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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
POWERADE hoops rankings: Week 12

By By Mike Grimala

As MIAA teams get deeper and deeper into the postseason, a pair of non-MIAA schools have already clinched impressive championships. No. 1 St. Mark's won the NEPSAC AA title, while Northfield-Mt. Hermon claimed the NEPSAC AAA crown.

The win keeps St. Mark's locked into the No. 1 spot, while NMH's takedown of Brewster Academy (N.H.) in the AAA final helps the Hoggers jump from No. 7 to No. 4 in this week's POWERADE state rankings.

In MIAA tourney action, No. 2 Springfield Central still looks like the favorite to come out of WMass, while No. 3 Charlestown and No. 5 Central Catholic are on a collision course in the Division 1 North bracket.

POWERADE State Basketball Rankings
  1. St. Mark's (27-2) — Last week: No. 1
  2. Springfield Central (20-1) — Last week: No. 2
  3. Charlestown (18-4) — Last week: No. 3
Click for complete POWERADE state rankings.

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