Our final Boston.com 100 poll is out for the fall 2010 season. There were some good arguments about this one in the office. We wanted to make sure the top teams were really at (or near) the top of the heap and we wanted to see a good spectrum of teams from all divisions get fair play.
What you have now, through all of the debate, are Northeast and Shawsheen storming up into the Top 20 and Beverly, as Division 3 Super Bowl champions with six losses, staying just outside the bubble at No. 21.
Is it any surprise that Everett (12-0) is No. 1? Or Gloucester (13-0) is No. 2?
Then there are peculiar teams like BC High, which despite having what Eagles fans would surely call a down year, are respected enough by our staff to merit a spot at No. 31 despite four losses. In fact, St. John's Prep, with five losses, is our No. 7 team. They're the Division 1 runnerup. Dracut, at 8-4 is No. 11, and Andover (8-4), playing stellar down the stretch, is our No. 14 team. Postseason action highly affected our judgment, which I think was for the best. However, let me know if you think otherwise in the comments below.
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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.
- Craig Larson: A native of West Springfield (Leo Durocher anyone? Tim Daggett?) and Curry College graduate (a proud Colonel!), Larson is the sports editor for the Globe's regional sections: South, West and North, as well as a frequent contributor on the college beat. Abington to Xaverian: it all starts with the schools. Have a compelling story idea? Contact him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeLars.
- Zuri Berry: Berry attended the same high school as sports legends O.J. Simpson and Joe DiMaggio. (Guess which one is his hero.) He's a South Boston resident (formerly of Eastie) and the editor of the High School Sports blog as well as the go-to-guy for everything high school sports on Boston.com. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @GlobeSchools for all of the latest updates.
Then there are our winter correspondents:
- Emily McCarthy | @EmilyMcCahthy | BPS correspondent
- 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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