Told you guys last week I was bringing some type of bad luck and I wasn't lying.
We decided to give Central Catholic a special shoutout for being undefeated in Massachusetts this season and then it lost two of the next three games which moved them down three spots.
Sorry, Raiders fans.
The new No. 1 team in the Globe Top 20 is undefeated Danvers. The Falcons are averaging 70.9 points per game while only allowing an average of 46.7.
With Central Catholic getting dethroned, Mansfield, which hasn't lost since December, and St. John's Prep, which just beat the Raiders, both move up a spot.
New Mission looked like it was finally going to get revenge on Brighton this past week but a 20-point lead became as non-existent as the fans in attendance on Thursday, as the Bengals won, 57-52, moving up to the 11th spot and dropping New Mission to No. 14.
Wayland makes its debut this week at No. 19 after extending its winning streak to 11 games with a 50-41 victory over Weston.
Andy Deossa covers boys’ basketball for the Boston Globe. He can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @Andy_Deossa.
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