It was difficult to decide which of the top two teamsí loss was more hurtful to the record but ultimately the 4-1 loss is what hurt CM the most. If it had been a 2-1 game or 3-2 loss against St. Johnís, the Knights could have made it to the top spot. Since that was not the case, however, and the BC High Eagles lost by just one to Springfield Cathedral, the rankings had to stay the same as last week as far as the No. 1 and 2 teams.
The teams that knocked off the top two in Springfield Cathedral and St. Johnís Prep, both moved up due to the big wins. Arlington saw a four ranking drop this week from last. Thatís due in large part to losing two of its last three games. When so many other schools around the Spy Ponders saw their records improve over the last three games, Arlington had to drop down.
Archbishop Williams moved into the top 20 this week, coming in at No. 18 after defeating a tough Barnstable team, 5-4, and then tying Arlington Catholic in its most recent game. Considering teams like Norwood and Xaverian did little to move up the ranks this week, the Bishops took advantage and sneaked into the top 20.
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