Tuesday, October 6, 2009

EMASS Football-EmassSports.com Top 20-10/6/09-WEEK 4


This is a combined TOP 20 poll using information gathered from the Boston Herald, Boston Globe, Maxpreps.com, hssinsight.com and highschoolsports.net 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, record versus teams that were in the Top 20 at the time they played them and next week's opponent.


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-(2.00)-XAVERIAN (4-0) @ Hudson Catholic (NJ (1-2), 1:00pm (Saturday)

Last week's rank (1). Xaverian (31.0 PF/G-8.5 PA/G) goes on a road trip to take on Hudson Catholic (NJ) (8.6 PF/G-32.0 PA/G). This looks like a mismatch on paper as Hudson Catholic has already been shutout twice in its first 3 games. The Hawks will use this week to tune up for their trip to Everett next week.

Wins:
Malden Catholic, Waltham, Brockton, Somerville
Losses:
none
Combined record of opponents:
(7-8)
TOP 20:
(1-0)
On Deck:
Everett


#2-(2.50)-READING (4-0)
vs Wakefield (1-3), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (2). Reading (34.5 PF/G-4.5 PA/G) starts a 3 game home stand against Wakefield (17.8 PF/G-28.0 PA/G). The Rockets have been a model of consistency so far this year on both offense and defense. Their convincing win over Masco in WEEK 2 is still the benchmark for their season. This week it could be a long night for the Warriors.


Wins:
Cambridge, Masconomet, Winchester, Melrose
Losses:
none
Combined record of opponents:
(5-11)
TOP 20:
(0-0)
On Deck:
Malden Catholic



#3-(5.80)-GLOUCESTER (4-0)
vs Salem (1-3), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (4). The Fisherman (35.8 PF/G-7.0 PA/G) took it to Beverly last week (41-0). This week they take on Salem (9.8 PF/G-19.5 PA/G) team that can only hope that Gloucester is looking past them to their game next week against Masconomet.


Wins:
Swampscott, Andover, Winthrop, Beverly
Losses:
none
Combined record of opponents:
(10-5)
TOP 20:
(0-0)
On Deck:
Masconomet


#4-(6.15)-BROCKTON (3-1)
@ Fitchburg (3-1), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (3). The Boxers (18.3 PF/G-12.8 PA/G) travel to the central part of the state to take on perennial power Fitchburg (16.0 PF/G-13.8 PA/G). Expect a defensive slugfest with the Boxers pulling it out in the 4th quarter. The carbon emissions don't get any lighter next week in their trip to New Hampshire to take on #10 Pinkerton Academy.


Wins:
BC High, Taunton, St. John's Prep
Losses:
Xaverian
Combined record of opponents:
(9-7)
TOP 20:
(1-1)
On Deck:
Pinkerton Academy


#5-(6.30)-BILLERICA (4-0)
vs Tewksbury (1-3), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (11). The Indians (25.3 PF/G-17.5 PA/G) got a big win over then #5 Dracut last week (28-21). Another week, another close win. This week they take on MVC-Small Tewksbury (17.5 PF/G-23.8 PA/G). Warning to the Indians, beware of the little engine that could. Next week has another home tilt, this time against a scrappy Lawrence team.


Wins:
Burlington, Woburn, Methuen, Dracut
Losses:
none
Combined record of opponents:
(9-6)
TOP 20:
(1-0)
On Deck:
Lawrence


#6-(6.30)-NATICK (4-0)
@ Braintree (2-2), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (5). The Red and Blue (37.8 PF/G-5.3 PA/G) rolled over fellow Bay Stater Dedham last week. This week it's a trip to Braintree (14.3 PF/G-15.0 PA/G) to see if the Wamps can slow down the juggernaut. The combined record of Natick's opponents to date is a little suspect, but as the saying goes, you can only play the teams on your schedule.

Wins:
Newton North, Norwood, Brookline, Dedham
Losses:
none
Combined record of opponents:
(3-13)
TOP 20:
(0-0)
On Deck:
Wellesley


#7-(7.85)-WALPOLE (4-0)
vs Brookline (0-4), 2:00pm (Saturday)

Last week's rank (10). The Rebels (26.3 PF/G-6.8 PA/G) handled their first early season test by dispatching of Wellesley (38-7). This week they take on fellow Bay Stater Brookline (3.0 PF/G-32.0 PA/G) who doesn't look like they will pose much of a problem for the Rebels. The Norwood Mustangs come calling next week.


