With a 52-50 loss to Medford on Wednesday, Lynn English lost its perfect record and its No. 2 seat in the Globe girls' basketball Top 20 this week.
The Bulldogs slip to fourth in the rankings while Medford won its way back into the poll, rounding out the group at No. 20.
Andover's girls escaped a close game with a 53-52 win over Billerica to keep them in the top spot. Despite the loss, the Indians proved they can play with the best teams vaulting them to No. 6 in this week's poll.
The New Bedford Whalers picked up two wins this week, including a 42-41 victory over ranked Fairhaven, moving them up to No. 10.
With the loss, Fairhaven dropped out of this week's rankings, as did Central Catholic, which has lost three of their last four games.
New to the rankings is Bishop Feehan (8-4) at the No. 18 spot.
See the full Globe girls basketball Top 20.
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