By Zac Vierra, Globe Correspondent
Last week was a rough one for the EMass Top 20 as 12 teams lost at least once. Two teams that didnít lose were Walpole (14-1) and Franklin (13-1). The Rebels beat Weymouth and Wellesley last week to jump up from second to first in the Top 20. The Panthers beat King Phillip, Westborough, and No. 18 Catholic Memorial (8-5) to climb two spot.
After losing to Westford to start the week, Lincoln-Sudbury (12-2) won two in a row to move up to No. 3. BC High (12-3) dropped a few spots this week. The Eagles lost to CM Monday, beat No. 7 St. Johnís Prep (12-4) Wednesday, and closed the week with a loss to St. Johnís (Shrewsbury) Friday.
Lowell (11-3) stayed at the five spot after a 2-1 week. The Red Raiders take on BC High Friday in what should be their biggest test this season.
Marshfield (12-2) dropped two spots to No. 6 after losing its only game to Falmouth. The Rams will take on ninth-ranked Plymouth North (10-4) in a crucial Atlantic Coast league game Wednesday.
Dighton-Rehoboth (13-0) remained undefeated after winning its only game last week. The Falcons start the week in the eighth spot in the Top 20.
Reading (10-3) rounds out the top 10. The Rockets dropped two spots after going 1-2 last week.
Newburyport (10-2) and East Bridgewater (10-2) were new additions to the Top 20, 15 and 19 respectively.
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