Wins: Framingham, Milton, Newton North, Wellesley
Losses: none
Combined record of opponents: (5-11)
TOP 20: (0-0)
On Deck: Norwood



#8-(9.65)-BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM (4-0)
vs Attleboro (3-1), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (8). The Trojans (29.8 PF/G-8.3 PA/G) shut out New Bedford last week (14-0). This week the high octane Attleboro Bombardiers (39.5 PF/G-27.8 PA/G) come to town. To the victor goes early control of the OCL. This starts a stretch of 3 straight brutally tough games for BR. This week Attleboro (3-1), next week LaSalle Academy (RI) (4-0) and #1 in Rhode Island, followed by #1 Xaverian (4-0). Not many times a team goes back-to-back with the #1 team in two states.


Wins: Duxbury, Durfee, Marshfield, New Bedford
Losses: none
Combined record of opponents: (5-10-1)
TOP 20: (2-0)
On Deck:
LaSalle Academy (RI)



#9-(10.70)-FRANKLIN (4-0)
vs # 16 Foxboro (3-1), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (7). The Panthers (28.8 PF/G-18.8 PA/G) had their hands full last week with the Canton Bulldogs (21-14). It doesn't get any easier this week as the Foxboro Warriors (28.5 PF/G-11.3 PA/G) come to town. Should be battle of opposites as the Panthers go to the air and Foxboro pounds the ground game. If they get by Foxboro that have North Attleboro waiting in the wings.


Wins: Attleboro, Milford, Mansfield, Canton
Losses: none
Combined record of opponents: (10-5)
TOP 20: (1-0)
On Deck: North Attleboro



#10-(10.80)-CATHOLIC MEMORIAL (3-0)
@ Longmeadow (3-1), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (9). CM (28.6 PF/G-6.0 PA/G) had a week off to prepare for yearly powerhouse WMass's Longmeadow (29.3 PF/G-23.3 PA/G). The Knights best not look past the Lancers who are always tough, especially at home. A statement game for the western part of the state. Next up for the Knights is New Hampshire's #1 team, Bishop Guertin.


Wins: Lynn Classical, Haverhill, Hartford (VT)
Losses: none
Combined record of opponents: (4-9)
TOP 20: (0-0)
On Deck: Bishop Guertin (NH)


#11-(11.95)-MANSFIELD (3-1)
vs Sharon (2-2), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (14). Mansfield (34.3 PF/G-11.8 PA/G) took it to Stoughton last week (34-12). This week the return of Coach Mike Redding as they face the Sharon Eagles (24.0 PF/G-25.5 PA/G). I expect a big effort by the Hornets and a comfortable win. The Hornets have the softest part of their schedule over the next 3 weeks.


Wins: Dartmouth, Minnechaug, Stoughton
Losses: Franklin
Combined record of opponents: (6-10)
TOP 20: (0-1)
On Deck: Oliver Ames


#12-(12.55)-EVERETT (2-1)
vs BC High (2-2), 3:00pm (Saturday)

Last week's rank (12). A much needed week off for the Tide as they prepare for the Catholic Conference's BC High (18.0 PF/G-17.3 PA/G) followed by #1 Xaverian. It is seems hard to believe that after this game either both teams will already have two losses or the Eagles could have 3.

Wins: Leominster, St. John's Prep
Losses: Dracut
Combined record of opponents: (5-7)
TOP 20:
(0-1)
On Deck: Xaverian



#13-(13.85)-CENTRAL CATHOLIC (3-1)
@ Haverhill (0-4), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (18). The Raiders (19.0 PF/G-16.3 PA/G) took care of business last week with a (36-16) win over Tewksbury. This week the second of three straight road games against Haverhill (9.3 PF/G-29.8 PA/G). Expect this one to be decided early.


Wins: St. John's Prep, Dracut, Tewksbury
Losses: Marlboro
Combined records of opponents: (8-8)
TOP 20: (2-0)
On Deck: Lowell



#14-(14.95)-DRACUT (2-2)
@ Lowell (1-3), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (5). Dracut (27.5 PF/G-20.0 PA/G) lost their second in a row to a game Billerica team. This week its MVC action against Lowell (15.0 PF/G-28.0 PA/G). Expect a bounce back game by the Middies who have played one of the toughest schedules in the state to date. After this game 4 of Dracut's last 5 games are at home.


Wins: Marshfield, Everett
Losses: Central Catholic, Billerica
Combined record of opponents: (11-4)
TOP 20: (2-1)
On Deck: Haverhill


#15-(17.40)-KING PHILIP (4-0)
vs Canton (2-1), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (19). The Warriors (38.5 PF/G-3.3 PA/G) easily handled Oliver Ames last week in a (35-7) Hock win. This week they host the Canton Bulldogs (23.3 PF/G-16.3 PA/G) who gave Franklin all they could handle last week. Expect the Warriors to give it their all in their first mini test of the season.


