Sept. 17 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 (2-0) 2. Central Catholic (1-0) 3. St. John’s Prep (2-0) 4. Everett (1-1) 5. Franklin (2-0) 6. Xaverian (0-2) 7. BC High (0-1) 8. Lowell (1-0) — Dracut transfer Jakob Rivers making an impact already. 9. Methuen (1-0) — Dominant opening performance. 10. Acton-Boxboro (2-0) — Program on solid footing. Division 2 1. Mansfield (1-1) 2. King Philip (2-0) 3. Barnstable (2-0) 4. Natick (2-0) 5. Lincoln-Sudbury (1-0) — Warriors made a statement against Reading. 6. Bridgewater-Raynham (1-1) — Nice revenge win over Duxbury. 7. North Andover (0-1) — Still has its goals in front of it. 8. Reading (0-1) — Rockets hope to see L-S again. 9. Wellesley (2-0) — Raiders cruising so far. 10. New Bedford (1-0) — Idle. Division 3 1. Springfield Central (1-1) 2. St. John's (S) (0-1) 3. Tewksbury (1-0) 4. Wachusett (1-0) 5. Lynn English (1-0) 6. Shrewsbury (1-0) 7. Doherty (1-0) 8. North Attleboro (0-1) 9. Leominster (1-0) 10. Milford (1-1) — Scarlet Hawks were tough to keep out of the top 25. Division 4 1. Marblehead (1-0) 2. Nashoba (1-0) 3. Wayland (1-0) — Slipped by Hopkinton for a nice start. 4. Tantasqua (0-1) — Big-played to death against Shrewsbury. 5. Dracut (1-0) — Idle. 6. Melrose (1-0) — Have a feeling this team will keep climbing. 7. Milton (2-0) — May be a little low right now. 8. Revere (1-0) — Statement win over Gloucester. 9. North Reading (2-0) — Two nice wins to get going. 10. Fitchburg (1-0) — This team is young, but big with a nice stable of backs.

Division 5 1. Holliston (1-0) 2. Scituate (1-0) 3. Canton (2-0) 4. Amherst (1-0) — This team looks the part. 5. Dennis-Yarmouth (0-1) — Tough way to go down against Marshfield. 6. Swampscott (0-1) — Still very much the favorite in the North. 7. Falmouth (2-0) — Option game clicking well. 8. Nipmuc (0-1) — Loss to Littleton one of the best games of the weekend. 9. Foxboro (1-1) — Gave King Philip all it could handle. 10. Pentucket (1-0) — Offense took off in first game. Division 6 1. Bishop Fenwick (2-0) — Crusaders looking good on both sides of the ball. 2. Old Rochester (1-0) —Bulldogs held on for a nice win against Dartmouth. 3. Rockland (2-0) — No reason to doubt this team the first two games. 4. Littleton (1-0) — Won war of attrition against Nipmuc. 5. Stoneham (0-1) — Idle. 6. Millbury (1-0) — Dominant win over West Boylston to start. 7. Ashland (2-0) — Intriguing game with Hopkinton game next. 8. Ipswich (1-1) — Tough loss to Pentucket, but we are still high on this group. 9. Cardinal Spellman (1-0) — Put the goose egg on Bishop Stang. 10. East Bridgewater (1-1) — Not going to drop this team for losing to Wellesley.

Division 7


1. Blackstone Valley RVT (1-0) — Beavers impressed us Saturday.

2. Abington (0-1) — Tough loss to Hingham, but not unexpected.

3. Leicester (1-0) — Huge game with Valley Tech next.

4. Mashpee (1-0) — Falcons capable of big things again this year.

5. Cohasset (1-1) — Should recover this week against Nantucket.

6. St. Mary's (1-0) — One score was enough this week.

7. Wahconah (1-0) — This team does not look like it lost as much as it did.

8. Oxford (1-0) — Solid win over Auburn to start.

9. Archbishop Williams (2-0) — Bishops could make some noise this year.

10. South Hadley (1-0) — Took care of Ludlow.


Division 8


1. St. Bernard's (1-0) —No signs of a drop-off so far.

2. Lunenburg (1-0) — Strong play on both sides of the ball.

3. West Bridgewater (1-0) — Idle.

4. Hoosac Valley (2-0) — Crushing the opposition so far.

5. Lynn Tech (1-1) — Nice bounce-back win.

6. Millis (1-1) — Huge win over a good Randolph team.

7. Randolph (1-1) — Still consider this team one of the best in the South. 8. Upper Cape (1-0) — Nice first win against Bourne. 8. Coyle & Cassidy (2-0) — Off this week, then schedule stiffens. 9. Narragansett (1-0) — Brutal schedule coming up.

10. Murdock (0-1) — Not a terrible thing to lose to a program like St. Bernard's.

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