There were three newcomers in the National Prep Basketball Poll rankings released Monday. All three earned their spot with wins over nationally or regionally ranked opponents last week.
Bellaire (Texas) had the highest debut at No. 20. The Cardinals dispatched former Top 25 team Memphis White Station, 72-68, at the John Lucas Holiday Xplosion in Houston.
No. 21 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) proved it belonged on the national scene by winning the Beachball Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Gaels took out No. 23 Columbia (Decatur, Ga.), 54-52, in the tournament final.
Rounding out this week's national poll is No. 25 Ridgeway (Memphis). The Roadrunners defeated then-No. 24 Westlake (Atlanta), 60-54, at the Memphis vs. Atlanta Roundball Christmas Classic in Jonesboro, Ga.