Bishop Feehan returns to Top 25 boys hoop poll


We updated our statewide MIAA Top 25 boys basketball poll last night. To view it, CLICK HERE.

A few notes and observations about this week's poll:

Shamrock Shake-up: After nearly a month away, Bishop Feehan, a preseason Top 20 selection, has made its return to the poll at No. 24 after sweeping Durfee and clinching at least a share of the Eastern Athletic Conference title. Let by dynamic juniors Mike Nelson and Frank Oftring, the Shamrocks are a favorite in Division 2 South, where they are looking to grab the No. 1 overall seed for the second straight season.

Grey Ghosts debut: Westford Academy is making its first appearance in the poll of the 2014-15 season. The Grey Ghosts are off to a strong start in the Dual County League, with their only two losses coming to No. 2 Cambridge.

Still the ones: Two-time defending MIAA Division 1 state champion Putnam remains the No. 1 team in the land, a spot they've held since March 2013. They've won six straight in dominant fashion since the loss to Corona Del Sol (Ariz.) at last month's Hoophall Classic, and next week it will have been two full years since they last lost to an in-state opponent. Rounding out the top five are Cambridge (2), Newton North (3), Catholic Memorial (4) and Danvers (5).