Monday, December 22, 2014

Week 5 National Prep Basketball Poll released

WAUKEE, Iowa -- On the heels of its impressive tournament victory at the Tarkanian Classic, Redondo Union (Calif.) made its season debut in the National Prep Basketball Poll at No. 16 this week. The Seahawks closed out the title in the Platinum Division of the star-studded event with a 66-51 win over No. 19 Putnam City West (Oklahoma City). Redondo went 4-0 in the tournament, with all its wins coming against teams that have been nationally or regionally ranked this season. 

^National Prep Basketball Poll – Week 5=
^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 (9-0), reached semifinals of City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, Fla.
#2. Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (21-0), beat No. 9 Bishop O’Dowd to win Iolani Classic in Honolulu
#3. Lincolnshire, Ill., Stevenson (7-0), favored to win football and hoops state titles in same year
#4. Henderson, Nev., Findlay (12-0), led by Arizona-bound sr. G Allonzo Trier
#5. Marietta, Ga., Wheeler (8-0), plays No. 6 Wesleyan Christian Monday at City of Palms
#6. High Point, N.C., Wesleyan Christian (12-0), beat No. 15 Mater Dei at City of Palms
#7. La Porte, Ind., La Lumiere (10-0), features Australian 7-foot jr. Isaac Humphries
#8. Huntington, W.Va., Huntington St. Joseph Prep (14-0), led by top uncommitted sr. F Thomas Bryant
#9. Oakland, Calif., Bishop O’Dowd (5-2), losses to No. 1 Montverde and No. 2 Oak Hill
#10. Roselle, N.J., Roselle Catholic (2-0), whipped state-ranked Plainfield, 74-43
#11. Middle Village, N.Y., Christ the King (6-0), jr. G Rawle Alkins a triple-double in win over Troy
#12. Seattle, Rainier Beach (5-0), won 34 of last 35 games
#13. Plano, Texas, West (10-1), only loss to No. 1 Montverde Academy
#14. Muskegon, Mich. (2-0), edged state-ranked Arthur Hill, 65-63
#15. Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei (7-1), 46-game winning streak snapped by No. 6 Wesleyan Christian
#16. Redondo Beach, Calif., Redondo Union (8-2), won Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas
#17. Virginia Beach, Va., Cape Henry Collegiate (6-0), plays No. 21 Our Savior New American on Monday
#18. Louisville, Ky., Trinity (6-0), faces No. 1 Montverde Academy Monday in City of Palms semis
#19. Oklahoma City, Putnam City West (7-1), lost to No. 16 Redondo Union, 66-51, in Tarkanian final
#20. Memphis, Tenn., Hamilton (8-0), favored to claim first state crown since 2006
#21. Centereach, N.Y., Our Savior New American (8-2), sr. G Damon Wilson headed to Pittsburgh
#22. Cleveland, Villa Angela-St. Joseph (5-0), sportscaster and former Ohio St. star Clark Kellogg an alum
#23. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha (6-0), 39 Washington Catholic titles since 1961
#24. Humble, Texas, Atascocita (14-0), 3-0 versus current or formerly-ranked teams
#25. Apple Valley, Minn. (8-0), led by blue chip soph G Gary Trent Jr.
#1. Roselle, N.J., Roselle Catholic, 2-0
#2. Middle Village, N.Y., Christ the King, 6-0
#3. Centereach, N.Y., Our Savior New American, 8-2
#4. Brookville, N.Y., Long Island Lutheran, 5-0
#5. Newark, N.J., St. Benedict’s, 7-1
#6. Brooklyn, Jefferson, 9-0
#7. Bayside, N.Y., Cardozo, 7-0
#8. Philadelphia, Roman Catholic, 5-0
#9. Jersey City, N.J., St. Anthony 2-0
#10. Radnor, Pa., Archbishop Carroll, 3-3
^East Coast=
#1. Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill, 21-0
#2. High Point, N.C., Wesleyan Christian, 12-0
#3. Huntington, W.Va., Huntington St. Joseph Prep, 14-0
#4. Virginia Beach, Va., Cape Henry Collegiate, 6-0
#5. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha, 6-0
#6. Mount Pleasant, S.C., Wando, 6-0
#7. Greensboro, N.C., Greensboro Day, 15-0
#8. Bel Air, Md., John Carroll, 11-0
#9. Huntersville, N.C., North Mecklenburg, 9-0
#10. Fairfax, Va., Paul VI, 3-3
#1. Montverde, Fla., Montverde Academy, 9-0
