Monday, March 07, 2016

Week 13 PrepNation National Prep Basketball Poll

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 13 national Top 25 and regional Top 10's follow with won-loss records: 

NATIONAL TOP 25                             
1. Chino Hills HS (Calif.), 31-0
2. Montverde Academy (Fla.), 25-1
3. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), 40-1
4. Atascocita HS (Humble, Texas), 37-0
5. St. Anthony HS (Jersey City, N.J.), 28-0
6. Stevens Point HS (Wis.), 24-0
7. University of Detroit Jesuit (Detroit), 20-0
8. Sierra Canyon HS (Chatsworth, Calif.), 26-4
9. Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), 28-1
10. St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.), 32-1
11. La Lumiere School (La Porte, Ind.), 25-3
12. Hopkins HS (Minnetonka, Minn.), 28-1
13. St. John’s College HS (Washington), 28-4
14. DeMatha HS (Hyattsville, Md.), 28-5
15. Chaminade HS (St. Louis), 23-5
16. Providence Day (Charlotte, N.C.), 30-3
17. Bishop Montgomery HS (Torrance, Calif.), 26-2
18. Greenforest Christian HS (Decatur, Ga.), 30-2
19. Apple Valley HS (Minn.), 28-1
20. Memphis East (Tenn.), 28-2
21. Roman Catholic HS (Philadelphia), 23-4
22. Simeon HS (Chicago), 26-3
23. Hamilton Heights Christian HS (Chattanooga, Tenn.), 27-3
24. Overland HS (Aurora, Colo.), 22-3
25. Federal Way HS (Wash.), 29-0

1. St. Anthony HS (Jersey City, N.J.), 28-0  
2. St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.), 32-1
3. Roman Catholic HS (Philadelphia), 23-4
4. Seton Hall Prep (West Orange, N.J.), 28-1
5. Archbishop Carroll HS (Radnor, Pa.), 24-3
6. Neumann-Goretti HS (Philadelphia), 24-4
7. Roselle Catholic HS (N.J.), 21-7
8. Long Island Lutheran HS (Brookville, N.Y), 22-3
9. Patrick School (Elizabeth, N.J.), 23-6
10. Westtown School (Pa.), 28-6

1. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), 40-1
2. St. John’s College HS (Washington), 28-4
3. DeMatha HS (Hyattsville, Md.), 28-5
4. Providence Day (Charlotte, N.C.), 30-3
5. H.D. Woodson HS (Washington), 33-0
6. High Point Christian HS (N.C.), 24-6
7. Greensboro Day (N.C.), 28-5
8. Byrnes HS (Duncan, S.C.), 25-4
9. Cary HS (N.C.), 32-1
10. National Christian HS (Fort Washington, Md.), 28-1

1. Montverde Academy (Fla.), 25-1
2. Greenforest Christian HS (Decatur, Ga.), 30-2
3. Memphis East HS (Tenn.), 28-2
4. Hamilton Heights Christian HS (Chattanooga, Tenn.), 27-3
5. Scotlandville HS (Baton Rouge, La.), 33-2
6. Miller Grove HS (Lithonia, Ga.), 30-2
7. Westlake HS (Atlanta), 27-4
8. Blackman HS (Murfreesboro, Tenn.), 30-0
9. Dillard HS (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 28-5
10. West Oaks HS (Orlando, Fla.), 25-4

1. Stevens Point HS (Wis.), 24-0
2. University of Detroit Jesuit HS (Detroit), 20-0
3. La Lumiere School (La Porte, Ind.), 25-3
4. Simeon HS (Chicago), 26-3
5. Morgan Park HS (Chicago), 24-3
6. Fenwick HS (Chicago), 27-2
7. Westerville South HS (Ohio), 21-4
8. Althoff Catholic HS (Belleville, Ill.), 25-2
9. Lima Senior HS (Ohio), 22-0
10. Southport HS (Indianapolis), 20-6

