
13 Billerica 13 Thayer
14 Needham 14 St. George’s
15 Concord-Carlisle 15 BB&N
16 Hopkinton 16 Lawrence Academy
16 Westwood
16 Medfield
19 North Andover
20 Wellesley
21 Acton-Boxboro
22 Winchester
23 Minnechaug
24 Bridgewater-Raynham
25 St. John’s of Shrewsbury