Monday, September 28, 2009

EMASS Top 20-9/30/09-WEEK 3

This is a combined TOP 20 poll using information gathered from the Boston Herald, Boston Globe,,, and for WEEK 3. The goal is to provide the ultimate combined Top 20 in EMass sports.

Here is the TOP 20, each team's opponent this week, whom they won and lost against year-to-date, opponents wins and losses and record versus teams that were in the Top 20 at the time they played them.

NOTE: Only games played against EMass Top 20 teams are reflected in each team top 20 record. No WMass/CMass or out-of-state. Too hard to compare apples to apples. However, those team's records are reflected in opponents records.

#1-(1.33)-XAVERIAN (3-0) vs Somerville (1-2), 1:30pm (Saturday)

Last week's rank (1). Xaverian (32.6 PF/G-9.0 PA/G) plays its first home game of the year against Somerville (11.6 PF/G-17.0 PA/G) after a stellar (3-0) road start including last week's (14-7) battle versus the Brockton Boxers. Expect Xaverian to head to Hudson Catholic (NJ) next week with an unblemished record.

Wins: Malden Catholic, Waltham, Brockton.
Losses: none
Combined record of opponents: (3-5)
TOP 20: (1-0)

#2-(3.08)-READING (3-0) @ Melrose (0-3), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (3). Reading (34.6 PF/G-2.6 PA/G) gave up their first points of the year in last week's (34-7) win over Winchester. Things don't bode well for Melrose (10.3 PF/G-24.3 PA/G) this week. The Rockets start a run of 3 home games in a row next week.

Wins: Cambridge, Masconomet, Winchester
Losses: none
Combined record of opponents: (3-6)
TOP 20: (0-0)

#3-(6.79)-BROCKTON (2-1)
@ St. John's Prep (1-2), **3:00pm (Sunday)** (time/day change)

Last week's rank (5). The Boxers (18.6 PF/G-12.3 PA/G) came oh-so close to upsetting #1 Xaverian last week (14-7). This week doesn't get a heck of a lot easier against a Prep team (17.6 PF/G-13.0 PA/G) that has played a difficult early season schedule. Game on in this road battle for the Boxers.

Wins: BC High, Taunton
Losses: Xaverian
Combined record of opponents: (6-3)
TOP 20: (1-1)

#4-(6.95)-GLOUCESTER (3-0) @ Beverly (2-0), **2:00pm**(time change) (Saturday)

Last week's rank (7). The Fisherman (34.0 PF/G-9.3 PA/G) kept rolling with a (35-7) win over Winthrop last week. This week they take on the undefeated Beverly Panthers (24.5 PF/G-13.0 PA/G) who are coming off a big upset of #18 Lynn English. One of the bigger games on the North Shore this week.

Wins: Swampscott, Andover, Winthrop
Losses: none
Combined record of opponents: (5-4)
TOP 20: (0-0)

#5 (tie)-(8.33)-NATICK (3-0)
@ Dedham (0-3), 10:00am (Saturday)

Last week's rank (6). The Red and Blue (36.6 PF/G-4.6 PA/G) rolled over fellow Bay Stater Brookline this week. Expect more of the same this week against a Dedham (11.6 PF/G-27.0 PA/G) team searching for their first "W".

Wins: Newton North, Norwood, Brookline
Losses: none
Combined record of opponents: (2-7)
TOP 20: (0-0)

#5 (tie)-(8.33)-DRACUT (2-1)
vs #11 Billerica (3-0), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (2). Dracut (29.6 PF/G-17.3 PA/G) stumbled last week against Central Catholic losing a close (25-21) decision. It doesn't get any easier this week as the #11 Billerica Indians (24.3 PF/G-16.3 PA/G) come to town. Let see if the Middies can bounce back as the MVC schedule doesn't get any easier on the horizon.

Wins: Marshfield, Everett
Losses: Central Catholic
Combined record of opponents: (5-3)
TOP 20: (2-0)

#7-(10.00)-FRANKLIN (3-0) @ Canton (2-0), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (12). The Panthers (31.3 PF/G-20.3 PA/G) rid themselves of a decade of demons in last week's (29-28) win over Mansfield. This week Franklin gets a chance to knock off another undefeated Hock team when it takes on Canton (28.5 PF/G-14.0 PA/G). This has the all the makings of a trap game as Foxboro is on deck.

