Off to a 7-1-3 start, Watertown breaks into this week's ESPN Boston statewide MIAA boys' hockey Top 25 poll, making its debut at No. 19.
The Red Raiders are 3-0-2 to start the season against ranked competition within the Middlesex League, following their 2-1 win over No. 20 Reading last weekend.
For this week's complete poll, click HERE.
(Editor's note: Records are as of Tuesday, Jan. 21.)
Dragons catching fire: For the first time since our initial poll of the season, there is a public school that joined the ranks of the Top 10 this week.
Duxbury checks in at No. 10, after downing bitter South Shore rival Marshfield, 3-2, in a Martin Luther King Day holiday matinee. The Dragons have gone 6-1-0 in their last seven, following three straight ties to open the season.
Warriors' spirit: The other new addition to the poll this week was Lincoln-Sudbury at No. 25. The Warriors defeated Tewksbury, 3-1, in a battle of MVC/DCL Division 2 heavyweights last week.
It marks the first time the Warriors have been ranked since the midseason point of last year.