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New Top 25 Regional Rankings
Todd Gold         Ben Collman        
Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Florida.

Archbishop McCarthy jumps to the #1 spot after Flanagan failed to defend their 6A title, losing to Park Vista in the Regional Final and falling to #4. McCarthy takes on Wakulla in one 4A State Semifinal, with a possible State Title Game matchup with Regional #5 Tampa Jesuit looming. Jesuit takes on Hernando for the right to go to the title game.

Orangewood Christian and Bishop Verot move up to #2 and 3, respectively with their eye on the 2A and 3A titles. Park Vista moved up two spots to #9 after their big win and face #13 Alonso and RHP Jose Fernandez in one 6A State Semifinal game.

There are two new additions to the Top 25. Deltona comes in at #23 and will face #15 Hialeah in the other 6A State Semifinals. Manatee enters at #24 and plays #11 Lakeland in 5A State Semifinal competition.

Click here for the entire Regional Top 25.

 

Great Plains

St. Louis University HS earned the top spot this week after finishing the regular season 26-0, edging out fellow undefeated Maize (KS). Rock Bridge (MO) dropped from the top spot after losing for just the second time of the season this week, coming in at #3.  Undefeated Maple Grove (MN) is the top ranked team in Minneosta at #4.

Five time defending Colorado 5A state champion Rocky Mountain has won eight of their past ten to recover from a slow start to become the top ranked team from Colorado this week at #7. Millard West (NE) has made a surprising run in the state playoffs and not only find themselves in the state semifinals as the eight seed but also the top ranked team from the state, entering the rankings at #13.

New entries this week include: #9 Cherry Creek (CO), #12 Regis Jesuit (CO), #13 Millard North (NE), #21 Kennett (MO), #22 Eden Prairie (MN) and #23 Webb City (MO).

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Mid-Atlantic

North Carolina Playoffs began this week, with #1 Providence, #2 Ardrey Kell, and #3 Pinecrest holding their rankings with wins. St. James (SC) is #4 as they are two wins away from the AAA state title. Cosby (VA) is the top ranked team in Virginia at #5.

Holly Springs (NC) is #6, followed by two undefeated, Sherwood (MD) and South County (VA). Jordan (NC) and Sumter (SC), who takes on #13 Byrnes in the AAAA title, round out the top ten.

Two new teams enter the ranks. Powhatan (VA) enters at #24 while Delaware has a team this week in #25 Wilmington Charter (DE).

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Midwest

Providence Catholic (IL) moves up to #1 with an impressive week of wins, couple with a Cathedral (IN) loss, dropping them to #2. They are followed by a pair of Ohio schools, Steubenville and Walsh Jesuit at #3 and 4. Plainfield North (IL) comes in at #5.

Lyons Township (IL), Mount Carmel (IL), and Lawrence Central (IN) are the next three, followed by Pickerington North (OH), and Moeller (OH) at 9 and 10.

Five new teams enter the rankings this week. Glenbrook North (IL) is #18, Avon (OH) enters at #20, followed by Fort Wayne Carroll (IN) at #21. Stevenson (IL) and Penn (IN) debut at spots #22 and 23.

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Northeast

Don Bosco Prep (NJ) remains #1 as they continue to roll thru New Jersey competition. Peters Township (PA) is up to #36 in this week’s National Top 50 and comes in at #2. Poly Prep (NY) makes a big jump to #3 after a big win over George Washington (NY), who falls to #5. Gloucester Catholic (NJ) comes in at #4.

Manalapan (NJ) and Monroe Campus (NY) are #6 and 7, with Pennsylvania teams Neumann-Goretti and Council Rock North following them. Lexington (MA) is the highest ranked team in the state at #10.

Four teams make their debuts this week, all from New York or New Jersey. Monsignor Farrell (NY) is #20, followed by Steinert (NJ) at 21. Cardozo (NY) comes in at #24, with #25 Pope John XXIII (NJ) rounding out the rankings.

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Northwest

Shorewood (WA) holds the top spot at 21-2 thanks in large part to Trevor Mitsui’s dominant spring (.708/.844/1.538 with 11 HRs). The battle for the top spot in Oregon has gone back and forth throughout the season between defending 6A state champ Westview and Southridge, Westview holds the edge right now in spite of a worse overall record thanks after taking two out of three in their head to head series this week.

Washington dominates the Northwest top 25, holding fifteen of the top 25 spots, with eight going to Oregon and two to Idaho (Boise Capital, Ceour D’Alene).

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Pacific

Edison’s third loss of the season loosened its grip on the top spot but at 23-3 the Chargers had margin for error. They will be tested early and often in the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs, but the top seed has a very good shot of taking home the hardware. Mater Dei moved up to #2 and are the second seed in the Division I bracket, some could argue that their road to the title game is a bit easier than top seed Edison’s. Either way it would make a great matchup if they were to face one another for the title.

The biggest mover this week was Buchanan who finished up a dominant regular season in the Central Section, going 27-2 and look to be the favorite in their section tournament. New additions this week include: #19 Arcadia (CA) and #22 El Toro (CA).

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Southeast

Marist (GA) takes over the top spot after the three team ahead of them lost in playoff action over the weekend. Previous #1 Baton Rouge Catholic (LA) lost to New Orleans Jesuit (LA) in the 5A title game and drops to #3 with Jesuit taking over the second spot. Wayne County (GA) falls to #8 after seeing their undefeated streak and season come to an end in a two-game sweep by Whitewater (GA). Madison Central (MS) drops to #8 after losing to Tupelo (MS) in the state semifinals. Tupelo (MS) moves up to #7.

Cullman (AL), taking on #16 Spanish Fort (AL) for the 5A title is #4, trailed by Farragut (TN), and Columbus (GA). #24 Searcy (AR) is into the rankings for the first time, although they were in the Preseason National Top 50. They take on Jacksonville (AR) for the 6A title on Friday.

Livonia (LA) is this week’s only new addition after taking home the 3A title with a win over Parkview Baptist (LA). Spanish Fork (UT) maintains its top ranking heading into the Utah 4A state playoffs with hard charging Bishop Gorman (NV) on its heels with an eighteen game winning streak.

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Southwest

With the state tournaments in Arizona and New Mexico wrapped up, this week’s rankings look dramatically different. Arizona 5A Division I champion Mountain Pointe finishes at #3 after knocking off Hamilton (#5) in extra innings.

State champions: #3 Mountain Pointe (AZ 5A D-I), #4 Saguaro (AZ 4A D-I), #6 La Cueva (NM 5A), #7 Chaparral (AZ 5A D-II), #9 Piedra Vista (NM 4A), #10 Sandia Prep (NM 3A), #12 Volcano Vista (NM 2A), #19 Catalina (AZ 4A D-II), and #20 Blue Ridge (AZ 3A).

Expect a similar shakeup in the final Southwest Top 25 Rankings next week after Nevada and Utah crown their state champions.

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Texahoma

Broken Arrow cemented their spot atop the Texahoma Regional top 25 by winning the Oklahoma 6A state championship over Owasso who previously held the top spot. Clements bounced back from losing their playoff opener to win their opening series and held onto the #3 spot in the region (top in Texas).

Texas’ regional playoffs are well underway and we are getting to the point in the postseason where contenders are beginning to run into one another. Expect some major shakeups each week from here on out.

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