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Howard County champ Hawks land 9th; Poly and St. Frances to settle No. 1 debate Monday


As expected, there's a shakeup in the latest VSN Boys' Basketball Top 20 as No. 1 will be at stake Monday.
In a battle of Baltimore City programs, No. 1 Poly take on second-ranked St. Frances Academy at Goucher College at 5:45 p.m. The Engineers are the defending Class 3A state champions while St. Frances is the pole-sitter in the MIAA A Conference and Baltimore Catholic League.
There's three new teams in Top 10 with Boys' Latin School, McDonogh School and River Hill. The Hawks from Howard County and MIAA A Eagles make their first appearance in the upper half while Boys' Latin is back for the first time since starting the season 7-0 (was 7th). New Town debuts in the poll.
John Carroll School, Dunbar and Mount St. Joseph maintain their positions in the Top 5.
Pictured above: River Hill, led by Dylan Daniels (left) and Jaden Martin, is off to an 11-1 start. The Hawks are up to 9th in the newest VSN Boys' Basketball Top 20 poll. 

 

Here is the VSN Boys' Basketball Top 20 for week 6:

VSN BOYS BASKETBALL TOP 20 - WEEK 5

1. POLY (8-1)


Last week's rank:
#1

Last week: The Engineers defeated Southwestern, 53-35, and Douglass, 79-43

This week: vs. No. 2 St. Frances Academy at Goucher College, Jan. 15; at No. 13 Lake Clifton, Jan. 19

2.  SAINT FRANCES ACADEMY (20-2)


Last week's ranking:
#2

Last week: The Panthers went 3-0, defeating Mount Carmel (52-40), Philadelphia's Martin Luther King (56-48) and No. 3 John Carroll School (71-61).

This week: vs. No. 1 Poly at Goucher College, Jan. 15; at No. xx McDonogh School, Jan. 17

3. JOHN CARROLL SCHOOL (12-3)

Last week's rank: #3

Last week: The Patriots defeated Rhode Island's Bishop Hendricken, 82-53, in Connecticut after victories over Calvert Hall College (75-60) and Gilman School (86-48).

This week: vs. Hudson Catholic (NJ), Hoop Hall Classic in Springfield (MA), Jan. 15; vs. o. 11 Saint Vincent Pallotti, Jan. 17; at Loyola Blakefield, Jan. 19; vs. Mount Carmel, Jan. 21

4. DUNBAR (9-0)


Last week's rank:
 #4

Last week: The Poets defeated then-No. 18 Old Mill (48-32) and then-No. 6 Milford Mill Academy (57-51) at the Basketball Academy at Morgan State University.

This week: at Benjamin Franklin, Jan. 19; at Dunbar (DC), Jan. 20

5. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH (16-3)


Last week's rank:
 #5

Last week: The Gaels defeated New Jersey's Ranney, 71-48, at the HoopHall Classic in Massachusetts Annapolis after an 81-75 victory over Annapolis Area Christian School, 81-75.

This week: at No. 6 Boys' Latin School, Jan. 16; at No. 10 McDonogh School, Jan. 19

6. BOYS' LATIN SCHOOL (13-2)


Last week's rank:
#9

Last week: The Lakers defeated Loyola Blakefield, 73-65, and then-No. 15 Saint Vincent Pallotti, 69-66.

This week: vs. No. 5 Mount St. Joseph, Jan. 16; vs. Glenelg Country School, Jan. 19; vs. St. Paul's School, Jan. 20

7. MILFORD MILL ACADEMY (7-2)


Last week's rank:
#6

Last week: The Millers lost to Edmondson (53-50) and No. 4 Dunbar (57-51) at the Basketball Academy at Morgan State University after a 63-58 victory over then-No. 11 Dulaney.

This week: at No. 20 New Town, Jan. 17

8. WOODLAWN (9-2)


Last week's rank:
#7

Last week: The Warriors lost to then-No. 18 Old Mill (63-58) and defeated Hammond (61-30) at the Basketball Academy at Morgan State University, following a 73-50 victory over Catonsville.

