Recruiting Rundown Prep Top 10 (5/19), Powered By National 175


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Chaos has taken over throughout the year… just not this week. Several teams picked up crucial wins and the Deerfield Academy Big Green captured the Western New England title, as a postseason doesn’t yet exist in that league. Also of note, Lawrenceville (N.J.) picked up a second consecutive win over Hun (N.J.) in the Inter-Ac Challenge quarterfinals, moving on to play Culver (Ind.) in Friday’s semifinals.

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1. Hill Academy (Ont.), 11-0
Previous Rank: No. 1

Their season is over and this spot is entirely safe. Nothing to see here…

2. Deerfield (Mass.), 14-1
Previous Rank: No. 2

By defeating Salisbury 12-8 on Wednesday, the Big Green clinched their ninth straight win and more importantly, a New England West I title. In addition, they also topped Avon Old Farms (Conn.), 11-6. Their annual season-ending bout against Phillips Exeter (N.H.) is all that remains.

3. Taft (Conn.), 13-3
Previous Rank: No. 3

The Rhinos have been rolling since dropping two straight in late April. This past week, they defeated Loomis Chaffee (Conn.) 12-6 and Avon Old Farms (Conn.) 13-7 with seven points from UVA-bound Michael Kraus in the most recent bout. They’ll host Hotchkiss (Conn.) and Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.) to end the year.

4. Salisbury (Conn.), 9-4
Previous Rank: No. 4

Bobby Wynne’s Crimson Knights picked up a massive win by knocking off Brunswick (Conn.) on Friday, winning 8-6. They lost the next day to Deerfield but still have several key wins to hang their hats on. Salisbury will face Avon Old Farms (Conn.) and Choate (Conn.) to finish the spring.

5. Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.), 11-3
Previous Rank: No. 5

The Pride fell 11-5 to Brunswick (a team ranked in the private school rankings) on Saturday, but followed it up with a commanding 14-3 win over Hotchkiss (Conn.) on Wednesday. Nic Bell’s group will face Kent (Conn.) and Taft (Conn.) to finish out the 2016 campaign.

6. IMG Academy (Fla.), 12-1
Previous Rank: No. 6

7. Lawrenceville (N.J.), 14-9
Previous Rank: No. 7

8. Avon Old Farms (Conn.), 8-5
Previous Rank: No. 8

9. Hun (N.J.), 11-7
Previous Rank: No. 9

10. New Hampton (N.H.), 14-0
Previous Rank: No. 10

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