Glenelg and Northeast make entrance into this week’s poll
Despite becoming the second team in the VSN Girls Soccer Week 4 Top 20 to suffer a loss to District power Our Lady of Good Counsel, Archbishop Spalding High has improved to 5-1 and moved up to the No. 1 spot in our weekly rankings.
McDonogh School, the other team which has lost to Good Counsel, has moved up to No. 2 as the Eagles and Cavaliers prepare to do battle at McDonogh on Wednesday.
Undefeated Marriotts Ridge and Notre PDame rep have moved up to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, while Mercy has moved back into the Top 5 at No. 5.
There are two new teams in the poll this week as Howard County’s Glenelg comes in at No. 19, followed by No. 20 Northeast.
Here is the complete VSN Girls Soccer Week 4 Top 20:
1. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING
Previous rank: 2
Note: The Cavaliers became the second Top 5 team to fall District area power Good Counsel this year, but still ascend to No. 1
2. MCDONOGH SCHOOL
Previous rank: 3
Note: The Eagles challenge No. 1 Archbishop Spalding at home on Wednesday.
3. MARRIOTTS RIDGE
Previous rank: 4
Note: The Mustangs remain undefeated.
4. NOTRE DAME PREP
Previous rank: 5
Note: The Blazers will have been idle for 12 days when they host John Carroll School Wednesday.
Previous rank: 6
Note: Magic have played the area’s toughest non-conference schedule. IAAM A Conference play begins this week.
Previous rank: 1
Note: Bruins get first blemish as Crofton plays the Bruins to 2-2 draw.
7. SEVERNA PARK
Previous rank: 8
Note: The Falcons have registered clean sheets in their victories.
8. ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL
Previous rank: 10
Note: Gators will put undefeated record on the line at No. 5 Mercy Wednesday.
Previous rank: 7
Note: The Knights gave up five goals in loss to then-No. 6 Mercy.
10. EASTERN TECH
Previous rank: 9
Note: The Mavericks remain undefeated by tie with then-No. 19 Towson.
11. BEL AIR
Previous rank: 11
Note: Bobcats could not solve rival C. Milton Wright in scoreless draw.
12. SEVERN SCHOOL
Previous rank: 12
Note: The Admirals have only loss to No. 4 Notre Dame Prep.
Previous rank: 13
Note: Postponements have stymied the Lions’ progress, but big week lies ahead.
14. JOHN CARROLL SCHOOL
Previous rank: 15
Note: The Patriots, idled last week, return to action Monday against No. 15 Mount de Sales Academy.
15. MOUNT DE SALES ACADEMY
Previous rank: 16
Note: The Sailors have won seven straight.
Previous rank: 18
Note: The Cougars picked up third win with shutout of Patterson Mill.
Previous rank: 14
Note: The Bulls were shutout by Perry Hall, but still posted 2-1 week.
Previous rank: 19
Note: A productive week for the Generals included 11-1 win over Parkville and draw with then-No. 9 Eastern Tech.
Previous rank: Not ranked
Note: After opening with three straight shutout victories, the Gladiators were handed their first loss by undefeated Marriotts Ridge.
Previous rank: Not ranked
Note: The Eagles trying to make mark in talent-rich Anne Arundel County.