Monday, April 08, 2013

Final National Prep Basketball Poll released

^National Prep Basketball Poll – Final=
^By Jamie DeMoney & Jeremy Plowman=
     The National Prep Basketball Poll is compiled by Jamie DeMoney of XOS Digital and high school basketball expert Jeremy Plowman with input from sportswriters, experts, and coaches. The national Top 25 and regional Top 10's follow with final won-loss records:
#1. Montverde, Fla., Montverde Academy (26-2), 7-1 versus Top 25 teams
#2. Highland, Utah, Lone Peak (26-1), only loss to No. 1 Montverde Academy
#3. Newark, N.J., St. Benedict’s (31-2), runner-up to No. 1 Montverde Academy at National High School Invitational in North Bethesda, Md. 
#4. Henderson, Nev., Findlay (35-1), 54-game winning streak snapped by No. 3 St. Benedict’s
#5. Chicago, Simeon (30-3), fourth straight 4A crown
#6. Dallas, Prime Prep (37-2), lost 57-55 to No. 1 Montverde Academy in NHSI semifinals
#7. Germantown, Wis. (28-0), back-to-back Division 1 titles; 56-game win streak
#8. Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei (34-2), Open Division state champion
#9. Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman (29-3), fourth Class 4A title in five seasons
#10. Overland Park, Kan., Blue Valley Northwest (25-0), 6A state champ
#11. Iowa City, Iowa, West (26-0), consecutive 4A titles and unbeaten seasons
#12. Pompano Beach, Fla., Ely (27-2), repeat 7A state champion 
#13. Richmond, Texas, Travis (33-5), 5A state titlist 
#14. Chicago, Young (27-4), 9-3 versus current or formerly-ranked teams
#15. Long Beach, Calif., Poly (28-4), all losses to Top 25 teams
#16. Etiwanda, Calif. (28-3), won CIF-SS Division 1AA championship
#17. Minneapolis, De La Salle (30-1), back-to-back 3A state champ
#18. Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (33-6), averaged 36.5 wins per season since 2006
#19. Charlotte, N.C., Olympic (30-0), captured 4A state championship
#20. Columbia, S.C., Irmo (29-0), fifth state title, but first undefeated season
#21. Romulus, Mich., (27-1), won Class A state crown
#22. Lithonia, Ga., Miller Grove (30-3), fifth straight 4A title
#23. Omaha, Neb., Central (26-4), four consecutive Class A crowns and seven of last eight
#24. Middle Village, N.Y., Christ the King (28-3), second state Federation title in four years
#25. Carmel, Ind. (25-2), repeat Class 4A champion
#1. Newark, N.J., St. Benedict’s, 31-2
#2. Middle Village, N.Y., Christ the King, 28-3
#3. Roselle, N.J., Roselle Catholic, 25-5
#4. Ardmore, Pa., Lower Merion, 30-3
#5. Brookville, N.Y., Long Island Lutheran, 25-3
#6. Jersey City, N.J., St. Anthony, 28-2
#7. Brooklyn, Lincoln, 26-6
#8. Chester, Pa., 27-4
#9. Philadelphia, Imhotep, 28-5
#10. New Haven, Conn., Hillhouse, 26-1
^East Coast=
#1. Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill, 33-6
#2. Charlotte, N.C., Olympic, 30-0 
#3. Columbia, S.C., Irmo, 29-0
#4. Huntington, W.Va., Huntington Prep, 30-3
#5. Arlington, Va., Bishop O’Connell, 30-7
#6. Rockville, Md., Montrose Christian, 19-5
#7. Richmond, Va., Benedictine, 33-5
#8. Washington, Gonzaga, 27-5
#9. Greenbelt, Md., Roosevelt, 27-1
#10. High Point, N.C., Wesleyan Christian, 23-5
