The Danvers High School boys basketball team has been ranked No. 5 in the state in ESPNBoston's latest rankings.
The defending state champions were listed at 3-0 in the ranking released on Thursday, but on Thursday night went to 4-0 on a win over Billerica.
Danvers moved up from No. 7 last week. In the ranking, ESPN said "defense has been terrific so far for the Falcons, allowing just 41.3 points per game."