Sunday, March 13, 2016

Week 14 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 14 national Top 25 and regional Top 10's follow with won-loss records: 

NATIONAL TOP 25                             
1. Chino Hills HS (Calif.), 32-0
2. Montverde Academy (Fla.), 25-1
3. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), 42-1
4. St. Anthony HS (Jersey City, N.J.), 30-0
5. Stevens Point HS (Wis.), 26-0
6. University of Detroit Jesuit (Detroit), 23-0
7. Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), 28-1
8. St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.), 35-1
9. Hopkins HS (Minnetonka, Minn.), 31-1
10. DeMatha HS (Hyattsville, Md.), 32-5
11. La Lumiere School (La Porte, Ind.), 25-3
12. Chaminade HS (St. Louis), 25-5
13. DeSoto HS (Texas), 35-2
14. Providence Day (Charlotte, N.C.), 30-3
15. Bishop Montgomery HS (Torrance, Calif.), 27-2
16. Greenforest Christian HS (Decatur, Ga.), 30-2
17. Overland HS (Aurora, Colo.), 25-3
18. Memphis East (Tenn.), 29-2
19. Roman Catholic HS (Philadelphia), 25-4
20. Simeon HS (Chicago), 28-3
21. Hamilton Heights Christian HS (Chattanooga, Tenn.), 27-3
22. Foothills Christian HS (El Cajon, Calif.), 25-4
23. Atascocita HS (Humble, Texas), 38-1
24. Sierra Canyon HS (Chatsworth, Calif.), 26-5
25. Federal Way HS (Wash.), 29-0

1. St. Anthony HS (Jersey City, N.J.), 30-0  
2. St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.), 35-1
3. Roman Catholic HS (Philadelphia), 25-4
4. Neumann-Goretti HS (Philadelphia), 26-4
5. Long Island Lutheran HS (Brookville, N.Y), 22-3
6. Jefferson HS (Brooklyn), 25-9
7. Roselle Catholic HS (N.J.), 22-8
8. Patrick School (Elizabeth, N.J.), 23-6
9. Sacred Heart HS (Waterbury, Conn.), 23-2
10. Westtown School (Pa.), 28-6

1. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), 42-1
2. DeMatha HS (Hyattsville, Md.), 32-5
3. Providence Day (Charlotte, N.C.), 30-3
4. St. John’s College HS (Washington), 30-5
5. H.D. Woodson HS (Washington), 33-0
6. Westfield HS (Chantilly, Va.), 26-3
7. Charlotte Catholic HS (N.C.), 32-1
8. Byrnes HS (Duncan, S.C.), 25-4
9. Eleanor Roosevelt (Greenbelt, Md.), 24-3
10. High Point Christian HS (N.C.), 24-6

1. Montverde Academy (Fla.), 25-1
2. Greenforest Christian HS (Decatur, Ga.), 30-2
3. Memphis East HS (Tenn.), 29-2
4. Hamilton Heights Christian HS (Chattanooga, Tenn.), 27-3
5. Miller Grove HS (Lithonia, Ga.), 30-2
6. Westlake HS (Atlanta), 27-4
7. Blackman HS (Murfreesboro, Tenn.), 32-0
8. Dillard HS (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 28-5
9. West Oaks HS (Orlando, Fla.), 25-4
10. Natchitoches Central HS (La.), 33-3

1. Stevens Point HS (Wis.), 26-0
2. University of Detroit Jesuit HS (Detroit), 23-0
3. La Lumiere School (La Porte, Ind.), 25-3
4. Simeon HS (Chicago), 28-3
5. Morgan Park HS (Chicago), 26-3
6. Westerville South HS (Ohio), 24-4
7. Althoff Catholic HS (Belleville, Ill.), 27-2
8. Lima Senior HS (Ohio), 28-0
9. Southport HS (Indianapolis), 22-6
10. Dunbar HS (Lexington, Ky.), 29-6