#1. Montverde, Fla., Montverde Academy, 26-2
#2. Pompano Beach, Fla., Ely, 27-2
#3. Lithonia, Ga., Miller Grove, 30-3
#4. Orlando, Fla., Lake Highland Prep, 24-5
#5. Birmingham, Ala., Wenonah, 34-2
#6. Norcross, Ga., 30-4
#7. Baton Rouge, La., Scotlandville, 32-3
#8. Jacksonville, Fla., Providence, 31-1
#9. Tampa, Fla., Jesuit, 30-1
#10. Memphis, Tenn., Southwind, 34-6
#1. Chicago, Simeon, 30-3
#2. Germantown, Wis., 28-0
#3. Chicago, Young, 27-4
#4. Romulus, Mich., 27-1
#5. Carmel, Ind., 25-2
#6. Chicago, Morgan Park, 33-3
#7. Richmond, Ky., Madison Central, 32-5
#8. La Porte, Ind., La Lumiere, 25-6
#9. Mentor, Ohio, 25-5
#10. Beverly Hills, Mich., Detroit Country Day, 25-3
#1. Highland, Utah, Lone Peak, 26-1
#2. Overland Park, Kan., Blue Valley Northwest, 25-0
#3. Iowa City, Iowa, West, 26-0
#4. Minneapolis, De La Salle, 30-1
#5. Omaha, Neb., Central, 26-4
#6. Apple Valley, Minn., 31-1
#7. Ottawa, Kan., 25-0
#8. Kansas City, Mo., Rockhurst, 26-5
#9. Overland Park, Kan., Shawnee Mission South, 25-0  
#10. Boise, Idaho, Borah, 25-1
#1. Henderson, Nev., Findlay, 35-1
#2. Dallas, Prime Prep, 37-2  
#3. Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman, 29-3
#4. Richmond, Texas, Travis, 33-5 
#5. Grand Prairie, Texas, South Grand Prairie, 37-4
#6. North Little Rock, Ark., 30-1
#7. Edmond, Okla., Memorial. 26-2  
#8. Carrollton, Texas, Hebron, 36-3
#9. DeSoto, Texas, 33-3
#10. Tempe, Ariz., Corona del Sol, 29-5
^West Coast=
#1. Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei, 34-2
#2. Long Beach, Calif., Poly, 28-4
#3. Etiwanda, Calif., 28-3
#4. Lake Oswego, Ore., 28-1
#5. Bellflower, Calif., St. John Bosco, 24-7
#6. Seattle, Rainier Beach, 25-4
#7. San Jose, Calif., Archbishop Mitty, 28-6
#8. West Linn, Ore., 23-6
#9. Los Angeles, Pacific Hills, 29-4
#10. Los Angeles, Westchester, 29-7 
     FEATS OF THE WEEK: For the first time in the 26-season history of the National Prep Poll, the final No. 1 ranking in basketball belongs to a team from Florida. Montverde, Fla., Montverde Academy left little doubt about its claim on the top spot after winning the National High School Invitational in North Bethesda, Md., on the last weekend of the season. The Eagles’ conquest of the NHSI’s field of eight nationally- or regionally-ranked teams concluded with a 67-65 win against No. 3 Newark, N.J., St. Benedict’s. Junior guard Jalyn Patterson drained a 3-pointer with less than three seconds left to give Montverde Academy the win. It was the Eagles’ third win of the tournament against a Top 25 team and their seventh this season. Senior center Dakari Johnson (a Kentucky recruit) scored 18 points against St. Benedict’s en route to tournament MVP accolades. He, along with teammates guard Kasey Hill (Florida) and center Devin Williams (West Virginia), are ranked among the consensus Top 25 senior prospects in the nation. In two years under coach Kevin Boyle, Montverde Academy is 49-6 with back-to-back finishes in the national poll. This is the ninth straight final Top 25 appearance for Boyle, who won over 400 games in 23 seasons at his previous stop: the now-closed Elizabeth, N.J., St. Patrick 

