Monday, March 20, 2017

Week 15 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 15 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.), 30-2
4. Memphis East HS (Tenn.), 35-3
5. La Lumiere School (La Porte, Ind.), 27-1
6. Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), 32-3
7. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), 38-4
8. Chino Hills HS (Calif.), 30-3
9. Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, Calif.), 33-3
10. Imhotep Charter (Philadelphia), 29-2-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.), 28-4
15. Champlin Park HS (Champlin, Minn.), 29-0
16. Cypress Falls HS (Houston), 35-3
17. Shadow Mountain HS (Phoenix), 27-0
18. Webster Groves HS (Mo.), 29-2
19. Moeller HS (Cincinnati), 27-0
20. Grand Rapids Christian HS (Mich.), 25-0
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), 29-2-x
2. Patrick School (Elizabeth, N.J), 28-4
3. Westtown School (West Chester, Pa.), 33-2
4. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.), 30-1
5. St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.), 29-4
6. Long Island Lutheran HS (Brookville, N.Y.), 22-3
7. Lincoln HS (Brooklyn), 29-3
8. Cambridge, Rindge and Latin School (Cambridge, Mass.), 24-0
9. Linden HS (N.J.), 26-5
10. Hudson Catholic HS (Jersey City, N.J.), 26-4
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. Bird HS (Chesterfield, Va.), 27-1

1. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 26-1
2. Memphis East HS (Tenn.), 35-3
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), 27-0
3. Grand Rapids Christian (Mich.), 25-0
4. Bowling Green HS (Ky.), 36-2
5. Whitney Young (Chicago), 27-7
6. Fort Wayne North HS (Ind.), 27-2
7. Simeon HS (Chicago), 30-4
8. La Crosse Central HS (Wis.), 26-2
9. Morgan Park HS (Chicago), 26-6
10. U-D Jesuit HS (Detroit), 21-3

1. Champlin Park HS (Champlin, Minn.), 29-0
2. Webster Groves HS (Mo.), 29-2
3. Wasatch Academy (Mount Pleasant, Utah), 24-4
4. Maple Grove HS (Minn.), 27-2
5. Vashon HS (St. Louis), 27-3
6. Apple Valley HS (Minn.), 27-2
7. Iowa City West HS (Iowa), 23-3
8. Blue Valley Northwest HS (Overland Park, Kan.), 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.), 30-2
3. Chino Hills HS (Calif.), 30-3
4. Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, Calif.), 33-3
5. Prolific Prep (Napa, Calif.), 29-2
6. Sierra Canyon HS (Chatsworth, Calif.), 27-3
7. Jefferson HS (Portland, Ore.), 27-1
8. Woodcreek HS (Roseville, Calif.), 32-2
9. Kentwood HS (Covington, Wash.), 27-3
10. Sheldon HS (Sacramento, Calif.), 30-4

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

Team of the Week
Fourth-ranked Memphis East (Tenn.) breezed past Southwind (Memphis), 65-45, to claim its second consecutive Class AAA state crown and record eighth state championship overall. Five-star sophomore forward Chandler Lawson led the way for East with 18 points and 15 rebounds.

Worth Noting
No. 3 Bishop Montgomery (Torrance, Calif.) captured the Open Division Southern California regional crown with a 60-53 triumph over No. 9 Mater Dei (Santa Ana). It’s the Knights’ fourth win over a Top 25 team since Feb. 24. … Webster Groves (Mo.) joined the national rankings after clobbering then-regionally ranked Lee’s Summit West (Mo.), 70-35, for the Class 5 state crown. Louisville-committed junior guard Courtney Ramey led the No. 18 Statesmen with 25 points and 11 rebounds. … Regionally ranked Cambridge, Rindge and Latin (Mass.) closed the season with a 45-game winning streak after crushing Franklin, 70-43, in the Division 1 state final. … Regionally ranked Bowling Green (Ky.) earned its first state title with a 67-56 win over Cooper (Burlington) in the Sweet 16 final. The Purples are the second team in Kentucky history to win championships in football and basketball during the same school year. … Regionally ranked Whitney Young (Chicago) avenged two earlier losses this season against regionally ranked Simeon (Chicago) with a 60-50 overtime win in the Class 4A state championship game.

For the Record
John Diener set a Wisconsin state-tournament record by scoring 46 points to lead Cedarburg to a 73-70 double-overtime win over Washington (Milwaukee) in the Division 2 state semifinals. Diener, a 6-foot-3 junior, is committed to DePaul.

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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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