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Berkshire tops Prep School Top 10

The revolving door at No. 1 continues, this time with Berkshire moving into the top spot. So far this season, three teams have held the No. 1 ranking in the ESR Prep School Rankings, which were expanded from a Top 5 to a Top 10 this week.

The ESR Prep School Rankings will be released every other week throughout the fall high school season.

Schools in this ranking are not eligible for the ESR Top 50 high school rankings because these schools either field post-grad players or compete in a league with post-grad and fifth-year players.

Rankings through matches played as of Oct. 7, 2012

Rk. School (City, State) Record Prev.
1 Berkshire School (Sheffield, Mass.) 7-0-1 2
Justin Donawa assisted the first two goals while Another Kushaina scored a pair of second-half goals as Berkshire capped a three-win week with a 5-0 victory over Trinity Pawling.
2 Hotchkiss School (Lakeville, Conn.) 4-0-2 1
A draw with Northfield Mount Harmon on Saturday ended Hotchkiss’ turn at No. 1 for now.
3 Western Reserve Academy (Hudson, Ohio) 13-0-2 4
WRA’s draw with St. Ignatius, one of the top high school programs in the country, helps validate this program among the prep elite.
4 Kent School (Kent, Conn.) 6-1-0 NR
Kent School jumps into the top five this week following a win over South Kent Prep. The team’s lone setback is to top-ranked Berkshire.
5 Worcester Academy (Worcester, Mass.) 7-0-1 NR
Worcester Academy finished No. 1 in girls’ prep programs last year, now its boys team is making a run at a high ranking. So far this season, Worcester has wins over Choate and Loomis Chaffee.
6 Phillips Academy (Andover, Mass.) 5-0-2 NR
A tie with Choate over the weekend helped this team settle into the No. 6 spot this week.
7 Choate Rosemary Hall (Wallingford, Conn.) 4-2-1 NR
Choate had a four-match win streak which ended with a tie against Phillips Academy. The four-win run started following losses to Worcester and Kent School and included a win over Phillips Exeter.
8 Phillips Exeter (Exeter, N.H.) 6-1-0 3
Phillips Exeter fell from the No. 3 spot following a loss to Choate.
9 South Kent School (South Kent, Conn.) 4-3-2 5
South Kent School’s record is not impressive, but the schedule has been. The team’s only setbacks are to No. 2 Hotchkiss, No. 4 Kent School and one of New Jersey’s top-ranked private schools Pennington.
10 Rivers School (Weston, Mass.) 5-0-2 NR
Rivers, despite a draw with Belmont Hill, earns the No. 10 spot, just ahead of Belmont Hill.
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