Broadneck and Archbishop Spalding moved into the Top 25 in this week’s Maryland High School Football Media State Poll while St. Paul’s loss cost the Crusaders and Archbishop Curley their rankings.

Broadneck’s 37-18 win over then-No. 15 Arundel Friday night earned the Bruins the No. 20 ranking while Arundel fell to No. 24. The Bruins have won seven straight games since falling to No. 8 Old Mill.

Spalding, the third-place team in the MIAA A Conference behind No. 2 Gilman and No. 5 McDonogh, jumped in at No. 23. The Cavaliers defeated Georgetown Prep, 28-24, Friday.

St. Paul’s 36-34 loss to St. Mary’s Friday dropped the Crusaders out of the poll from No 19. Last week's No. 25, Curley, which has suffered its only loss to the Crusaders, also fell out.


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Gilman held onto the No. 2 spot behind DeMatha while McDonogh remained No. 5. The only other Baltimore-area team in the Top 10, Old Mill, dropped from 6 to No. 8.

Meade reamained No. 14. Dunbar jumped two spots to No. 15. River Hill dropped three to No. 19 and Glenelg fell one spot to No. 25.

St. Paul’s and Curley continued to receive votes along with South Carroll and three Baltimore-area teams with undefeated records – Douglass, Carver and Fallston.

The Top 10

1. DeMatha (8-1)

2. Gilman (6-2)

3. Eastern Christian (7-1)

4. Quince Orchard (8-0)

5. McDonogh (9-0)

6. Middletown (8-0)

7. Linganore (8-0)

8. Old Mill (8-0)

9. Suitland (8-0)

10. Gwynn Park (8-0)

To see the entire poll, click here.