This week: vs. Randallstown, Jan. 17; vs. Eastern Tech, Jan. 19

9. RIVER HILL (11-1)


Last week's rank:
#13

Last week: The Hawks defeated Howard, 65-35, and Long Reach, 72-54.

This week: vs. Centennial, Jan. 17; at Atholton, Jan. 19

10. MCDONOGH SCHOOL (12-5)

Last week's rank: #17

Last week: The Eagles defeated then-No. 10 Perry Hall, 46-45, at the Basketball Academy at Morgan State University, following a 62-58 win over then-No. 15 Saint Vincent Pallotti and 72-66 loss to Calvert Hall College.

This week: vs. No. 2 St. Frances Academy, Jan. 17; vs. No. 5 Mount St. Joseph, Jan. 19

11. PERRY HALL (6-4)

Last week's rank: #10

Last week: The Gators lost to then-No. 17 McDonogh School (46-45) and defeated Riverdale Baptist School (74-58) at the Basketball Academy at Morgan State University, following an 85-64 victory over Randallstown.

This week: vs. Towson, Jan. 17; vs. Franklin, Jan. 19

12. PATTERSON (4-5)


Last week's rank:
#11

Last week: The Clippers lost to Riverdale Baptist School (63-59) and Saint Maria Goretti (61-47) at the Basketball Academy at Morgan State University after a 69-47 victory over then-No. 8 Lake Clifton.

This week: vs. KASA, Jan. 16; vs. Benjamin Franklin, Jan. 17; at City College, Jan. 19; vs. Theodore Roosevelt (DC), Baltimore/D.C. Challenge at Lake Clifton, Jan. 20

13. LAKE CLIFTON (8-3)


Last week's rank:
#8

Last week: The Lakers defeated Oxon Hill (56-47) and lost to Mount Carmel (63-55) at the Basketball Academy at Morgan State University after a 69-47 loss to then-No. 11 Patterson.

This week: vs. FAET, Jan. 17; vs. No. 2 Poly, Jan. 19

14. SEVERN SCHOOL (13-3)

Last week's rank: #12

Last week: The Admirals lost to Saint Paul's School, 60-58, after victories over St. John's Catholic Prep (64-41) and Archbishop Curley (69-54).

This week: vs. Gerstell Academy, Jan. 16; at St. Mary's Ryken, Jan. 17; at St. Mary's, Jan. 19

15. SAINT VINCENT PALLOTTI (15-5)


Last week's rank:
 #15

Last week: The Panthers defeated Calvert Hall College, 59-57, after losses to then-No. 17 McDonogh School (62-58) and then-No. 9 Boys' Latin School (69-66).

This week: at No. 3 John Carroll School, Jan. 17; at Mount Carmel, Jan. 19

16. MEADE (9-3)


Last week's rank:
 #20

Last week: The Mustangs defeated Chesapeake-Anne Arundel (72-63), then-No. 18 Old Mill (51-40) and Southern (50-42).

This week: vs. Arundel, Jan. 17; at Northeast, Jan. 19

17. OLD MILL (8-4)

Last week's rank: #18

Last week: The Patriots lost to No. 4 Dunbar (48-32) and defeated then-No. 8 Woodlawn (63-58) at the Basketball Academy at Morgan State University, following a 51-40 loss to then-No. 20 Meade and 65-56 victory over then-No. 16 Annapolis.

This week: vs. Broadneck, Jan. 17

18. DULANEY (7-3)


Last week's rank:
#14

Last week: The Lions defeated Parkville, 80-73, after a 63-58 loss to then-No. 6 Milford Mill Academy.

This week: at Hereford, Jan. 17; vs. Loch Raven, Jan. 19

19. INDIAN CREEK SCHOOL (11-0)

Last week's rank: #19

Last week: The Eagles defeated Chapelgate Christian Academy, 64-61.

This week: vs. Friends School, Jan. 19

20. NEW TOWN (8-2)

Last week's rank: Not ranked

Last week: The Titans defeated Chapelgate Christian Academy, 60-39, and Hammond, 58-53, at the Basketball Academy at Morgan State University.

This week: vs. No. 7 Milford Mill Academy, Jan. 17