Friday, November 11, 2016

Week 1 PrepNation National Prep Basketball Poll

WAUKEE, Iowa -- For the second consecutive season, Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.) is ranked No. 1 in the first PrepNation National Prep Basketball Poll of the season.

Four starters are back from a squad that went 26-5 and was runner-up to eventual national champion Chino Hills in the CIF-Southern Section Open Division championship. Sierra Canyon was 4-3 against teams that finished the season in the national or regional rankings.

The Trailblazers’ top returning players are four-star senior forward Cody Riley (a UCLA commit), four-star senior guard Remy Martin (Arizona State), and three-star senior guard Adam Seiko (San Diego State). Six-foot-10 Marvin Bagley III – the nation’s top-rated junior – and his highly touted freshman brother Marcus Bagley are the top newcomers.

Sierra Canyon will have ample opportunity to prove it’s worthy of the nation’s top ranking on the court this season. The schedule includes a December 15 showdown against No. 2 Oak Hill Academy (Va.) and a January 16 meeting with No. 3 La Lumiere (Ind.). In addition, the Trailblazers are in the field at the Les Schwab Invitational in Hillsboro, Ore., and the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions in Springfield, Mo.

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


1. Sierra Canyon HS (Chatsworth, Calif.), 0-0
2. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), 5-0
3. La Lumiere School (La Porte, Ind.), 0-0
4. Patrick School (Elizabeth, N.J.), 0-0
5. Wheeler HS (Marietta, Ga.), 0-0
6. Montverde Academy (Fla.), 0-0
7. Greenforest Christian HS (Decatur, Ga.), 0-0
8. Chino Hills HS (Calif.), 0-0
9. Garfield HS (Seattle), 0-0
10. Neumann-Goretti HS (Philadelphia), 0-0
11. Bishop Montgomery HS (Torrance, Calif.), 0-0
12. Memphis East HS (Tenn.), 0-0
13. Greensboro Day School (N.C.), 0-0
14. Roselle Catholic (N.J.), 0-0
15. DeMatha HS (Hyattsville, Md.), 0-0
16. Westtown School (West Chester, Pa.), 0-0
17. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 0-0
18. Westlake HS (Austin, Texas), 0-0
19. Parkview HS (Little Rock, Ark.), 0-0
20. Hamilton Heights Christian HS (Chattanooga, Tenn.), 0-0
21. Jefferson HS (Portland, Ore.), 0-0
22. Westlake HS (Atlanta), 0-0
23. Gonzaga College HS (Washington), 0-0
24. Natchitoches Central HS (La.), 0-0
25. Pebblebrook HS (Mableton, Ga.), 0-0

1. Patrick School (Elizabeth, N.J), 0-0
2. Neumann-Goretti HS (Philadelphia), 0-0
3. Roselle Catholic HS (N.J.), 0-0
4. Westtown School (West Chester, Pa.), 0-0
5. Long Island Lutheran HS (Brookville, N.Y.), 0-0
6. St. Anthony HS (Jersey City, N.J.), 0-0
7. Imhotep HS (Philadelphia), 0-0
8. St. Raymond HS (Bronx), 0-0
9. Hudson Catholic HS (Jersey City, N.J.), 0-0
10. Christ the King HS (Middle Village, N.Y.), 0-0

Five to watch: Linden HS (N.J.), Catholic Memorial HS (West Roxbury, Mass.), Bishop Loughlin HS (Brooklyn), St. Benedict’s HS (Newark, N.J.), Sacred Heart HS (Waterbury, Conn.)

1. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.),
2. Greensboro Day School (N.C.), 0-0
3. DeMatha HS (Hyattsville, Md.), 0-0
4. Gonzaga College HS (Washington), 0-0
5. Wesleyan Christian HS (High Point, N.C.), 0-0
6. Gray Collegiate Academy (West Columbia, S.C.), 0-0
7. Paul VI HS (Fairfax, Va.), 0-0
8. Cape Henry Collegiate HS (Virginia Beach, Va.), 0-0
9. Robinson HS (Concord, N.C.), 0-0
10.   A.C. Flora HS (Columbia, S.C.), 0-0

Five to watch: Providence Day School (Charlotte, N.C.), Bishop O’Connell HS (Arlington, Va.), North Mecklenburg HS (Huntersville, N.C.), Cannon School (Concord, N.C.), Wise HS (Upper Marlboro, Md.)

1. Wheeler HS (Marietta, Ga.), 0-0
2. Montverde Academy (Fla.), 0-0
3. Greenforest Christian HS (Decatur, Ga.), 0-0
4. Memphis East (Tenn.), 0-0
5. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 0-0
6. Hamilton Heights Christian HS (Chattanooga, Tenn.), 0-0
7. Westlake HS (Atlanta), 0-0
8. Natchitoches Central HS (La.), 0-0
9. Pebblebrook HS (Mableton, Ga.), 0-0
10. Mae Jemison HS (Huntsville, Ala.), 0-0

Five to watch: Clinton HS (Miss.), Dillard HS (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), Norcross HS (Ga.), Scotlandville HS (La.), 0-0, West Oaks Academy (Orlando, Fla.)

