There was a little bit of bustlin' and justlin' in the Globe baseball top 20 this week. Lexington holds onto the top spot with an unblemished 15-0 record.
Plymouth North moved up from No. 3 to No. 2, but the big shuffling came from the Catholic Conference. BC High (9-5) moved from No. 4 to No. 3 after beating St. John's Prep (11-4) last week.
St. John's Prep also fell to Catholic Memorial (12-4), falling from the No. 2 spot to No. 6. Filling in at No. 4 is Catholic Memorial, and Lincoln-Sudbury rounds out the top five.
Walpole (12-2) cracked the top 10 this week at No. 9 after previously sitting at No. 15.
Danvers lost last week but rounds out the top 10 with a 13-2 record and a strangle hold on the Northeastern Conference.
Everett (10-2), Chelmsford (12-3), and Oliver Ames (10-3) all lost last week but moved up thanks to Walpole jumping spots. Everett sits at No. 11, Chelmsford at No. 12 and Oliver Ames at No. 14.
Abington (11-1) moved up four spots to No. 13 after a successful week and St. Mary's fell seven spots to No. 17 with three losses last week while Lowell dropped to No. 18 after losing two.
Breaking back into the Top 20 after a hiatus since Week 1 is Malden Catholic (5-9) at No. 19. Don't be surprised if MC makes the tournament.
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