Monday, March 30, 2015

Week 19 National Prep Basketball Poll released

WAUKEE, Iowa -- After beating regionally ranked Christ the King (Middle Village) for the New York Federation Class AA state crown, No. 23 Wings Academy (Bronx) entered the National Prep Poll's Top 25 for the first time in school history. The Wings' win on Saturday night also ensured all eight teams invited to this weekend's Dick's Sporting Goods High School Nationals tournament will enter the competition while nationally ranked by the Prep Poll. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Week 18 National Prep Basketball Poll released

WAUKEE, Iowa -- All eight teams invited to the upcoming Dick's Sporting Goods High School Nationals tournament are ranked in the Week 18 National Prep Poll. Top-ranked Oak Hill (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) drew the top seed in the tournament, followed by No. 2-ranked and second-seeded Montverde (Fla.) Academy. Picking up three more wins against ranked teams the weekend of April 2-4 would would assure Oak Hill an unprecedented eighth National Prep Poll title, but its first national tournament championship in six appearances at the event. Montverde Academy is trying for its third consecutive season-ending tournament crown and also its third Prep Poll title in a row. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Week 17 National Prep Basketball Poll released

WAUKEE, Iowa -- Apple Valley (Minn.), which last week captured its second Class 4A state title in three years, returned to the Top 25. The No. 21 Eagles were in the national rankings earlier this season before losing to Champlin Park (Minn.). They avenged that defeat to the then-No. 15 and undefeated Rebels on Saturday to finish the season at 30-2. Apple Valley could become the first Minnesota team to finish the season nationally ranked since Hopkins (Minnetonka) did it in 2011. 

Monday, March 09, 2015

Week 16 National Prep Basketball Poll released


WAUKEE, Iowa -- After capturing a state championship for the second consecutive season, Garfield (Seattle) re-entered the national poll at No. 17 this week. The Bulldogs, who won Washington's 4A crown last season, are the 3A champions this season after a 66-51 win over regionally ranked Rainier Beach (Seattle). Rainier Beach was bidding for a fourth consecutive 3A title. 

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Week 15 National Prep Basketball Poll released


WAUKEE, Iowa -- Sixth-ranked Cape Henry Collegiate (Virginia Beach, Va.) wrapped up its regular season with a 54-53 win over preseason-Top 25 Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.) for the Division I Virginia Independent Schools title. It was the Dolphins' 31st win this season and likely secures them a spot in the Dick's Sporting Goods High School Nationals (April 2-4). The eight-team tournament field will most assuredly also include top-ranked Oak Hill (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) and No. 2 Montverde Academy. 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Week 14 National Prep Basketball Poll released

WAUKEE, Iowa -- St. Vincent-St. Mary (Ohio) is ranked in the Top 10 of the National Prep Basketball Poll for the first time in 12 years. SVSM -- which won the Prep Poll title in 2003 with LeBron James -- vaulted 14 spots to No. 6 in this week's rankings. The Irish (20-0) posted an impressive 89-76 win at Villa Angela-St Joseph (Clevealnd) on Sunday. It was their third win against a team that has been nationally ranked this season.