Monday, March 24, 2014

Week 18 National Prep Basketball Poll - 2013-14

^National Prep Basketball Poll – Week 18=
^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), seeks back-to-back Prep Poll titles-x
#2. Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei (34-0), plays Saturday for fourth consecutive state crown
#3. Seattle, Rainier Beach (29-0), 3A state champ; 2-0 versus Top 10 teams
#4. Charlotte, N.C., Northside Christian (28-1), 2A state private school titlist; only loss to No. 1 Montverde Academy
#5. Chicago, Whitney Young (28-5), captured 4A state crown-x
#6. Indianapolis, Arsenal Tech (26-2), advanced to 4A state final
#7. Weston, Fla., Sagemont (33-0), 3A state champ
#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 December
#10. Fairfax, Va., Paul VI (31-6), won three postseason tournaments
#11. Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (39-3), all losses to current or former Top 25 teams
#12. Henderson, Nev., Findlay (30-4), only team to beat No. 13 Corona del Sol
#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. (28-0), first state championship since 1937
#16. Houston, North Shore (35-3), first Class 5A state championship
#17. Minneapolis, De La Salle (26-3), third consecutive 3A state crown
#18. Jackson, Miss., Callaway (31-1), three 5A titles in a row
#19. Oakland, Calif. Bishop O’Dowd (28-4), will face No. 2 Mater Dei for Open Division state title
#20. Lakewood, Ohio, St. Edward (26-2), Division I state champ; first title since 1998
#21. Philadelphia, Neumann-Goretti (27-4), fourth Class 3A state title in five years
#22. North Little Rock, Ark. (26-2), repeat 7A state champ
#23. Metuchen, N.J., St. Joseph (29-2), plays Monday for state Tournament of Champions title
#24. La Porte, Ind., La Lumiere (23-2), beat two current or former Top 25 teams
#25. Centereach, N.Y., Our Savior New American (28-3), champion of NACA and USA National Prep tournaments
x-Record includes one forfeit win against Chicago, Curie
#1. Philadelphia, Neumann-Goretti, 27-4
#2. Metuchen, N.J., St. Joseph, 29-2
#3. Centereach, N.Y., Our Savior New American, 28-3
#4. Newark, N.J., Eastside, 30-1
#5. Middle Village, N.Y., Christ the King, 25-6
#6. New Castle, Pa., 31-0
#7. Springfield, Mass., Putnam, 25-0
#8. Bayside, N.Y., Cardozo, 30-3
#9. Brookville, N.Y., Long Island Lutheran, 22-5
#10. Philadelphia, Constitution, 28-5
^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, 28-5-x  
#2. Indianapolis, Arsenal Tech, 26-2
#3. Muskegon, Mich., 28-0
#4. Lakewood, Ohio, St. Edward, 26-2 
#5. La Porte, Ind., La Lumiere, 23-2
#6. Germantown, Wis., 26-2
#7. Detroit, Consortium Prep, 25-2
#8. Park Hills, Ky., Covington Catholic, 33-2
#9. Lincolnshire, Ill., Stevenson, 32-2
#10. Chicago, Morgan Park, 24-6
#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. St. Louis, Christian Brothers, 25-7
#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, 34-0
#2. Seattle, Rainier Beach, 29-0
#3. Oakland, Calif., Bishop O’Dowd, 28-4
#4. Corona, Calif., Centennial, 27-3
#5. Portland, Ore., Jefferson, 26-1
#6. Chino Hills, Calif., 29-6   
#7. Los Angeles, Westchester, 30-7
#8. West Linn, Ore., 24-4
#9. Seattle, Garfield, 27-1
#10. Etiwanda, Calif., 27-5
x-Record includes one forfeit win against Chicago, Curie
FEATS OF THE WEEK: Senior guard Miles Reynolds (a Saint Louis recruit) scored a game-high 19 points as No. 5 Chicago, Whitney Young edged Lisle, Ill., Benet Academy, 46-44, in the Class 4A championship. It was the Dolphins’ first state title since 1998. In the semifinal-round, senior center Jahlil Okafor (Duke) had 33 points and 14 rebounds to lead Young to a 75-68 win over regionally-ranked Lincolnshire, Ill., Stevenson. Uncommitted guard Jalen Brunson, Stevenson’s junior sensation, exploded for a tournament-record 56 points. ... No. 15 Muskegon, Mich., captured its first state title since 1937 in emphatic fashion. Junior forward Deyonta Davis (Michigan St.) had 26 points and 13 rebounds in the Big Reds’ 91-67 blowout of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., for the Class A crown. ... One night after his mother succumbed to breast cancer, senior guard Ja’Quan Newton (Miami) scored 33 points to lead No. 21 Philadelphia, Neumann-Goretti to a 64-57 overtime win against Harrisburg, Pa., Susquehanna Township. It was the Saints’ fourth state title in five seasons. In the 4A bracket, regionally-ranked New Castle, Pa., beat Wyndmoor, Pa., La Salle, 52-39, becoming Western Pennsylvania’s first undefeated state champion since 1983. ... Lakewood, Ohio, St. Edward entered the national rankings at No. 20 after winning its first Division I state title since 1998. Junior forward Kipper Nichols (uncommitted) had 26 points in the Eagles’ 62-58 overtime win over Upper Arlington, Ohio. ... Regionally-ranked Middle Village, N.Y., Christ the King erased a 14-point first-half deficit to defeat regionally-ranked Brookville, N.Y., Long Island Lutheran for the Class AA Federation state title. Senior guard Andre Walker (uncommitted) had 25 points in the Royals’ 58-52 victory.

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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. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How can Mater Dei be behind Monteverde when the latter lost on the court to Curie? A loss is a loss, and Mater Dei has significant wins against nationally ranked opponents, including the best in California at the highest level? If Alexander is the national player of the year for Curie( and the forfeits did not affect his ranking), should not the loss by Monteverde to Curie be reflected in the rankings? Prior to the forfeit, Mater Dei was ranked number 1 and remains undefeated. Please explain.