North Attleborough returns to Top 25 football poll

We updated our MIAA Top 25 football poll this morning, for Week 9 of the high school season. To see the full poll, CLICK HERE.

A few notes and observations:

Standing Pat: After a Week 8 that featured movement up and down the lineup, there is no movement among the first 18 spots in this week's poll. Mansfield (19) drops out of the poll following the Hornets' loss to North Attleborough; to make room for those victorious Red Rocketeers, we bumped Sharon from its No. 25 ranking. Elsewhere, Lincoln-Sudbury makes a return to the poll after a three-week absence, thanks to a last-second victory over Westford Academy, and Burlington makes a jump into the Top 20 of the poll for the first time all season.

Outside looking in: St. Mary's of Lynn makes its first appearance in the "Last 10 out" section of our poll, sitting at 7-1 overall and atop the Catholic Central League's Large division following a 32-11 win over Cardinal Spellman. The Spartans have a number of key wins on the schedule, including Cambridge and Bishop Fenwick, and could be making some noise the next few weeks.

Here is how this week's poll breaks down by league affiliation:

Hockomock - 3

AA - 2

Bay State - 2

Merrimack Valley - 2

Middlesex - 2

Old Colony - 2

Atlantic Coast - 1

Big Three - 1


Catholic Conference - 1

Eastern Athletic - 1

Greater Boston - 1

Mid-Wach A - 1

Mid-Wach B - 1

Patriot - 1

South Shore - 1

Southern Worcester County - 1