The boys' lacrosse top 20 poll has been updated with games through Monday.
We can't give a full team-by-team rundown this week, but a couple of quick thoughts:
- Not a whole lot of changes to the top 10. BC High slips back a bit after enduring losses to Xaverian and St. John's Prep last week, while Walpole leaps to the No. 5 spot... We'll be interested to see how Lexington fares today against Reading in a Middlesex League showdown... Dover-Sherborn shuffles up spot 10.
- It was a tough week for schools on the backside of the top 20 as few emerged unscathed. Some, like Wellesley and Needham, endured tough losses and actually bumped up a few spots this week, while Arlington, Scituate, and Cohasset slid backwards a bit.
- We think the shuffling in the ranking just shows how interesting this postseason tournament is shaping up to be. Even non-ranked teams like Marshfield and Waltham have endured their own struggles this spring, but seem to be playing some inspired ball. We can't wait for the brackets to roll out later this month.
A quick glance at the top 5 by division:
2. St. John's Prep
5. BC High
4. King Philip
4. Austin Prep
The girls' lacrosse top 20 has also been updated.
A few quick thoughts: Much like the boys there was just a bit of shuffling at the top with Acton-Boxboro and Hopkinton hopping into prime spots in the top 10... Norwell's win over Duxbury left a bit of a domino effect. The Dragons dropped back a few spots, while Norwell hopped back in the top 20. That came at the expense of Weston, which fell to Duxbury Saturday. A look at your top 5 by division:
5. King Philip
3. North Andover
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