Monday, December 16, 2013

Week 4 National Prep Basketball Poll - 2013-14

^National Prep Basketball Poll – Week 4=
^By Jamie DeMoney & Jeremy Plowman=
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     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 won-loss records:
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#1. Montverde, Fla., Montverde Academy (6-0), G Jalyn Patterson headed to LSU
#2. Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei (5-0), crushed Texas power Yates, 100-57
#3. Fairfax, Va., Paul VI (5-0), beat two regionally-ranked teams last week
#4. Dallas, Prime Prep (7-0), plays No. 9 Findlay on Friday
#5. Chicago, Curie (4-0), two wins over ranked opponents
#6. Marietta, Ga., Wheeler (5-0), five state titles but none since 2009
#7. Etiwanda, Calif. (5-0), led by Southern Cal-bound G Jordan McLaughlin  
#8. Winston-Salem, N.C., Quality Education (8-1), has a win over No. 10 Oak Hill
#9. Henderson, Nev., Findlay (14-1), upset by Future College Prep (Calif.), 76-72
#10. Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (15-1), topped No. 15 Bishop Gorman, 60-54
#11. Memphis, Tenn., White Station (6-0), headlines field at this week’s ‘Iolani Classic in Honolulu
#12. Chicago, Whitney Young (2-1), beat No. 20 Apple Valley, 80-70
#13. Overland Park, Kan., Blue Valley Northwest (2-0), 16 3-pointers in 80-45 rout of Kickapoo (Mo.)  
#14. Bel Aire, Kan., Sunrise Christian (4-1), upset by Hill College (Texas), 89-82
#15. Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman (2-2), both losses to Top 10 teams
#16. Philadelphia, Neumann-Goretti (3-0), among nine ranked teams in this week’s City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, Fla.
#17. Germantown, Wis. (6-0), 62 straight wins tied state record
#18. Seattle, Rainier Beach (3-0), averaging 100 points per game
#19. Lithonia, Ga., Miller Grove (8-1), edged state-ranked Alpharetta, St. Francis, 63-62
#20. Apple Valley, Minn. (5-1), 1-1 versus Top 25 teams
#21. Brooklyn, Lincoln (4-0), G Isaiah Whitehead headed to Seton Hall
#22. Denver, East (5-0), G Dominique Collier will play at Colorado
#23. Jacksonville, Fla., Providence (6-1), only loss to No. 1 Montverde Academy
#24. Minneapolis, De La Salle (2-1), knocked Osseo (Minn.) out of regional rankings (63-55)
#25. Los Angeles, Loyola (8-0), won Beverly Hills Tournament in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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^Northeast=
#1. Philadelphia, Neumann-Goretti, 3-0
#2. Brooklyn, Lincoln, 4-0
#3. Radnor, Pa., Archbishop Carroll, 3-0
#4. Metuchen, N.J., St. Joseph, 0-0
#5. Middle Village, N.Y., Christ the King, 1-0
#6. Roselle, N.J., Roselle Catholic, 0-0
#7. Brookville, N.Y., Long Island Lutheran, 4-0
#8. Jersey City, N.J., St. Anthony, 0-0
#9. Newark, N.J., St. Benedict’s, 2-1
#10. Mount Vernon, N.Y., 2-0
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^East Coast=
#1. Fairfax, Va., Paul VI, 5-0
#2. Winston-Salem, N.C., Quality Education, 8-1
#3. Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill, 15-1 
#4. Huntington, W.Va., Huntington St. Joseph Prep, 7-1
#5. Washington, St. John’s, 3-1
#6. Charlotte, N.C., Northside Christian, 5-0
#7. Gaffney, S.C., 5-0
#8. Oxon Hill, Md., Potomac, 3-1
#9. Rockville, Md., Montrose Christian, 4-1
#10. Martinsville, Va., Carlisle, 9-2
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^Southeast=
#1. Montverde, Fla., Montverde Academy, 6-0
#2. Marietta, Ga., Wheeler, 5-0
#3. Memphis, Tenn., White Station, 6-0
#4. Lithonia, Ga., Miller Grove, 8-1
