A few changes highlight this week’s edition of the Super 25 boys high school lacrosse rankings, including a small amount of shuffling among some of the teams just in and out of the top ten. But that doesn’t budge the Hill Academy (Ont.), the team still holding the top spot in the rankings sitting at 6-0 and awaiting some high-profile contests.
A key decision this week — Haverford School (Pa.) defeating Inter-Ac rival Malvern Prep (Pa.) 10-9 — results in some movement, including a few teams bumping up. With the Fords falling earlier in the week to No. 9 Gonzaga (D.C.) 14-8, that puts Haverford at No. 14 and brings Malvern just behind at No. 15. With two wins over Super 25 opponents this week, Gonzaga now sits at No. 9 after coming in at No. 11 last week.
One team enters the Super 25 fold, as the Taft School (Conn.) — a team out of New England with a 5-1 record — proved it could go toe-to-toe with one of the nation’s top teams in a 9-8 overtime loss to No. 5 Brunswick. But that helps shine light on the Rhinos’ resume thus far — some impressive one-sided wins over quality opponents — and brings them into the rankings at No. 16.
The one team team bumped out of the Super 25 this week — the Hun School out of New Jersey — was upended by the Princeton Day School (N.J.) 10-6 to create additional movement for some of the teams in the rankings.
This week sees an assortment of important games in the Super 25, especially in the Mid-Atlantic, where Maryland’s MIAA ‘A’ Conference is heating up. Additionally, a top-ten matchup will see No. 5 Brunswick facing off against No. 7 New Canaan (Conn.) on April 16. Further into the weekend, a much-anticipated matchup between No. 1 Hill Academy and No. 13 Culver Academy (Ind.) takes place in Michigan. Beyond that, the April 19 meeting between MIAA rivals No. 8 Loyola Blakefield and No. 11 McDonogh is one of the biggest games of the year.