City College earns a rare appearance for a Baltimore City soccer program; Annapolis jumps nine spots to No. 5; Curley returns to No. 1; Centennial and North Harford enter


Usually, movement in the Top 20 is rather limited late in the regular season, but this week’s VSN Boys Soccer Top 20 has seen several bold moves, including the first appearance in many years by a Baltimore City public school.

That team is City College and the Knights earned their way in, at No. 14, with an 11-2 record and 1-0 win last week over then No. 14 Friends School.

The biggest climber in this week’s polls is No. 6 Annapolis, which jumped nine spots after finishing its regular season at 11-1 and on top of the Anne Arundel County standings.

In addition, No. 19 Centennial, after a win over then No. 5 River Hill, is making its first appearance of the year in our poll, while North Harford, which is tied for No. 20 with Howard this week, returns.

The Top 5, dominated all season by MIAA A Conference powers, is now completed filled by the area’s best conference, with Archbishop Curley regaining the top spot after one week at No. 2. The Friars are followed by No. 2 McDonogh, which unseated then No. 1 Mount St. Joe. The Gaels have fallen to No. 3 this week. No. 4 Loyola and No. 5 Calvert Hall round out the top five heading into the final week the MIAA’s regular season. Those clubs will then slug it out next week in the A Conference playoffs.

Here is the complete Week 7 VSN Boys Soccer Top 20:

2019 VSN BOYS’ SOCCER WEEK 7 TOP 20

1. ARCHBISHOP CURLEY 

Previous rank: #2

Record: 13-2-1

Last week: def. then No. 8 Hereford, 5-0; def. then No. 6 Loyola, 3-1

This week: vs. Boys’ Latin, Oct. 23; at John Carroll, Oct. 25

2. MCDONOGH SCHOOL

Previous rank: #3

Record: 11-4-1

Last week: def. then No. 13 Gilman, 4-0; def. then No. 1 Mount St. Joseph, 3-2

This week: vs. Dulaney, Oct. 23; vs. St. Paul’s, Oct. 25

3. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH

Previous rank: #1

Record: 11-3-1

Last week: lost to then No. 3 McDonogh, 3-2; def. Chesapeake-AA, 3-0

This week: vs. St. Paul’s, Oct. 23; at Archbishop Spalding, Oct. 25

4. LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD 

Previous rank: #6

Record: 8-4-2

Last week: lost to then No. 2 Archbishop Curley, 3-1

This week: at No. 5 Calvert Hall, Oct. 21; at Boys’ Latin, Oct. 23

5. CALVERT HALL COLLEGE 

Previous rank: #7

Record: 7-5-1

Last week: def. Boys’ Latin, 3-0

This week: vs. No. 5 Loyola, Oct. 21; vs. John Carroll, Oct. 23

6. ANNAPOLIS

Previous rank: #5

Record: 11-1

Last week: def. then No. 11 Arundel, 3-1

This week: vs. Meade, Anne Arundel County Championship at Northeast-AA, Oct. 21

7. C. MILTON WRIGHT 

Previous rank: #9

Record: 9-4-1

Last week: def. Patterson Mill, 3-1; lost to Salesianum (DE), 3-0; def. John Carroll, 3-0

This week: Regular season complete, TBA

8. TOWSON 

Previous rank: #10

Record: 9-1

Last week: def. then No. 4 Eastern Tech, 2-0; def. Loch Raven, 4-0

This week: vs. No. 9 Hereford, Baltimore County Championship at Franklin, Oct. 21

9. HEREFORD 

Previous rank: #8

Record: 10-2-1

Last week: def. Dulaney, 2-0; lost to then No. 2 Archbishop Curley, 5-0

This week: vs. No. 8 Towson, Baltimore County Championship at Franklin, Oct. 21

10. RIVER HILL 

Previous rank: #5

Record: 12-2

Last week: lost to Centennial, 2-1; def. Reservoir, 5-0

This week: at No. 13 Wilde Lake, Oct. 21

11. EASTERN TECH 

Previous rank: #4

Record: 12-2

Last week: lost to then No. 10 Towson, 2-0; lost to Patterson Mill, 3-2

This week: Regular season complete, TBA

12. ARUNDEL 

Previous rank: #11

Record: 11-2-1

Last week: def. then No. 19 Broadneck, 1-0; lost to then No. 15 Annapolis, 3-1

This week: Regular season complete, TBA

13. WILDE LAKE

Previous rank: #12

Record: 7-3-1

Last week: lost to Thomas Johnson, 2-0

This week: vs. No. 10 River Hill, Oct. 21

14. CITY COLLEGE

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 11-2

Last week: def. then No. 14 Friends, 1-0; def. Urbana, 1-0

This week: vs. Pikesville, Oct. 21

15. GILMAN SCHOOL 

Previous rank: #13

Record: 8-7-1

Last week: lost to then No. 3 McDonogh, 4-0; def. St. Paul’s, 1-0

This week: vs. Archbishop Spalding, Oct. 23

16. FRIENDS SCHOOL

Previous rank: #14

Record: 12-4

Last week: lost to City College, 1-0; lost to Severn, 1-0; def. Poly, 4-0

This week: vs. Gerstell, Oct. 23; vs. Saints Peter & Paul, Oct. 25

17. CONCORDIA PREP

Previous rank: #17

Record: 14-2

Last week: def. Annapolis Area Christian, 1-0; def. Gerstell, 5-0; def. St. Mary’s, 3-1

This week: vs. Saints Peter & Paul, Oct. 23; vs. Park, Oct. 25

18. BEL AIR

Previous rank: #16

Record: 9-4

Last week: lost to Fallston, 2-1

This week: Regular season complete, TBA

19. CENTENNIAL

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 7-4-1

Last week: def. then No. 5 River Hill, 2-1; def. Marriotts Ridge, 5-2

This week: Regular season complete, TBA

20t. HOWARD

Previous rank: #20

Record: 9-4-1

Last week: def. Long Reach, 1-0; tied Oakland Mills, 1-1

This week: Regular season complete, TBA

20t. NORTH HARFORD

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 10-4

Last week: def. North East, 5-1; def. Aberdeen, 4-0

This week: Regular season complete, TBA