It was a good week for the Top 20, as 18 of 20 teams picked up a win in Week 3.
Everett picked up a 19-7 win over St. John’s Prep, retaining the No. 1 spot while the Eagles fell to No. 4.
Barnstable and Duxbury moved up a spot to Nos. 2 and 3, while Reading, King Philip North Attleboro and Walpole all moved up one spot as well.
Brockton, which was previously ranked at No. 12, beat Xaverian 22-14 to move up to the No. 9 spot, and the Hawks fell to No. 13.
With Brockton moving up, Needham jumped to No. 12.
Other than the aforementioned moves, everyone stayed where they were in Week 3.
However, this week is sure to cause some movement in the poll as eight of the Top 20 teams will square off against each other.
We’ll see another matchup between the top two teams, this time with Everett facing Barnstable. No. 4 St. John’s Prep will face No. 9 Brockton, No. 12 Needham will face No. 14 Weymouth and No. 13 Xaverian will face No. 15 Andover.
4. St. John's Prep
6. King Philip
7. North Attleboro
20. BC High
21. Central Catholic
28. North Andover
31. New Bedford
33. Lynn English
40. Newton North
43. Catholic Memorial
48. North Reading
55. Bishop Fenwick
57. Cardinal Spellman
58. Lynn Classical
60. Oliver Ames
65. Blue Hills
70. Lowell Catholic
76. St. Clement
77. St. Mary’s
78. Somerset Berkley
81. Greater Lawrence
83. Pope John Paul II
84. East Bridgewater
88. Newton South
91. North Shore
92. Old Rochester
95. Coyle & Cassidy
96. Martha’s Vineyard
98. Latin Academy
99. Upper Cape
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