The folks at PrepNation have released their Week 5 National Prep Poll.
While Everett continues to climb in the Northeast poll, previously ranked Dartmouth has fallen from the rankings after a less-than-convincing effort in a win over Mansfield. Here's the full Northeast top 10, with hometown, school name, and record.
1. Monroeville, Pa., Gateway, 3-0-0
2. Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco, 0-1-0
3. Everett, 2-0-0
4. Lansdale, Pa., North Penn, 3-0-0
5. Montvale, N.J., St. Joseph’s, 1-0-0
6. Rochester, N.Y., Aquinas, 2-0-0
7. Philadelphia, O’Hara, 3-0-0
8. Somerville, N.J., Immaculata, 1-0-0
9. Bethel Park, Pa., 3-0-0
10. Harrisburg, Pa., McDevitt, 3-0-0
Interesting to note that Monroeville is ranked No. 6 in the national top 25. Could the Tide crack the national rankings later this season? We think the pollsters might have been a bit harsh on Dartmouth (though it might simply be a reflection of Harrisburg and Bethel Park jumping up with matching 3-0 records.
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