For the second week in a row, Somerville and Woodbridge split the first-place votes in the Week 5 Big Central Media Poll – three apiece – but the Pioneers held on to the top spot in the survey.
Woodbridge came in fourth, down a spot from last week, as Hillsborough climbed one position on the strength of a road win against then-No. 5 Ridge, which fell to seventh.
Bridgewater-Raritan entered the poll for the first time this year, despite a 3-2 mark, but on the strength of a 17-7 road win at then-No. 7 Phillipsburg, which dropped out of the poll, having fallen to 2-3.
Colonia and Phillipsburg also received votes.
Below is the Week 6 poll: