Westwood No. 1 in first girls lacrosse poll

We unveiled our first state wide Top 25 MIAA girls lacrosse poll this afternoon. To view it, CLICK HERE.

The next poll update will be Thursday, April 18.

NOTE: Thursday's games were not reflected in this week's poll.

A few notes and observations about this first poll:

Westwood remains No. 1: Can anyone knock off Westwood? The Wolverines have won two straight Division 1 state titles, and are a favorite to three-peat with a loaded group of returning lettermen, led by two dynamic juniors -- Northwestern-bound midfielder Jamison O'Neill, and fleet-footed attack Ela Hazar. The Wolverines come into this first poll of 2013 exactly where they left off 2012, as the No. 1 team in the state.

TVL reigns supreme: Westwood has owned the Tri-Valley League for as long as we can remember, but there is still plenty of talent the rest of the way down. Four teams from the TVL are represented in the first poll of 2013, more than any other league in the state, led by Westwood at the top and followed by Medfield (16), Dover-Sherborn (18) and Hopkinton (21).

Here's how the poll breaks down by league affiliation:

Tri-Valley - 4

Dual County - 3

Mid-Wach A - 3

Valley Wheel - 3

Bay State - 2

Cape Ann - 2

Merrimack Valley - 2

Hockomock - 1

Independent - 1

Middlesex - 1

Northeastern - 1

Patriot - 1

South Shore - 1