Lots of games were canceled last week due to Friday's snowstorm, which left teams such as Andover without any opponents. Some schools managed to fit games in, though, and retain places in the ever-changing Globe Top 20.
The first five positions in the rankings remained the same, but Scituate fell three spots to No. 9 after losing to previously unranked Duxbury Monday night, 57-38. Duxbury joins the list in the No. 20 spot.
No. 6 Newton South, No. 7 New Bedford, and No. 8 Revere each improved one spot, continuing their unbeaten streaks and filling in the gap left by Scituate's slip. The rankings said goodbye to Bishop Feehan (last week's No. 14 team), which has dropped to 4-4, leaving room for Norwell to take over the No. 15 slot, one spot in front of Cohasset.
Braintree steps up two spots to No. 16 after taking down Needham, Brockton, and Weymouth in a four-day stretch. Acton-Boxboro moves up two slots to No. 17, followed by Natick, which lost to Wellesley on Friday and dropped to No. 18.
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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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