1. Hopkins HS (Minnetonka, Minn.), 31-1
2. Chaminade HS (St. Louis), 25-5
3. Overland HS (Aurora, Colo.), 25-3
4. Apple Valley HS (Minn.), 29-2
5. Bingham HS (South Jordan, Utah), 24-2
6. Wasatch Academy (Mount Pleasant, Utah), 26-3
7. Omaha South HS (Neb.), 28-1
8. Lee’s Summit HS (Mo.), 29-0
9. Valley HS (West Des Moines, Iowa), 23-3
10. Bishop Miege HS (Roeland Park, Kan.), 22-3

1. Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), 28-1
2. DeSoto HS (Texas), 35-2
3. Atascocita HS (Humble, Texas), 38-1
4. Lancaster HS (Texas), 36-2
5. Shadow Mountain HS (Phoenix), 27-5
6. Bishop Gorman HS (Las Vegas), 25-7
7. Fort Bend Elkins HS (Missouri City, Texas), 36-3
8. Putnam City West HS (Oklahoma City), 24-5
9. Mesa HS (Ariz.), 27-4
10. Cabot HS (Ark.), 20-9

1. Chino Hills HS (Calif.), 32-0
2. Bishop Montgomery HS (Torrance, Calif.), 27-2
3. Foothills Christian HS (El Cajon, Calif.), 25-4
4. Sierra Canyon HS (Chatsworth, Calif.), 26-5
5. Federal Way HS (Wash.), 29-0
6. Rainier Beach HS (Seattle), 24-5
7. Modesto Christian HS (Calif.), 31-1
8. West Linn HS (Ore.), 26-3
9. Garfield HS (Seattle), 25-3
10. Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, Calif.), 27-5

Top Three Storylines

Top-ranked Chino Hills (Calif.) tied a state scoring record and inched closer to its first National Prep Poll title. The Wolves clobbered Immanuel (Reedley), 103-71, in round one of the California Open Division state tournament. It’s the 18th time Chino Hills hit the century mark in scoring this season – matching a feat by Balboa (San Francisco) 20 years ago. Next up for the Wolves is its third meeting against No. 22 Foothills Christian (El Cajon).

California Interscholastic Federation rules won’t allow Chino Hills to participate in the upcoming Dick’s Sporting Goods High School Nationals, but the eight-team bracket is loaded up with ranked teams nonetheless. Three-time defending Dick’s and Prep Poll champion No. 2 Montverde Academy (Fla.) is the top seed of the tournament, followed by No. 3 Oak Hill Academy (Va.), No. 7 Findlay Prep (Nev.), and No. 8 St. Benedict’s Prep (N.J.). The bottom four seeds, in order, are No. 11 La Lumiere (Ind.), regionally ranked Miller Grove (Ga.), regionally ranked Wasatch Academy (Utah), and No. 14 Providence Day (N.C).

No. 4 St. Anthony (N.J.) was one of four Top 25 teams that captured state championships over the weekend. The Friars defeated regionally ranked Roselle Catholic, 53-37, in the Non-Public Group B final, ending a run of three straight losses against the Lions in the postseason. It was St. Anthony’s 28th state crown since Bob Hurley arrived in 1972.

Top Three Risers

1. DeSoto (Texas)
2. Jefferson (N.Y.)
3. Westfield (Va.)

Top Three Feats  

DeLaSalle (Minneapolis) became the first Minnesota team ever to win five consecutive state championships. The Islanders thumped Fergus Falls, 79-65, for the Class 3A crown at the Target Center.

Regionally ranked Jefferson (Brooklyn) broke an over 60-year draught by winning the New York City Public School Athletic League tournament crown. The Orange Wave rolled to its first title since 1954, drubbing Brooklyn rival Lincoln, 90-61, at Madison Square Garden.

Regionally ranked Westfield (Va.) whipped Oscar Smith, 74-56, to earn its first state basketball championship. The matchup was a quasi-rematch of the Class 6A football championship – also won by Westfield – a little less than three months earlier. The last time the same teams met for both the football and boys basketball state finals in Virginia was 1921. And Westfield is the first team to win both titles in the two sports in the same year since 1988-89.

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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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