Week 3 MIAA top 25

1. Everett (3-0) — No doubting the legitimacy of this ranking after those three wins.

2. Catholic Memorial (3-0) — Gets a Xaverian team that looks like it's finding its groove.

3. Lincoln-Sudbury (3-0) — Warriors are a machine right now.

4. Duxbury (3-0) — Gutted out a win over a tough Plymouth North squad.

5. Xaverian (2-1) — Hawks never duck from a challenge, and carried the flag for Massachusetts with pride Saturday.

6. St. John's Prep (2-1) — Eagles can come away knowing that they hung with the best for four quarters.

7. North Andover (3-0) — Massive tilt with Tewksbury on tap.

8. Doherty (3-0) — Hard to find a loss on the schedule the rest of the regular season.

9. Needham (3-0) — Three very impressive wins to start the year.

10. Brockton (2-0) — Has a chance to deal a serious blow to BC High's playoff hopes this week.

11. Mansfield (2-1) — Made adjustments at the most important position on the field to beat a good Franklin team.

12. Tewksbury (3-0) — Defense was dominant Friday night.

13. Springfield Central (2-1) — This has looked like a completely different team the last two weeks.

14. Shrewsbury (3-0) — That win over Grafton looks even better now.

15. North Attleboro (2-1) — Meat of the Hockomock Davenport schedule about to get going.

16. King Philip (2-1) — Never hurts to be able to lean on a defense this consistently strong.

17. Dracut (2-0) — Billerica will be Middies' toughest test to date by far.

18. Hingham (2-0) — Will have to battle through the unfortunate injury to quarterback Jack Johnson.

19. Nashoba (3-0) — Matchup with Marlboro this week one of the most intriguing in the state.

20. Central Catholic (1-2) — Not ready to give up on the Raiders yet after two losses to top 10 teams.

21. Mashpee (3-0) — Trip to Abington this week will be a major challenge.

22. Braintree (3-0) — This offense is making it look easy lately.

23. Natick (1-2) — Sophomore quarterback Will Lederman is playing at an extremely high level.

24. Billerica (2-0) — Quality win over a solid Bishop Feehan team.

25. Grafton (2-1) — A force to be reckoned with in Central Mass.

First 15 out (in alphabetical order)

Acton-Boxboro (3-0), BC High (1-2), Danvers (3-0), Dennis-Yarmouth (2-1), Falmouth (2-0), Marblehead (3-0), Melrose (2-1), Marlboro (3-0), Methuen (2-1), Old Rochester (3-0), St. John's (Shrewsbury) (1-2), Scituate (2-1), Stoneham (3-0), Wachusett (2-1), Whitman-Hanson (2-1)

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