Wins: Hopkinton, Bellingham, Sharon, Oliver Ames
Losses: none
Combined record of opponents: (3-13)
TOP 20: (0-0)
On Deck: Fairhaven



#16-(18.00)-FOXBORO (3-1)
@ #9 Franklin (4-0), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last weeks' rank (NR). The Warriors (28.5 PF/G-11.3 PA/G) barge in to the Top 20 after their narrow (24-22) win over then #13 North Attleboro. No breaks in the action as they travel to Franklin (28.8 PF/G-18.8 PA/G) to take on a Panther team that will be focused after last week's escape against Canton. Expect this one to go down to the wire
.

Wins: Dartmouth, Rutland (VT), North Attleboro
Losses: Bishop Feehan
Combined record of opponents: (9-7)
TOP 20: (1-1)

On Deck: Stoughton



#17-(18.20)-PLYMOUTH NORTH (4-0)
@ Cambridge (0-4), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (16). The Eagles (25.0 PF/G-5.0 PA/G) shut out Nauset last week (28-0). This week they are on the road taking on the GBL's Cambridge Falcons (9.5 PF/G-26.0 PA/G). Be wary of this one as the Eagles might have their eye on next week's huge ACL matchup with Mars
hfield.

Wins: Medfield, Duxbury, Silver Lake, Nauset
Losses: none
Combined record of opponents: (5-9-1)
TOP 20: (0-0)
On Deck: Marshfield



#18-(18.40)-NORTH ATTLEBORO (3-1)
vs Oliver Ames (0-4), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (13). The Red Rocketeers (25.0 PF/G-9.3 PA/G) were handed their first loss of the season (24-22) against a game Foxboro squad. This week Big Red gets some home cooking against the Oliver Ames Tigers (8.5 PF/G-34.5 PA/G). Not a good week to be the Tigers.

Wins: Wakefield, Bishop Feehan, Stoughton
Losses: Foxboro
Combined record of opponents: (6-9)
TOP 20: (1-0)

On Deck: Franklin



#19-(19.20)-FALMOUTH (4-0)
@ Sandwich (1-3), 7:00pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (NR). The Clippers (26.3 PF/G-13.3 PA/G) shocked the EMass football world with a (22-20) win over then #15 BC High. This week its on the road again against Sandwich (8.8 PF/G-17.3 PA/G). Expect the visitors to come away with a win.


Wins: Rockland, Somerville, Dartmouth, BC High
Losses: none
Combined record of opponents: (5-11)
TOP 20: (1-0)
On Deck: Nauset



#20-(19.60)-BISHOP FEEHAN (2-1)
@ Martha's Vineyard (3-1), 6:30pm (Friday)

Last week's rank (NR). The Shamrocks (14.7 PF/G-15.0 PA/G) returned from their bye week with a convincing (28-7) win over Barrington (RI). This week its a trip over the ocean blue to take on the Vineyarders (19.5 PF/G-16.0 PA/G). The winner of this takes early control of the EAC title. I'll take Feehan based on their strength of schedule.


Wins: Foxboro, Barrington (RI)
Losses: North Attleboro
Combined record of opponents: (9-3)
TOP 20: (0-0)
On Deck: Coyle-Cassidy

Dropping out were BC High, Chelmsford and Masconomet.

For a look at the rest of the EMass football's Week 5 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 maxpreps





1
Xaverian Gloucester
2
Reading Reading
3
Brockton Xaverian
4
Natick Billerica
5
Walpole Catholic Memorial
6
Billerica Franklin
7
Everett BR
8
Gloucester Brockton
9
Central Catholic Bishop Feehan
10
Catholic Memorial Foxboro
11
Mansfield Dracut
12
King Philip Plymouth North
13
BR Mansfield
14
Franklin Falmouth
15
Dracut Masconomet
16
Chelmsford North Attleboro
17

Central Catholic
18

Natick
19

Methuen
20

Beverly










rank
hssinsight massey boston globe





1
Xaverian Gloucester Xaverian
2
Reading Walpole Brockton
3
Natick Reading Reading
4
Brockton Xaverian Walpole
5
Walpole Natick Billerica
6
BR BR Natick
7
Billerica Franklin Gloucester
8
Central Catholic Billerica Everett
9
Everett Mansfield Dracut
10
Gloucester North Attleboro Mansfield
11
Catholic Memorial Catholic Memorial Franklin
12
Franklin Plymouth North King Philip
13
King Philip Brockton BR
14
Mansfield Needham Catholic Memorial
15
Foxboro Foxboro BC High
16
North Attleboro Everett Central Catholic
17
Dracut Central Catholic Chelmsford
18
Bishop Feehan Masconomet Falmouth
19
Falmouth Dracut Plymouth North
20
Marshfield Falmouth Acton-Boxboro




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