It was a sloppy, muddy contest at Everett Veteranís Memorial Stadium as the No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide finally lost. Barnstable snapped Everettís 28-game winning streak with a 13-7 overtime victory, and the Red Raiders took over the No. 1 spot poll.
Everett lost its first game since Xaverian beat the Tide, 29-0, in the Division 1 Super Bowl Dec. 5, 2009, and promptly moved down to the No. 2 spot.
Duxbury, St. Johnís Prep, and Reading remained unchanged to round out the top five, while King Philip stayed at No. 6.
Because of Brocktonís 27-12 loss to St. Johnís Prep, Walpole, Natick, and Bridgewater-Raynham all moved up.Weymouth caps off the top 10 after defeating Needham, 32-27, Saturday.
Weymouth stole the victory from the Rockets as Dave Harrison threw his fourth touchdown of the night to receiver Tyler OíBrien with just 20 seconds remaining.
Andover jumped from 15 to No. 11 with a 15-13 win over Xaverian, which fell out of the Top 20 (to No. 21) for the first time all season.
Brockton and Needham landed at Nos. 12 and 13, respectively, while Beverly, Burlington, and Chelmsford each moved up three spots to No. 14, 15, and 16.
North Attleboro suffered a 21-0 thrashing from Foxboro, and fell from No. 7 to No. 17.
Lincoln-Sudbury did the same to Framingham, 40-14, to crack the Top 20 at No. 18.
Central Catholic and Wakefield, who have bounced in and out of the rankings this season, rounded out the Top 20 at Nos. 19 and 20, respectively.
Here is the Week 5 Boston.com Top 100.
The teams were selected by the Globe/Boston.com high school sports staff.
4. St. John's Prep
6. King Philip
17. North Attleboro
19. Central Catholic
33. BC High
35. New Bedford
40. Lynn English
44. North Reading
49. Lynn Classical
50. Newton North
53. North Andover
56. Catholic Memorial
58. Bishop Fenwick
59. Lynn Classical
60. North Andover
66. Oliver Ames
69. Blue Hills
70. Cardinal Spellman
71. Malden Catholic
78. St. Maryís
81. Greater Lawrence
84. Pope John Paul II
85. St. Clement
88. Old Rochester
92. North Shore
93. Coyle & Cassidy
94. Marthaís Vineyard
96. Upper Cape
99. Newton South
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