The top eight teams swept the week with wins, while only two Globe girls basketball Top 20 teams lost this week, leaving the poll largely unchanged.
The Andover Golden Warriors remain undefeated in the No. 1 slot, while also undefeated Reading holds put at No. 2. One-loss teams, Arlington Catholic (No.3), Lynn English (No.4), and Braintree (No. 5) round out the top five.
Previously No. 9 Westford lost to Acton-Boxborough 44-41, dropping them to the No. 15 seed. Last week's No. 10, Franklin, lost big to North Attleborough, 68-52, sliding them down to No. 18 in this week's poll.
Moving up this week is Scituate, which won three games in a busy week, also clinching the Patriot League regular season championship with a win over Quincy on Tuesday. Previously No. 11, the Sailors slide up two spots to No. 9.
The biggest jump this week was made by Masconomet, which has won its last five games, including three contests this past week. Wins over Taunton, Triton, and Cambridge catapult the Chieftains to No. 13.
The final team to make any significant movement is Wellesley, which also won three games this week, sliding them up the rankings three spots to No. 10.
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Then there are our fall correspondents:
- Anthony Gulizia | @gulizia_a | Div. 1 football
- Eric Russo | @erusso22 | Div. 2 football
- Stephen Sellner | @stephen_sellner | Div. 3 football
- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Div. 4 football
- Greg Joyce | @GJoyce9 | Div. 5 football
- Lorenzo Recupero | @LorenzoRecupero | Div. 6 football
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls volleyball
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