1. Hopkins HS (Minnetonka, Minn.), 28-1
2. Chaminade HS (St. Louis), 23-5
3. Apple Valley HS (Minn.), 28-1
4. Overland HS (Aurora, Colo.), 22-3
5. Osseo HS (Minn.), 29-0
6. Bingham HS (South Jordan, Utah), 24-2
7. Wasatch Academy (Mount Pleasant, Utah), 26-3
8. Omaha South HS (Neb.), 25-1
9. Lee’s Summit HS (Mo.), 27-0
10. Rangeview HS (Aurora, Colo.), 26-0

1. Atascocita HS (Humble, Texas), 37-0
2. Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), 28-1
3. Edmond North HS (Okla.), 26-0
4. DeSoto HS (Texas), 33-2
5. Lancaster HS (Texas), 34-2
6. Shadow Mountain HS (Phoenix), 27-5
7. Bishop Gorman HS (Las Vegas), 25-7
8. Fort Bend Elkins HS (Missouri City, Texas), 35-2
9. Sam Houston HS (Houston), 34-4
10. Mesa HS (Ariz.), 27-4

1. Chino Hills HS (Calif.), 31-0
2. Sierra Canyon HS (Chatsworth, Calif.), 26-4
3. Bishop Montgomery HS (Torrance, Calif.), 26-2
4. Federal Way HS (Wash.), 29-0
5. Rainier Beach HS (Seattle), 24-5
6. Garfield HS (Seattle), 25-3
7. Foothills Christian HS (El Cajon, Calif.), 24-4
8. Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, Calif.), 27-4
9. West Linn HS (Ore.), 23-3
10. Modesto Christian HS (Calif.), 30-1

Top Three Storylines

A matchup between the preseason and current No. 1 teams in the National Prep Poll turned out – to paraphrase early days Dick Vitale – an N.C.B. No Contest, Baby! Top-ranked Chino Hills crushed the now No. 8 Trailblazers, 105-83, for the CIF Southern Section Open Division championship. UCLA-bound senior guard Lonzo Ball had a triple-double with 20 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 assists as Chino Hills scored 100 points for the 17th time this season. That’s one game shy of tying the California state record.

For the seventh time in 11 seasons, seven-time Prep Poll champion Oak Hill Academy (Va.) reached 40 wins. The third-ranked Warriors closed the regular season with a 37-game winning streak after clobbering Handle It Prep (Ga.), 104-74. Next up is a likely No. 1 or 2 seed at the Dick’s Sporting Goods High School Nationals on March 31-April 2.

Overland (Aurora, Colo.) worked its way back into the Top 25 for the first time since January. The Trailblazers (22-3) have won 11 straight and will attempt to repeat as Class 5A champions this weekend. They have defeated state champions from Florida, Nevada, Utah this season – and also have a win over regionally ranked Omaha South, the heavy favorite to win it all in Nebraska.

Top Three Risers

1. Rainier Beach (Wash.)
2. Overland (Colo.)
3. Byrnes (S.C.)

Top Three Feats  

Cherokee (N.C.) set a state record for most three-pointers made as a team this season. The Braves connected on 330 shots from beyond the arc – out of a jaw-dropping 1,041 attempts – and averaged over 90 points per game. Cherokee’s season ended with a 101-88 Class 1A playoff loss to Lincoln Charter.

Regionally ranked Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.) – a near continual presence in the National Prep Football Poll – picked up its first state basketball title in 26 years. The Rebels defeated Irmo, 57-50, denying Yellowjackets coach Tim Whipple what would have been a state-record sixth Class 4A state crown.

State championship crowns in Washington’s two largest classifications landed on familiar heads with No. 25 Federal Way repeating as Class 4A champion and regionally ranked Rainier Beach (Seattle) winning its fourth Class 3A title inthe last five seasons. Federal Way (29-0) has won 43 straight games since last season.

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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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