Eagles rose to No. 1 and soared to the MIAA A crown

The McDonogh boys soccer team opened the 2017 season rated behind to league rivals who were nationally ranked, but the Eagles gained steam each and every week and rode that momentum all the way to a 20-2 record and the MIAA A Conference Soccer Championship. Today, they can also lay claim to the final No. 1 ranking in the VSN Boys Soccer Top 20.

C. Milton Wright, which proved itself against both private and public school powers on its way to winning the 3A State Championship, climbed two spots to No. 2 and Mount St. Joseph, which fell to McDonogh in the MIAA title game, jumped up three spots to No. 3 in the final poll.

Archbishop Curley, which spent the majority of the year at No. 1, fell to No. 4 in the final poll, while Eastern Tech, which completed a 17-1 season with a victory over River Hill in the 2A State Championship Game, moved into the Top 5, at No. 5, for the first time this year.

Here is the complete Final 2017 VSN Boys Soccer Top 20:

VSN BOYS SOCCER TOP 20 – FINAL 2017 POLL

1. MCDONOGH EAGLES

Final Record: 20-2

Previous Rank: 1

MIAA A CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS

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2. C. MILTON WRIGHT MUSTANGS

Final Record: 14-3-2

Previous Rank 4

3A STATE CHAMPIONS

3. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH GAELS

Current Record: 15-6-1

Previous Rank: 6

MIAA A CONFERENCE RUNNER-UP

4. ARCHBISHOP CURLEY FRIARS

Final Record: 18-3-1

Previous Rank: 2

MIAA A CONFERENCE SEMIFINALIST

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5. EASTERN TECH MAVERICKS

Final Record: 17-1

Previous Rank: 8

2A STATE CHAMPIONS

6. SEVERNA PARK FALCONS

Final Record: 18-1-1

Previous Rank: 3

4A STATE RUNNER-UP

7. RIVER HILL HAWKS

Final Record: 16-1-2

Previous Rank: 6

2A STATE RUNNER-UP

8. MEADE MUSTANGS

Final Record: 14-3

Previous Rank: 5

4A EAST REGION SECTION I FINALIST

9. MOUNT HEBRON VIKINGS

Final Record: 11-3-2

Previous Rank: 9

3A EAST REGION SECTION I FINALIST

10. SOUTH RIVER SEAHAWKS

Final Record: 10-2-3

Previous Rank: 10

3A EAST REGON SECTION I FINALIST

11. FRIENDS SCHOOL QUAKERS

Final Record: 17-1-1

Previous Rank: 13

MIAA B CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS

12. LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD DONS

Final Record: 13-8-1

Previous Rank: 11

MIAA A CONFERENCE SEMIFINALIST

13. BEL AIR BOBCATS

Final Record: 11-4

Last Week’s Rank: 12

3A NORTH REGION SECTION II FINALIST

14. CENTENNIAL EAGLES

Final Record: 12-4-2

Previous Rank: 14

3A STATE SEMIFINALIST

15. FALLSTON COUGARS

Final Record: 13-5

Previous Rank: 15

2A STATE SEMIFINALIST

NEXT WEEK: vs. North Hartford, 2A East Playoffs, 10/31.

16. MANCHESTER VALLEY MAVERICKS

Final Record: 13-4

Last Week’s Rank: 20

3A STATE SEMIFINALIST

15. TOWSON GENERALS

Final Record: 13-5

Previous Rank: 16

3A NORTH REGION FINALIST

18. CALVERT HALL CARDINALS

Current Record: 8-10-1

Previous Rank: 18

MIAA A CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALIST

19. OAKLAND MILLS SCORPIONS

Final Record: 10-4-2

Last Week’s Rank: 19

2A SOUTH REGION SECTION I FINALISTDid not play.

THIS WEEK: vs. Marriotts Ridge, 2A South Playoffs, 10/31.

20. SPARROWS POINT POINTERS

Final Record: 10-4-2

Last Week’s Rank: Not Ranked

1A STATE CHAMPIONS