Pound-for-pound high school rankings
1. Pembroke boys’ basketball The Spartans return three starters, including top scorer Pat Welch, from last year’s 22-0 D-II title team.
2. Concord girls’ x-c skiing The five-time defending champion D-I Tide returns all of its top scorers from last year.
3. Hopkinton girls’ x-c skiing The Hawks have won nine straight D-IV titles and return three of their top four skiers from last year’s championship meet.
4. Bow girls’ x-c skiing Led by Naomi Kramer and Lilly Naimie, the Falcons look ready for their fifth consecutive D-III crown.
5. Concord boys’ x-c skiing Nate LaTourette, now a senior, won both D-I championship races last year to lead the Tide to its fifth straight title.
6. Coe-Brown girls’ indoor track The defending D-II champion Bears bring back big point scorers in sprints, distance and field events.
7. Hopkinton boys’ x-c skiing The Hawks have won nine of the last 10 D-IV championships, but graduated three of last year’s top four skiers.
8. Bow boys’ x-c skiing A strong senior class will help the Falcons in their search for a third-straight D-III championship.
9. Bow girls’ basketball Graduation took a toll, but the Falcons do return some important pieces from last year’s 21-1 D-III champions.
10. John-Stark Hopkinton hockey (10) The Generals lost goalie Connor McDonald, but return the top three scorers, and five of the top seven, from last year’s D-III championship team.
Others receiving votes: Bishop Brady girls’ basketball, Hopkinton boys’ basketball, Bow boys’ Alpine skiing.