Monday, February 09, 2009

Week 12 National Prep Basketball Poll released

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- To the surprise of no one, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) is No. 1 in the National Prep Poll weekly basketball rankings for the 11th consecutive week.

The Monarchs took another giant step toward securing their first Prep Poll basketball title over the weekend, defeating No. 9 St. Benedict's (Newark N.J.), 73-61, in a game televised nationally by ESPNU.

It was Mater Dei's second win this season over a Top 10 team; the other was in December against another New Jersey parochial power: No. 8 St. Patrick (Elizabeth).

Meanwhile, No. 2 Oak Hill breezed through its second consecutive week of lopsided victories against unranked teams. The schedule cranks up again in earnest this Saturday when the Warriors take on No. 8 St. Patrick at the Primetime Shootout in Trenton (N.J.).


Jack Nelson said...

You should look at tape of the De La Salle-Compton Dominguez game Sat night at the Nike Extravanza in Santa Ana ,Ca. and you will see that they should be ranked #2 in Calif behind Mater Dei but ahead of Fairfax and Westchester.  I think they must have the top defense in the nation at least where they have shot clock as they are giving up just over 32 points a game and that is unbeliveable in this era.

Jaime said...

It's hard to believe there are seven teams better than De La Salle/Concord, CA from the Midwest Region and six losses is too many for a top 25 team.