Category: Top 20 Softball

Bo Manor claims top spot for a second straight year; McDonogh moves into the Top 10; unranked Westminster soars to No. 8 after run to the 3A state final


With the 2018 softball season complete, Bo Manor has completed the rare wire-to-wire run as No. 1, claiming the top spot in the Final VSN Softball Top 20 for a second straight year. The Eagles of Cecil County and the UCBAC Conference finished the season with a perfect 23-0 record. The only other unbeaten team in the metro area this spring was No. 20 Chapelgate Christian, which went 13-0 in winning the IAAM B Conference crown.

IAAM A Conference champion McDonogh, idle last week after winning its title two weekends ago, climbed five sports from No. 12 to No. 7 in the final rankings and Westminster, unranked most of the year, landed at No. 8 in the final poll after its run to the 3A state championship game.

Also new to the final poll of 2018 is Towson, which shares the 20th spot with Chapelgate Christian. The Generals made a surge in the post-season, reaching the 3A North Region final.

Here is the complete Final VSN Softball Top 20 of 2018:

VSN SOFTBALL TOP 20 - 2018 FINAL POLL

1. BO MANOR EAGLES


Previous rank:
#1

Final record: 18-0

On deck: Season complete; 1A State Champions

2. SEVERNA PARK FALCONS


Previous rank:
#3

Final record: 22-2

On deck: Season complete; 4A State Champions

3. CHESAPEAKE-AA COUGARS

Previous rank: #3

Final record: 20-2

On deck: Season complete; 3A East Region Finalist

4. SPARROWS POINT POINTERS

Previous rank: #4

Final record: 19-3

On deck: Season complete; 1A State Semifinalist

5. HOWARD LIONS

Previous Rank: #9

Final record: 18-4

On deck: Season complete; 4A State Semifinalist

6. MARRIOTTS RIDGE MUSTANGS

Previous rank: #8

Final record: 17-3

On deck: Season complete; 2A East Region Finalist

7. MCDONOGH EAGLES

Previous rank: #12

Final record: 12-5

On deck: Season complete; IAAM A Conference Champions

8. WESTMINSTER OWLS

Previous rank: Not ranked

Final record: 12-6

On deck: Season complete; 3A State Finalist

9. C. MILTON WRIGHT MUSTANGS

Previous rank: #5

Final record: 16-5

On deck: Season complete; 3A State Semifinalist

10. EASTERN TECH MAVERICKS


Previous rank:
#14

Final record: 13-4

On deck: Season complete; 2A State Finalist

11. SOUTH RIVER SEAHAWKS

Previous rank: #11

Final record: 16-5

On deck: Season complete; 4A East Region Finalist

12. PERRYVILLE PANTHERS


Previous rank:
#6

Final record: 15-5

On deck: Season complete; 1A East Region Section I Finalist

13. RESERVOIR GATORS

Previous rank: #15

Final record: 17-7

On deck: Season complete; 3A State Semifinalist

14. LANSDOWNE VIKINGS


Previous rank:
#7

Final record: 14-3

On deck: Season complete; 3A North Region I Section I Finalist

15. CATONSVILLE COMETS

Previous rank: #10

Final record: 14-5

On deck: Season complete; 4A North Region I Finalist

16. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING CAVALIERS


Previous rank:
#16

Final record: 10-5

On deck: Season complete; IAAM A Conference Runner-up

17. NORTHEAST-AA EAGLES

Previous rank: Not ranked

Final record: 13-9

On deck: Season complete; 3A State Semifinalist

18. CENTURY KNIGHTS

Previous rank: #13

Final record: 14-5

On deck: Season complete; 2A West Region Section I Finalist

19. GLEN BURNIE GOPHERS

Previous rank: #17

Final record: 13-8

On deck: Season complete; 4A East Region Section I Finalist

20t. CHAPELGATE CHRISTIAN YELLOW JACKETS

Previous rank: #20t

Final record: 13-0

On deck: Season complete; IAAM B Conference Champion

20. TOWSON GENERALS


Previous rank:
Not ranked

Final record: 10-6

On deck: Season complete; 3A North Region Finalist