#5. Jacksonville, Fla., Providence, 6-1
#6. Birmingham, Ala., Wenonah, 9-0
#7. Weston, Fla., Sagemont, 12-0
#8. Jackson, Miss., Callaway, 9-0
#9. Orlando, Fla., Orlando Christian Prep, 9-0
#10. Reserve, La., Riverside, 2-0
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^Midwest=
#1. Chicago, Curie, 4-0
#2. Chicago, Whitney Young, 2-1
#3. Germantown, Wis., 6-0
#4. Saginaw, Mich., Arthur Hill, 1-0
#5. Chicago, St. Rita, 3-1
#6. Indianapolis, Arsenal Tech, 4-1
#7. Louisville, Ky., Ballard, 4-1
#8. Carmel, Ind., 4-0
#9. Hindman, Ky., Knott County, 5-0
#10. Cincinnati, Moeller, 3-0
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^Midlands=
#1. Overland Park, Kan., Blue Valley Northwest, 2-0
#2. Bel Aire, Kan., Sunrise Christian, 4-1
#3. Apple Valley, Minn., 5-1
#4. Denver, East, 5-0
#5. Minneapolis, De La Salle, 2-1
#6. Highland, Utah, Lone Peak, 2-1
#7. Minnetonka., Minn., Hopkins, 6-1
#8. Iowa City, Iowa, West, 4-0
#9. Omaha, Neb., Benson, 4-0
#10. Florissant, Mo., Hazelwood Central, 3-0
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^Southwest=
#1. Dallas, Prime Prep, 7-0
#2. Henderson, Nev., Findlay, 14-1
#3. Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman, 2-2
#4. Tempe, Ariz., Corona del Sol, 6-0
#5. Dallas, Madison, 9-0
#6. DeSoto, Texas, 9-1
#7. Converse, Texas, Judson, 15-1
#8. Phoenix, Pinnacle, 5-0
#9. Little Rock, Ark., Parkview, 6-0
#10. North Little Rock, Ark., 4-1
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^West Coast=
#1. Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei, 5-0
#2. Etiwanda, Calif., 5-0
#3. Seattle, Rainier Beach, 3-0
#4. Los Angeles, Loyola, 8-0
#5. Torrance, Calif., Bishop Montgomery, 6-0
#6. Redondo Beach, Calif., Redondo Union, 5-1
#7. Los Angeles, Westchester, 4-2
#8. Portland, Ore., Jefferson, 3-0
#9. Portland, Ore., Central Catholic, 1-0
#10. Bellflower, Calif., St. John Bosco, 2-2
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     FEATS OF THE WEEK: In an ESPN2-televised matchup of Top 25 teams with standout seniors headed to Duke, No. 12 Chicago, Whitney Young won at No. 20 Apple Valley, Minn., 80-70. Whitney Young center Jahlil Okafor had 22 points and 15 rebounds. Apple Valley guard Tyus Jones scored a game-high 29 points. ... Sophomore forward M.J. Cage had 23 points and 17 rebounds in No. 2 Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei’s 100-57 blowout of Houston, Yates at the Hoophall West in Phoenix. In other action at the event, No. 10 Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill beat No. 15 Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman, 60-54, with NC State-bound senior forward Caleb Martin’s 20 points leading the way. ... Senior forward Cliff Alexander (Kansas) recorded a triple-double with an eye-popping 30 points, 24 rebounds, and 15 blocks as No. 5 Chicago, Curie steamrolled Chicago, Dunbar, 83-32. ... Senior guard Justin Bibbins (uncommitted) of regionally-ranked Torrance, Calif., Bishop Montgomery had a triple-double with 32 points, 10 assists, and 10 steals in a 104-36 rout of North Las Vegas, Nev., Legacy. ... No. 17 Germantown, Wis., blasted Whitefish Bay, Wis., Dominican, 75-29, to tie a state record with 62 consecutive wins. Coincidently, Dominican was the team that set the record from 1977-80. ... Regionally-ranked Iowa City, Iowa, West extended its winning streak to 56 games, a new Class 4A state record. Senior guard Wyatt Lohaus (N. Iowa) had 25 and 20 points in a pair of victories last week.
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