Wins: Attleboro, Milford, Mansfield
Losses: none
Combined record of opponents: (6-3)
TOP 20: (1-0)

#8-(10.63)-BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM (3-0) vs New Bedford (1-1-1), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (16). The Trojans (35.5 PF/G-11.0 PA/G) took care of business last week with a methodical win over Marshfield (28-7). Hopefully the maintenance department has checked the scoreboard lights because this week against New Bedford (28.3 PF/G-21.3 PA/G) will be a high scoring affair. Big OCL game on deck next week against Attleboro.

Wins: Duxbury, Durfee, Marshfield
Losses: none
Combined record of opponents: (2-7)
TOP 20: (2-0)

#9-(10.88)-CATHOLIC MEMORIAL (3-0)--Bye Week

Last week's rank (9). CM (28.6 PF/G-6.0 PA/G) walked all over (42-12) out-of-stater Hartford (VT) last week. The Knights get a bye this week before defending EMass's honor against WMass power Longmeadow next week.

Wins: Lynn Classical, Haverhill, Hartford (VT)
Losses: none
Combined record of opponents: (3-7)
TOP 20: (0-0)

#10-(11.04)-WALPOLE (3-0) @ Wellesley (3-0), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (11). The Rebels (23.0 PF/G-6.6 PA/G) doubled up on Newton North last week (28-14) extending their EMass long winning streak to 16. This week they go on the road to take on surprising Wellesley (27.6 PF/G-9.6 PA/G) in an early Bay State League clash for supremacy.

Wins: Framingham, Milton, Newton North
Losses: none
Combined record of opponents: (2-7)
TOP 20: (0-0)

#11-(11.58)-BILLERICA (3-0) @ #5 Dracut (2-1), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (13). The Indians (24.3 PF/G-16.3 PA/G) have had a knack of winning the close ones as evidenced again by last week's (27-21) win over Methuen. This week they need to bring their "A" game against Dracut (29.6 PF/G-17.3 PA/G) if they expect to keep their undefeated season alive.

Wins: Burlington, Woburn, Methuen
Losses: none
Combined record of opponents: (4-4)
TOP 20: (0-0)

#12-(12.04)-EVERETT (2-1)--Bye Week

Last week's rank (8). Nice bounce back week for the Tide (15.0 PF/G-20.3 PA/G) with a (17-7) road win over St. John's Prep. It has been a while since they have averaged only fifteen points a game after 3 games. They get a week off to prepare for the BC High Eagles next week at home.

Wins: Leominster, St. John's Prep
Losses: Dracut
Combined record of opponents: (4-5)
TOP 20:

#13-(12.66)-NORTH ATTLEBORO (3-0) vs Foxboro (2-1), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (14). The Red Rocketeers (26.0 PF/G-4.3 PA/G) got their Hockomock League schedule off to a rousing start with a (20-0) win over Stoughton. The stakes are raised this week as the take on white hot Foxboro (30.0 PF/G-7.6 PA/G). A lot is riding on this early season Hock tussle.

Wins: Wakefield, Bishop Feehan, Stoughton
Losses: none
Combined record of opponents: (2-6)
TOP 20: (1-0)

#14-(12.83)-MANSFIELD (2-1)
@ Stoughton (0-3), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (4). Mansfield (34.3 PF/G-12.0 PA/G) got shocked last week in Pantherland losing (29-28). Look for the Hornets to swarm a Stoughton (7.0 PF/G-24.6 PA/G) team that is looking for their first win. The next big game on the schedule is for the Hornets is October 30th against King Philip.

Wins: Dartmouth, Minnechaug
Losses: Franklin
Combined record of opponents: (4-5)
TOP 20: (0-1)

#15-(14.85)-BC HIGH (2-1)
vs Falmouth (3-0), *6:00pm* (time change)(Friday)

Last weeks' rank (15). The Eagles (17.3 PF/G-15.6 PA/G) slipped by a tough Acton-Boxboro team last week (7-6). This week they get to knock off another team from the ranks of the unbeaten when they host Falmouth (27.6 PF/G-11.0 PA/G). Take the home team in this one. The Eagles hit the road for the first time all year next week as they travel to Everett.

Wins: Springfield Catholic, Acton-Boxboro
Losses: Brockton
Combined record of opponents: (5-4)
TOP 20: (0-1)

#16-(16.16)-PLYMOUTH NORTH (3-0) @ Nauset (1-1), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (NR). The Eagles (24.0 PF/G-6.6 PA/G) come storming in to the Top 20 following a narrow victory over Silver Lake (25-20). This week they start Atlantic Coast action as they travel to Nauset (9.0 PF/G-15.5 PA/G). Expect the visitors to leave with a victory in their pocket.

