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Monday, January 9, 2012
MIAA Top 25 Boys Hoop poll updated

By ESPNBoston.com

We've updated our statewide MIAA Top 25 boys basketball this morning, and after a one-week hiatus from the top spot, preseason No. 1 Central Catholic returns to the highest seat in the land.

The Raiders' return to the top spot comes on the heels of an upset loss by previous No. 1 St. John's Prep, at the hands of BC High, which has jumped into the Top 5 for the first time in the history of the poll. BC comes in at No. 4, while Prep drops four spots to No. 5.

Stoughton moves to its highest spot ever in the history of the poll, at No. 2, as the Black Knights are off to a dominant start. Preseason No. 2 Charlestown is back in the Top 5, at No. 3, to round things out.

Westford, after an impressive victory over archrival Acton-Boxborough, is the biggest mover this week. The Grey Ghosts jump nine spots up to No. 12 on the hells of the Colonials victory. Meanwhile, Mansfield drops seven spots to No. 11 following an upset loss to Cardinal Spellman.

Also of significance, Holy Name jumps inside in the Top 10 for the first time in poll history after a thrilling last-second victory over archrival St. Peter-Marian last Friday. Springfield Central (19), Boston Latin (24) and Danvers (25) also make their season debuts.