This week's MIAA football Top 25 is now posted here on ESPNBoston.com.
Here are the highlights:
YEP, IT'S NO. 1 V. NO. 2, AGAIN
After the epic that catapulted Xaverian into top spot, the Hawks will again host a No. 1 vs. No. 2 extravaganza when they welcome Everett this weekend. Xaverian remained steady in the top spot for the third straight week after rolling over Lynn English. The Crimson Tide were led by Jonathan DiBiaso's record six touchdown passes in a win over Taunton.
TOP 10 IN MOTION
There are three teams in and three teams out of the Top 10 from last week to this week. No. 8 Methuen (No. 11 last week) and No. 9 Reading (12) earned wins to improve their standing last week, while No. 10 BC High (13) moves up coming off a bye week by the virtue of strength against teams moving out of the Top 10. No. 6 Mansfield and No. 7 Falmouth both jumped two spots after securing quality league wins over the weekend.
Those falling out of the Top 10 were No. 12 Catholic Memorial (formerly No. 7), No. 13 Chelmsford (10) and No. 18 Wachusett (6).
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
Team with the biggest one-week gain: No. 11 Longmeadow, which leaped seven spots coming off an impressive win at No. 12 Catholic Memorial.
Team with the largest one-week fall: There weren't many, at least not us, who saw Nashoba Regional's victory over No. 18 Wachusett coming. The Mountaineers are down 12 notches from last week.
WELCOME TO THE CLUB
Norton (No. 25) makes its debut in this week's poll, after leaving no doubt they're the best team in the Tri-Valley League at 5-0. No. 23 Plymouth North returns to the poll after a two-week hiatus and taking an impressive 20-7 win over Bridgewater-Raynham.
Moving out of this week's poll were Acton-Boxborough (No. 24 last week) and Medway (25).