Monday, February 09, 2015

Week 12 National Prep Basketball Poll released

WAUKEE, Iowa -- Following its back-to-back wins against Top 10 teams in California over the weekend, seven-time Prep Poll champion Oak Hill (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) grabbed control of the No. 1 ranking in the latest National Prep Poll. Including a loss to No. 9 Hamilton (Memphis, Tenn.) that was changed to a forfeit win, the Warriors (38-0) have six victories over current Top 25 teams and 13 against teams that have been at least regionally ranked at some point this season. 

^National Prep Basketball Poll – Week 12=
^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. Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (38-0), 13-0 versus current or formerly-ranked teams-x
#2. Montverde, Fla., Montverde Academy (26-1), McDonald’s All-American F Ben Simmons headed to LSU
#3. Marietta, Ga., Wheeler (23-2), unbeaten against in-state opponents
#4. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha (24-1), rolling toward 40th Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title
#5. Los Angeles, Fairfax (25-1), upset at regionally-ranked Mater Dei, 47-34
#6. Chatsworth, Calif., Sierra Canyon (19-3), all losses to ranked teams
#7. Tempe, Ariz., Corona del Sol (26-1), only loss to No. 6 Sierra Canyon
#8. Virginia Beach, Va., Cape Henry Collegiate (23-2), wins over teams from eight states
#9. Memphis, Tenn., Hamilton (8-15), has an on-court win over No. 1 Oak Hill-y
#10. Oakland, Calif., Bishop O’Dowd (17-4), two losses versus No. 1 Oak Hill
#11. Huntington, W.Va., Huntington St. Joseph Prep (24-2), beaten teams from 12 states
#12. Henderson, Nev., Findlay (20-2), stunned by Canyon Springs, 60-59
#13. High Point, N.C., Wesleyan Christian (27-4), six wins against current or formerly-ranked teams
#14. Roselle, N.J., Roselle Catholic (17-2), McDonald’s All-American G Isaiah Briscoe will play at Kentucky
#15. Pompano Beach, Fla., Ely (23-0), sixth time with 20-plus wins in last seven seasons
#16. Plano, Texas, West (24-2), both losses to ranked teams
#17. Torrance, Calif., Bishop Montgomery (24-1), beat state-ranked Cathedral, 76-69
#18. Jackson, Miss., Callaway (24-3), seeks fourth straight 5A state crown
#19. St. Louis, Chaminade (17-3), blue chip jr. F Jayson Tatum averaging 27 points per game
#20. Seattle, Garfield (20-0), capped undefeated regular season
#21. Lincolnshire, Ill., Stevenson (19-2), both losses were to Top 25 teams
#22. Akron, Ohio, St. Vincent-St. Mary (17-0), Prep Poll champ in 2003
#23. Humble, Texas, Atascocita (28-1), most wins among Texas 6A teams
#24. Champlin, Minn., Champlin Park (22-0), 210 total points in two games last week

