With Xaverian and Winchester winning their play-in games Monday night for the Super 8 ice hockey tournament, that settled both the Division 1A bracket and the Division 1 North bracket for the state playoffs.
Burlington, which lost to Xaverian, will be the No. 1 seed in the Division 1 North bracket, taking a bye in the first round before facing the winner of the Billerica (8) and Lexington (9) game.
Central Catholic, which lost to Winchester, will be the No. 2 seed in the same bracket and face No. 15 Medford in the first round.
Here's the complete seeds for the MIAA Division 1 North bracket:
1. Burlington (14-4-2) .750
2. Central Catholic (13-4-3) .725
3. Woburn (15-4-1) .775
4. St. Mary's Lynn (12-7-1) .625
5. Waltham (10-5-5) .625
6. Arlington Catholic (10-7-4) .571
7. Melrose (9-7-4) .550
8. Billerica (10-8-2) .550
9. Lexington (10-8-2) .550
10. Acton-Boxboro (10-8-2) .550
11. Reading (9-8-3) .525
12. St. John's Prep (10-9-1) .525
13. St. John's Shrewsbury (8-8-4) .500
14. Andover (8-8-4) .500
15. Medford (7-12-1) .375
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- Bob Holmes: A Reading resident (Go Rockets!) and Boston College graduate, Holmes is the Boston Globe High School Sports Editor. We remind you now that his weekly picks are often made in jest so everyone just calm down when he picks against Everett for 11 straight weeks. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeHolmes.
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- Jake Fischer | @GlobeFischer | Boys basketball
- Michelle Fenelon | @michfenelon | Girls basketball
- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Boys hockey
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls hockey
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