Monday, January 11, 2016

Week 5 PrepNation National Prep Basketball Poll

Calm Before the Storm

Among the 70 teams in this week's national and regional polls, 15 will participate in next week's Bass Pro Tournament of Champions and HoopHall Classic. 

The National Prep Basketball Poll is compiled by high school sports experts Jamie DeMoney of XOS Digital and Dr. Jeremy Plowman with input from sportswriters, experts, and coaches. The Week 5 national Top 25 and regional Top 10's follow with won-loss records:

NATIONAL TOP 25                             
1. Chino Hills HS (Calif.), 14-0
2. Montverde Academy (Fla.), 16-1
3. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), 22-1
4. DeMatha HS (Hyattsville, Md.), 13-2
5. Garfield HS (Seattle), 10-1
6. Sierra Canyon HS (Chatsworth, Calif.), 11-1
7. Atascocita HS (Humble, Texas), 23-0
8. Patrick School (Elizabeth, N.J.), 7-1
9. Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), 16-0
10. St. John’s College HS (Washington), 14-2
11. St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.), 15-0
12. St. Anthony HS (Jersey City, N.J.), 8-0
13. Hopkins HS (Minnetonka, Minn.), 15-0
14. Hammond School (Columbia, S.C.), 14-0
15. Greenforest Christian HS (Decatur, Ga.), 15-1
16. Chaminade HS (St. Louis), 13-3
17. Stevens Point HS (Wis.), 11-0
18. Cardozo HS (Bayside, N.Y.), 12-0
19. University of Detroit Jesuit (Detroit), 8-0
20. DeSoto HS (Texas), 20-1
21. North Central HS (Indianapolis), 10-0
22. Bishop Montgomery HS (Torrance, Calif.), 16-0
23. Sacred Heart HS (Waterbury, Conn.), 7-0
24. Providence Day (Charlotte, N.C.), 17-3
25. High Point Christian HS (N.C.), 14-3

1. Patrick School (Elizabeth, N.J.), 7-1
2. St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.), 15-0
3. St. Anthony HS (Jersey City, N.J.), 8-0
4. Cardozo HS (Bayside, N.Y.), 12-0
5. Sacred Heart HS (Waterbury, Conn.), 7-0
6. Seton Hall Prep (West Orange, N.J.), 9-1
7. Neumann-Goretti HS (Philadelphia), 11-2
8. Roselle Catholic HS (N.J.), 7-2
9. Putnam Vo-Tech (Springfield, Mass.), 7-0
10. Roman Catholic HS (Philadelphia), 9-3

1. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), 22-1
2. DeMatha HS (Hyattsville, Md.), 13-2
3. St. John’s College HS (Washington), 14-2
4. Hammond School (Columbia, S.C.), 14-0
5. Providence Day (Charlotte, N.C.), 17-3
6. High Point Christian HS (N.C.), 14-3
7. Greensboro Day (N.C.), 19-3
8. Gonzaga College HS (Washington), 11-2
9. H.D. Woodson HS (Washington), 17-0
10. National Christian HS (Fort Washington, Md.), 13-1

1. Montverde Academy (Fla.), 16-1
2. Greenforest Christian HS (Decatur, Ga.), 15-1
3. Memphis East HS (Tenn.), 11-1
4. Victory Rock Prep (Sarasota, Fla.), 12-1
5. Scotlandville HS (Baton Rouge, La.), 19-2
6. Norland HS (Miami), 13-3
7. Wheeler HS (Marietta, Ga.), 11-5
8. Hamilton Heights Christian (Chattanooga, Tenn.), 14-2
9. Oldsmar Christian HS (Fla.), 16-4
10. Jonesboro HS (Ga.), 13-3

