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High School : : Rankings
New Regional Rankings
Todd Gold         Ben Collman        
Published: Friday, March 23, 2012

Florida

Tampa Jesuit fell out of the top spot in the National Rankings, but remain No.1 in the Florida Regional Rankings. Undefeated Olympia is right on their heels, followed by four Miami area schools: Columbus, Gulliver Prep, American Heritage, and Archbishop McCarthy.

IMG Academies jumps back up to No.7 and Westminster Christian makes their Regional Ranks debut at No. 12. They each won a highly prestigious tournament last weekend with IMG winning the Sarasota Baseball Classic and Westminster taking the Selective Recruiting title.

Other new additions this week are No. 16 Royal Palm Beach and No. 24 Plant.

Click here to see the entire Florida Regional Rankings.


Great Plains

Great Plains Regional Rankings will be updated March 30.


Mid-Atlantic

Providence (NC) maintains the top spot, sitting with a 9-1 record in the early going, with James River (VA), Roberson (NC), and Byrnes (SC), and Lexington (SC) following them.

West Forsyth (NC) makes a seven spot jump to No. 9 and Kellam (VA) is up to No. 11.

Five teams enter the ranks: No. 16 Rose (NC), No. 17 Hanover (VA), No. 19 Conway (SC), No. 22 Menchville (VA), and No. 24 St. Johns (Washington D.C.)

Click here to see the entire Mid-Atlantic Regional Rankings.


Midwest

Most teams in the region are just getting under way with Illinois and Kentucky schools entering their second week and Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan teams getting underway next week.

Vandalia Butler (OH) maintains the top spot with Providence Catholic (IL), Cathedral (IN), Moeller (OH), and Ft. Wayne Carroll (IN) rounding out the top five. Lexington Catholic (KY) drops from No. 2 to No. 6 after losing to Male (Louisville) Thursday night.

Two Illinois teams enter the ranks with red hit Simeon coming in at No. 16 and Joliet Catholic at No. 25.

Click here to see the entire Midwest Regional Rankings.


Northeast

A few teams in the Northeast have opened their season with upper New England getting going in the next couple of weeks. George Washington (NY) has lived up to their No. 11 ranking, running to an 8-0 record behind a dominant offense. They will receive their biggest test when they travel to the National High School Invitational early next week.

The rest of the rankings are largely unchanged with Don Bosco (NJ), Gloucester Catholic (NJ), Poly Prep (NY) and Conestoga (PA) following GW in the top 5.

Click here to see the entire Northeast Regional Rankings.


Northwest

Northwest Regional Rankings will be updated March 30.


Pacific

Lakewood maintains the No. 1 spot this week after moving to 10-1 after winning their two games this week by a combined score of 18-1. Harvard-Westlake continues to climb their way back towards the top after sliding as a result of a two game losing streak, the Wolverines are up to No. 3 with a brutal schedule awaiting them in a tournament next week at the National High School Invitational, where a strong showing could allow them to jump teams ahead of them.

Defending CIF Southern Section Division I champion JW North climbs to No. 5 afer moving to 10-0 on the season. Long Beach Wilson continues to climb rapidly, moving up to No. 6 this week thanks to a 10-1 start to the season, rebounding nicely from a surprising early loss with their ace, RHP Chase DeJong on the mound.

Bishop Amat finally put an end to their losing streak. The Lancers were in danger of slipping completely out of the Regional Top 25 at 1-5 after opening the season in the top five, but won two straight games this week and moved up a couple spots to No. 16 in spite of a 3-5 overall  record.

New additions this week: No. 20 Newbury Park and No. 25 Waiakea (HI)

Click here to see the entire Pacific Regional Rankings.


Southeast

The top four spots remain the same as Columbus, Parkview, Barbe and Farragut all have dominated in the past two weeks. Two Mississippi teams crack the top ten with No. 5 Oak Grove and No. 10 Madison Central, undefeated Northwest Rankin (MS) sits at No. 14.

Gainesville (GA) makes the biggest jump, gaining twelve spots up to No. 12. Three new teams enter with Russell County (AL) regaining their footing after a few early season losses to come in at No. 20. Others are No. 21 Jesuit (New Orleans, LA) and No. 23 Alatoona (GA).

Click here to see the entire Southeast Regional Rankings.


Southwest

Spring tournaments in Arizona have caused some major shakeups in the Southwest Region. The biggest jump as a result goes to Chaparral (AZ), who won the Cleats Sports Invitaional, knocking off then No. 11 Saguaro in the title game. They followed that up with a convining win in league play over previously No. 4 Desert Mountain, allowing the Firebirds to climb all the way to No. 6.

New Mexico’s Sandia moves to 11-0 on the season and find themselves all the way up to No. 5. Piedra Vista moves up to No. 14 after a strong showing ath the Coach Bob National Invitational in Phoenix, AZ.

New additions this week: No 22 Valley Vista (AZ) and No. 24 Gilbert (AZ).

Click here to see the entire Southwest Regional Rankings.


Texahoma

South Texas’ stranglehold on the top two spots continues for another week as No. 1 CC Carroll and No. 2 Calallen now sit at an impressive 33-0 combined. No. 3 Klein Collins is still playing well and looks poised to jump up ahead of either of those teams should they slip up, but to this point the opportunity hasn’t presented itself.

Edmond Santa Fe (OK) jumps to No. 6 in the region after ace RHP Ty Hensley had one of the most impressive individual performances of the young season Monday, throwing a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts to just one walk while going 2-for-2 at the plate with a hit from each side (including a no-doubt Home Run from the left) in a five inning 11-0 win at the Coach Bob National Invitational in Phoenix, AZ. Santa Fe did lose a couple of games in the tournament with their pitching spread thin, allowing idle Owasso pull ahead in the see-saw battle for the top spot in Oklahoma.

The top ranked team in north Texas, Rockwall-Heath moved up a spot after an emphatic 9-0 win over crosstown rival Rockwall this week to move up to No. 6.

New additions this week: No. 21 St. Pius X (TX), No. 22 Dulles (TX) and No. 23 Stillwater (OK).

Click here to see the entire Texahoma Regional Rankings.


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