Runner-up John Carroll also returns to the rankings


With a sweep of the IAAM A Conference softball playoffs, Archbishop Spalding claimed its 10th league crown and soared from No. 12 to No. 3 in this week’s VSN Softball Top 20.

The Cavaliers sit behind No. 1 Bo Manor and No. 2 Chesapeake-AA, which climbed one spot after topping previous No. 2 Severna Park in the Anne Arundel County championship game.

Towson, which defeated previous No. 4 Catonsville in the Baltimore County title game to move up one spot to No. 4 and Severna Park rounds out this week’s top, sliding back to No. 5.

Only one new teams entered this week’s poll and it is John Carroll, which fell out early in the season, but returns at No. 14 after playing its way to the IAAM A title game.

Here is the complete Week 8 VSN Softball Top 20:

 

 

VSN SOFTBALL TOP 20 – 2019 WEEK 8

1. BOHEMIA MANOR 


Previous rank:
#1

Current record: 17-1

Last week: def. North East, 2-0

This week: vs. Perryville, 1A East Region Section I Semifinal, 5/13

2. CHESAPEAKE-ANNE ARUNDEL

Previous rank: #3

Current record: 16-2

Last week: def. then No. 2 Severna Park, 6-1, Anne Arundel County Championship

This week: vs. James M. Bennett, 3A East Region Section II Semifinals, 5/13

3. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING 


Previous rank:
#12

Current record: 10-4

Last week: def. then No. 5 McDonogh, 2-1, IAAM A Semifinals; def. John Carroll, 7-1, IAAM A Championship

This week: Season Complete: IAAM A Conference Champion

4. TOWSON

Previous rank: #5

Current record: 13-2

Last week: def. then No. 4 Catonsville, 4-0, Baltimore County Championship

This week: vs. Woodlawn, 3A North Region Section I Semifinals, 5/13

5. SEVERNA PARK 


Previous rank:
#5

Current record: 14-4

Last week: lost to Northern-Calvert, 7-2; to to then No. 3 Chesapeake-AA, Anne Arundel County Championship, 6-1

This week: vs. No. 18 North County, 4A East Region Section 1 Semifinal, 5/13

6. CATONSVILLE 

Previous rank: #4

Current record: 15-4

Last week: lost to then No. 5 Towson, 4-0, Baltimore County Championship
 
This week: vs. No. 12 Howard, 4A North Region Section I Semifinal, 5/1

7. MCDONOGH SCHOOL

Previous rank: #6

Current record: 14-4

Last week: def. then No. 15 Manchester Valley, 11-1; lost to then No. 12 Archbishop Spalding, 2-1, IAAM A Semifinals

This week: Season Complete: IAAM A Conference Semifinalist

8. PATTERSON MILL

Previous rank: #7

Current record: 14-3

Last week: def. Havre de Grace, 9-0, 1A East Region Section I Quarterfinals

This week: at Colonel Richardson, 1A East Region Section I Semifinal

9. DULANEY

Previous rank: #8

Current record: 14-3

Last week: def. Perry Hall, 9-0, 4A North Region Section I Quarterfinals

This week: at Western, 4A North Region Section I Semifinals, 5/13

10. EASTERN TECH

Previous rank: #9

Current record: 13-2

Last week: Did not play

Next week: vs. Hereford, 2A North Region Section I Semifinals, 5/13

11. GLEN BURNIE 

Previous rank: #11

Current record: 15-2

Last week: Did not play

This Week: vs. Arundel, 4A East Region Section I Semifinal, 5/13

12. HOWARD 

Previous rank: #13

Current record: 13-4

Last week: def. Mervo, 19-0, 4A North Region Section I Quarterfinals

This week: at No. 6 Catonsville, 4A North Region Section I Semifinals, 5/13

13. RIVER HILL 

Previous rank: #14

Current record: 13-4

Last week: Did not play

This week: vs. No. 20t Marriotts Ridge, 2A Softball South Region Section I Semifinals, 5/13

14. JOHN CARROLL

Previous rank: Not ranked

Current record: 8-8

Last week: def. then No. 10 Mount de Sales, 8-5; lost to then No. 12 Archbishop Spalding, 7-1, IAAM A Championship

This week: Season Complete: IAAM A Conference Runner-up

15. MOUNT DE SALES ACADEMY

Previous rank: #10

Current record: 13-5

Last week: lost to John Carroll, 8-5, IAAM A Semifinals

This week: Season Complete: IAAM A Conference Semifinalist

16. MANCHESTER VALLEY

Previous rank: #15

Current record: 13-5

Last week: lost to then No. 6 McDonogh, 11-1

This week: vs. Rockville, 3A West Region I Section I Semifinals, 5/13

17. HAMMOND 

Previous rank: #16

Current record: 14-4

Last week: Did not play

This week: vs.Glenelg, 2A South Region Section I Semifinals, 5/13

18. NORTH COUNTY

Previous rank: #17

Current record: 13-4

Last week: def. Meade, 10-5, 4A East Region Section I Quarterfinal

This week: at No. 5 Severna Park, 4A East Region Section I Semifinal

19. ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL 

Previous rank: #18

Current record: 11-0

Last week: def. Annapolis Area Christian, 10-1, IAAM B Quarterfinals; def. Notre Dame Prep, 5-4, IAAM B Semifinals; def. St. Vincent Pallotti, 4-1, IAAM B Championship

This week: Season Complete: IAAM B Champions

20t. MARRIOTTS RIDGE

Previous rank: #19

Current record: 13-5

Last week: def. Oakland Mills, 17-0, 2A South Region Section I Quarterfinals

This week: at No. 13 River Hill, 2A South Region Section I Semifinals, 5/13

20t. LOCH RAVEN

Previous rank: #20

Current record: 14-3

Last week: Did not play

This week: vs. Sparrows Point, 1A North Section I Semifinals, 5/13