Previous National Prep Poll champions with records and coaches: 

1988--Bronx, N.Y., Tolentine (30-1), John Sarandrea
1989--Jersey City, N.J., St. Anthony (32-0), Bob Hurley
1990--Chicago, King (32-0), Landon Cox
1991--Philadelphia, Simon Gratz (27-1), Bill Ellerbee
1992--Baltimore, Dunbar (29-0), Pete Pompey
1993--Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (30-0), Steve Smith
1994--Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (30-1), Steve Smith
1995--New Orleans, St. Augustine (37-1), Bernard Griffith
1996--Jersey City, N.J., St. Anthony (31-0), Bob Hurley
1997--Peoria, Ill., Manual (31-1), Wayne McClain
1998--Frederick, Md., St. John's at Prospect Hall (25-0), Stu Vetter
1999--Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (31-0), Steve Smith
2000--Compton, Calif., Dominguez (35-2), Russell Otis
2001--Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (32-1), Steve Smith
2002--Dallas, Lincoln (40-0), Leonard Bishop
2003--Akron, Ohio, St. Vincent-St. Mary (25-1), Dru Joyce II
2004--Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (38-0), Steve Smith
2005--Niagara Falls, N.Y. (28-1), Dan Bazzani
2006--Indianapolis, Lawrence North (29-0), Jack Keefer
2007--Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (40-1), Steve Smith
2008--Jersey City, N.J., St. Anthony (32-0), Bob Hurley
2009--Henderson, Nev., Findlay (33-0), Michael Peck
2010--Houston, Yates (34-0), Greg Wise
2011--Jersey City, N.J., St. Anthony (33-0), Bob Hurley
2012--Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (44-0), Steve Smith
2013--Montverde, Fla., Montverde Academy (26-2), Kevin Boyle
Copyright 2013 World Features Syndicate, Inc...endit

NOTE: This is the 26th consecutive season for World Features Syndicate's National Prep Poll. It is the 13th straight year the National Prep Poll has been  compiled by Jamie DeMoney.

About the National Prep Poll: Compiled weekly weekly since 1987 and distributed by World Features Syndicate and the Associated Press, the National Prep Poll is the nation's second oldest weekly high school sports rankings. Doug Huff compiled the rankings from 1987 until 1999. Jamie DeMoney has compiled the poll since the start of the 1999 basketball season to the present.

The National Prep Poll is the only high school poll distributed to newspapers and Web sites around the United States by the Associated Press national wire service.
Among the criteria used in the weekly compilation of the National Prep Poll rankings are strength of schedule, the ability to accomplish the ultimate goal on a team's schedule (i.e. winning a championship), impact players and performers, a team's coaching and recent tradition.

About was originally launched August 1, 2001 by Jamie DeMoney for the purpose of creating a permanent online home for the National Prep Poll football and boys basketball rankings.


Anonymous said...

To have Poly and Etiwanda still ranked in the top 25 and Lower Merion ranked 4th in your Regionals is TOTALLY REDICULOUS...I have been following H.S. B-Ball for over 40 years...have an Issue from Street & Smith's B-Ball from EVERY YEAR except 4 years..even of late when Sporting News literally DROPPED THE BALL ..from Central PA...saw the 75'Pitt Schenley Team..with Nathan(Sonny) Lewis..the 76'Pitt..Fifth Av team with Sam Clancy Sr.the 79'Verbum team with Cliff Pruitt& Eddie Gordon(Father of Drew & Aaron Gordon of Mitty) the great Crenshaw run from the early 80's.. to the mid 90's..just to name a few...been in S. Cali. for the last 36 SEASONS..Cali. B-Ball is good but not all THAT....O-V-E-R-A-T-E-D!

Anonymous said...

So who were Montverde's two losses to? Seems far-fetched for them to be #1 with 2 losses. Also interesting to note that Lone Peak is a "closed" public school meaning ALL their players actually live within the community boundaries. How many of the teams they beat by 20+ points amount to "all-star" teams who recruit from a broad region? Makes their performance over the year with the #1 SOS all the more impressive.

Anonymous said...

Lone Peak got beat by 30 against Montverde, and would have been more cept that coach never runs up scores..
Credit to LP however because they had a great two year run..To the poster above--LP takes transfers just like every
top team in the country; don't think they don't...
Good fun year, now on to EYBL AAU championship tourney..