Monday, March 30, 2015

Week 19 National Prep Basketball Poll released

WAUKEE, Iowa -- After beating regionally ranked Christ the King (Middle Village) for the New York Federation Class AA state crown, No. 23 Wings Academy (Bronx) entered the National Prep Poll's Top 25 for the first time in school history. The Wings' win on Saturday night also ensured all eight teams invited to this weekend's Dick's Sporting Goods High School Nationals tournament will enter the competition while nationally ranked by the Prep Poll. 

^National Prep Basketball Poll – Week 19=
^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), top seed at this weekend’s Dick’s Sporting Goods High School Nationals in New York-x
#2. Montverde, Fla., Montverde Academy (28-1), seeded second at High School Nationals
#3. Marietta, Ga., Wheeler (30-2), fourth seed at High School Nationals
#4. Tempe, Ariz., Corona del Sol (33-1), four Division I titles in a row
#5. Virginia Beach, Va., Cape Henry Collegiate (31-2), 57-3 the last two seasons
#6. Pompano Beach, Fla., Ely (28-0), seeded third at High School Nationals
#7. Huntington, W.Va., Huntington St. Joseph Prep (29-2), fifth seed at High School Nationals
#8. Oakland, Calif., Bishop O’Dowd (28-4), beat No. 19 Mater Dei in OT for Open Division state crown
#9. Henderson, Nev., Findlay (28-2), seeded sixth at High School Nationals
#10. Plano, Texas, West (33-2), captured first 6A state title
#11. Mustang, Okla. (28-0), 6A state titlist
#12. Memphis, Tenn., Hamilton (16-16), 3A state champ; win over No. 1 Oak Hill erased by forfeit-y
#13. Jackson, Miss., Callaway (31-3), fourth consecutive 5A state title
#14. Roselle, N.J., Roselle Catholic (28-4), won state Tournament of Champions  
#15. Seattle, Garfield (27-2), back-to-back state champ
#16. Philadelphia, Roman Catholic (29-2), earned first 4A state title
#17. Apple Valley, Minn. (30-2), two 4A state crowns in three years
#18. Greensboro, N.C., Greensboro Day (33-2), seventh seed at High School Nationals
#19. Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei (29-5), fell short in quest for five consecutive state titles
#20. Torrance, Calif., Bishop Montgomery (31-2), lost to No. 19 Mater Dei in Open Division SoCal semis
#21. Chatsworth, Calif., Sierra Canyon (26-4), won Division V state crown
#22. Jacksonville, Fla., Providence (33-1), second 3A championship in three years
#23. Bronx, Wings Academy (30-2), Federation AA state champ; seeded eighth at High School Nationals
#24. Lincolnshire, Ill., Stevenson (30-3), captured 4A state championship
#25. Detroit, Western (26-0), won first Class A state crown
x-Includes one forfeit win
y-15 losses by forfeit for using ineligible player
#1. Roselle, N.J., Roselle Catholic, 28-4
#2. Philadelphia, Roman Catholic, 29-2
#3. Bronx, Wings Academy, 30-2
#4. Middle Village, N.Y., Christ the King, 26-5
#5. Philadelphia, Neumann-Goretti, 29-2
#6. Jersey City, N.J., St. Anthony, 28-2
#7. Waterbury, Conn., Sacred Heart, 28-0
#8. Sparta, N.J., Pope John XXIII, 30-4
#9. Radnor, Pa., Archbishop Carroll, 23-7
#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. Lincolnshire, Ill., Stevenson, 30-3
#2. Detroit, Western, 26-0
#3. Huber Heights, Ohio, Wayne, 26-4
#4. Cleveland, Villa Angela-St. Joseph, 23-4
#5. Fort Wayne, Ind., Homestead, 28-2
#6. Westchester, Ill., St. Joseph, 29-6
#7. Stevens Point, Wis., 27-1
#8. Owensboro, Ky., 31-4
#9. Akron, Ohio, St. Vincent-St. Mary, 26-1
#10. Evansville, Ind., Reitz, 29-2
#1. Apple Valley, Minn., 30-2
#2. Wichita, Kan., East, 24-1
#3. Champlin, Minn., Champlin Park, 31-1
#4. Aurora, Colo., Overland, 23-5
#5. Blue Springs, Mo., South, 29-2
#6. Eldridge, Iowa, North Scott, 23-3
#7. Omaha, Neb., Creighton Prep, 27-2
#8. St. Louis, Chaminade, 24-4
#9. Iowa City, Iowa, West, 24-1
#10. Minneapolis, De La Salle, 27-4
#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, 33-4-x
^West Coast=
#1. Oakland, Calif., Bishop O’Dowd, 28-4
#2. Seattle, Garfield, 27-2
#3. Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei, 29-5
#4. Torrance, Calif., Bishop Montgomery, 31-2
#5. Chatsworth, Calif., Sierra Canyon, 26-4
#6. Los Angeles, Fairfax, 32-3
#7. West Linn, Ore., 25-4-x
#8. Federal Way, Wash., 27-2
#9. Seattle, Rainier Beach, 25-4
#10. Etiwanda, Calif., 24-9
x-Includes one forfeit win
y-15 losses by forfeit for using an ineligible player
     FEATS OF THE WEEK: McDonald’s All-American forward Ivan Raab sank one of two free throw attempts with 0.8 seconds on the clock to clinch the Open Division state championship for No. 8 Oakland, Calif., Bishop O’Dowd. Raab (uncommitted) had 19 points and 21 rebounds as the Dragons edged No. 19 Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei, 65-64 in overtime, denying the Monarchs’ bid for a fifth consecutive state title. ... Senior guard Isaiah Briscoe (Kentucky) scored 27 points as No. 14 Roselle, N.J., Roselle Catholic downed regionally-ranked Sparta, N.J., Pope John XXIII, 57-45, for its second state Tournament of Champions title in three seasons. ... No. 23 Bronx, Wings Academy erased an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat regionally-ranked Middle Village, N.Y., Christ the King, 79-73, for the Federation Class AA state title. Senior forward Jessie Govan (Georgetown) had 24 points for Wings, which will be seeded eighth in the all-Top 25 Dick’s Sporting Goods High School Nationals tournament this weekend in New York. ... Senior guard Josh McFolley (Detroit) scored 19 points to key No. 25 Detroit, Western’s 62-59 win against Saginaw, Mich., Arthur Hill for its first Class A state crown. ... A crowd of 12,862 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis watched regionally-ranked Fort Wayne, Ind., Homestead survive a 91-90 overtime classic against regionally-ranked Evansville, Ind., Reitz for its first Class 4A state title. Junior guard Tahj Curry had 23 points for the victorious Spartans.

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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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