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Cambridge storms into Top 25 boys hoop poll

12/30/2013

We updated our statewide MIAA Top 25 boys hoop poll this afternoon. To view it, CLICK HERE.

Monday's results were not reflected in this week's poll. The next poll update will be on Monday, Jan. 6.

A few notes about this week's poll:

Cambridge makes season debut, presence felt: After trouncing Dorchester and previously-ranked Springfield Central last week, Cambridge leapfrogs into the poll at No. 13, after previously being in the "Last 10 out" section. The Falcons sit right behind their nemesis, Everett, who they'll face for the first of two meetings next week in their last season of Greater Boston League membership.

Elsewhere, four other teams are making season debuts in the poll: Braintree (20), Wellesley (22), Northampton (23) and St. Mary's of Lynn (25).

Newton North, Andover climb: Two big upsets went down over the weekend -- Andover over rival Central Catholic, in Saturday's Commonwealth Motors Classic Final, followed the next day by Newton North over Catholic Memorial. Both teams jump into the top five following those upsets, with Newton North sitting at No. 3 and Andover ranked fourth.

Springfield Putnam remains No. 1, a spot they've held since the end of last season, while Mansfield (2) and Lynn English (5) stay put to round out the top five.

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

Bay State - 4

Catholic Conference - 3

Boston City League - 2

Central Mass. Conference - 2

Greater Boston - 2

Hockomock - 2

Merrimack Valley - 2

Northeastern - 2

Catholic Central - 1

Eastern Athletic - 1

Mid-Wach A - 1

Patriot - 1

Suburban - 1

Valley League - 1