Monday, March 16, 2015

Week 17 National Prep Basketball Poll released

WAUKEE, Iowa -- Apple Valley (Minn.), which last week captured its second Class 4A state title in three years, returned to the Top 25. The No. 21 Eagles were in the national rankings earlier this season before losing to Champlin Park (Minn.). They avenged that defeat to the then-No. 15 and undefeated Rebels on Saturday to finish the season at 30-2. Apple Valley could become the first Minnesota team to finish the season nationally ranked since Hopkins (Minnetonka) did it in 2011. 

^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. Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (45-0), trying for unprecedented eighth Prep Poll crown-x
#2. Montverde, Fla., Montverde Academy (28-1), only loss to No. 3 Wheeler
#3. Marietta, Ga., Wheeler (30-2), 6-2 versus current or formerly-ranked teams
#4. Tempe, Ariz., Corona del Sol (33-1), fourth Division I title in a row
#5. Akron, Ohio, St. Vincent-St. Mary (25-0), three wins over former Top 25 teams
#6. Virginia Beach, Va., Cape Henry Collegiate (31-2), 57-3 the last two seasons
#7. Pompano Beach, Fla., Ely (28-0), third Class 7A state title in four years
#8. Torrance, Calif., Bishop Montgomery (31-1), plays regionally-ranked Mater Dei in SoCal regional semis
#9. Huntington, W.Va., Huntington St. Joseph Prep (29-2), beat teams from 14 states
#10. Henderson, Nev., Findlay (28-2), produced seven NBA players since 2010
#11. Los Angeles, Fairfax (31-2), meets regionally-ranked Etiwanda in SoCal regional semis
#12. Oakland, Calif., Bishop O’Dowd (25-4), 4-4 against current or formerly-ranked teams
#13. Plano, Texas, West (33-2), captured first 6A state title
#14. Mustang, Okla. (28-0), won 6A state championship game by 39 points
#15. Memphis, Tenn., Hamilton (16-16), 3A state champ; first crown since 2006-y
#16. Jackson, Miss., Callaway (31-3), rolled to fourth consecutive 5A state title
#17. Seattle, Garfield (27-2), back-to-back state champ
#18. Roselle, N.J., Roselle Catholic (26-4), third consecutive Non-Public B title
#19. St. Louis, Chaminade (24-3), advanced to Class 5 state final four
#20. Philadelphia, Roman Catholic (27-2), making first trip to 4A state semis
#21. Apple Valley, Minn. (30-2), beat regionally-ranked Champlin Park for 4A state crown
#22. Greensboro, N.C., Greensboro Day (33-2), 3A state independent schools champion 
#23. Chatsworth, Calif., Sierra Canyon (23-4), 5-3 versus ranked teams
#24. Jacksonville, Fla., Providence (33-1), second 3A championship in three years
#25. Middle Village, N.Y., Christ the King (25-4), won NYC Catholic AA title
x-Includes one forfeit win over No. 15 Memphis, Tenn., Hamilton
y-15 losses by forfeit for using ineligible player
#1. Roselle, N.J., Roselle Catholic, 26-4
#2. Philadelphia, Roman Catholic, 27-2
#3. Middle Village, N.Y., Christ the King, 25-4
#4. Jersey City, N.J., St. Anthony, 28-2
#5. Bronx, Wings Academy, 28-2
#6. Philadelphia, Neumann-Goretti, 27-2
#7. Waterbury, Conn., Sacred Heart, 25-0
#8. Sparta, N.J., Pope John XXIII, 29-3
#9. Radnor, Pa., Archbishop Carroll, 22-6
#10. Bayside, N.Y., Cardozo, 29-3
^East Coast=
#1. Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill, 45-0-x
#2. Virginia Beach, Va., Cape Henry Collegiate, 31-2
#3. Huntington, W.Va., Huntington St. Joseph Prep, 29-2
#4. Greensboro, N.C., Greensboro Day, 33-2
#5. High Point, N.C., Wesleyan Christian, 28-5
#6. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha, 33-4
#7. Raleigh, N.C., Word of God, 29-3
#8. Garner, N.C., 28-1
#9. Stafford, Va., Colonial Forge, 26-2
#10. Fort Meade, Md., Meade, 26-2
