Monday, March 03, 2014

Week 15 National Prep Basketball Poll - 2013-14

^National Prep Basketball Poll – Week 15=
^By Jamie DeMoney & Dr. Jeremy Plowman=
     The National Prep Basketball Poll is compiled by Jamie DeMoney of XOS Digital and high school basketball expert Dr. Jeremy Plowman with input from sportswriters, experts, and coaches. The national Top 25 and regional Top 10's follow with won-loss records:
#1. Montverde, Fla., Montverde Academy (25-0), only loss to No. 3 Curie changed to win due to forfeit-x
#2. Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei (29-0), advanced to semifinals of CIF-SS Open Division tournament
#3. Chicago, Curie (0-25), 24 wins forfeited due to player eligibility issues-y
#4. Seattle, Rainier Beach (26-0), plays this week in 3A state tourney
#5. Charlotte, N.C., Northside Christian (28-1), three consecutive 2A state private school titles
#6. Memphis, Tenn., White Station (30-2), upset by Hamilton, 81-78, but still advanced to Division I/3A sectionals
#7. Chicago, Whitney Young (22-5), lone in-state loss to No. 3 Curie changed to win-x
#8. Indianapolis, Arsenal Tech (20-2), 4-0 vs. current or formerly-ranked teams
#9. Apple Valley, Minn. (27-1), only loss to No. 7 Whitney Young
#10. Weston, Fla., Sagemont (33-0), 3A state champ; first unbeaten season
#11. Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman (30-3), fifth state title in six years-x
#12. Huntington, W.Va., Huntington St. Joseph Prep (27-4), jr. C Thomas Bryant 41 points in 113-72 rout of Bull City Prep (N.C.)
#13. Brooklyn, Lincoln (26-3), led by Seton Hall-bound sr. G Isaiah Whitehead
#14. Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (37-3), 30-plus wins all but two seasons since 1998
#15. Henderson, Nev., Findlay (30-4), sr. F Kelly Oubre will play at Kansas
#16. Tempe, Ariz., Corona del Sol (33-1), repeat Division I state titlist
#17. Fairfax, Va., Paul VI (28-6), won Washington Catholic and Virginia private state titles in same week
#18. Muskegon, Mich. (20-0), only team to beat No. 3 Curie on court this season 
#19. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha (27-4), all losses to current or former Top 25 teams
#20. La Porte, Ind., La Lumiere (21-2), beaten teams from 11 states and Canada
#21. Philadelphia, Neumann-Goretti (22-4), sixth consecutive Philadelphia Catholic League title
#22. Norcross, Ga., Greater Atlanta Christian (31-0), plays Friday for Class AA state title
#23. Dallas, Prime Prep (29-5), champion of Texas Christian Athletic League Prep division 
#24. Bronx, Cardinal Hayes (26-1), advanced to NYC Catholic semifinals
#25. Jacksonville, Fla., Providence (28-5), lost in 3A state semis to No. 10 Sagemont
x-Record includes one forfeit win against Chicago, Curie
y-Forfeited 24 wins due to player eligibility issues
#1. Brooklyn, Lincoln, 26-3
#2. Philadelphia, Neumann-Goretti, 22-4
#3. Bronx, Cardinal Hayes, 26-1
#4. Centereach, N.Y., Our Savior New American, 25-3
#5. Philadelphia, Roman Catholic, 23-4
#6. Radnor, Pa., Archbishop Carroll, 21-4
#7. Metuchen, N.J., St. Joseph, 22-2
#8. Mount Vernon, N.Y., 20-1
#9. Newark, N.J., Eastside, 22-1
#10. Paterson, N.J., Eastside, 22-1
^East Coast=
#1. Charlotte, N.C., Northside Christian, 28-1
#2. Huntington, W.Va., Huntington St. Joseph Prep, 27-4
#3. Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill, 37-3   
#4. Fairfax, Va., Paul VI, 28-6
#5. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha, 27-4
#6. Potomac, Md., Bullis, 24-3
#7. Virginia Beach, Va., Cape Henry Collegiate, 26-1
#8. Mooresville, N.C., Lake Norman, 26-1
#9. Dumfries, Va., Potomac, 27-1
#10. Washington, St. John’s, 27-4
#1. Montverde, Fla., Montverde Academy, 25-0-x
#2. Memphis, Tenn., White Station, 30-2
#3. Weston, Fla., Sagemont, 33-0
#4. Norcross, Ga., Greater Atlanta Christian, 31-0
#5. Jacksonville, Fla., Providence, 28-5
#6. Orlando, Fla., Orlando Christian Prep, 30-1
