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.
You can view our polls from previous weeks here:
|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.
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.
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.
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.
Wins over Groton and Middlesex set up the final week of play for the Hillers, who have Brooks and BB&N remaining in 2018.
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.
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
Xaverian has been our bounceback-team of the year this year, improving and playing excellent lacrosse all season, as they prepare for the postseason.
Melrose has kept rolling through their schedule and matches up with a strong D3 team in Hamilton-Wenham on Wednesday.
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.
An upset loss to Wayland and a win over Longmeadow knock the Warriors down a few pegs this week.
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.
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.
Newton North remains hot, defeating CM last week and Billerica, 8-6, tonight.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
Rivers picked up two nice wins over Groton and Lawrence Academy and will conclude their 2018 season on Wednesday against Nobles.
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.
A nice win over Westwood and another win over Ashland has Hopkinton back in the top 25 this week.
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.
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.
Middlesex lost to Belmont Hill 11-6 and will conclude their season this week with games against Governor’s and St. George’s.
After a loss to Billerica and a win over Dracut, North Andover will hit the road and play Masconomet and Chelmsford this week.
Wellesley defeated Natick and Framingham and have Arlington and C-C remaining on the schedule this week/weekend.
(first group out alphabetical)
|St. John’s Shrewsbury||10-4||NR|
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|3||BC High||3||Belmont Hill|
|25||St. John’s of Shrewsbury|