#1. Montverde, Fla., Montverde Academy, 28-1
#2. Marietta, Ga., Wheeler, 30-2
#3. Pompano Beach, Fla., Ely, 28-0
#4. Memphis, Tenn., Hamilton, 16-16-y
#5. Jackson, Miss., Callaway, 31-3
#6. Jacksonville, Fla., Providence, 33-1
#7. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Cardinal Gibbons, 32-1
#8. Jonesboro, Ga., 32-1
#9. Alpharetta, Ga., St. Francis, 29-3
#10. Tallahassee, Fla., Godby, 31-0
#1. Akron, Ohio, St. Vincent-St. Mary, 25-0
#2. Chicago, Simeon, 28-3
#3. Muskegon, Mich., 21-1
#4. Lincolnshire, Ill., Stevenson, 27-3
#5. Detroit, Western, 20-0
#6. Louisville, Ky., Ballard, 31-2
#7. Evansville, Ind., Reitz, 28-1
#8. Huber Heights, Ohio, Wayne, 23-4
#9. Germantown, Wis., 26-0
#10. Hindman, Ky., Knott County Central, 30-2
#1. Apple Valley, Minn., 30-2
#2. St. Louis, Chaminade, 24-3
#3. Wichita, Kan., East, 24-1
#4. Champlin, Minn., Champlin Park, 31-1
#5. Aurora, Colo., Overland, 23-5
#6. Eldridge, Iowa, North Scott, 23-3
#7. Omaha, Neb., Creighton Prep, 27-2
#8. Iowa City, Iowa, West, 25-1 
#9. Minneapolis, De La Salle, 27-4
#10. Bountiful, Utah, 22-6
#1. Tempe, Ariz., Corona del Sol, 33-1
#2. Henderson, Nev., Findlay, 28-2
#3. Plano, Texas, West, 33-2
#4. Mustang, Okla., 28-0
#5. Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman, 27-6
#6. Lancaster, Texas, 34-4
#7. North Little Rock, Ark., 25-5
#8. Houston, Clear Lake, 35-3
#9. Oklahoma City, Putnam City West, 24-3
#10. Plano, Texas, Prestonwood Christian, 32-5
^West Coast=
#1. Torrance, Calif., Bishop Montgomery, 31-1
#2. Los Angeles, Fairfax, 31-2
#3. Oakland, Calif., Bishop O’Dowd, 25-4
#4. Seattle, Garfield, 27-2
#5. Chatsworth, Calif., Sierra Canyon, 23-4
#6. Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei, 27-4
#7. West Linn, Ore., 25-4-x
#8. Federal Way, Wash., 27-2
#9. Seattle, Rainier Beach, 25-4
#10. Etiwanda, Calif., 24-8
x-Includes one forfeit win
y-15 losses by forfeit for using an ineligible player
     FEATS OF THE WEEK: No. 13 Plano, Texas, West won its first state championship, in thrilling fashion. Senior guard D.J. Hogg drained a 19-foot jump shot as time expired for a 56-54 triumph over regionally-ranked Houston, Clear Lake in the 6A final. Hogg (a Texas A&M recruit) led the Wolves with 22 points. ... No. 14 Mustang, Okla., rolled to its first state title. Senior guard Aubrey Johnson (uncommitted) had a game-high 22 points as the Broncos clobbered Edmond, Okla., Santa Fe, 93-54, for the 6A crown. ... No. 15 Memphis, Tenn., Hamilton earned its first state crown since 2006 with a 65-62 win against Brentwood, Tenn., in the 3A final. Senior forward Dedric Lawson (Memphis) had 20 points and 11 rebounds. ... McDonald’s All-American guard Malik Newman ended his prep career with a fourth consecutive 5A state championship as No. 16 Jackson, Miss., Callaway dumped Ridgeland, Miss., 66-43. Newman (uncommitted) led the way with 27 points. He averaged over 20 points per game in all four of his seasons at Callaway. ... Senior guard Isaiah Briscoe (Kentucky) had 17 points to lift No. 18 Roselle, N.J., Roselle Catholic past regionally-ranked Jersey City, N.J., St. Anthony, 56-52, for the Non-Public Group B title. It’s the third straight season Roselle Catholic has beaten St. Anthony in the Group B final. ... No. 21 Apple Valley, Minn., re-entered the national poll after downing previously-undefeated Champlin, Minn., Champlin Park, 64-61, for the 4A state crown. Sophomore guard Gary Trent Jr. paced the Eagles with 15 points.

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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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