Oct. 1 MIAA Divisional Top 10s

These are our statewide top 10 rankings for each division. Teams not ranked in our MIAA top 25 will have write-ups.


Division 1 1. Catholic Memorial (4-0) 2. St. John’s Prep (4-0) 3. Central Catholic (2-1) 4. Everett (3-1) 5. Xaverian (1-2) 6. Methuen (3-0) 7. Franklin (2-1) 8. BC High (1-2) — Just unable to close it out against a good Tewksbury team. 9. Andover (2-2) — Only loss to Massachusetts team to Franklin in a close game. 10. Attleboro (2-1) — This team has plenty of size and will be a problem in the South. Division 2 1. Mansfield (2-1) 2. King Philip (2-1) 3. Natick (4-0) 4. Barnstable (2-1) 5. North Andover (1-2) 6. Lincoln-Sudbury (2-1) — Huge showdown at Acton-Boxboro next. 7. Reading (2-1) — Survived tough test from Belmont. 8. Wellesley (4-0) — Impressive overtime win over a quality Newton North squad. 9. New Bedford (3-0) — Huge test with Barnstable coming in next. 10. Marshfield (2-2) — Navigating its independent schedule quite well.

Division 3 1. Springfield Central (1-2) 2. St. John's (S) (1-2) 3. Wachusett (3-0) 4. Doherty (3-0) 5. Tewksbury (2-1) 6. Shrewsbury (2-1) 7. Danvers (3-0) 8. Lynn English (2-1) — Difficult not to peek ahead to to Revere game in two weeks. 9. Milford (2-1) — Scarlet Hawks with a huge one against North Attleboro next. 10. Beverly (2-1) — Injuries piled up against Swampscott.

Division 4 1. Marblehead (3-0) 2. Nashoba (3-0) 3. Melrose (3-0) 4. Revere (3-0) — Big jump after a dominant win over Classical. 5. Wayland (3-0) — The North bracket will be brutal this season. 6. Tantasqua (2-1) — Emerging as Nashoba's main challenger right now. 7. Dracut (3-0) — Will not sneak up on anyone this year. 8. Milton (3-0) — This is looking like the best team in the South. 9. North Reading (4-0) — Sort of laying in the weeds. 10. Fitchburg (1-2) — That win over West Springfield looks better every week. Division 5 1. Holliston (3-0) 2. Canton (3-0) 3. Amherst (3-0) — What should not get overlooked is the line play here. 4. Swampscott (2-1) — Nice win over a very good Beverly team. 5. Dennis-Yarmouth (2-1) — Tough game coming with a much bigger school in Lawrence. 6. Foxboro (2-1) — Huge win over North Attleboro. 7. Scituate (1-2) — Would be a mistake to give up on this team. 8. Pentucket (3-0) — Cape Ann League is very interesting this year.

9. Lynnfield (3-0) — Still rolling and looking better each week. 10. Northbridge (2-1) — Has recovered nicely from opening loss to Blackstone Valley Tech. Division 6 1. Bishop Fenwick (4-0) 2. Rockland (4-0) — Should be favored to run the table in the regular season. 3. Stoneham (2-1) — Massive tilt with Melrose next. 4. Ashland (3-0) — Game with Medfield this week could go either way. 5. Cardinal Spellman (3-0) — South field fixing to be very competitive. 6. Tyngsboro (3-0) — Attention-grabbing win over Littleton. 7. Millbury (2-1) — Lost to a very good Leicester team.

8. Apponequet (3-0) — Lakers look like the class of a quality South Coast Conference.

9. Old Rochester (2-1) — Will learn a lot about the Bulldogs against Dighton-Rehoboth this week.

10. East Bridgewater (2-2) — Not going to give up on this team for losing to Rockland.

Division 7


1. Leicester (3-0) — One impressive win after another for this team.

2. Blackstone Valley RVT (2-1) — Should take care of Worcester Tech this week.

3. Abington (1-2) — Got the first win off the board with Norwell.

4. Mashpee (2-0) — Big one with No. 3 this weekend.

5. Cohasset (3-1) — Bye week before Mashpee game.

6. Wahconah (3-0) — Quality win over higher-division Longmeadow.

7. Assabet Valley (3-0) — Could make an argument for a higher placement here.

8. St. Mary's (2-1) — Big test with Fenwick this week.

9. South Hadley (3-0) — Can see this team getting to 5-0 heading into Minnechaug week.

10. West Boylston (2-1) — Interesting test with St. Bernard's next.


Division 8


1. West Bridgewater (3-0) — Will be curious to see how this team responds to Coyle this week.

2. St. Bernard's (2-1) — Schedule is brutal down the stretch.

3. Hoosac Valley (4-0) — This team just wears you down for four quarters.

4. Lynn Tech (3-1) — Wouldn't be surprised to see the Tigers win out until playoff time.

5. Millis (1-3) — Still competitive against the bigger TVL programs.

6. Randolph (2-2) — Loss to Middleboro to be expected. 7. Coyle & Cassidy (2-1) — No shame in losing to Mashpee. 8. Narragansett (1-2) — A one-point loss to St. Bernard's won't hurt this team here.

9. Blue Hills (3-0) — Worth getting excited over this week's Old Colony game.

10. Old Colony (3-0) — See above.

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