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July 3, 2018 — The Final Top 50 for 2018

This year’s final Top 50 was a little more difficult to construct than most because of the number of interstate and interconference games that permeated the schedule, especially in the mid-Atlantic between Long Island and the nation’s capital.

Now, we’ve stuck to Towson Notre Dame Prep as our No. 1 team. Why, you may ask? To borrow a phrase from Babe Ruth, they had a better year than anyone else did. The Blazers may have had four losses on the season, but were the only team — the ONLY team — to knock off the previously unbreakable machine that is Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.).

This Top 50 also reflects enormous changes and improvements in the game nationwide, as unheralded teams like Novato (Calif.) and Delray American Heritage (Fla.) make our Top 10.

So after a weekend of cooling off with some flavor-enhanced water, here it is:

1. Towson Notre Dame Prep (Md.) 17-4
2. Manhasset (N.Y.) 18-1
3. Glenelg (Md.) 12-2
4. Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.) 21-1
5. Novato (Calif.) 24-1
6. Alexandria Bishop Ireton (Va.) 18-3
7. Delray American Heritage (Fla.) 23-1
8. Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) 19-2
9. Moorestown (N.J.) 23-2
10. Wellesley (Mass.) 23-1
11. Norwell (Mass.) 22-3
12. Syracuse Christian Brothers Academy (N.Y.) 18-3
13. New Canaan (Conn.) 17-5
14. Upper Arlington (Ohio) 23-0
15. Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 21-3
16. Washington Georgetown Visitation (D.C.) 17-2
17. Glenelg (Md.) 17-2
18. Kennett Square Unionville (Pa.) 23-2
19. Denver Colorado Academy (Colo.) 19-0
20. Bethesda Holton-Arms (Md.) 15-6
21. Ridgewood (N.J.) 22-4
22. Alexandria St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (Va.) 26-4
23. Edgewater South River (Md.) 18-2
24. Orlando Lake Highland Prep (Fla.) 18-7
25. Rosemont Agnes Irwin (Pa.) 19-6
26. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.) 18-4
27. Memphis Hutchinson (Tenn.) 19-0
28. Wilmette Loyola Academy (Ill.) 22-4
29. Olney Good Counsel (Md.) 14-7
30. Fairfax W.T. Woodson (Va.) 19-3
31. Malvern Villa Maria (Pa.) 23-2
32. Milton (Ga.) 18-5
33. Westminster (Md.) 17-2
34. St. Louis Mary Institute-Country Day School (Mo.) 19-2
35. Darien (Conn.) 19-3
36. Lewes Cape Henlopen (Del.) 17-1
37. Penfield (N.Y.) 16-6
38. San Diego Torrey Pines (Calif.) 19-2
39. Haddonfield (N.J.) 21-2
40. Mattituck-Southold (N.Y.) 15-5
41. Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.) 15-4
42. Mount Sinai (N.Y.) 18-2
43. Ellicott City Glenelg Country (Md.) 12-5
44. Rockford (Mich.) 19-2
45. Louisville Kentucky Country Day (Ky.) 21-5
46. Greenwood Village Cherry Creek (Colo.) 18-1
47. Garden City (N.Y.) 12-6
48. Lake Oswego (Ore.) 20-1
49. Apple Valley (Minn.) 18-1
50. Bainbridge Island (Wash.) 19-0

 

 

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