Just when we thought Archbishop Williams' time in the rankings was over, the Archies surprised us.
After Arlington Catholic’s season sweep of the Archies Tuesday, they come up with an impressive 64-49 upset over No.6 St Mary’s on Friday. Archbishop Williams survives another week in the rankings at No. 18.
Medfield’s continuing dominance allows them to remain on the top spot in this week’s girls’ basketball top 20.
Unranked teams were the story last week. Wins from Acton-Boxboro, Sharon, Norwell, Chelmsford, Belmont, Wareham, Arlington Catholic, New Bedford and Algonquin caused some shifting in the rankings this week.
After losing their first two games of the season this week to unranked teams, Bourne dropped to the No.12 spot. Westford fell to No.7 after watching their seven-game win streak end against Algonquin.
Billerica fell from the rankings after a loss in the hands of Chelmsford. And No.19 Acton-Boxboro makes its debut after handing No.8 Bedford its second loss of the season.
The last spot on the rankings goes to Arlington Catholic, who found their way back into the rankings. Since the Cougars beat Archbishop Williams twice, it’s only fair that we add them.
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