Wins: Medfield, Duxbury, Silver Lake
Losses: none
Combined record of opponents: (2-6-1)
TOP 20: (0-0)

#17-(17.75)-CHELMSFORD (3-0)
vs Lawrence (1-2), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (17). The Lions (21.6 PF/G-13.6 PA/G) were victorious last week over Haverhill (25-13) This week they take on a Lawrence team (27.0 PF/G-28.3 PA/G) that has yielded 40 points twice this season already. Take the home team in a high scoring affair.

Wins: Waltham, Acton-Boxboro, Haverhill
Losses: none
Combined record of opponents: (1-7)
TOP 20: (0-0)

#18-(18.33)-CENTRAL CATHOLIC (2-1)
@ Tewksbury (1-2), **10:30am**(time change) (Saturday)

Last week's rank (NR). The Raiders (13.3 PF/G-16.3 PA/G) pulled off a shocker last week with a (25-21) win over Dracut. The competition this year in the MVC is brutal. This week Central travels to take on Tewksbury (18.0 PF/G-19.6 PA/G). Watch out for a major letdown on the road coming off last week's emotional win.

Wins: St. John's Prep, Dracut
Losses: Marlboro
Combined records of opponents: (5-4)
TOP 20: (2-0)

#19-(19.08)-KING PHILIP (3-0)
@ Oliver Ames (0-3), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (20). The Warriors (39.6 PF/G-2.0 PA/G) easily handled Sharon last week in a (42-0) Hock win. This week they travel to winless Oliver Ames (9.0 PF/G-34.3 PA/G) and you can expect more of the same.

Wins: Hopkinton, Bellingham, Sharon
Losses: none
Combined record of opponents: (1-8)
TOP 20: (0-0)

#20-(20.00)-MASCONOMET (2-1) vs Westford Academy (2-1), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (NR). The Chieftains (18.3 PF/G-21.0 PA/G) continued their trek through EMass powerhouses as they defeated Lincoln-Sudbury (20-14). This week the take on the pinball machine known as Westford Academy (44.0 PF/G-27.0 PA/G). The Grey Ghosts are going to be licking their wounds for last week's loss so Masco beware.

Wins: Lowell, Lincoln-Sudbury
Losses: Reading
Combined record of opponents: (4-5)
TOP 20: (0-1)

Dropping out were Marshfield, Westford Academy and Lynn English.

For a look at the rest of the EMass football's Week 4 schedule it is available on Danny V's Boston Herald blog.

Here are the sources for the BCS type rankings from above.

rank boston herald calpreps maxpreps

1 Xaverian Xaverian Xaverian
2 Reading Gloucester Gloucester
3 Brockton Reading Reading
4 Natick Franklin Franklin
5 Walpole Catholic Memorial Catholic Memorial
6 Billerica Dracut Dracut
7 BC High BR BR
8 Dracut Brockton Brockton
9 Everett North Attleboro North Attleboro
10 Chelmsford Plymouth North Plymouth North
11 Gloucester Mansfield Mansfield
12 Mansfield Billerica Billerica
13 Catholic Memorial Beverly Beverly
14 King Philip Everett Everett
15 BR Masconomet Masconomet
16 Franklin (tie) Natick Natick
17 North Attleboro (tie) BC High BC High
Lynn Classical Lynn Classical
Cohasset Cohasset
Central Catholic Central Catholic

rank hssinsight massey boston globe

1 Xaverian Walpole Xaverian
2 Reading Gloucester Brockton
3 Natick Xaverian Reading
4 Brockton Natick Walpole
5 Walpole Reading Billerica
6 BR North Attleboro Natick
7 Central Catholic Franklin Gloucester
8 Dracut Mansfield Dracut
9 Everett BR BC High
10 BC High Catholic Memorial Everett
11 Billerica Plymouth North Chelmsford
12 Catholic Memorial Dracut Franklin
13 Franklin Needham King Philip
14 King Philip Everett Mansfield
15 Gloucester Brockton North Attleboro
16 Chelmsford Beverly BR
17 North Attleboro Wellesley Catholic Memorial
18 Mansfield BC High Central Catholic
19 Marshfield Masconomet Plymouth North
20 Attleboro Central Catholic St. John's Prep

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