1. Stevens Point HS (Wis.), 11-0
2. University of Detroit Jesuit HS (Detroit), 8-0
3. North Central HS (Indianapolis), 10-0
4. La Lumiere School (La Porte, Ind.), 14-3
5. Wayne HS (Huber Heights, Ohio), 11-0
6. Westerville South HS (Ohio), 10-2
7. Morgan Park HS (Chicago), 12-1
8. Moeller HS (Cincinnati), 11-1
9. Simeon HS (Chicago), 10-2
10. Mercer County HS (Harrodsburg, Ky.), 15-0

1. Hopkins HS (Minnetonka, Minn.), 15-0
2. Chaminade HS (St. Louis), 13-3
3. Apple Valley HS (Minn.), 14-1
4. Lone Peak HS (Highland, Utah), 9-2
5. Wasatch Academy (Mount Pleasant, Utah), 15-2
6. Maple Grove HS (Minn.), 10-1
7. Omaha South HS (Neb.), 10-0
8. Iowa City West HS (Iowa), 7-2
9. Sunrise Christian Academy (Wichita, Kan.), 9-3
10. Kickapoo HS (Springfield, Mo.), 13-0

1. Atascocita HS (Humble, Texas), 23-0
2. Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), 16-0
3. DeSoto HS (Texas), 20-1
4. Lancaster HS (Texas), 18-2
5. Shadow Mountain HS (Phoenix), 12-4
6. Fort Bend Elkins HS (Missouri City, Texas), 20-1
7. Edmond North HS (Okla.), 10-0
8. Brandeis HS (San Antonio), 21-0
9. Bishop Gorman HS (Las Vegas), 11-4
10. Steele HS (Cibolo, Texas), 20-1

1. Chino Hills HS (Calif.), 14-0
2. Garfield HS (Seattle), 10-1
3. Sierra Canyon HS (Chatsworth, Calif.), 11-1
4. Bishop Montgomery HS (Torrance, Calif.), 16-0
5. Redondo Union HS (Redondo Beach, Calif.), 12-3
6. Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, Calif.), 15-2
7. West Linn HS (Ore.), 7-3
8. Crespi HS (Encino, Calif.), 16-1
9. Foothills Christian HS (El Cajon, Calif.), 9-3
10. Modesto Christian HS (Calif.), 13-1


Top Three Storylines

Half of top-ranked Chino Hills’ 14 wins this season are against teams listed in the Week 5 national and regional rankings. On Saturday, the Wolves picked up their second win of the season against regionally ranked Foothills Christian, 85-83. UCLA-bound senior guard Lonzo Ball led the way with 25 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists. Fellow UCLA recruit T.J. Leaf, a senior forward, paced Foothills Christian with 43 points and 21 rebounds.

The lone matchup of Top 25 teams last week was won by No. 4 DeMatha, which held off Washington Catholic Athletic Conference rival and 10th-ranked St.John’s, 59-57. Junior guard Ryan Allen led the Stags with 16 points – including a 3-pointer late in the game that was the game-winner.

Regionally ranked Neumann-Goretti got a leg up in the race for the Philadelphia Catholic League title when it handed regionally ranked Roman Catholic an 85-68 defeat. Junior forward Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree led the Saints with 22 points and 12 rebounds.

Top Three Risers

1. Memphis East (Tenn.)
2. Wasatch Academy (Utah)
3. Crespi (Calif.)

Top Three Feats

Senior point guard Koby McEwen, a Utah State recruit, scored 29 points to help regionally ranked Wasatch Academy (Utah) upset regionally ranked La Lumiere (Ind.), 80-71.

Five-star junior guard Trae Young of Norman North (Okla.) poured in 43 points in a 77-64 win against Edmond Memorial.

Alabama-bound senior forward Braxton Key had an unorthodox triple-double with 11 points, 19 rebounds, and 10 assists as No. 3 Oak Hill Academy crushed Burlington Positive Day School (N.C.), 104-65.

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Editor's Note: Due to a number of ranked teams playing on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the Week 6 National Prep Basketball Poll will be released on January 19, 2016. 

About the PrepNation National Prep Poll
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.

About 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.

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