POWERADE baseball rankings: Week 8

The regular season has come to an end, and while there isn't much turnover in this week's POWERADE state rankings, expect that to change in the coming weeks as we get deeper and deeper into the state tournament.

No. 1 St. John's (Shrewsbury) is the top-seeded team in the Central Mass Division 1 bracket, while No. 2 Springfield Cathedral is the top seed in Western Mass Division 1. The postseason is unpredictable, but both teams have to be considered heavy favorites to win their brackets and advance to the state semifinals.

Division 1 North is a loaded bracket, with No. 5 Lowell and No. 3 Franklin on a collision course as the top two seeds.

POWERADE State Baseball Rankings

  1. St. John's of Shrewsbury (20-2) — Last week: No. 1

  2. Springfield Cathedral (18-2) — Last week: No. 3

  3. Franklin (18-2) — Last week: No. 4

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