Monday, March 09, 2009

Week 16 National Prep Basketball Poll released

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mouth of Wilson, Virginia's Oak Hill Academy -- the most dominant high school basketball program of the last quarter-century -- has returned to the top spot in the National Prep Poll weekly basketball rankings.

The Warriors, winners of eight games versus current or former Top 25 teams this season, ascended to the No. 1 position after defeating No. 5 Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.) last Friday for the second time this season, 69-63, in a game televised by ESPN2.

Oak Hill is scheduled to close the season the first week of April at the star-studded, ESPN-televised National High School Invitational in Washington, D.C. If the Warriors can conquer the eight-team event that includes three other Top 10 teams, they will clinch their seventh National Prep Poll title since 1993.

In the 22-year history of World Feature Syndicate's National Prep Poll, no football or basketball team has finished the season ranked No. 1 more than six times.

Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), which held the No. 1 ranking in the Prep Poll since December 1, dropped eight spots to No. 9 after losing in the CIF-SS Division I-AA championship to then-regionally ranked King (Riverside), 71-56. King, now ranked No. 7, joins Mater Dei and No. 3 Westchester (Los Angeles) in the jam-packed Division I Southern California regional playoffs beginning this week.


Dan said...

Maybe my thoughts are way out of touch with this topic but here are the facts that I know. Sibley only has two losses. They played within three points of Memorial, and within eleven of Hopkins; at one point coming within five points with about four minutes left. I just think that they should be in the top twenty five based off where you have put teams they have played. They have throttled most of the teams they have played this year, and they really have played a difficult non-conference schedule.

Anonymous said...

Please take a look at Seton Academy in Illinois.