1. La Lumiere School (La Porte, Ind.), 0-0
2. New Albany HS (Ind.), 0-0
3. Simeon HS (Chicago), 0-0
4. Curie HS (Chicago), 0-0
5. U.D. Jesuit HS (Detroit), 0-0
6. Dakota HS (Macomb, Mich.), 0-0
7. Stevens Point HS (Wis.), 0-0
8. Althoff Catholic (Ill.), 0-0
9. Trinity HS (Louisville, Ky.), 0-0
10. Bowling Green HS (Ky.), 0-0

Five to watch: Lawrence North (Indianapolis), Clarkston (Mich.), Jackson HS (Massillon, Ohio), Covington Catholic HS (Ky.), North Central HS (Indianapolis)

1. Wasatch Academy (Mount Pleasant, Utah), 0-0
2. West HS (Iowa City, Iowa), 0-0
3. Champlin Park HS (Champlin, Minn.), 0-0
4. Apple Valley HS (Minn.), 0-0
5. Eaglecrest HS (Centennial, Colo.), 0-0
6. Bishop Miege HS (Roeland Park, Kan.), 0-0
7. Webster Groves HS (Mo.), 0-0
8. Maple Grove HS (Minn.), 0-0
9. Omaha South HS (Neb.), 0-0
10. Sunrise Christian Academy (Wichita, Kan.), 0-0

Five to watch: Blue Valley Northwest HS (Overland Park, Kan.), Pueblo West HS (Colo.), Hopkins HS (Minnetonka, Minn.), Waukee HS (Iowa), Papillion-La Vista HS (Papillion, Neb.)

1. Westlake HS (Austin, Texas), 0-0
2. Parkview HS (Little Rock, Ark.), 0-0
3. Norman North HS (Okla.), 0-0
4. Bishop Gorman HS (Las Vegas), 0-0
5. Steele HS (Cibolo, Texas), 0-0
6. Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), 0-0
7. Putnam City West HS (Oklahoma City), 0-0
8. George Bush HS (Richmond, Texas), 0-0
9. Lancaster HS (Texas), 0-0
10. St. Anthony HS (San Antonio), 0-0

Five to watch: Desert Vista HS (Phoenix), North Crowley HS (Fort Worth, Texas), Cedar Hill (Texas), Tulsa Memorial HS (Okla.), Sam Houston Math, Science, Technology HS (Houston)

1. Sierra Canyon HS (Chatsworth, Calif.), 0-0
2. Chino Hills HS (Calif.), 0-0
3. Garfield HS (Seattle), 0-0
4. Bishop Montgomery HS (Torrance, Calif.), 0-0
5. Jefferson HS (Portland, Ore.), 0-0
6. Rainier Beach HS (Seattle), 0-0
7. Nathan Hale HS (Seattle), 0-0
8. Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, Calif.), 0-0
9. Crespi HS (Encino, Calif.), 0-0
10. Jesuit HS (Portland, Ore.), 0-0

Five to watch: Bellevue HS (Wash.), Seattle Prep (Seattle), Westchester (Los Angeles), Punahou (Honolulu), Taft HS (Woodland Hills, Calif.)


The National Prep Poll was originated and published by World Features Syndicate from the 1987 football season through the end of basketball season in 2015. 

National High School Sports Hall of Fame journalist Doug Huff authored the National Prep Poll before he joined Student Sports in 1999. Current poll chiefs Jamie DeMoney and Jeremy Plowman took over at the start of the 1999-2000 basketball season. 

Here is a listing of the 28 previous National Prep Poll champion teams and their coaches, as published by World Features Syndicate between 1988-2015.

1988--Bronx, N.Y., Tolentine (30-1), John Sarandrea
1989--Jersey City, N.J., St. Anthony (32-0), Bob Hurley
1990--Chicago, King (32-0), Landon Cox
1991--Philadelphia, Simon Gratz (27-1), Bill Ellerbee
1992--Baltimore, Dunbar (29-0), Pete Pompey
1993--Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (30-0), Steve Smith
1994--Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (30-1), Steve Smith
1995--New Orleans, St. Augustine (37-1), Bernard Griffith
1996--Jersey City, N.J., St. Anthony (31-0), Bob Hurley
1997--Peoria, Ill., Manual (31-1), Wayne McClain
1998--Frederick, Md., St. John's at Prospect Hall (25-0), Stu Vetter
1999--Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (31-0), Steve Smith
2000--Compton, Calif., Dominguez (35-2), Russell Otis
2001--Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (32-1), Steve Smith
2002--Dallas, Lincoln (40-0), Leonard Bishop
2003--Akron, Ohio, St. Vincent-St. Mary (25-1), Dru Joyce II
2004--Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (38-0), Steve Smith
2005--Niagara Falls, N.Y. (28-1), Dan Bazzani
2006--Indianapolis, Lawrence North (29-0), Jack Keefer
2007--Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (40-1), Steve Smith
2008--Jersey City, N.J., St. Anthony (32-0), Bob Hurley
2009--Henderson, Nev., Findlay (33-0), Michael Peck
2010--Houston, Yates (34-0), Greg Wise
2011--Jersey City, N.J., St. Anthony (33-0), Bob Hurley
2012--Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (44-0), Steve Smith
2013--Montverde, Fla., Montverde Academy (26-2), Kevin Boyle
2014--Montverde, Fla., Montverde Academy (28-0), Kevin Boyle
2015--Montverde, Fla., Montverde Academy (31-1), Kevin Boyle
2016--Chino Hills, Calif. (35-0), Steve Baik

Editor’s note: The PrepNation National Prep Basketball Poll will resume with its weekly poll on Monday, December 5.

All content Copyright 2016 Jamie DeMoney/

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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