#7. Jackson, Miss., Callaway, 28-1
#8. Baton Rouge, La., Scotlandville, 33-1
#9. Marietta, Ga., Wheeler, 26-5
#10. Orlando, Fla., Lake Highland Prep, 28-4
#1. Chicago, Curie, 0-25-y
#2. Chicago, Whitney Young, 22-5-x
#3. Indianapolis, Arsenal Tech, 20-2
#4. Muskegon, Mich., 20-0
#5. La Porte, Ind., La Lumiere, 21-2
#6. Brookfield, Wis., Central, 24-0
#7. Lincolnshire, Ill., Stevenson, 25-1
#8. Cincinnati, Moeller, 22-1
#9. Chicago Heights, Ill., Marian Catholic, 24-2
#10. Lakewood, Ohio, St. Edward, 19-2
#1. Apple Valley, Minn., 27-1
#2. Overland Park, Kan., Blue Valley Northwest, 18-2
#3. Minnetonka., Minn., Hopkins, 27-1
#4. Fort Collins, Colo., Fossil Ridge, 24-0
#5. Denver, East, 20-4
#6. Bel Aire, Kan., Sunrise Christian, 13-5
#7. Dubuque, Iowa, Senior, 21-1
#8. Highland, Utah, Lone Peak, 19-3
#9. Omaha, Neb., Benson, 20-3
#10. Lee’s Summit, Mo., West, 21-3
#1. Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman, 30-3-x
#2. Henderson, Nev., Findlay, 30-4
#3. Tempe, Ariz., Corona del Sol, 33-1
#4. Dallas, Prime Prep, 29-5
#5. Converse, Texas, Judson, 37-1 
#6. DeSoto, Texas, 31-3
#7. Houston, North Shore, 28-2
#8. North Little Rock, Ark., 23-2
#9. Little Rock, Ark., Parkview, 24-1
#10. Oklahoma City, Putnam City West, 22-2
^West Coast=
#1. Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei, 29-0
#2. Seattle, Rainier Beach, 26-0
#3. Redondo Beach, Calif., Redondo Union, 24-4
#4. Riverside, Calif., North, 25-2
#5. Corona, Calif., Centennial, 25-3
#6. Oakland, Calif., Bishop O’Dowd, 24-4
#7. Portland, Ore., Jefferson, 23-1
#8. Los Angeles, Westchester, 28-5
#9. Chino Hills, Calif., 25-4
#10. Etiwanda, Calif., 26-4
x-Record includes one forfeit win against Chicago, Curie
y-Forfeited 24 wins due to player eligibility issues
FEATS OF THE WEEK: National Prep Poll title-contender Chicago, Curie remained No. 3 in the rankings despite the Chicago Public League stripping all 24 of the Condors’ victories this season. The forfeits included on-court wins over top-ranked Montverde, Fla., Montverde Academy, No. 7 Chicago, Whitney Young, and No. 11 Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman. It was determined Curie officials had not filed required paperwork to keep seven players eligible. The players are now cleared to play. The Condors (0-25) will compete in the Class 4A state playoffs on Monday. ... No. 10 Weston, Fla., Sagemont crushed Tampa, Fla., Tampa Prep, 79-48, for its second Class 3A state crown in four years and first-ever unbeaten season. Junior guard Prince Ali (UConn) led the Lions with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Sagemont thumped No. 25 Jacksonville, Fla., Providence, 78-59, in the state semifinals. ... Uncommitted junior center Chase Jeter had 21 points, 19 rebounds, and four blocks as No. 11 Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman beat North Las Vegas, Nev., Canyon Springs, 71-58, for the Division I state crown. It was the Gaels third championship in a row and fifth in six years. In addition, Bishop Gorman has won five consecutive state titles in football. ... Fairfax, Va., Paul VI moved up to No. 17 after winning the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and the Virginia private schools state tournament titles in the same week. Junior guard Josh Reaves (uncommitted) had 19 points to spark a 56-37 win against No. 19 Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha in Tuesday’s WCAC championship. In Saturday’s VISAA Division I final, junior guard Kevin Dorsey (uncommitted) was the Panthers’ top scorer with 17 points in a 64-56 win against regionally-ranked and previously-unbeaten Virginia Beach, Va., Cape Henry Collegiate.

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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 websites 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. 

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