BC High returns to top spot in baseball poll

We updated our statewide MIAA Top 25 Baseball poll this afternoon, before Monday's slate of action, and a familiar face returns to the top slot.

BC High came in at No. 1 in the preseason polls, and stayed there until a loss to Lincoln-Sudbury unseated them a few weeks ago. But with Lowell going down to Chelmsford for the second time this season, last Friday, that has paved the way for the Eagles to return to the top spot once again. Lincoln-Sudbury moves to No. 2, while Springfield Cathedral reaches its highest position ever on the countdown, coming in at No. 3 this week on the heels of a 12-1 start. St. John's of Shrewsbury (4) and Walpole (5) round out the top five.

With its win over Lowell, Chelmsford vaults back into the poll at No. 13. Plymouth North (14), Reading (15), Amherst (21), Danvers (23), and Acton-Boxborough (24) also return to the poll following strong weeks.

The lone school making its season debut this week is Coyle-Cassidy, coming in at No. 25 after taking a commanding lead in the Eastern Athletic Conference. Six-foot-five junior righthander Mac Curran has been a gem so far for the Warriors, as correspondent Mike Scandura wrote about last week.

To see the complete poll, CLICK HERE.

And here's how the poll breaks down this week by league affiliation:

Valley Wheel - 3

Atlantic Coast - 2

Catholic Conference - 2

Dual County - 2

Merrimack Valley - 2

Bay State - 1

Big Three - 1

Central Mass. Conference - 1

Eastern Athletic - 1

Hockomock - 1

Inter-High - 1

Mid-Wach A - 1

Middlesex - 1

Northeastern - 1

South Coast - 1

South Shore - 1

Southern Worcester County - 1

Valley League - 1

NOTE: Monday's results were not reflected in the poll.

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