Oct. 30 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 (7-0) 2. St. John’s Prep (6-1) 3. Central Catholic (6-1) 4. Everett (6-1) 5. Franklin (5-2) 6. BC High (4-3) 7. Brockton (4-3) 8. Andover (5-2) — Golden Warriors showing a flair for the dramatic. 9. Acton-Boxboro (5-2) — Looking to be a little more competitive with Everett than last year. 10. Framingham (3-4) — Has found ways to put up points this season. Division 2 1. Mansfield (6-1) 2. Natick (7-0) 3. King Philip (6-1) 4. Reading (6-1) 5. Wellesley (6-1) 6. New Bedford (6-1) — Whalers could not get the offense going against Brockton. 7. Barnstable (5-2) — Still feel this team is capable of a run. 8. North Andover (4-3) — Strength of schedule could help here a little. 9. Lincoln-Sudbury (5-2) — Will have to pick up the pieces after Wayland loss. 10. Marshfield (5-2) — Has done an exceptional job against a difficult schedule. Division 3 1. Springfield Central (5-2) 2. St. John's (S) (5-2) 3. Wachusett (7-0) 4. Doherty (7-0) 5. Tewksbury (6-1) 6. Danvers (7-0) 7. Lynn English (5-2) 8. Duxbury (5-2) 9. Stoughton (6-1) 10. Concord-Carlisle (7-0) —That Wayland win looks even better now. Division 4 1. Melrose (7-0) 2. Revere (7-0) 3. Milton (7-0) — Offense peaking at the right time. 4. Wayland (6-1) — Statement win against L-S. 5. Marblehead (5-2) —Still a big threat in the North. 6. Fitchburg (5-2) — Best is yet to come with this young team. 7. Tantasqua (5-2) — Matches up well with a lot of teams here. 8. Nashoba (5-2) — Wouldn't be surprised to see 6, 7, or 8 come out of the Central. 9. Plymouth South (6-1) — Panthers getting great defensive effort each week. 10. North Reading (6-1) — Not always bad to get a loss before the playoffs start. Division 5 1. Canton (7-0) 2. Holliston (6-1) — Probably enjoying all the love Canton is getting right now. 3. Amherst (7-0) — Just can win in a lot of different ways. 4. Swampscott (5-2) — Big Blue have been sufficiently battle-tested. 5. Pentucket (6-1) — Sachems get a bump based on their dominant win over a good North Reading team. 6. Foxboro (4-3) — Some pretty impressive wins on this resume. 7. Dennis-Yarmouth (4-3) — Screw the math. This team is playoff worthy here. 8. Lynnfield (6-1) — Offensive efficiency all over the place here. 9. West Springfield (5-2) — Not a team you want to get in a track meet with. 10. Bedford (7-0) — Still comfortably under the radar, where they want to be. Division 6 1. Rockland (7-0) — Too many good wins here to jump off the bandwagon. 2. Ashland (7-0) — The confidence coming from beating a tea like Holliston carries a lot of weight. 3. Cardinal Spellman (6-0) — The South really is going to be a dogfight. 4. Bishop Fenwick (6-1) — Can beat any team on this list on the right night. 5. Stoneham (5-2) — See No. 5. 6. Tyngsboro (7-0) — Perfect against a challenging schedule. 7. Millbury (6-1) — The difference between this team and Tyngsbooro is razor thin.

8. Old Rochester (6-1) — Still has the pieces to get back to Gillette.

9. Shawsheen Tech (7-0) — Opener with Northeast Metro will be an interesting rematch.

10. Greater Lowell (6-1) — Another rematch, this time with Whittier, will be competitive.

Division 7


1. Leicester (7-0) — Still just chugging along.

2. Blackstone Valley RVT (6-1) — Emphatic win over Littleton.

3. Abington (5-2) — Possible rematch looming with Cohasset.

4. Cohasset (5-2) — Very much in play for a big South run.

5. Mashpee (4-2) — Has the line play to stay with anyone.

6. Assabet Valley (7-0) — Another from a Div. 7 Central tough bracket.

7. South Hadley (5-2) — No shame in losing to Amherst.

8. West Boylston (6-1) — Another team with strong wins against a good schedule.

9. Wahconah (5-2) — West Springfield has done that to a lot of teams.

10. Manchester Essex (5-1) — Only loss to an unbeaten Bedford team.


Division 8


1. West Bridgewater (7-0) — This team has given up 18 points all season.

2. St. Bernard's (4-3) — Down from last year, but still very much in the mix to win the whole thing.

3. Hoosac Valley (8-0) — Teams will have trouble matchup up with their physicality.

4. Lynn Tech (5-2) — The pick to get out of the North.

5. Old Colony (6-1) — West Bridgewater's biggest challenger.

6. Narragansett (4-3) — Should head into the playoffs at 5-3.

7. Monty Tech (5-2) — Again, should win this week.

8. Tech Boston (5-2) — Interesting opening with Roxbury Charter.

9. KIPP Academy (5-2) — Not a lot separating this team from Lynn Tech.

10. Tri-County (5-2) — Another strong team in a deep South field.

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