#2. Marietta, Ga., Wheeler, 8-0
#3. Memphis, Tenn., Hamilton, 8-0
#4. Jacksonville, Fla., Providence, 14-0
#5. Weston, Fla., Sagemont, 10-0
#6. Minneola, Fla., Lake Minneola, 11-1
#7. Jonesboro, Ga., 10-1
#8. Alpharetta, Ga., St. Francis, 8-2
#9. Jackson, Miss., Callaway, 10-3
#10. Memphis, Tenn., Southwind, 10-1
#1. Lincolnshire, Ill., Stevenson, 7-0
#2. La Porte, Ind., La Lumiere, 10-0
#3. Muskegon, Mich., 2-0
#4. Louisville, Ky., Trinity, 6-0
#5. Cleveland, Villa Angela-St. Joseph, 5-0
#7. Chicago, Simeon, 5-1
#8. Huber Heights, Ohio, Wayne, 3-1
#6. Chicago, St. Rita, 5-1
#9. Whitefish Bay, Wis., Dominican, 4-0
#10. Indianapolis, Southport, 6-0
#1. Apple Valley, Minn., 8-0
#2. Wichita, Kan., East, 4-0
#3. Aurora, Colo., Regis, 6-0
#4. Champlin, Minn., Champlin Park, 9-0
#5. Eldridge, Iowa, North Scott, 5-0
#6. St. Louis, Chaminade, 5-2
#7. Iowa City, Iowa, West, 6-0
#8. Lawrence, Kan., 6-0
#9. Omaha, Neb., South, 6-0
#10. Webster Groves, Mo., 5-1
#1. Henderson, Nev., Findlay, 12-0
#2. Plano, Texas, West, 10-1
#3. Oklahoma City, Putnam City West, 7-1
#4. Humble, Texas, Atascocita, 14-0
#5. Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman, 8-3
#6. Tempe, Ariz., Corona del Sol, 9-0
#7. North Little Rock, Ark., 8-1
#8. Mustang, Okla., 4-0
#9. DeSoto, Texas, 13-2
#10. Phoenix, Desert Vista, 10-0
^West Coast=
#1. Oakland, Calif., Bishop O’Dowd, 5-2
#2. Seattle, Rainier Beach, 5-0
#3. Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei, 7-1
#4. Redondo Beach, Calif., Redondo Union, 8-2
#5. Chatsworth, Calif., Sierra Canyon, 2-1
#6. Corona, Calif., Centennial, 5-2
#7. Bellevue, Wash., 6-0
#8. Los Angeles, Price, 6-1
#9. Sammamish, Wash., Eastside Catholic, 4-0
#10. Torrance, Calif., Bishop Montgomery, 7-0
     FEATS OF THE WEEK: Top-ranked Montverde, Fla., Montverde Academy added two more wins against ranked teams to its resume in early-round play at the City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, Fla. The Eagles beat regionally-ranked Huber Heights, Ohio, Wayne, 64-59, and regionally-ranked Alpharetta, Ga., St. Francis, 62-59, to set up a Monday semifinal against No. 18 Louisville, Ky., Trinity. Montverde Academy is trying to become the first team to win three consecutive City of Palms titles in the 42-year history of the event. ... Meanwhile, No. 2 Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill defeated No. 9 Oakland, Calif., Bishop O’Dowd, 58-49, to win its seventh Iolani Classic in Honolulu. It’s the Warriors’ third win against a current or former Top 25 team this year. Bishop O’Dowd senior forward Ivan Rabb (uncommitted) had 25 points in a losing effort and earned tournament Most Outstanding Player accolades. ... No. 16 Redondo Beach, Calif., Redondo Union entered the rankings after winning the Platinum Division of the Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas. The Seahawks flew past No. 19 Oklahoma City, Putnam City West, 66-51, in the finals and beat four current or formerly-ranked teams in a row in the tournament. ... Junior guard Rawle Alkins had a triple-double with 18 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists to lead No. 11 Middle Village, N.Y., Christ the King to a 72-56 win over Troy, N.Y. ... Senior forward Tevin Mack (VCU) had 43 points and 10 rebounds to lead Columbia, S.C., Dreher to a 70-67 double-overtime win over Columbia, S.C., Hammond. Highly-touted junior guard Seventh Woods led Hammond with 17 points, seven rebounds, and five assists.

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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. 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.

The National Prep Poll is the only high school poll distributed to newspapers and websites around the United States by the Associated Press.

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.

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