|Bob Ladouceur (De La Salle HS)|
National High School Sports Hall of Fame journalist Doug Huff authored the National Prep Poll before he joined Student Sports in 1999. Current poll chief Jamie DeMoney took over at the start of the 1999-2000 basketball season.
Here is a listing of the 27 National Prep Poll champion teams and their coaches, as published by World Features Syndicate.
|SEASON||HIGH SCHOOL||CITY||STATE||RECORD||HEAD COACH|
|1987||Fontana HS||Fontana||CA||14-0||Dick Bruich|
|1988||Vigor HS||Prichard||AL||13-0||Harold Clark|
|1989||Permian HS||Odessa||TX||16-0||Gary Gaines|
|1990||Aldine HS||Aldine||TX||15-0||Bill Smith|
|1991||Ben Davis HS||Indianapolis||IN||14-0||Dick Dullaghan|
|1992||Valdosta HS||Valdosta||GA||14-0||Nick Hyder|
|1993||St. Ignatius HS||Cleveland||OH||14-0||Chuck Kyle|
|1994||De La Salle HS||Concord||CA||13-0||Bob Ladouceur|
|1995||St. Ignatius HS||Cleveland||OH||14-0||Chuck Kyle|
|1996||Hampton HS||Hampton||VA||14-0||Mike Smith|
|1997||Hampton HS||Hampton||VA||13-0||Mike Smith|
|1998||De La Salle HS||Concord||CA||12-0||Bob Ladouceur|
|1999||Evangel Christian HS||Shreveport||LA||15-0||Dennis Dunn|
|2000||De La Salle HS||Concord||CA||13-0||Bob Ladouceur|
|2001||De La Salle HS||Concord||CA||12-0||Bob Ladouceur|
|2002||De La Salle HS||Concord||CA||13-0||Bob Ladouceur|
|2003||De La Salle HS||Concord||CA||13-0||Bob Ladouceur|
|2004||Carroll HS||Southlake||TX||16-0||Todd Dodge|
|2005||Carroll HS||Southlake||TX||16-0||Todd Dodge|
|2006||Lakeland HS||Lakeland||FL||15-0||Bill Castle|
|2007||St. Xavier HS||Cincinnati||OH||15-0||Steve Specht|
|2008||St. Thomas Aquinas HS||Fort Lauderdale||FL||15-0||George Smith|
|2009||Don Bosco Prep||Ramsey||NJ||12-0||Greg Toal|
|2010||St. Thomas Aquinas HS||Fort Lauderdale||FL||15-0||George Smith|
|2011||Don Bosco Prep||Ramsey||NJ||12-0||Greg Toal|
|2012||John Curtis Christian HS||River Ridge||LA||14-0||J.T. Curtis|
|2013||Booker T. Washington HS||Miami||FL||14-0||Tim Harris|
|2014||Bishop Gorman HS||Las Vegas||NV||15-0||Tony Sanchez|
The PrepNation National Prep Poll is a continuation of World Feature Syndicate’s National Prep Poll, which was published and distributed to the Associated Press and other news organizations from 1987 to 2015.
The National Prep Poll is second only to the USA Today Super 25 as the longest continually published weekly high school rankings. While a product of World Features Syndicate (1987-2015), the National Prep Poll was the only high school poll distributed to newspapers and websites around the United States by the Associated Press.
Before authoring rankings for Student Sports and ESPN, National High School Sports Hall of Fame journalist Doug Huff compiled the National Prep Poll rankings from 1987 until 1999. Current author Jamie DeMoney has compiled the poll since the start of the 1999 basketball season to the present.
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.
PrepNation.com 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.