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Pound-for-Pound High School Power Rankings

  • Concord's Forest MacKenzie smiles at the finish line after looking back to see teammates Eli Boesch-Dining and Ollie Spencer in position to round out second and third place during the Division I boys' cross country championship at Derryfield Park in Manchester on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz



Monitor staff
Monday, October 30, 2017

TEAM (last week’s rank)

1. CONCORD BOYS’ X-C (1)  won the D-I title for the first time since 1981 with the best score for any team in at least 30 years.

2. NEWFOUND FIELD HOCKEY (2)  capped a dominant 17-0 season with a 2-0 win over Mascoma in Sunday’s D-III final.

3. INTER-LAKES VOLLEYBALL (3)  beat No. 8 Moultonborough, 3-0, to improve to 17-0 and advance to Wednesday’s semifinals.

4. BOW GIRLS’ SOCCER (4)  the top D-II seed took care of No. 16 Plymouth, 6-0, and No. 8 Stark, 2-0, to reach the semifinals.

5. PEMBROKE BOYS’ SOCCER (6)  has won 12 straight, including two in the postseason, and will face No. 3 Bow in the semifinals.

6. WINNISQUAM VOLLEYBALL (8)  beat No. 10 Prospect Mountain, 3-0, to improve to 16-1 and advance to Wednesday’s semifinals.

 7. HOPKINTON BOYS’ SOCCER (9)  beat No. 15 Mascenic, 4-1, and No. 10 Prospect Mtn., 3-1, and will face No. 3 Gilford in the semis.

8. GILFORD VOLLEYBALL (NR)  the top D-II seed downed No. 9 Oyster River, 3-2, and will meet No. 5 Portsmouth in the semifinals 

9. BISHOP BRADY BIRLS’ SOCCER (NR)  the No. 3 D-III seed beat No. 6 Campbell, 3-0, to advance to Tuesday’s semifinals.

10. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ X-C (5)  finished second at the D-II championships with three runners placing in the top 13. 

Others receiving votes: Hopkinton girls’ X-C, Bow boys’ soccer, Gilford boys’ soccer