Monday, March 13, 2017

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 current won-loss records: 

1. Nathan Hale HS (Seattle), 29-0
2. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 26-1
3. Bishop Montgomery HS (Torrance, Calif.), 28-2
4. Memphis East HS (Tenn.), 30-3
5. La Lumiere School (La Porte, Ind.), 27-1
6. Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, Calif.), 32-2
7. Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), 32-3
8. Chino Hills HS (Calif.), 30-2
9. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), 38-4
10. Imhotep Charter (Philadelphia), 27-2-x
11. Montverde Academy (Fla.), 23-4
12. Jonesboro HS (Ark.), 32-0
13. Greensboro Day School (N.C.), 33-3
14. Patrick School (Elizabeth, N.J.), 27-4
15. Champlin Park HS (Champlin, Minn.), 27-0
16. Cypress Falls HS (Houston), 35-3
17. Shadow Mountain HS (Phoenix), 27-0
18. Moeller HS (Cincinnati), 25-0
19. Sierra Canyon HS (Chatsworth, Calif.), 27-3
20. Grand Rapids Christian HS (Mich.), 23-0
21. Prolific Prep (Napa, Calif.), 29-2
22. Westtown School (West Chester, Pa.), 33-2
23. Gonzaga HS (Washington), 32-5
24. Brentwood Academy (Tenn.), 30-2
25. Tift County HS (Tifton, Ga.), 29-2
x-Includes one loss by forfeit for using an ineligible player

1. Imhotep Charter HS (Philadelphia), 27-2-x
2. Patrick School (Elizabeth, N.J), 27-4
3. Westtown School (West Chester, Pa.), 33-2
4. St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.), 29-4
5. Long Island Lutheran HS (Brookville, N.Y.), 22-3
6. Lincoln HS (Brooklyn), 29-3
7. Linden HS (N.J.), 26-4
8. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.), 28-1
9. Hudson Catholic HS (Jersey City, N.J.), 26-4
10. Cambridge, Rindge and Latin School (Cambridge, Mass.), 22-0
x-Includes one loss by forfeit for using an ineligible player

1. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), 38-4
2. Greensboro Day School (N.C.), 33-3
3. Gonzaga College HS (Washington), 32-5
4. Trinity Episcopal HS (Richmond, Va.), 35-1
5. Mount St. Joseph (Baltimore), 36-3
6. Huntington St. Joseph Prep (W.Va.), 26-4
7. Blue Ridge School (St. George, Va.), 30-3
8. Wesleyan Christian HS (High Point, N.C.), 28-5
9. The Burlington School (N.C.), 31-0
10. Southwest Guilford HS (High Point, N.C.), 27-3

1. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 26-1
2. Memphis East HS (Tenn.), 30-3
3. Montverde Academy (Fla.), 23-4
4. Brentwood Academy (Tenn.), 30-2
5. Tift County HS (Tifton, Ga.), 29-2
6. Mae Jemison HS (Huntsville, Ala.), 34-4
7. Meridian HS (Miss.), 30-2
8. Scotlandville HS (Baton Rouge, La.), 31-4
9. Norcross HS (Ga.), 26-6
10. Dillard HS (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 28-4

1. La Lumiere School (La Porte, Ind.), 27-1
2. Moeller HS (Cincinnati), 25-0
3. Grand Rapids Christian (Mich.), 23-0
4. Bowling Green HS (Ky.), 32-2
5. Edwardsville HS (Ill.), 30-1
6. Simeon HS (Chicago), 28-3
7. Bolingbrook HS (Ill.), 28-1
8. Fort Wayne North HS (Ind.), 26-2
9. East Lansing HS (Mich.), 23-0
10. La Crosse Central HS (Wis.), 24-2

1. Champlin Park HS (Champlin, Minn.), 27-0
2. Webster Groves HS (Mo.), 27-2
3. Wasatch Academy (Mount Pleasant, Utah), 24-4
4. Maple Grove HS (Minn.), 26-2
5. Vashon HS (St. Louis), 25-3
6. Apple Valley HS (Minn.), 26-2
7. Lee’s Summit West HS (Mo.), 25-2
8. Iowa City West HS (Iowa), 23-3
9. Eaglecrest HS (Centennial, Colo.), 24-4
10. Bingham HS (South Jordan, Utah), 24-3

1. Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), 33-3
2. Jonesboro HS (Ark.), 32-0
3. Cypress Falls HS (Houston), 35-3
4. Shadow Mountain HS (Phoenix), 27-0
5. Skyline HS (Dallas), 35-2
6. Edmond North HS (Okla.), 27-2
7. Basha HS (Chandler, Ariz.), 31-1
8. Wagner HS (San Antonio), 36-3
9. Mansfield Timberview HS (Arlington, Texas), 32-7
10. Bishop Gorman HS (Las Vegas), 22-9

1. Nathan Hale HS (Seattle), 29-0
2. Bishop Montgomery HS (Torrance, Calif.), 28-2
3. Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, Calif.), 32-2
4. Chino Hills HS (Calif.), 30-2
5. Sierra Canyon HS (Chatsworth, Calif.), 27-3
6. Prolific Prep (Napa, Calif.), 29-2
7. Jefferson HS (Portland, Ore.), 27-1
8. Woodcreek HS (Roseville, Calif.), 30-2
9. Sheldon HS (Sacramento, Calif.), 29-3
10. Kentwood HS (Covington, Wash.), 27-3

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

Team of the Week
Regionally ranked Jefferson (Portland, Ore.) claimed its first state title as a Class 6A school. The Democrats edged Clackamas, 70-67, to win Oregon’s largest classification title for the first time. The program’s eight previous state crowns were at the Class A, 2A, 4A and 5A levels. Senior guard Geno West led the way with 28 points.

Worth Noting
Senior guard LiAngelo Ball (a UCLA recruit) scored 52 points to lead No. 8 Chino Hills (Calif.) to a 130-110 state playoff win over then-regionally ranked Birmingham (Lake Balboa). … No. 12 Jonesboro (Ark.) capped an unbeaten season with a 74-57 win over El Dorado for the Arkansas 6A state title. … No. 16 Cypress Falls (Houston) earned its first state crown, defeating regionally ranked Wagner (San Antonio), 63-57, in the Texas 6A championship game. The Eagles (35-3) ended the season with 25 consecutive wins. … No. 25 Tift County took home its second state championship in four seasons with a 55-52 win against regionally ranked Norcross in the Georgia 7A final. Tift County senior guard Micah Johnson (Alabama St.) led all scorers with 24 points.

For the Record
It took a state-record six overtime periods and a desperation 40-foot buzzer-beater for St. John (Kan.) to shake Bishop Seabury (Lawrence) in the Kansas Class 2A semifinals. Cole Kinnamon’s clutch basket gave the Tigers a 52-51 win and berth in the 2A championship game, where they were beaten, 59-51, by Sacred Heart (Salina).

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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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