Monday, March 17, 2014

Week 17 National Prep Basketball Poll - 2013-14

^National Prep Basketball Poll – Week 17=
^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), top seed at Dick’s Sporting Goods National Tournament April 3-5 in New York-x
#2. Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei (32-0), seeks fourth straight state title
#3. Seattle, Rainier Beach (29-0), 3A state champ; No. 2 seed at Dick’s  
#4. Charlotte, N.C., Northside Christian (28-1), 2A state private school titlist; seeded third at Dick’s
#5. Chicago, Whitney Young (26-5), favored to earn first state title since 2008
#6. Indianapolis, Arsenal Tech (25-2), first trip to state final four since 1978
#7. Weston, Fla., Sagemont (33-0), 3A state champ; 8th seed at Dick’s
#8. Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman (30-3), fifth state title in six years-x
#9. Huntington, W.Va., Huntington St. Joseph Prep (27-4), unbeaten since Dec.; seeded fourth at Dick’s
#10. Fairfax, Va., Paul VI (31-6), won Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament in Frostburg, Md.
#11. Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (39-3), all losses to current or former Top 25 teams; sixth seed at Dick’s
#12. Henderson, Nev., Findlay (30-4), only team to defeat No. 13 Corona del Sol; seventh seed at Dick’s
#13. Tempe, Ariz., Corona del Sol (33-1), repeat Division I state titlist
#14. Norcross, Ga., Greater Atlanta Christian (32-0), fourth state title in five seasons; 50-game win streak
#15. Muskegon, Mich. (25-0), advanced to Class A state quarterfinals
#16. Philadelphia, Neumann-Goretti (25-4), Philadelphia Catholic and city champion
#17. Houston, North Shore (35-3), won first Class 5A state championship
#18. Minneapolis, De La Salle (26-3), third consecutive 3A state crown
#19. Jackson, Miss., Callaway (31-1), three 5A titles in a row
#20. North Little Rock, Ark. (26-2), repeat 7A state champ
#21. Lincolnshire, Ill., Stevenson (30-1), eliminated then-undefeated Fremd in 4A sectional final
#22. Jacksonville, Fla., Providence (28-5), eight wins against current or formerly-ranked teams
#23. La Porte, Ind., La Lumiere (23-2), beat two current or former Top 25 teams; fifth seed at Dick’s
#24. Centereach, N.Y., Our Savior New American (28-3), champion of NACA and USA National Prep tournaments
#25. Chino Hills, Calif. (28-5), advanced to So-Cal Division I semifinals
x-Record includes one forfeit win against Chicago, Curie
#1. Philadelphia, Neumann-Goretti, 25-4
#2. Centereach, N.Y., Our Savior New American, 28-3
#3. Metuchen, N.J., St. Joseph, 25-2
#4. Newark, N.J., Eastside, 29-1
#5. Linden, N.J., 26-4
#6. Middle Village, N.Y., Christ the King, 23-6
#7. Bayside, N.Y., Cardozo, 30-2
#8. New Castle, Pa., 29-0
#9. Fairfield, Conn., Fairfield Prep, 25-0
#10. Springfield, Mass., Putnam, 25-0
^East Coast=
#1. Charlotte, N.C., Northside Christian, 28-1
#2. Huntington, W.Va., Huntington St. Joseph Prep, 27-4
#3. Fairfax, Va., Paul VI, 31-6
#4. Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill, 39-3   
#5. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha, 29-6
#6. Virginia Beach, Va., Cape Henry Collegiate, 26-1
#7. Upper Marlboro, Md., Wise, 24-2
#8. Dumfries, Va., Potomac, 28-1
#9. Baltimore, City College, 27-0
#10. High Point, N.C., Wesleyan Christian, 25-9
#1. Montverde, Fla., Montverde Academy, 25-0-x
#2. Weston, Fla., Sagemont, 33-0
#3. Norcross, Ga., Greater Atlanta Christian, 32-0
#4. Jackson, Miss., Callaway, 31-1
#5. Jacksonville, Fla., Providence, 28-5
