Welcome to our Week 4 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 third 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.
These polls will continue to be released on Sundays and Mondays throughout the regular season, with a final poll released after the post-season, MIAA tournament concludes.
You can view our polls from previous weeks here:
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Hingham remained undefeated and moved to 10-0 this week, taking over the No. 1 spot for the first time this year, as they defeated New Jersey power Summit on Saturday.
Gov’s continues to impress with dominating performances over Rivers and Roxbury Latin last week.
A big win over St. Sebastian’s and another against St. Mark’s has Belmont Hill moving up two spots to No. 3 this week.
Seb’s dropped their first game of the season to Belmont Hill last week but bounced back to take care of BB&N. Middlesex and Rivers await this week.
L-S defeated Walpole and lost a tight one to Chatham (NJ). Westford Academy and Concord-Carlisle are on the schedule this week.
Xaverian took control of the Catholic Conference, defeating St. John’s Prep and Catholic Memorial this week. This week brings the second go-around for Malden Catholic and BC High.
Rivers lost to St. Sebastian’s and came back to defeat Middlesex. Tabor and Seb’s are next up for the Red Wings.
Nobles has now won 7-of-8 games, as they defeated BB&N and Groton.
BC High defeated Malden Catholic this week and lost to RI’s best team in La Salle Academy. St. John’s Shrewsbury and Xaverian are up next for the Eagles.
Wins over North Quincy and Billerica keep the Dragons at No. 10 in our poll this week.
Big Western and Central Mass. wins over Westfield and St. John’s Shrewsbury respectively, keep the Lancers at No. 11 in our poll.
Melrose remains undefeated by taking care of Wilmington and Stoneham. Monday’s match-up with Wellesley should be a good test.
Last week Walpole dropped a tight 10-7 loss to L-S and had a big win over Framingham. One loss teams, Natick and Newton North await this week.
A tough loss to Pinkerton on Sunday night was preceded by victories over Bellingham and Ashland. Holliston and Westwood await this week.
Commanding wins over Mansfield and KP have Franklin have Franklin back in stride after last week’s loss to Walpole in the Creator’s Crosse final.
An overtime win over Wellesley, followed up by a win over Framingham. Braintree and Walpole are next.
NA defeated Haverhill and Billerica last week to remain undefeated and will host
Wayland picked up big margin victories over Bedford and Newton South last week and can look ahead to Thursday’s matchup against A-B as a big test.
Hopkinton picked up wins over North Attelboro and Medway last week and have a big week ahead with Westwood, Concord-Carlisle, and Holliston.
Coach Dalicandro picked up career win No. 250 as C-C defeated B-R. They traveled to CT on Saturday and dropped an out-of-state game to Rumson (NJ) in OT. Hopkinton and L-S await in a big week for the Patriots.
Tough losses to ranked North Andover and Duxbury slide Billerica down a bit, but a big week awaits with Lowell, Dracut and Chelmsford up next.
Needham picked up three dominating wins last week over Braintree, Norwood and CM to move to 6-4.
Foxboro keeps cruising with a nice 7-5 win over North Attleboro. Sharon and Attelboro are next up.
Wins over Lexington and Reading move Winchester to 7-1 on the season.
A win over Arlington and a loss to Winchester slide Reading back a bit, but a big week is coming up with Burlington and Melrose are on tap for this week.
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