Week 5 MIAA top 25


1. Everett (5-0) — When this team turns on the jets, it will leave you in the dust.

2. Xaverian (4-1) — Stayed true to its identity Friday night

3. Duxbury (5-0) — A dominant display over a good Hingham team.

4. St. John's Prep (4-1) — Can make a good argument for a spot or two higher here.

5. North Andover (5-0) — Clear-cut best team in the Merrimack Valley Conference.

6. Acton-Boxboro (5-0) — Has put together a nice resume.

7. Lincoln-Sudbury (4-1) — Don't expect any more surprises in the regular season.

8. Catholic Memorial (3-2) — Battled hard to come back against the Prep, but fell short.

9. Doherty (5-0) — Did not have trouble with a Leominster team better than its record indicates.

10. Needham (5-0) — Massive showdown with Milton next.

11. Mansfield (4-1) — Interested to see how Hornets match up with Attleboro.

12. Springfield Central (4-1) — Westfield this week might present one of the few WMass challenges to this team.

13. North Attleboro (4-1) — That Canton game in two weeks looks a lot bigger now.

14. Nashoba (5-0) — Should take care of business against North Middlesex before tough final two weeks against Wachusett and Shrewsbury.

15. King Philip (3-2) — Through the toughest part of its schedule.

16. Tewksbury (4-1) — Nice rebound win over Billerica.

17. Central Catholic (3-2) — Methuen game will tell us how far this team has come since the beginning of the season.

18. BC High (2-3) — Going to be fighting for its playoff life down the stretch.

19. Brockton (2-2) — Beat-up Boxers can take some positives out of Xaverian loss.

20. Natick (3-2) — Beating a rival like Wellesley in overtime has to feel nice.

21. Mashpee (5-0) — Proving it can win the close ones along with the blowouts.

22. Falmouth (4-0) — Impressive effort on both sides of the ball to beat Dennis-Yarmouth.

23. St. John's (S) (3-2) — This offense continues to generate huge numbers.

24. Shrewsbury (4-1) — You just know the Colonials can't wait to get another shot at their crosstown rival.

25. Reading (4-1) — Will be a real factor when the postseason rolls around.


First 15 out (in alphabetical order)

Attleboro (4-1), Canton (5-0), Danvers (5-0), Dracut (3-1), Gloucester (5-0), Hingham (3-1), Holliston (4-0), Marblehead (5-0), Methuen (4-1), Milton (4-1), Old Rochester (5-0), Scituate (4-1), Stoneham (5-0), Tantasqua (3-2), Wachusett (3-2)

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