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Updated girls hoop Top 25 poll

We updated our statewide MIAA Top 25 girls basketball poll this morning. To view it, CLICK HERE.

A few notes and observations:

Reading remains atop poll: No. 1 Reading holds on to its top spot as they close in on nearly two seasons without a loss in the Middlesex League. In fact, the Rockets haven't lost a game period since March of 2011, when they were ousted by Gloucester in the Division 2 North semifinals. Their state-best 42-game active win streak should be put to the test this weekend, when they enter a Comcast Tournament field with No. 2 Archbishop Williams and No. 4 Billerica.

Returns and debuts: Longmeadow is the lone school making a return to the poll this week, shooting in at No. 18 after nearly a month-long hiatus. Meanwhile, last year's Division 2 state runner-up Tyngsborough makes its season debut at No. 24. The Tigers have not lost a game in Central Mass. since moving into the district for the 2011-12 school year, and currently sit at 17-0.

Catholic Central - 3

Merrimack Valley - 3

Bay State - 3

Cape Ann - 2

Bi-County - 1

Central Mass. Conference - 1

Dual County - 1

Eastern Athletic - 1

Hockomock - 1

Mid-Wach A - 1

Mid-Wach C - 1

Middlesex - 1

Northeastern - 1

Patriot - 1

South Shore - 1

Suburban - 1

Valley League - 1

Independent - 1