Monday, February 06, 2017

Week 9 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 9 national Top 25 and regional Top 10's follow with current won-loss records: 

1. Nathan Hale HS (Seattle), 20-0
2. Sierra Canyon HS (Chatsworth, Calif.), 23-1
3. La Lumiere School (La Porte, Ind.), 22-1
4. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 24-1
5. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), 27-3
6. Chino Hills HS (Calif.), 25-1
7. Memphis East HS (Tenn.), 22-3
8. Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), 23-3
9. Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, Calif.), 26-1
10. Imhotep Charter (Philadelphia), 20-2-x
11. McEachern HS (Powder Springs, Ga.), 24-0
12. Jonesboro HS (Ark.), 22-0
13. Montverde Academy (Fla.), 23-4
14. Klein Forest HS (Houston), 27-0
15. Greensboro Day School (N.C.), 28-3
16. Gonzaga College HS (Washington), 20-3
17. Patrick School (Elizabeth, N.J.), 17-4
18. Champlin Park HS (Champlin, Minn.), 17-0
19. Moeller HS (Cincinnati), 19-0
20. Bishop Montgomery HS (Torrance, Calif.), 22-2
21. Shadow Mountain HS (Phoenix), 23-0
22. DeMatha HS (Hyattsville, Md.), 19-3
23. Garfield HS (Seattle), 17-3
24. The Rock HS (Gainesville, Fla.), 25-2
25. Long Island Lutheran HS (Brookville, N.Y.), 17-2
x-Includes one loss by forfeit for using an ineligible player

1. Imhotep Charter HS (Philadelphia), 20-2-x
2. Patrick School (Elizabeth, N.J), 17-4
3. Long Island Lutheran HS (Brookville, N.Y.), 17-2
4. Westtown School (West Chester, Pa.), 26-2
5. Linden HS (N.J.), 15-2
6. Lincoln HS (Brooklyn), 21-2
7. Hudson Catholic HS (Jersey City, N.J.), 18-3
8. St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.), 19-4
9. Hillhouse HS (New Haven, Conn.), 16-0
10. Cambridge, Rindge and Latin School (Cambridge, Mass.), 13-0
x-Includes one loss by forfeit for using an ineligible player

1. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), 27-3
2. Greensboro Day School (N.C.), 28-3
3. Gonzaga College HS (Washington), 20-3
4. DeMatha HS (Hyattsville, Md.), 19-3
5. Wesleyan Christian HS (High Point, N.C.), 24-4
6. Butler HS (Matthews, N.C.), 23-0
7. Paul VI HS (Fairfax, Va.), 20-3
8. Rock Creek Christian Academy (Upper Marlboro, Md.), 19-0
9. Huntington St. Joseph’s Prep (W.Va.), 20-3
10. Wise HS (Upper Marlboro, Md.), 13-0

1. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 24-1
2. Memphis East HS (Tenn.), 22-3
3. McEachern HS (Powder Springs, Ga.), 24-0
4. Montverde Academy (Fla.), 23-4
5. The Rock HS (Gainesville, Fla.), 25-2
6. Brentwood Academy (Tenn.), 23-2
7. Mae Jemison HS (Huntsville, Ala.), 24-4
8. Meridian HS (Miss.), 22-2
9. Scotlandville HS (Baton Rouge, La.), 24-3
10. Blackman HS (Murfreesboro, Tenn.), 20-3

1. La Lumiere School (La Porte, Ind.), 22-1
2. Moeller HS (Cincinnati), 19-0
3. Grand Rapids Christian (Mich.), 12-0
4. North HS (Oshkosh, Wis.), 16-0
5. Bolingbrook HS (Ill.), 21-0
6. Bowling Green HS (Ky.), 22-2
7. Warren Central HS (Indianapolis), 15-1
8. North Central HS (Indianapolis), 17-3
9. Clarkston HS (Mich.), 13-0
10. Curie HS (Chicago), 20-2

1. Champlin Park HS (Champlin, Minn.), 17-0
2. Wasatch Academy (Mount Pleasant, Utah), 21-3
3. Maple Grove HS (Minn.), 15-1
4. West HS (Iowa City, Iowa), 14-1
5. Vashon HS (St. Louis), 15-2
6. Lakeville North HS (Minn.), 16-1
7. Bishop Miege HS (Roeland Park, Kan.), 13-1
8. ThunderRidge HS (Highlands Ranch, Colo.), 18-1
9. West HS (Lee’s Summit, Mo.), 17-1
10. Apple Valley HS (Minn.), 16-2

1. Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), 23-3
2. Jonesboro HS (Ark.), 22-0
3. Klein Forest HS (Houston), 27-0
4. Shadow Mountain HS (Phoenix), 23-0
5. Basha HS (Chandler, Ariz.), 26-0
6. Skyline HS (Dallas), 26-1
7. Wagner HS (San Antonio), 28-1
8. Union HS (Tulsa, Okla.), 19-0
9. Edmond North HS (Okla.), 17-1
10. Cedar Hill HS (Texas), 25-4

1. Nathan Hale HS (Seattle), 20-0
2. Sierra Canyon HS (Chatsworth, Calif.), 23-1
3. Chino Hills HS (Calif.), 25-1
4. Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, Calif.), 26-1
5. Bishop Montgomery HS (Torrance, Calif.), 22-2
6. Garfield HS (Seattle), 17-3
7. Prolific Prep (Napa, Calif.), 20-2
8. Jefferson HS (Portland, Ore.), 14-1
9. Woodcreek HS (Roseville, Calif.), 21-2
10. Bishop Alemany HS (Mission Hills, Calif.), 22-3

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

Team of the Week
Nathan Hale (Seattle) took over the No. 1 spot in the latest national Top 25 rankings. The Raiders -- who are 4-0 against current Top 25 teams – became the fourth different team to hold the nation’s top ranking this season. Senior forward Michael Porter Jr., a Washington commit and the nation’s No. 1-rated recruit, led Nathan Hale with 52 points and 23 rebounds in a 90-68 rout of Seattle Prep last Tuesday.

Worth Noting
Last week’s top-ranked team Chino Hills (Calif.) fell to No. 6 this week after a 96-91 loss to No. 5 Oak Hill Academy (Calif.) at the Nike Extravaganza in Santa Ana, Calif. Chino Hills, which was the National Prep Poll champion last year, had won its previous 60 games in a row. … Six-foot-11-inch Marvin Bagley III – the nation’s top-ranked junior – set a Nike Extravaganza record by scoring 43 points in No. 2 Sierra Canyon’s (Calif.) 98-72 blowout of Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas). … Auburn (Ala.) pulled out a 16-8 snoozefest win over rival Opelika. It seems the issue wasn’t a matter of poor shooting as much as it was a complete disdain for shooting the basketball by both teams.

For the Record
The same night that Chino Hill’s 60-game winning streak ended, the state-record 63-game winning streak for then-regionally ranked Federal Way (Wash.) was also snapped. The Eagles were tripped up by league rival Kentwood, 69-59, for their first loss since January 2015. … Roy Johnston of Beaverton (Mich.) became his state’s all-time leader in coaching victories after a 61-24 rout of Farwell. Johnston now has 729 coaching wins in 47 seasons, the past 43 of which have been at Beaverton. … By looking at the final score, you might find it hard to believe that it took seven overtime periods to decide a 49-47 Liberty (Bedford, Va.) victory against rival Staunton River. A total of only two points were scored during the final five OT periods – and those two points earned Liberty the head-scratching win.

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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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