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May 4 Regional Rankings
Published: Friday, May 04, 2012

Florida

Florida playoffs are in full swing, with Regional tournaments continuing Tuesday and next Friday. The top eight teams in last week’s rankings all won their games and remain the same with Tampa Jesuit and Olympia still Nos. 1 and 2.

Seven new teams enter the rankings and sit Nos. 19-25. They are, in order, Wharton, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida Christian, Dr. Phillips, Seminole, Belen Jesuit, and Venice.

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Great Plains

Cherry Creek (CO) continues to roll along to cap off a big regular season that saw the 2011 state finalists go 17-1, holding onto the No. 1 spot. Maize (KS) holds steady at No. 2 after improving to 14-1.

No. 4 Vianney (MO) retakes the top ranking amongst teams on the eastern half of the state, following at 2-0 week that included a big win over No. 11 Christian Brothers College (MO).

No. 8 Pine Creek (CO) continues to charge up the rankings, moving up a couple of spots this week after seeing their winning streak run to 14 games.

New additions this week include: No. 17 Maple Grove (MN) and No. 20 Dakota Ridge (CO).

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Mid-Atlantic

As the regular season winds down in the Mid-Atlantic states, the top teams continue dominating with Providence (NC), Lexington (SC), Western Branch (VA), Roberson (NC), and Ardrey Kell (NC) holding tight to their spots in the top five.

Three new teams find their way into the rankings: No. 20 South Caldwell (NC), No.21 Gilman (MD), and No. 23 Flora (SC).

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Midwest

Two Illinois teams lead this weeks ranks with Mount Carmel and St. Laurence sitting one/two. They are followed up by Lake Central (IN), Zionsville (IN), and Defiance (OH). Brother Rice (MI) is the highest ranked team in the state and move up to No. 8.

Three new teams enter the rankings: Elkhart Central (IN), Hudson (OH), Louisville Eastern (KY).

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Northeast

Salisbury School (CT), Norwin (PA), and Seton Hall Prep (NJ) remain as the top three teams for the third straight week with Salisbury and Norwin still sporting undefeated records.

Five new teams enter this week’s rankings: Hopewell (PA) at No. 21, Boston College High (MA) at No. 22, Nazareth (PA) at No.23, Cedar Crest (PA) at 24, and Immaculata (NJ) at 25.

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Northwest

The domination by the top two Washington teams continued another week, as Kentwood and Lake Stevens kept on rolling, improving their combined record to 39-1 on the season.

No. 4 Roseburg dropped a spot after taking their second loss of the season this week, after splitting a two game set with No. 19 North Medford. Portland Jesuit (OR) moves up to No. 3 this week, as the top ranked Oregon team at 17-3.

Rocky Mountain (ID) continued their ascent this week, moving up to No. 9 after finishing the regular season 20-1.

This week’s new addition is No. 25 Mount Vernon (WA), who has compiled a 17-0 record to start the season in 3A.

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Pacific

Orange Lutheran and Mater Dei swapped spots this week, with Trinity League Champion Orange Lutheran (No. 2) having pulled a game ahead of second place Mater Dei (No. 3) heading down the stretch. Cypress moves up three spots and into the top five with a lineup that features seven underclassmen at starting positions, including the entire infield.

Sacramento Jesuit climbs up to No. 19 this week, a six spot jump thanks to an 11 game winning streak that has found the preseason National Top 50 team back on top in the Sacramento area.

The only new addition in what was a relatively quiet week in the state of California comes from Hawaii. Waiakea of Hilo capped off an undefeated run through the regular season with a perfect showing at the Big Island Interscholastic Federation tournament to punch their ticket to the island of Oauhu for the state tournament. The last time a team from the Big Island has won a state championship in baseball was 1986, but the state’s top ranked Waikea Warriors, who boast three players with current Division I commitments, look to have a legitimate shot at becoming the first to do it in over a quarter century. They land at No. 25 this week.

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Southeast

Not much has changed in the Southeast rankings as playoffs are underway in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana and Georgia starting today.

Parkview (GA), Columbus (GA), Pelham (AL), Gainesville (GA), and Farragut (TN) remain the top five.

Three new teams enter: No. 22 Spanish Fort (AL), No. 24 Germantown (TN), and No. 25 Russellville (AR).

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Southwest

No changes to the top six spots this week as each team took care of business. But that will change going forward, as No. 3 Brophy Prep is set to take on No. 5 Hamilton in the Arizona Division I playoffs tomorrow. No. 4 Chaparral is in the other winner’s bracket matchup, they will take on No. 10 O’Connor in the other matchup in the double elimination tournament.

Piedra Vista (NM) moves into the top spot of teams in the state of New Mexico, jumping over La Cueva to No. 7. La Cueva is the back to back defending champions and at 33-7, they remain ranked a few spots ahead of the 5A top seed Sandia (No. 11) but that race will be settled on the field (the two split a two game regular season series).

New additions this week include: No. 15 Peoria Liberty (AZ), No. 17 Cimarron-Memorial (NV), No. 21 LV Spring Valley (NV), No. 23 Silverado and No. 25 Desert Ridge (AZ).

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Texahoma

Only a few changes this week as postseason play in Texas began yesterday, but the major shakeups are set to being as teams start getting knocked out earlier than anticipated. A couple of highly ranked teams find themselves on the ropes, including Klein Collins (TX) who dropped their series opener by 10 runs. The Tigers dropped four spots to No. 8 this week, but have a chance to rebound and move back up if they can right the ship.

No. 5 St. Pius X (TX) is on to the second round of the TAPPS 5A tournament, and appear to be an overwhelming favorite to take the title. Defending TAPPS 5A champ St. Thomas Catholic (TX) comes in at No. 12 this week, and appear (on paper) to be the Panthers’ biggest competition.

The jockeying back and forth for the top spot in Oklahoma continued again this week, as No. 6 Owasso retakes the top spot in what has become a weekly tradition. Broken Arrow sits at No. 9 this week but have been playing well of late. The two teams that met in the epic 2011 6A state championship matchup appear to be on track for a rematch. No. 14 Edmond Santa Fe could play spoiler to a possible reunion however, as they have regained their early season form of late.

New additions this week include: No. 15 Klein (TX), No. 21 Fort Bend Elkins (TX) and No. 25 Langham Creek (TX).

Click here to see the entire Texahoma Regional Rankings.


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