The regular season is in full swing and there’s a host of changes in the first VSN Boys’ Basketball Top 20.

Mount Carmel, undefeated after two weeks of play, moves 10 spots from 14th to No. 4. McDonogh School also leaped into the Top 10.

Thanks to Top 20 wins, Gilman School (No. 14), Boys’ Latin School (No. 16) and Friends School (No. 17) each debuts. Mount St. Joseph and Poly maintain their spot at Nos. 1 and 2 with Perry Hall and Lake Clifton rounding out the Top 5 with Mount Carmel.

Here is the VSN Boys’ Basketball Top 20 for week 1.

 

1. Mount St. Joseph (Record: 8-0; Previous ranking: No. 1)

Last week: The Gaels defeated No. 2 Poly, 66-60, in overtime at the inaugural William Wells Challenge at UMBC, and picked up victories over then-No. 4 Glenelg Country School (70-65), Loyola Blakefield (65-51) and Gilman School (80-66)

This week: vs. Archbishop Spalding, Dec. 13; vs. Catonsville, Dec. 17

 

2. Poly (2-1; No. 2)

Last week: The Engineers lost to No. 1 Mount St. Joseph, 66-60, in overtime at the William Wells Challenge at UMBC after defeating H.D. Woodson (D.C.) at the Baltimore/D.C. Challenge at Woodson, and Digital Harbor (48-19).

This week: at Mervo, Dec 13; vs. No. 9 Glenelg Country School, Power Move Winter Showcase at Poly, Dec. 17

 

3. Perry Hall (2-0; No. 6)

Last week: The Gators defeated then-No. 16 New Town, 65-43, and Archbishop Curley, 59-42.

This week: at No. 10 Calvert Hall College, Dec. 15; vs. Milford Mill Academy, Dec. 16

 

4. Mount Carmel (7-0; No. 14)

Last week: The Cougars went 3-0, defeating then-No. 14 McDonogh School (68-60), then-No. 8 St. Frances Academy (73-71), and then-No. 5 Calvert Hall College (77-70).

This week: at Archbishop Spalding, Dec. 12; vs. Gilman School, Dec. 16; vs. Milford Mill Academy, Power Move Winter Showcase at Poly, Dec. 17

 

5. Lake Clifton (3-0; No. 7)

Last week: The Lakers defeated Theodore Roosevelt (D.C.), 62-61, at the Baltimore/D.C. Challenge at H.D. Woodson after victories over Northwestern (60-33) and New Era Academy (53-33).

This week: vs. KASA, Dec. 14; vs. National Academy, Dec. 16

 

6. Dunbar (3-0; No. 9)

This week: The Poets defeated Eastern (D.C.), 61-47, at the Baltimore/D.C. Challenge at H.D. Woodson (D.C.) after decisions over New Era Academy (57-41) and Northwestern (63-33).

This week: vs. City College, Dec. 13; vs. Archbishop Curley, Dec. 17

 

7. McDonogh School (6-3; No. 15)

Last week: The Eagles lost to then-No. 14 Mount Carmel, 68-60, after victories over then-No. 5 Calvert Hall College (71-68) and then-No. 10 St. Vincent Pallotti (69-62).

This week: vs. Loyola Blakefield, Dec. 14; vs. No. 12 Woodlawn, Power Move Winter Showcase at Poly, Dec. 17

 

8. John Carroll School (5-3; No. 3)

Last week: The Patriots went 2-2, losing to Paul VI (VA), 80-52, at the National High School Hoops Festival at DeMatha Catholic and at Gilman School (71-64) with victories over Boys’ Latin School, 64-60, and then-No. 4 Glenelg Country School, 66-60.

This week: vs. No. 11 St. Frances Academy, Dec. 14

 

9. Glenelg Country School (4-3; No. 4)

Last week: The Dragons lost to No. 1 Mount St. Joseph, 70-65; defeated Boys’ Latin School, 70-55; and lost to then-No. 3 John Carroll School, 66-60

This week: vs. C. Milton Wright, Dec. 12; vs. No. 10 Calvert Hall College, Dec. 14; at No. 2 Poly, Power Move Winter Showcase, Dec. 17

 

10. Calvert Hall College (2-4; No. 5)

Last week: The Cardinals defeated Archbishop Spalding, 56-48, after losses to then-No. 15 McDonogh School and then-No. 14 Mount Carmel (77-70)

This week: at No. 9 Glenelg Country School, Dec. 14; vs. No. 3 Perry Hall, Dec. 15

 

11. St. Frances Academy (2-3; No. 8)

Last week: The Panthers defeated then-No. 12 Patterson, 86-52, at the William Wells Challenge at UMBC, following a 73-71 loss to then-No. 14 Mount Carmel, and 70-59 victory over Archbishop Spalding.

This week: at No. 7 John Carroll School, Dec. 14; vs. Weaver (CT), Dec. 18

 

12. Woodlawn (1-0; No. 11)

Last week: The Warriors defeated Dundalk, 57-39

This week: vs. Hereford, Dec. 16; vs. No. 8 McDonogh School, Power Move Winter Showcase at Poly, Dec. 17

 

13. Glen Burnie (2-0; No. 13)

Last week: The Gophers defeated Howard, 64-49, and Northeast, 53-38

This week: vs. Chesapeake Science Point, Dec. 13; vs. Meade, Dec. 16

 

14. Gilman School (5-3; not ranked)

Last week: The Greyhounds placed 6th at the Peddie School (NJ) Invitational Tournament, losing Hun School (N.J.), 67-66 after an 83-65 loss to Peddie School (semifinal) and 80-42 win over Life School Academy (NJ). The Roland Park school opened MIAA A Conference with a 71-64 victory over then-No. 3 John Carroll School and lost to No. 1 Mount St. Joseph, 80-66.

This week: vs St. Vincent Pallotti, Dec. 14; at No. 4 Mount Carmel, Dec. 16

 

15. Patterson (2-1; No. 12)

Last week: The Clippers lost to then-No. 8 St. Frances Academy, 86-52, at the William Wells Challenge at UMBC, following victories over KASA (65-18) and Digital Harbor (66-39).

This week: vs. Concordia Prep, Dec. 12; at Benjamin Franklin, Dec. 13

 

16. Boys’ Latin School (5-2; not ranked)

Last week: The Lakers lost to then-No. 3 John Carroll School (64-60) and then-No. 4 Glenelg Country School (70-55) after a 59-56 victory over Loyola Blakefield.

This week: vs. St. Mary’s, Dec. 16; vs. Mervo, Dec. 17

 

17. Friends School (5-2; not ranked)

Last week: The Quakers lost to Northeast Academy, 56-47, at the Fred Pickett Classic in Pennsylvania after victories over Chapelgate Christian Academy (61-60) and then-No. 18 Dulaney (55-51).

This week: vs. Beth Tfiloh, Dec. 13

 

18. Annapolis Area Christian School (4-2; No. 17)

Last week: The Eagles defeated Saints Peter & Paul, 81-40, and Concordia Prep, 83-37

This week: at Arundel, Dec. 13; at Clinton Christian Academy, Dec. 15

 

19. Joppatowne (2-0; No. 19)

Last week: The Mariners defeated Bel Air, 66-52, and Fallston, 75-63.

This week: at Kenwood, Dec. 12; vs. Bohemia Manor, Dec. 15; at North East, Dec. 16

 

20. Centennial (2-0; No. 20)

Last week: The Eagles defeated Meade, 50-46, and Atholton, 60-55.

This week: at Mount Hebron, Dec. 14; vs. Long Reach, Dec. 16