1. Thornton 7-1 (Last week: 1)
Now that we’re in the playoffs, the weirder it feels not having a no-loss team in Class A.
2. Windham 7-1 (2)
Win over defending state champion Bonny Eagle certainly solidified Eagles’ for-real status moving into November. Not that it was ever in doubt.
3. Cheverus 7-1 (3)
Undefeated teams or not, you know it’s a heck of an upper echelon when the Stags are considered third-team-in and have beaten No. 1 on the road.
4. Marshwood 8-0 (5)
The never-necessary “best team in the state regardless of class?” chatter centers around the Hawks this season.
5. Bonny Eagle 5-3 (4)
This is where polls are bothersome. Other people drop really, really good Class A teams with average records below undefeated Class C teams, and it’s usually silly.
6. Brunswick 7-1 (7)
Dragons have rebounded from their annual mid-season hiccup against Messalonskee just fine, thanks.
7. Portland 5-3 (9)
The team nobody wants to see in the Class A playoffs.
8. Leavitt 7-1 (-)
Everybody had their one-year window to get back at the Hornets. How did that work out?
9. Winslow 8-0 (10)
Like the Hornets, Black Raiders will have to beat a talented archrival again before we get a Class C title rematch.
10. Bangor 5-3 (8)
I broke my own rule from earlier, but I guess you can consider this drop part of the Rams’ punishment for extracurricular foolishness.