Calvert Hall, owner of the area’s best record at 27-4 and the winner of the MIAA A Conference regular season, has claimed the No. 1 spot in the final VSN Baseball Top 20 of 2017.

With the Cardinals falling to previously unranked Loyola in the finals of the MIAA A Conference Tournament, the top spot was up for grabs, but no Baltimore area team was able claim a state title, leaving the Top 5 from the previous poll completely intact with No. 2 Archbishop Spalding, No. 3 Severna Park, No. 4 Chesapeake-AA and No. 5 Patterson Mill, all holding their ground.

The Dons of Loyola finished at No. 10 in the final poll despite an overall record of 13-14. Howard High climbed from No. 12 to No. 5 after upsetting Severna Park and playing in the 4A state championship game where the Lions fell to Northwest, 8-0.

Here is the complete final 2017 VSN Baseball Top 20:

RANK TEAM RECORD LAST GAME:
NEXT GAME
01 Calvert Hall 27-4 (1)
LAST GAME:
lost to Loyola, 8-3, MIAA A Conference Tournament Final
NEXT GAME:
Season Complete – MIAA A Conference runner-up, Reg. season champion
02 Archbishop Spalding 21-8 (2)
LAST GAME:
lost to No. 1 Calvert Hall, 7-5 MIAA A Conference Tournament
NEXT GAME:
Season Complete – MIAA A Conference Tournament Semifinals
03 Severna Park 22-3 (3)
LAST GAME:
lost to then No. 12 Howard, 4-3 Class 4A state semifinals
NEXT GAME:
Season Complete – Anne Arundel County Champions, 4A State Semifinalist
04 Chesapeake – AA 20-4 (4)
LAST GAME:
lost to Poolesville, 4-3, Class 3A State Championship
NEXT GAME:
Season Complete – 3A State Semifinalist
05 Patterson Mill 21-3 (5)
LAST GAME:
lost to St. Michael’s, 5-1, Class 1A State semifinals
NEXT GAME:
Season Complete – 1A State Semifinalist, UCBAC Ches. Div. Champion
06 Howard 18-7 (12)
LAST GAME:
lost to Northwest, 8-0, 4A State Championship
NEXT GAME:
Season Complete – 4A State Semifinalist
07 Dulaney 19-3 (6)
LAST GAME:
lost to then No. 12 Howard, 9-6, 4A North Region Final
NEXT GAME:
Season Complete – 4A North Region Finalist, Baltimore County Division I Champion
08 River Hill 17-6 (10)
LAST GAME:
lost to No. 4 Chesapeake-AA, 5-0, 3A East Regional Final
NEXT GAME:
Season Complete – 3A East Region Finalist, Howard County Champion
09 Reservoir 16-5 (7)
LAST GAME:
lost to then No. 10 River Hill, 8-0, 3A East Region Semifinals
NEXT GAME:
Season Complete – 3A East Region Semifinalist
10 Loyola Blakefield 13-14 (NR)
LAST GAME:
def. No. 1 Calvert Hall, 8-3, MIAA A Conference Tournament Finals
NEXT GAME:
Season Complete – MIAA A Conference Champions
11 Gilman 22-11 (8)
LAST GAME:
lost to No. 1 Calvert Hall, MIAA A Conference Tournament
NEXT GAME:
Season Complete
12 Marriotts Ridge 19-4 (9)
LAST GAME:
lost to Middletown, 7-5, 2A West Region Final
NEXT GAME:
Season Complete – 2A West Region Finalist
13 Fallston 14-8 (NR)
LAST GAME:
lost to Middletown, 8-0, 2A State Championship
NEXT GAME:
Season Complete – 2A State runner-up
14 C. Milton Wright 16-7 (16)
LAST GAME:
lost to No. 4 Chesapeake-AA, 5-1, 2A State Championship
NEXT GAME:
Season Complete – 3A State Semifinalist
15 Arundel 16-6 (11)
LAST GAME:
lost to No. 3 Severna Park, 2-0, 4A East Region Semifinals
NEXT GAME:
Season Complete – 4A East Region Semifinalist
16 Century 16-4 (15)
LAST GAME:
lost to then No. 9 Marriotts Ridge, 3-2, 2A West Region Final
NEXT GAME:
Season Complete – 2A West Region Finalist
17 Bel Air 14-7 (13)
LAST GAME:
lost to then No. 6 Dulaney, 6-3, 4A North Region Semifinals
NEXT GAME:
Season Complete – 4A North Region Semifinalist
18 Boys’ Latin 20-7 (20)
LAST GAME:
def. Severn, 4-0, MIAA B Conference Finals
NEXT GAME:
Season Complete – MIAA B Conference Champions
19 Lansdowne 16-3 (NR)
LAST GAME:
lost to then No. 16 C. Milton Wright, 4-1, 3A North Region Final
NEXT GAME:
Season Complete – 3A North Region Finalist, Baltimore County Dvision II Champion
20 St. John’s Catholic Prep 17-4 (NR)
LAST GAME:
def. Gerstell Academy, 4-0, MIAA C Conference Finals
NEXT GAME:
Season Complete – MIAA C Conference Champions