In a helter skelter season, Acton-Boxborough this week becomes the fourth team to claim the No. 1 spot in our Top 25 poll this season.
The Colonials ascent to the top spot was made possible by wins over Top 10 foes Lincoln-Sudbury and Needham in the last week while other squads continued to get bit by the upset bug.
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(Editor's notes: This poll does not reflect Monday's results. We will issue one final regular-season poll at the end of the week following the completion of the regular season.)
DCL disruption: No. 9 L-S had a tough go of it last week, dropping two of its last three games, including an overtime affair to DCL rival Westford Academy. On the heels of the win, the Grey Ghosts checked in at No. 7 this week, creating a log jam of three DCL teams in the Top 10, including the top-ranked Colonials.
Clippers sailin' in: Starting the season 12-1, Newburyport makes its first Top 25 showing this week, making its mark at No. 17. The Clippers defeated previously ranked Hamilton-Wenham, 11-10, in a key Cape Ann League tilt that wasn't decided until double overtime.
Newburyport wasn't the only squad making its debut this week as Wakefield (14-3) slides into No. 25. It's the Warriors program's first appearance in poll history.