April 29 - Madison garnered 25 of 41 first-place votes to ascend to No. 1 while Battlefield’s seven-week run atop the rankings ended in this week’s Northern Virginia Top 10 Poll, sponsored by Prime Time Baseball in Alexandria.
The Warhawks (14-2), who are on an 11-game winning streak after knocking off Chantilly and Caravel (DE) last week, received 377 points and moved up one position in the latest rankings. Tomorrow, they will travel to No. 7 Westfield (13-3), which remained in the same spot this week after receiving 141 points.
Also moving up a spot were No. 2 Lake Braddock (15-2), which got five first-place votes and 355 points, and No. 4 Patriot (11-2), which was playing No. 4 Battlefield (12-2) tonight for the second time in seven days. The Pioneers, who last week beat the Bobcats, 12-1, garnered nine first-place votes and 342 points. Battlefield got 278 points and the remaining two first-place votes.
No. 5 Stafford (13-2), which has won nine of its last 10 games, moved up three spots after getting 197 points. No. 6 Potomac (13-3) dropped one spot, getting 167 points after splitting its games with Woodbridge and Forest Park. No. 8 Brentsville District (12-1) jumped two spots with 140 points, while No. 9 Yorktown (13-4) fell three spots with 75 points after dropping two games last week.
Entering the rankings at No. 10 was McLean (11-5), which entered tonight’s game against South Lakes on a six-game win streak after knocking off two Top 10 teams, Yorktown and then-No. 9 Centreville, last week. The Highlanders received 58 points.
Also receiving votes this week were the following teams: Centreville (54), Briar Woods (31), Highland School (17), Freedom-South Riding (12), Broad Run (4), Robinson (3), Episcopal (2), Courtland (1) and Justice (1).
Photo of Madison coach Mark ‘Pudge’ Gjormand by Albert Jacquez