Monday, December 15, 2014

Week 18 National Prep Football Poll released

WAUKEE, Iowa -- Allen (Texas) made a small move up in the Week 17 National Prep Football Poll. The Eagles shifted from No. 4 to No. 3 after beating then-No. 14 Skyline (Dallas) in the Texas 6A Division I semifinals. It was Allen's 42nd consecutive win and moved it one step closer to a third straight state championship. Would a three-peat in Texas' largest classification and a 43-game winning streak be enough to overtake No. 1 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) and No. 2 De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) in the rankings? As they used to say in television: "Tune in next week." 

Week 4 National Prep Basketball Poll released

WAUKEE, Iowa -- No. 1 Montverde Academy (Fla.) leads a group of 10 teams ranked in the Week 4 National Prep Poll that will play for the nation's most coveted tournament title when the City of Palms Classic kicks off Thursday in Fort Myers, Fla. Montverde Academy's COP championships in 2012 and 2013 helped propel it to back-to-back Prep Poll titles. The same story could be written this season if the Eagles can surmount a bracket that features five other teams in this week's Top 25. 

Monday, December 08, 2014

Week 17 National Prep Football Poll released

WAUKEE, Iowa -- There are still two more polls to be released this season, but Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) has made a strong case to hold on to its current No. 1 ranking through the end the year. The Gaels concluded a 15-0 campaign with a 70-28 win over Reed in the Nevada Division I championship game. It was their ninth win over an in-state opponent this season -- all by more than 40 points. In addition, Bishop Gorman's strongest case for their first-ever Prep Poll title is a 6-0 record against non-Nevada teams, including No. 8 Centennial (Corona, Calif.), No. 9 Bingham (South Jordan, Utah), and No. 13 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.). 

Week 3 National Prep Basketball Poll released

WAUKEE, Iowa -- Seven-time National Prep Poll champion Oak Hill (Va.) make a four-spot jump in the third weekly rankings of the season. The Warriors (14-0) are fresh off a 68-66 win over No. 11 Our Savior New American (N.Y.). They have a chance to strengthen their resume further the next two weeks with a in-state battle against Paul VI (Va.) followed by a trip to the Iolani Classic in Honolulu. 

Monday, December 01, 2014

Week 16 National Prep Football Poll released

WAUKEE, Iowa -- For the first time in four seasons, South Panola (Miss.) is back in the Top 25 of the National Prep Poll. The Tigers, who finished third in 2010, debuted at No. 13 in this week's poll following a 36-26 state-semifinal win over then-No. 11 Starkville. A win Friday over defending 6A champ Oak Grove would give South Panola its ninth state title since 2003. 

Week 2 National Prep Basketball Poll released

WAUKEE, Iowa -- Bishop O'Dowd (Calif.) solidified its spot as the No. 2-ranked team in the second National Prep Poll of the season. The Dragons opened the year with a 63-55 win over No. 8 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) on Saturday. Meanwhile, two-time defending Prep Poll champion Montverde Academy (Fla.) remains No. 1 after a 4-0 start. The Eagles will play Bishop O'Dowd in what could be a rare No. 1-versus-No. 2 matchup on December 12.