WAUKEE, Iowa -- A pair of teams joined the National Prep Poll Top 25 for the first time this season season. The highest-rated debut member is No. 14 Wayne (Huber Heights, Ohio). The Warriors upset No. 3 Findlay (Henderson, Nev.) in OT last Monday. Also in the national poll for the time in 2014-15 is No. 17 Greensboro Day (Greensboro, N.C.). The Bengals knocked off No. 15 Wesleyan Christian (High Point, N.C.) on Tuesday. The teams are scheduled to meet again on Feb. 3.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Monday, January 19, 2015
WAUKEE, Iowa -- Perennial DC-area powerhouse DeMatha (Hyattsville) was one of the top risers in the Week 9 National Prep Basketball Poll. The Stats jumped from No. 16 to No. 10 after a 69-45 blowout win against Roselle (N.J.) Catholic, a team that was No. 4 in the rankings last week. DeMatha is now 3-1 versus teams that have been nationally or regionally ranked this season.
NOTE: These rankings were released at 1:00 PM (CDT) on Monday January 19. They do not include results from Monday's games.
Monday, January 12, 2015
WAUKEE, Iowa -- New Jersey power Roselle Catholic entered the Top 5 of the National Prep Poll for the first time this season. The Lions (9-0) have toppled state powers St. Anthony (Jersey City) and Patrick School (Elizabeth) during the last two weeks. Kentucky-bound senior guard Isaiah Briscoe is averaging more than 20 points per game. Roselle Catholic is scheduled to take on top-ranked Montverde Academy (Fla.) on February 12.
Monday, January 05, 2015
WAUKEE, Iowa -- Two-time defending Prep Poll champ Montverde Academy (Fla.) returned to the No. 1 spot after a one-week absence. Although Montverde missed a chance to avenge its City of Palms Classic loss to No. 3 Wheeler (Ga.), it won the same Les Schwab Invitational tournament that Wheeler was involved in last week. Wheeler, the previous No. 1 team, fell to No. 3 after being upset by West Linn (Ore.) in the Les Schwab semifinals. Montverde's return to No. 1 instead of undefeated and No. 2-ranked Oak Hill (Va.) was a difficult call. The deciding factor was the Eagles' overall body of work, which includes a 7-1 record against teams in this week's poll. To its credit, two of Oak Hill's 21 wins are against teams in the current rankings.
Monday, December 29, 2014
WAUKEE, Iowa -- For the first time in over a calendar year, there is a new No. 1-ranked team in the National Prep Basketball Poll. Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) holds the top spot in this week's rankings following its 72-65 win last week over previously top-ranked Montverde Academy (Fla.) at the City of Palms Classic. Wheeler and Montverde Academy could have a rematch this Tuesday if both reach the finals of the Les Schwab Invitational in Hillsboro, Ore.
Monday, December 22, 2014
WAUKEE, Iowa -- For the first time in the 28-year history of the National Prep Football Poll, the No. 1 team in the final rankings hails from the state of Nevada. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) held on to the top spot for the 13th consecutive week, followed closely behind by three-time defending Texas champion Allen at No. 2 and six-time Prep Poll titlist De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) at No. 3. The Gaels join Findlay Prep (Henderson) as Nevada's only mythical national champions in high school sports. Findlay claimed the National Prep Basketball Poll title in 2009.