#6. Orlando, Fla., Lake Highland Prep, 28-4
#7. Tifton, Ga., Tift County, 29-3
#8. Orlando, Fla., Orlando Christian Prep, 30-1
#9. Murfreesboro, Tenn., Blackman, 28-6
#10. Natchitoches, La., Central, 31-3
#1. Chicago, Whitney Young, 26-5-x
#2. Indianapolis, Arsenal Tech, 25-2
#3. Muskegon, Mich., 25-0
#4. Lincolnshire, Ill., Stevenson, 30-1
#5. La Porte, Ind., La Lumiere, 23-2
#6. Lakewood, Ohio, St. Edward, 24-2 
#7. Germantown, Wis., 26-2
#8. Chicago Heights, Ill., Marian Catholic, 28-2  
#9. Louisville, Ky., Trinity, 29-5
#10. Chicago, Orr, 24-4
#1. Minneapolis, De La Salle, 26-3
#2. Denver, East, 24-4
#3. Overland Park, Kan., Blue Valley Northwest, 23-2
#4. Lakeville, Minn., North, 27-5
#5. Iowa City, Iowa, West, 23-3
#6. Highland, Utah, Lone Peak, 22-3
#7. Bel Aire, Kan., Sunrise Christian, 17-5
#8. Lee’s Summit, Mo., West, 26-3
#9. Boise, Idaho, Capital, 26-0
#10. Bellevue, Neb., West, 20-6
#1. Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman, 30-3-x
#2. Henderson, Nev., Findlay, 30-4
#3. Tempe, Ariz., Corona del Sol, 33-1
#4. Houston, North Shore, 35-3
#5. North Little Rock, Ark., 26-2  
#6. Dallas, Prime Prep, 29-6
#7. Converse, Texas, Judson, 37-2 
#8. Jonesboro, Ark., 30-3
#9. Tulsa, Okla., Union, 27-2
#10. Dallas, Madison, 30-3
^West Coast=
#1. Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei, 32-0
#2. Seattle, Rainier Beach, 29-0
#3. Chino Hills, Calif., 28-5  
#4. Oakland, Calif., Bishop O’Dowd, 26-4
#5. Portland, Ore., Jefferson, 26-1
#6. Redondo Beach, Calif., Redondo Union, 25-5
#7. Corona, Calif., Centennial, 25-3
#8. Etiwanda, Calif., 27-4
#9. West Linn, Ore., 24-4
#10. Seattle, Garfield, 27-1
x-Record includes one forfeit win against Chicago, Curie
FEATS OF THE WEEK: Four ranked teams ended the season with their third consecutive state championship. In Minnesota, senior forward Reid Travis (a Stanford recruit) scored 16 points to lead No. 18 Minneapolis, De La Salle to a 60-40 rout of Austin, Minn., in the Class 3A final. ... The Mississippi Class 5A crown went to No. 19 Jackson, Miss., Callaway for the third straight time. Junior guard Malik Newman (uncommitted) had 25 points as the Chargers whipped Vicksburg, 49-33. ... Regionally-ranked Germantown, Wis., defeated Neenah, Wis., 48-42, for its third Division I title in a row. Brothers Lamonte Bearden (Buffalo) and Brian Bearden (uncommitted) -– both senior guards -– scored 13 points apiece for the Warhawks. ... Regionally-ranked Iowa City, Iowa, West, became the first team in state history to three-peat in Class 4A. Senior guard Wyatt Lohaus (N. Iowa) had 13 points as the Trojans held off West Des Moines, Iowa, Valley, 57-45. ... Senior forward Quadri Moore (Cincinnati) had 22 points and 21 rebounds to lift regionally-ranked Linden, N.J., to a 66-53 win over Trenton, N.J., for its fourth Group 4 state title since 2000. ... Senior guard Dominique Collier (Colorado) scored 18 points in regionally-ranked Denver, East’s 70-49 blowout of previously-unbeaten Fort Collins, Colo., Fossil Ridge. The 5A state title was the Angels’ sixth since 1996. ... Despite losing six of its 12 players to a school-imposed suspension, regionally-ranked Portland, Ore., Jefferson repeated as Class 5A state champion. Senior guard Silas Melson (Gonzaga) scored 24 points as the Democrats toppled Eugene, Ore., Churchill, 69-64.

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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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