ESPN Rise released its Powerade Fab 50 yesterday and will unveil its regional rankings tomorrow. But today, Rise is releasing its pick for No. 1 in 49 of the 50 states plus District of Columbia, with the perennial power Brockton Boxers taking the top honors in Massachusetts.
The Boxers, who finished 9-2 last season, are a favorite to capture their first Division 1 Super Bowl title since going back-to-back in 2004-05. As usual, they return talent in the secondary, led by the University of Miami-bound Albert Louis-Jean.
Plymouth Regional, currently on a 56-game winning streak, is ranked No. 1 for the state of New Hampshire, while Notre Dame of West Haven, Portsmouth and Windham were the top picks in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Maine, respectively. There was no pick for the state of Vermont.