Monday, January 09, 2017

Week 5 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 5 national Top 25 and regional Top 10's follow with current won-loss records:

1. La Lumiere School (La Porte, Ind.), 16-0
2. Chino Hills HS (Calif.), 16-0
3. Nathan Hale HS (Seattle), 11-0
4. Montverde Academy (Fla.), 13-1
5. Sierra Canyon HS (Chatsworth, Calif.), 12-1
6. Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), 18-1
7. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 15-1
8. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), 15-2
9. Memphis East HS (Tenn.), 12-2
10. Simeon HS (Chicago), 12-0
11. Patrick School (Elizabeth, N.J.), 6-2
12. Gonzaga College HS (Washington), 12-2
13. Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, Calif.), 18-1
14. North Central HS (Indianapolis), 10-0
15. McEachern HS (Powder Springs, Ga.), 12-0
16. Greensboro Day School (N.C.), 21-2
17. DeMatha HS (Hyattsville, Md.), 11-1
18. Jonesboro HS (Ark.), 12-0
19. Klein Forest HS (Houston), 18-0
20. Scotlandville HS (Baton Rouge, La.), 17-1
21. Champlin Park HS (Champlin, Minn.), 8-0
22. Moeller HS (Cincinnati), 11-0
23. Bishop Montgomery HS (Torrance, Calif.), 14-1
24. Imhotep Charter (Philadelphia), 9-1
25. Shadow Mountain HS (Phoenix), 16-0

1. Patrick School (Elizabeth, N.J), 6-2
2. Imhotep HS (Philadelphia), 9-1
3. St. Anthony HS (Jersey City, N.J.), 8-0
4. Queens H.S. of Teaching (N.Y.), 14-0
5. St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.), 11-1
6. Bishop Loughlin HS (Brooklyn), 8-2
7. Linden HS (N.J.), 6-2
8. Hillhouse HS (New Haven, Conn.), 5-0
9. Roselle Catholic HS (N.J.), 5-3
10. Cambridge, Rindge and Latin School (Cambridge, Mass.), 6-0

1. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), 15-2
2. Gonzaga College HS (Washington), 12-2
3. Greensboro Day School (N.C.), 21-2
4. DeMatha HS (Hyattsville, Md.), 11-1
5. Wesleyan Christian HS (High Point, N.C.), 18-2
6. Mount St. Joseph HS (Baltimore), 16-1
7. Butler HS (Matthews, N.C.), 16-0
8. Charlotte Christian HS (N.C.), 15-2
9. Rock Creek Christian Academy (Upper Marlboro, Md.), 11-0
10. Potomac HS (Dumfries, Va.), 11-1

1. Montverde Academy (Fla.), 13-1
2. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 15-1
3. Memphis East (Tenn.), 12-2
4. McEachern HS (Powder Springs, Ga.), 12-0
5. Scotlandville HS (Baton Rouge, La.), 17-1
6. Newton HS (Covington, Ga.), 13-0
7. The Rock School (Gainesville, Fla.), 17-1
8. Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Chattanooga, Tenn.), 15-4
9. Greenforest Christian HS (Decatur, Ga.), 10-4
10. Meridian HS (Miss.), 17-1

1. La Lumiere School (La Porte, Ind.), 16-0
2. Simeon HS (Chicago), 12-0
3. North Central HS (Indianapolis), 10-0
4. Moeller HS (Cincinnati), 11-0
5. Grand Rapids Christian (Mich.), 4-0
6. Trinity HS (Louisville, Ky.), 15-1
7. Jackson HS (Massillon, Ohio), 7-0
8. North HS (Oshkosh, Wis.), 9-0
9. Evanston Township HS (Ill.), 14-2
10. New Albany HS (Ind.), 10-2

1. Champlin Park HS (Champlin, Minn.), 8-0
2. Wasatch Academy (Mount Pleasant, Utah), 15-2
3. Maple Grove HS (Minn.), 6-1
4. West HS (Iowa City, Iowa), 7-1
5. Vashon HS (St. Louis), 9-2
6. Lakeville North HS (Minn.), 7-1
7. Bishop Miege HS (Roeland Park, Kan.), 4-1
8. ThunderRidge HS (Highlands Ranch, Colo.), 11-1
9. Blue Valley Northwest HS (Overland Park, Kan.), 5-1
10. West HS (Lee’s Summit, Mo.), 8-1

1. Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), 18-1
2. Jonesboro HS (Ark.), 12-0
3. Klein Forest HS (Houston), 18-0
4. Shadow Mountain HS (Phoenix), 16-0
5. Sam Houston Math, Science and Tech HS (Houston), 23-1
6. Basha HS (Chandler, Ariz.), 19-0
7. Skyline HS (Dallas), 18-1
8. Wagner HS (San Antonio), 20-1
9. Union HS (Tulsa, Okla.), 8-0
10. Edmond North HS (Okla.), 8-1

1. Chino Hills HS (Calif.), 16-0
2. Nathan Hale HS (Seattle), 11-0
3. Sierra Canyon HS (Chatsworth, Calif.), 12-1
4. Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, Calif.), 18-1
5. Bishop Montgomery HS (Torrance, Calif.), 14-1
6. Prolific Prep (Napa, Calif.), 14-0
7. Garfield HS (Seattle), 11-2
8. Jefferson HS (Portland, Ore.), 7-1
9. Federal Way HS (Wash.), 12-0
10. Sheldon HS (Sacramento, Calif.), 11-1

The top storylines, news, notes and milestones from the week that was in high school basketball.

Team of the Week
La Lumiere (Ind.) emerged from the holiday event season as the new No. 1 team in the nation. The Lakers (16-0) cemented that position with a 69-57 win against previously unbeaten No. 6 Findlay Prep (Nev.) on Saturday at the Cancer Research Classic in Wheeling, W.Va.. Next up for La Lumiere – which has three wins against current or former Top 25 teams – is previous No. 1 Sierra Canyon (Calif.) next Monday at the HoopHall Classic in Springfield, Mass.

Worth Noting
Nathan Hale (Seattle) jumped 17 spots to No. 3 in the latest rankings after knocking off then-No. 1 Sierra Canyon (Calif.), 67-65, in the championship game of the Les Schwab Invitational in Hillsboro, Ore., on Dec. 30. Five-star senior forward Michael Porter (a Washington commit) led the way with 27 points and 15 rebounds. … Defending Prep Poll champion Chino Hills (Calif.) inched its way from No. 5 to No. 2 in the latest Top 25. The Wolves have a 51-game winning streak that includes an 84-73 win over No. 13 Mater Dei (Calif.) in the championship of the Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas on Dec. 20. UCLA-committed guard LiAngelo Ball has scored over 50 points three times in 16 games. … No. 4 Montverde Academy (Fla.) was a 63-54 winner against No. 9 Memphis East (Tenn.) for the championship of the City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, Fla., on Dec. 21. Memphis East, however, avenged the loss this past Saturday with a last-second 75-73 win over Montverde at the Penny Hardaway National Hoopfest in nearby Arlington, Tenn.

For the Record
No individual or team records of note to report this week.

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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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