Historic finish for Braintree in final girls hoop poll

March, 20, 2014
Mar 20
11:39
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We updated our statewide MIAA Top 25 girls basketball this evening for the final time in the 2013-14 season. To view it, CLICK HERE.

For the second time in three seasons, our preseason No. 1 went wire to wire as the top team in the land. Braintree finishes exactly where it started, atop the poll, after capturing the Division 1 state championship for the first time since 2006. This marks the first time that both the boys and girls team during a sport's season have gone the entire season as No. 1 in the land. Springfield Putnam, the preseason boys No. 1, hasn't lost a game in 13 months and won its second straight D1 state title last weekend to finish atop the boys poll.

Here are the six teams that have gone wire-to-wire as No. 1 in our site's four-year history:

2011: Everett - football; Westwood - girls lacrosse
2011-12: Andover - girls basketball; Malden Catholic - boys hockey
2013-14: Putnam - boys basketball; Braintree - girls basketball

Brendan C. Hall

Reporter, ESPNBoston.com
Brendan C. Hall joined ESPNBoston.com as a high schools reporter/editor in May 2010, after four years covering high schools for The Boston Globe. The Westminster, Mass. native also served on the Globe's Bruins beat in 2009.

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