Week 5 MIAA Divisional rankings


For teams with no writeup, see MIAA statewide top 25.


Division 1


1. Everett (5-0)

2. Xaverian (4-1)

3. St. John's Prep (4-1)

4. Acton-Boxboro (4-0)

5. Catholic Memorial (3-2)

6. Needham (5-0)

7. Central Catholic (3-2)

8. BC High (2-3)

9. Brockton (2-2)

10. Methuen (4-1) — Still young in spots, a win over Central Catholic would do wonders for this team's confidence.

Division 2


1. North Andover (5-0)

2. Lincoln-Sudbury (4-1)

3. Mansfield (4-1)

4. King Philip (3-2)

5. Natick (3-2)

6. Reading (4-1)

7. Braintree (3-2) — Big game against Walpole could help turn things around.

8. Bridgewater-Raynham (2-2) — Young team that is only getting better.

9. Barnstable (3-2) — Pretty important showdown with B-R this week.

10. Wellesley (3-2) — Showed a lot in its comeback against Natick, even if it did fall short.


Division 3


1. Duxbury (5-0)

2. Doherty (5-0)

3. Springfield Central (4-1)

4. North Attleboro (4-1)

5. Tewksbury (4-1)

6. St. John's (Shrewsbury) (3-2) 7. Shrewsbury (4-1)

8. Hingham (3-1) — Can't hang its head after that Duxbury loss.

9. Danvers (5-0) — Beverly should provide a staunch test.

10. Wachusett (3-2) — Hard not to look forward to the Nashoba game in two weeks.


Division 4


1. Nashoba (5-0)

2. Dracut (3-1) — Ran into an Acton-Boxboro team that is clicking on all cylinders.

3. Marblehead (5-0) — Massive showdown with Gloucester this week.

4. Milton (4-1) — Has steadily become what most people expected the Wildcats to be before the season.

5. Gloucester (5-0) — We will find out just how good the Fishermen are this week.

6. Tantasqua (3-2) — Grinding style edged out Grafton for huge win.

7. Grafton (3-2) — Took the gamble to steal the win late against Tantasqua, but it did not pay off.

8. Hopkinton (2-3) — A few plays away from having a better record.

9. Wayland (4-1) — Has pitched two straight shutouts.

10. Burlington (4-1) — Next two games against Wilmington and Melrose should tell a lot.


Division 5


1. Falmouth (4-0)

2. Scituate (4-1) — Falmouth jumps into top spot given its win over D-Y, but the Sailors are still right there.

3. Holliston (4-0) — Another team that could have a solid claim to No. 1 here.

4. Canton (5-0) — This team is ahead of schedule with all the talented juniors it has.

5. Dennis-Yarmouth (3-2) — Dolphins are very young, but will still contend.

6. Hanover (4-1) — Couldn't get it going against Scituate.

7. Longmeadow (4-1) — No issues with Agawam.

8. Northbridge (5-0) — Nothing but challenging opponents the rest of the way.

9. Amesbury (4-1) — Slipped by Ipswich.

10. East Longmeadow (4-1) — Ease with which this team took care of Wahconah raised some eyebrows out west.

Division 6


1. Old Rochester (5-0) — These linebackers can give anybody problems.

2. Stoneham (5-0) — Stopping the double-wing is a lot tougher than it looks.

3. Medway (4-1) — Trip up net to a Norton team that is better than its record shows.

4. Dedham (4-1) — Should win out heading into the playoffs.

5. Bishop Fenwick (4-1) — Had no trouble with Archies.

6. Ashland (5-0) — Finally, a comfortable win.

7. Norwell (2-2) — Big win over a good Hamilton-Wenham team.

8. Hamilton-Wenham (3-2) — Lost to Norwell, but has challenged itself well with its schedule.

9. Ipswich (4-1) — Still right in the mix despite loss to Amesbury.

10. Littleton (4-1) — Game with Maynard in two weeks will be huge.

Division 7


1. Mashpee (5-0)

2. St. Mary's (4-1) — Gets Archies before taking on Mashpee.

3. Abington (4-1) — Rolled past Hull.

4. Cohasset (4-1) — Held its own against Mashpee, but couldn't knock off the king.

5. West Boylston (5-0) — Don't see how this team loses again in the regular season.

6. Oxford (5-0) — Can Prouty make this team sweat? So far, no one has.

7. Wahconah (4-1) — Northampton and Minnechaug two very tough ones ahead.

8. Nantucket (3-2) — Has won three straight.

9. Case (5-0) — Did what it wanted against Seekonk.

10. Blackstone Valley RVT (4-1) — The Central has some quality contenders.


Division 8


1. Pope John XXIII (5-0) — Handled Austin Prep easily.

2. St. John Paul II (5-0) — Massive showdown with Pope John next.

3. Coyle-Cassidy (4-1) — Nice win over Stang, but will have its work cut out for it against Bishop Feehan.

4. Boston English/New Mission (5-0) — These mergers really are a good idea.

5. St. Bernard's (4-1) — Surprise loss, but Nipmuc is not a bad team.

6. Lee (5-0) — Keeps churning out solid wins.

7. Lynn Tech (3-2) — Battled Northeast to the bitter end.

8. Lunenburg (4-1) — West Boylston loss not a shock.

9. West Bridgewater (4-1) — Don't see another loss on the regular season schedule.

10. Randolph (4-1) — Another team that should win out until the postseason.

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