For this week's Top 20 list, Central Catholic and Newton North remain first and second with their continued dominance over opponents.
Cardinal Spellman and Lincoln-Sudbury have played consistently well and each jump up a spot to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively.
Beverly, however, lost 1-0 to unranked Marblehead and 5-0 to Newton North so they slide down to No. 9.
At 11-1-1, Austin Prep continues to rise in the ranks and is up to No. 5 this week.
Franklin, Notre Dame (Hingham) and East Bridgewater are sitting pretty at Nos. 6 through 8.
Acton-Boxboro once again rounds out the Top 10.
The back 10 look quite different than in the previous weeks. Peabody and Oliver Ames are both up one spot to Nos. 11 and 12. Newburyport slides in at No. 13. The Clippers are undefeated at 11-0-1 and first in the Cape Ann League. Masconomet, also in the CAL and also undefeated at 9-0-3, joins the list at No. 16.
Dedham at No. 14 and Canton at No. 15 are each up a spot. North Attleboro moved into 17th, Lowell Catholic held onto 18th, and two Patriot League teams -- Duxbury and Scituate -- finish out this week's list at 19th and 20th.
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