Monday, February 27, 2017

Week 12 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 12 national Top 25 and regional Top 10's follow with current won-loss records: 

1. Nathan Hale HS (Seattle), 25-0
2. Sierra Canyon HS (Chatsworth, Calif.), 27-2
3. La Lumiere School (La Porte, Ind.), 27-1
4. Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, Calif.), 31-1
5. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 26-1
6. Memphis East HS (Tenn.), 27-3
7. Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), 30-3
8. Bishop Montgomery HS (Torrance, Calif.), 26-2
9. Chino Hills HS (Calif.), 29-2
10. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), 35-4
11. Imhotep Charter (Philadelphia), 25-2-x
12. Montverde Academy (Fla.), 23-4
13. McEachern HS (Powder Springs, Ga.), 28-0
14. Jonesboro HS (Ark.), 29-0
15. Klein Forest HS (Houston), 32-0
16. Greensboro Day School (N.C.), 33-3
17. Patrick School (Elizabeth, N.J.), 22-4
18. Champlin Park HS (Champlin, Minn.), 25-0
19. Moeller HS (Cincinnati), 22-0
20. Shadow Mountain HS (Phoenix), 27-0
21. Grand Rapids Christian HS (Mich.), 17-0
22. Prolific Prep (Napa, Calif.), 26-3
23. Westtown School (West Chester, Pa.), 33-2
24. Gonzaga HS (Washington), 24-5
25. North HS (Oshkosh, Wis.), 22-0
x-Includes one loss by forfeit for using an ineligible player

1. Imhotep Charter HS (Philadelphia), 25-2-x
2. Patrick School (Elizabeth, N.J), 22-4
3. Westtown School (West Chester, Pa.), 33-2
4. St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.), 26-4
5. Long Island Lutheran HS (Brookville, N.Y.), 22-3
6. Lincoln HS (Brooklyn), 25-3
7. Hudson Catholic HS (Jersey City, N.J.), 23-3
8. Linden HS (N.J.), 20-4
9. Cambridge, Rindge and Latin School (Cambridge, Mass.), 20-0
10. Archbishop Molloy HS (Queens, N.Y.), 19-7
x-Includes one loss by forfeit for using an ineligible player

1. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), 35-4
2. Greensboro Day School (N.C.), 33-3
3. Gonzaga College HS (Washington), 25-5
4. Butler HS (Matthews, N.C.), 29-0
5. Paul VI HS (Fairfax, Va.), 25-4
6. Wise HS (Upper Marlboro, Md.), 18-0
7. Wesleyan Christian HS (High Point, N.C.), 28-5
8. Huntington St. Joseph Prep (W.Va.), 26-4
9. The Burlington School (N.C.), 30-0
10. Blue Ridge School (St. George, Va.), 27-3

1. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 26-1
2. Memphis East HS (Tenn.), 27-3
3. McEachern HS (Powder Springs, Ga.), 28-0
4. Montverde Academy (Fla.), 23-4
5. Brentwood Academy (Tenn.), 28-2
6. Mae Jemison HS (Huntsville, Ala.), 31-4
7. Newton HS (Covington, Ga.), 28-1
8. Meridian HS (Miss.), 27-2
9. Scotlandville HS (Baton Rouge, La.), 28-4
10. Blackman HS (Murfreesboro, Tenn.), 25-3

1. La Lumiere School (La Porte, Ind.), 27-1
2. Moeller HS (Cincinnati), 22-0
3. Grand Rapids Christian (Mich.), 17-0
4. North HS (Oshkosh, Wis.), 22-0
5. Bowling Green HS (Ky.), 29-2
6. Edwardsville HS (Ill.), 26-1
7. Simeon HS (Chicago), 24-3
8. Bolingbrook HS (Ill.), 24-1
9. Warren Central HS (Indianapolis), 21-2
10. East Lansing HS (Mich.), 17-0

1. Champlin Park HS (Champlin, Minn.), 25-0
2. Webster Groves HS (Mo.), 23-2
3. Wasatch Academy (Mount Pleasant, Utah), 23-4
4. Maple Grove HS (Minn.), 21-2
5. Vashon HS (St. Louis), 21-3
6. Apple Valley HS (Minn.), 22-2
7. Sunrise Christian HS (Wichita, Kan.), 23-5
8. George Washington HS (Denver), 22-2
9. Lee’s Summit West HS (Mo.), 21-2
10. Iowa City West HS (Iowa), 19-3

1. Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), 31-3
2. Jonesboro HS (Ark.), 29-0
3. Klein Forest HS (Houston), 32-0
4. Shadow Mountain HS (Phoenix), 27-0
5. Skyline HS (Dallas), 31-1
6. Union HS (Tulsa, Okla.), 24-0
7. Sam Houston HS (Houston), 34-2
8. Basha HS (Chandler, Ariz.), 28-1
9. Allen HS (Texas), 28-6
10. Bishop Gorman HS (Las Vegas), 22-9

1. Nathan Hale HS (Seattle), 25-0
2. Sierra Canyon HS (Chatsworth, Calif.), 27-2
3. Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, Calif.), 31-1
4. Bishop Montgomery HS (Torrance, Calif.), 26-2
5. Chino Hills HS (Calif.), 29-2
6. Prolific Prep (Napa, Calif.), 26-2
7. Jefferson HS (Portland, Ore.), 22-1
8. Woodcreek HS (Roseville, Calif.), 27-2
9. Rainier Beach HS (Seattle), 20-8
10. Birmingham HS (Lake Balboa, Calif.), 26-3

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

Team of the Week
This week’s top of the cap goes to a pair of nationally ranked SoCal squads. No. 4 Mater Dei (Santa Ana) and No. 8 Bishop Montgomery (Torrance) knocked off fellow Top 10 opponents to earn a trip to Saturday’s Southern Section Open Division championship game. A crowd of over 10,000 at the Galen Center watched Mater Dei beat No. 9 Chino Hills, 83-80, in overtime and Bishop Montgomery take down No. 2 Sierra Canyon, 70-63, in the other semifinal. 

Worth Noting
UC-Santa Barbara recruit Marcus Shaver scored 29 points to help No. 20 Shadow Mountain (Phoenix) crush Salpointe Catholic (Tucson), 81-48, for the Arizona Class 4A crown. … Arizona-bound senior guard Brandon Randolph had 25 points to lead No. 23 Westtown (Westchester) to a 64-49 win over Episcopal (Westtown Square) for its second straight Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association state title. … Regionally ranked Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) rallied late to capture its sixth consecutive Nevada Class 4A state championship and 19th overall. The Gaels trailed Clark (Las Vegas) by eight points with 1:25 to play, but ended the game on a 12-0 run to win 62-58. McDonald’s All-American guard Chuck O’Bannon (a USC commit) led the way with 36 points.

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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