Post-season dreams are on the line this week all across the state


The state playoffs are underway and the MIAA post-season gets underway on Tuesday afternoon. It’s crunch time up and down the line in the boys soccer season as teams battle for titles and spots in the final VSN Boys Soccer Top 20.

This week only one new team entered the poll as Severna Park came in at No. 16 after a 4A East Region playoff win over Anne Arundel County champion Annapolis.

Not much else changes in this week’s poll, as No. 1 Archbishop Curley, No. 2 McDonogh, No. 3 Mount St. Joseph, No. 4 Loyola and No. 5 Calvert Hall all remain at the top of the rankings. But, there are certain to be some shifts next week as several Top 20 clashes are on the slate in the various playoff match-ups. Hold onto your hat because here we go.

Here is the complete Week 8 VSN Boys Soccer Top 20:

2019 VSN BOYS’ SOCCER WEEK 8 TOP 20

1. ARCHBISHOP CURLEY 

Previous rank: #1

Record: 15-2-1

Last week: def. Boys’ Latin, 3-0; def. John Carroll, 4-0

This week: vs. No. 3 Mount St. Joseph or No. 5 Calvert Hall, MIAA A Semifinals, Oct. 31

2. MCDONOGH SCHOOL

Previous rank: #2

Record: 13-4-1

Last week: def. Dulaney, 5-0; def. St. Paul’s, 7-0

This week: vs. No. 4 Loyola or No. 15 Gilman, MIAA A Semifinals, Oct. 31

3. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH

Previous rank: #3

Record: 13-3-1

Last week: def. St. Paul’s, 6-3; def. Archbishop Spalding, 8-1

This week: vs. No. 5 Calvert Hall, MIAA A Quarterfinals, Oct. 29

4. LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD 

Previous rank: #4

Record: 10-4-2

Last week: def. then No. 5 Calvert Hall, 2-0; def. Boys’ Latin, 1-0

This week: vs. No. 15 Gilman, MIAA A Quarterfinals, Oct. 29

5. CALVERT HALL COLLEGE 

Previous rank: #5

Record: 8-6-1

Last week: lost to No. 4 Loyola, 2-0; def. John Carroll, 3-1

This week: at No. 3 Mount St. Joseph, MIAA A Quarterfinals, Oct. 29

6. C. MILTON WRIGHT 

Previous rank: #7

Record: 11-4-1

Last week: def. Edgewood, 6-0, 3A North Region Quarterfinals; def. then No. 18 Bel Air, 2-1, 3A North Region Semifinals

This week: vs. Patapsco, 3A North Region II Final, Oct. 29

7. RIVER HILL 

Previous rank: #10

Record: 13-2

Last week: def. Hammond, 6-1, 3A East Region Semifinals

This week: vs. No. 13 Wilde Lake, 3A East Region II Final

8. ANNAPOLIS

Previous rank: #6

Record: 12-2

Last week: def. Meade, 2-1 (OT), Anne Arundel County Championship; lost to Severna Park, 2-1, 4A East Regional Quarterfinals

This week: Season Complete; Anne Arundel County Champion & 4A East Quarterfinalist

9. HEREFORD 

Previous rank: #9

Record: 11-3-1

Last week: lost to then No. 8 Hereford, 2-1 (OT), Baltimore County Championship; def. then No. 8 Towson, 1-0, 3A North Region Semifinals

This week: at No. 14 City, 3A North Region I Final

10. TOWSON 

Previous rank: #8

Record: 10-2

Last week: def. then No. 9 Hereford, 2-1 (OT), Baltimore County Championship; lost to then No. 9 Hereford, 1-0, 3A North Region Semifinals

This week: Season Complete, 3A North Region Semifinalist

11. EASTERN TECH 

Previous rank: #11

Record: 13-2

Last week: def. Digital Harbor, 4-0, 2A North Region Semifinals

This week: vs. Sparrows Point, at CCBC-Essex, Oct. 29

12. ARUNDEL 

Previous rank: #12

Record: 12-2-1

Last week: def. Meade, 5-1, 4A East Regional Quarterfinals

This week: vs. No. 20t Howard, 4A East Region I Final, Oct. 29

13. WILDE LAKE

Previous rank: #13

Record: 8-3-1

Last week: def. Reservoir, 1-0, 3A East Region Semifinals

This week: at No. 7 River Hill, 3A East Region II Final

14. CITY COLLEGE

Previous rank: #14

Record: 12-2

Last week: def. Franklin, 3-2, 3A North Region Semifinals

This week: vs. No. 9 Hereford, 3A North Region I Final, Oct. 29

15. GILMAN SCHOOL 

Previous rank: #15

Record: 9-7-1

Last week: def. Archbishop Spalding, 1-0

This week: at No. 4 Loyola, MIAA A Quarterfinals, Oct. 29

16. SEVERNA PARK

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 10-2-3

Last week: def. then No. 6 Annapolis, 2-1, 4A East Region Quarterfinals

This week: at Leonardtown, 4A East Region II Final, Oct. 29

17. CONCORDIA PREP

Previous rank: #17

Record: 16-2

Last week: def. Saints Peter & Paul, 3-0; def. Park, 2-0

This week: vs. Severn or Annapolis Area Christian, MIAA B Semifinals, Oct. 31

18. FRIENDS SCHOOL

Previous rank: #16

Record: 13-5

Last week: def. Gerstell, 3-1; lost to Saints Peter & Paul, 2-0

This week: vs. Park or Saints Peter & Paul, MIAA B Semifinals, Oct. 31

19. NORTH HARFORD

Previous rank: #20t

Record: 11-4

Last week: def. Fallston, 2-1, 2A East Region Semifinals

This week: vs. Harford Tech, 2A East Region I Final, Oct. 29

20t. BEL AIR

Previous rank: #18

Record: 10-5

Last week: def. Dundalk, 1-0, 3A North Region Quarterfinals; lost to then No. 7 C. Milton Wright, 3A North Region Semifinals, 2-1

This week: Season Complete, 3A North Region Semifinalist

20t. HOWARD

Previous rank: #20t

Record: 10-4-1

Last week: def. Old Mill, 2-1, 4A East Region Semifinals

This week: at No. 12 Arundel, 4A East Region I Final