There was no change at No. 1 in the Globe Top 20 this week as BC High remains on top of the EMass rankings. The Eagles (11-1) only had one game last week, a 5-2 win over Malden Catholic, but they will have a tough week ahead of them with games against No. 17 Catholic Memorial , No. 6 St. Johnís Prep and St. Johnís (S).
Walpole (12-1) jumped up a spot to No. 2 after going 3-0. The Rebels have won their last five games. Third-ranked Franklin (10-1) also went 3-0 last week and the Panthers have not lost since their season opener against King Phillip.
After losing to start the week to No. 9 Plymouth North (9-3), fourth-ranked Marshfield (12-1) rebounded with an 11-0 win over Sandwich and a 3-1 victory against Nauset. No. 5 Lowell (9-2) was also beaten last week. The Red Raiders lost to No. 15 Chelmsford (9-4) for the second time this year.
St. Johnís Prep (11-3) stays at No. 6. The Eagles had a pair of Catholic Conference wins last week against Xaverian and Catholic Memorial, but fell to St. Johnís (S) Thursday.
A 3-0 week for No. 7 Lincoln-Sudbury paired with a 1-3 week for No. 12 Newton South (9-3) allowed the Warriors (10-1) to take control of the Dual County Large.
Dighton-Rehoboth (12-0) remains undefeated and moves up to the 10 spot. North Reading (9-2) jumped up six spots to No. 13 after a come-from-behind win over North Andover Saturday capped a 3-0 week.
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- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Boys hockey
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls hockey
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