The No. 1 team in the Massachusetts POWERADE state rankings didn't play last week, with St. Mark's taking the week off, but the No. 2 team had no such luck.
Northfield-Mt. Hermon not only played - the Hoggers had to take on Tilton (N.H.), which features one of the nation's top players in junior center Nerlens Noel. The No. 2 player in the ESPNU Super 60, Noel led Tilton over NMH, 87-66. Because the loss came to an out-of-state opponent, it won't affect Northfield's ranking too much going forward.
POWERADE State Basketball Rankings
St. Mark's (15-2) — Last week: No. 1
Northfield-Mt. Hermon (13-2) — Last week: No. 2
Central Catholic (15-0) — Last week: No. 3