Week 8 MIAA Divisional rankings

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


Division 1


1. Everett (8-0)

2. Xaverian (6-1)

3. St. John's Prep (7-1)

4. Acton-Boxboro (8-0)

5. Catholic Memorial (6-2)

6. Central Catholic (6-2)

7. Needham (6-2) — Will need to bring its best to beat CM.

8. Franklin (6-2) —Defense did the job against Brockton.

9. Lexington (5-3) — No answer for Central.

10. Methuen (5-3) — Will bring back a strong nucleus next season.

Division 2


1. North Andover (8-0)

2. Lincoln-Sudbury (7-1)

3. Mansfield (7-1)

4. King Philip (6-2)

5. Natick (6-2)

6. Reading (7-1)

7. Barnstable (6-2) — Big test at Mansfield coming next.

8. Braintree (4-4) — Never able to return to early season form.

9. Wellesley (4-4) — Overwhelmed by Barnstable.

10. Bridgewater-Raynham (2-5) — Gave Mansfield all it could handle.


Division 3


1. Duxbury (8-0)

2. Doherty (8-0)

3. Springfield Central (7-1)

4. Tewksbury (7-1)

5. Hingham (6-1)

6. Wachusett (6-2)

7. North Attleboro (6-2)

8. Walpole (6-2)

9. St. John's (Shrewsbury) (5-3) — Will still be one of the favorites to win Central bracket.

10. Shrewsbury (6-2) — See above.


Division 4


1. Dracut (4-3)

2. Nashoba (7-1) — Extremely impressive win over Shrewsbury.

3. Marlboro (6-2) — Massive win over St. John's (S).

4. Milton (6-2) — Close one against Westwood.

5. Tantasqua (6-2) — You can bet the Central section will be must-see stuff.

6. Grafton (6-2) — No problem with Northbridge.

7. Marblehead (7-1) — Tough way to go out.

8. Gloucester (7-1) — Dominant opening-round win.

9. Hopkinton (5-3) — Sectional final rematch with Milton next.

10. Wayland (6-2) — Had an easier time than expected with Burlington.


Division 5


1. Falmouth (7-0)

2. Scituate (7-1)

3. Holliston (7-0)

4. Canton (7-1) — Big win over Hanover.

5. Northbridge (6-2) — Only two losses to Division 4 contenders Tantasqua and Grafton.

6. Hanover (5-3) — Tough setback to Canton.

7. Amesbury (7-1) — Should be favored in rematch with Saugus.

8. Nipmuc (7-1) — Third straight shutout.

9. Swampscott (7-1) — Should again be heavily favored against Pentucket.

10. Longmeadow (5-3) — Impressive win over Westfield.

Division 6


1. Old Rochester (8-0) — Had a tough challenge from Bishop Stang.

2. Stoneham (8-0) — No one has really slowed this offense.

3. Ashland (7-1) — Big rematch with Medway on tap.

4. Medway (7-1) — Looking to get a little revenge on Ashland.

5. Dedham (7-1) — Marauders with the chance to knock off No. 1 this week.

6. Bishop Fenwick (7-1) — Major showdown with Stoneham next.

7. Hamilton-Wenham (6-2) — Shut out a good Austin Prep team.

8. Northeast (6-2) — Impressive effort against Ipswich.

9. Maynard (8-0) — Don't let this ranking fool you. A force out in Central Mass.

10. Norwell (3-4) — Record is deceiving.


Division 7


1. Mashpee (8-0)

2. Abington (7-1) — Game with Nantucket should be one of the best takes of the weekend.

3. West Boylston (8-0) — Physical force on both sides of the ball.

4. Cohasset (6-2) — Gets much-wanted rematch with Mashpee.

5. St. Mary's (4-3) — Chance to take down top-seeded Greater Lawrence next.

6. Wahconah (7-1) — Has been playing at a high level lately.

7. Nantucket (6-2) — Speed is serving the Whalers well right now.

8. Blackstone Valley RVT (7-1) — Defense has been top-shelf.

9. Assabet Valley (7-1) — Chance to avenge loss to Blackstone Valley next.

10. Case (6-2) — Ran into the Nantucket buzzsaw.

Division 8


1. Pope John XXIII (8-0) — Game with Lynn Tech is sectional final worthy.

2. Coyle & Cassidy (6-2) — Survived big challenge from St. John Paul II.

3. Boston English/New Mission (7-0) — All-Boston City matchup next with West Roxbury.

4. St. Bernard's (7-1) — Bernardians find strength in balance.

5. Lynn Tech (6-2) — Big-time test with Pope John next.

6. St. John Paul II (5-3) — Gave Coyle everything it had.

7. Lee (7-1) — Will be the favorites out of the West section.

8. Lunenburg (6-2) — Two losses to higher-division powers.

9. West Bridgewater (7-1) — Tough matchup with Randolph next.

10. Hoosac Valley (5-2) — Rolled past Commerce.

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