Final MIAA Top 25

December 3, 2023

Every year, the players, coaches, administrators, and fans outdo themselves, and we have another unbelievable year of high school football in Massachusetts. This fall was no different. We saw some tremendous performances, and unreal matchups that produced high drama. These kids just produced a high level of play throughout, and it was so much fun. As for these rankings, we take in a lot of factors. Certainly, we look at…


Week 11 MIAA Top 25

November 19, 2023

With this week’s rankings, we took a step back and really shook things up. Things will continue to change, but we went with an emphasis on teams that are doing well in the playoffs, with a few exceptions. Here is what we have, and it should be a great end to the season. Let’s get to it . . . Week 11 MIAA Top 25 1. St. John’s Prep (11-0)……


Week 10 MIAA Top 25

November 12, 2023

Some big results this weekend, with the Xaverian win over Springfield Central acting as the main mover. There are plenty of other games that made a difference in other spots, too, and you’ll see that throughout. On to the rankings . . . Week 10 MIAA Top 25 1. St. John’s Prep (10-0) — Gets Andover for the second year in a row. 2. Catholic Memorial (7-2) — Got a……


Week 9 MIAA Top 25

November 5, 2023

The postseason opened with a bang, with a few upsets and other intriguing results. We did not get a ton of movement at the top of the rankings, but there was some toward the back end. Let’s get to it. Week 9 MIAA Top 25 1. St. John’s Prep (9-0) — Rematch with BC High looms. 2. Springfield Central (8-1) — Running game did the trick. 3. Catholic Memorial (6-2)……


Week 8 MIAA Top 25

October 29, 2023

Another huge weekend of games, and there is some movement in our poll. The big result was Andover beating Billerica, as the Golden Warriors make a nice jump back into the top 10. On to the rankings . . . Week 8 MIAA Top 25 1. St. John’s Prep (8-0) — The Eagles looked primed for the playoffs. 2. Springfield Central (7-1) — Cruising right now. 3. Catholic Memorial (5-2)……


Week 7 MIAA Top 25

October 22, 2023

It was a huge weekend across the state, with the No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup on Saturday. That No. 2 — St. John’s Prep — beat Catholic Memorial and is now your new No. 1. This poll for a few years has only known the Knights as the top squad, but that has changed now. Some other big results, too, and a fair amount of shakeup. On to the……


Week 6 MIAA Top 25

October 15, 2023

There were a few big upsets this weekend to cause some movement in the top 10 and other spots in the rankings. Looking forward to another significant week coming up, as Catholic Memorial visits St. John’s Prep. On to the rankings . . . Week 6 MIAA Top 25 1. Catholic Memorial (4-1) — Looking to pull the St. John’s sweep. 2. St. John’s Prep (6-0) — All eyes on……


Week 5 MIAA Top 25

October 8, 2023

What a week, as Catholic Memorial’s 41-38 win over Xaverian Friday night highlighted the top games of the weekend. With that, CM remains our top team, but we expect more photo finishes over the final half of the season. Some more big showdowns coming, as we are sure to see some more movement. On to the rankings. Week 5 MIAA Top 25 Catholic Memorial (3-1) — That finish won’t be……


Week 3 MIAA Top 25

September 24, 2023

It is getting interesting at the top of our poll as the season goes along. The difference between the top squads gets slimmer and slimmer. That bears watching, and it seems there is a huge group just outside the ones that are mentioned here. Here is a look at our rankings for this week. Week 3 MIAA Top 25 1. Catholic Memorial (2-1) — The second out-of-state game much better……


Week 2 MIAA top 25

September 17, 2023

A lot of upheaval this week, as some top teams fell, and there were a few upsets mixed in. Two of our top 5 teams lost, but to very good, out-of-state competition, so we did not really penalize them. On to the rankings . . . Week 2 MIAA Top 25 1. Catholic Memorial (1-1) — A costly defeat to Cardinal Newman (Fla.). 2. St. John’s Prep (2-0) — This……