#25. Jersey City, N.J., St. Anthony (17-1), only loss to No. 14 Roselle Catholic
x-Includes one forfeit win against No. 9 Memphis, Tenn., Hamilton
y-All 15 losses by forfeit for using an ineligible player
#1. Roselle, N.J., Roselle Catholic, 17-2
#2. Jersey City, N.J., St. Anthony, 17-1
#3. Philadelphia, Neumann-Goretti, 20-1
#4. Philadelphia, Roman Catholic, 19-2
#5. Bayside, N.Y., Cardozo, 23-1
#6. Brooklyn, Jefferson, 21-3
#7. Radnor, Pa., Archbishop Carroll, 17-5
#8. Brooklyn, Lincoln, 21-2
#9. Waterbury, Conn., Sacred Heart, 17-0
#10. Newark, N.J., St. Benedict’s, 20-4
^East Coast=
#1. Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill, 38-0-x
#2. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha, 24-1
#3. Virginia Beach, Va., Cape Henry Collegiate, 23-2
#4. Huntington, W.Va., Huntington St. Joseph Prep, 24-2
#5. High Point, N.C., Wesleyan Christian, 27-4
#6. Greensboro, N.C., Greensboro Day, 29-2
#7. Rockville, Md., Montrose Christian, 19-3
#8. Raleigh, N.C., Word of God, 23-3
#9. Charlotte, N.C., Ardrey Kell, 21-1
#10. Simpsonville, S.C., Hillcrest, 20-2
#1. Montverde, Fla., Montverde Academy, 26-1
#2. Marietta, Ga., Wheeler, 23-2
#3. Memphis, Tenn., Hamilton, 8-15-y
#4. Pompano Beach, Fla., Ely, 23-0
#5. Jackson, Miss., Callaway, 24-3
#6. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Cardinal Gibbons, 27-1
#7. Jacksonville, Fla., Providence, 28-1
#8. Jonesboro, Ga., 24-1
#9. Weston, Fla., Sagemont, 25-3
#10. Alpharetta, Ga., St. Francis, 22-3
#1. Lincolnshire, Ill., Stevenson, 19-2
#2. Akron, Ohio, St. Vincent-St. Mary, 17-0
#3. Chicago, Simeon, 20-2
#4. Chicago, St. Rita, 20-2
#5. Muskegon, Mich., 13-1
#6. Huber Heights, Ohio, Wayne, 15-3
#7. Cleveland, Villa Angela-St. Joseph, 13-2
#8. Evansville, Ind., Reitz, 20-0
#9. Louisville, Ky., Trinity, 19-4
#10. Detroit, Western, 14-0
#1. St. Louis, Chaminade, 17-3
#2. Champlin, Minn., Champlin Park, 22-0
#3. Wichita, Kan., East, 16-0
#4. Aurora, Colo., Regis, 18-0
#5. Iowa City, Iowa, West, 17-0
#6. Apple Valley, Minn., 20-2
#7. Blue Springs, Mo., South, 19-0
#8. Lawrence, Kan., 13-1
#9. Minneapolis, De La Salle, 15-2
#10. Norfolk, Neb., 19-0
#1. Tempe, Ariz., Corona del Sol, 26-1
#2. Henderson, Nev., Findlay, 20-2
#3. Plano, Texas, West, 24-2
#4. Humble, Texas, Atascocita, 28-1
#5. Mustang, Okla., 18-0
#6. Little Rock, Ark., Parkview, 18-1
#7. Oklahoma City, Putnam City West, 16-2
#8. Lancaster, Texas, 23-4
#9. Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman, 20-6
#10. DeSoto, Texas, 25-4
^West Coast=
#1. Los Angeles, Fairfax, 25-1
#2. Chatsworth, Calif., Sierra Canyon, 19-3
#3. Oakland, Calif., Bishop O’Dowd, 17-4
#4. Torrance, Calif., Bishop Montgomery, 24-1
#5. Seattle, Garfield, 20-0
#6. Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei, 21-3
#7. Long Beach, Calif., Poly, 21-3
#8. Bellevue, Wash., 17-2
#9. Corona, Calif., Centennial, 19-4
#10. Seattle, Rainier Beach, 16-3
x-Includes one forfeit win against No. 9 Memphis, Tenn., Hamilton
y-All 15 losses by forfeit for using an ineligible player
     FEATS OF THE WEEK: Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill finds itself in a familiar position as the top-ranked team in the National Prep Basketball Poll. Oak Hill -- the only team to finish No. 1 seven times in the Prep Poll’s 28-year history -- ascended to the top position after beating two Top 10 opponents in their home state over the weekend. Senior forward Dwayne Bacon (Florida St.) had 24 points and 10 rebounds in a 64-60 win over No. 6 Chatsworth, Calif., Sierra Canyon. Bacon scored 22 points in a 63-52 triumph against No. 10 Oakland, Calif., Bishop O’Dowd. Both games were played at the Nike Extravaganza in Santa Ana, Calif. ... In other Nike Extravaganza action, regionally-ranked Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei protected its home court with a 47-34 upset of previously-unbeaten and fifth-ranked Los Angeles, Fairfax. Senior guard La’Vette Parker (uncommitted) led Mater Dei with 22 points. ... Sophomore guard Alex Barcello scored 50 points to lift No. 7 Tempe, Ariz., Corona del Sol to a 106-92 win over Gilbert, Ariz., Perry. Markus Howard, an Arizona St. commit and also a sophomore guard, had 47 points in a losing effort for Perry. ... Luke Kennard (Duke), a senior guard, scored 44 points as Franklin, Ohio, crushed Brookville, Ohio, 90-64. Kennard became Ohio’s fourth all-time leading scorer during the game, surpassing NBA great LeBron James’ 2,646 points while at Akron, Ohio, St. Vincent-St. Mary from 1999-2003. ... Sophomore guard Jalek Felton had a triple-double as Mullins, S.C., routed Loris, S.C., 90-56. Felton (North Carolina) had 29 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists. He is the nephew of former North Carolina All-American Raymond Felton.

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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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