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High School : : Rankings
May 11 Regional Rankings
Todd Gold    
Ben Collman    
Published: Friday, May 11, 2012

Florida

Only eight teams still stand in each Florida class as Friday begins, and by the end of the night we will know which four teams will be making it to Port St. Lucie in classes 2A-8A. The top six teams from a week ago, Tampa Jesuit, Olympia, American Heritage, Archbishop McCarthy, Columbus, and Nova all are still alive and remain in the top spots.

Seven new teams enter this week: Spruce Creek at No. 13, Pace at 20, Winter Haven at 21, Monsignor Pace at 22, Lakewood Ranch at 23, Lake Wales at 24, and Estero at 25.

Click here to see the entire Florida Regional Rankings.


Great Plains

Cherry Creek (CO) dropped their second game of the year in the regular season finale against No. 10 Grandview (CO), but hold onto the top spot after a mostly dominant 17-2 regular season.

The Missouri logjam hasn’t become any clearer, with No. 3 Lee’s Summit West and No. 9 Liberty looking like the favorites from the western half of the state. No. 4 Vianney, No. 5 Howell Central and No. 6 Francis Howell look to be the favorites from the east as the postseason gets set to rev up with district tournaments.

The biggest jump this week comes from No. 14 Blue Valley West (KS) who ripped off a six win week.

This week’s new addition is No. 19 Rock Bridge (MO).

 

Click here to see the entire Great Plains Regional Rankings.


Mid-Atlantic

As the regular season winds down and playoffs begin in the region there were very few changes to the Top 25. Providence (NC) remains at No. 1 with fellow Tar Heel staters Roberson and Ardrey Kell at two and three.

Ashley Ridge (SC) is a step away from a state title and is No. 4, followed by their opponent Friday night Lexington. Lake Braddock (VA) is No. 6 and the highest ranked team in the state.

Three new teams enter, No. 22 Reservoir (MD), No. 23 North Hagerstown (MD), and No. 24 Concord (DE).

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


Midwest

A new team takes over the top spot with Lake Central (IN) taking over for Mt. Carmel (IL) who drops a spot to No.2. Defiance (OH) sits No. 3 as they begin OHSAA playoffs.

No. 8 Brother Rice is the highest ranked Michigan school with No. 9 Lexington Catholic the tops in Kentucky.

Four new teams enter the rankings: No. 21 Rockford (MI), No. 22 Maine South (IL), No. 23 Jackson (OH), and No. 24 Hinsdale South (IL).

Click here to see the entire Midwest Regional Rankings.


Northeast

The top ten teams remain the same as teams in the Northeast are coming down the home stretch of their regular season with New Jersey beginning their playoffs this week. Salisbury School (CT), Norwin (PA), and Seton Hall Prep (NJ) remain in the top three spots.

Four new teams enter: No. 22 Monroe Campus (NY), No. 23 South Williamsport (PA), No. 24 Malvern Prep (PA), and No. 25 Marshfield (MA).

Click here to see the entire Northeast Regional Rankings.


Northwest

No. 1 Kentwood’s (WA) first loss of the year caused a big change in the rankings, but the Conquerors remained in the top spot. But the huge win catapulted a young Puyallup (WA) squad into the top ten, jumping eight spots up to No. 6 this week.

Defending 3A Washington state champ Mount Si moved up three spots to come in at No. 3 this week after going 4-0. But the story of the stretch run in Washington has to be No 11 Redmond, who started the season 0-7, before ripping off 14 wins out of their last 15 games.

Rocky Mountain (ID) swept their way through their district tournament, earning the top seed in the Idaho state playoffs, the Grizzlies moved up to No. 8 this week.

New additions this week include: No. 11 Redmond (WA) and No. 20 Richland (WA).

 

Click here to see the entire Northwest Regional Rankings.


Pacific

No. 1 Harvard-Westlake (CA) took their first loss since an extra innings affair in the title game of the National High School Invitational against No. 3 Mater Dei (CA), when they split a two game set with No. 21 Loyola (CA) this week. The Wolverines, who are 23-4-1 on the season, held onto the top spot.

After the top three spots, which remained unchanged (with the top two teams from the Trinity League, Orange Lutheran and Mater Dei holding steady at No. 2 and No. 3 respectively) there was a lot of movement this week.

Lakewood (CA) made a jump up to No. 4 with a 2-0 week in which they were eliminated from the Moore League title race, while watching No. 15 Long Beach Poly (CA) knock off No. 9 Long Beach Wilson (CA) in 12 innings for the league title last night…in spite of a 10-inning no-hitter from Wilson ace RHP Chase DeJong.

No. 25 Waiakea (HI) kept its undefeated season alive with a hard fought 2-1 victory over Pearl City (HI) last night in the Hawaii state semifinals, they will take on 15-1 Baldwin (HI) for the state championship tonight.

New additions this week include: No. 19 Esperanza (CA), No. 20 Pleasant Grove (CA) and No. 21 Loyola (CA).

Click here to see the entire Pacific Regional Rankings.


Southeast

Playoffs are underway in each of the region’s six states. Three Georgia teams sit atop the ranks with Parkview and Columbus maintaining the top two spots and Gainesville sliding in at No. 3.

Farragut (TN), Oak Grove (MS), and Barbe (LA) are the highest ranked teams in their respective states and sit 4-6. Eleven Georgia teams are a part of the rankings this week.

New additions: No.16 Dutchtown (LA), No. 17 Oxford (AL), No. 18 Madison Central (MS), No.19 Byrd (LA), No. 23 Hillgrove (GA), No. 24 Marist (GA), and No. 25 Rogers Heritage (AR).

Click here to see the entire Southeast Regional Rankings.


Southwest

The Arizona playoffs have claimed several teams that were highly ranked for most of the season. No. 3 Chaparral (AZ) is into the Division I title game, they await the winner of No. 4 Brophy Prep (AZ) and No. 10 Mesquite (AZ) in tomorrow’s last elimination game. Chaparral advanced to the title with an extra innings victory over Brophy Prep.

No. 1 Bishop Gorman (NV) lost their first contest in the state of Nevada in over 12 months, losing once to No. 8 Arbor View (NV) in the double elimination 4A Sunset Regional tournament. The Gaels are one game away from earning a rematch for the right to advance to the state tournament. Arbor View jumped up 10 spots (from No. 18) with the impressive victory, Gorman holds onto the top spot with a 33-3 record on the season.

The biggest story of the week is No. 20 Albuquerque Academy (NM), who grinded their way into the quarterfinals of the 4A playoffs without their top player, 2012 MIF/C Alex Bregman. Bregman returned to the lineup after missing nearly two months with a broken finger on his throwing hand, he went 2-for-2 with an RBI double and a walk to spark the Chargers to a 4-3 win. Albuquerque Academy advances to the semifinals, where they will face a familiar foe in top seeded (No. 6) Piedra Vista, which will be a rematch of the 2011 4A title game.

New additions this week include: No. 11 Sunnyslope (AZ), No. 17 Volcano Vista (NM), No. 20  Albuquerque Academy (NM) , No. 21 Davis (UT) and No. 22 Rancho (NV).

 

Click here to see the entire Southwest Regional Rankings.


Texahoma

The long slow march to Round Rock is in full swing in the state of Texas. With arguably the best postseason format in the nation, Texas features a weekly best of three series in most regions. As a result there have only been a few shocking upsets, with previously No. 3 The Woodlands being the biggest upset so far. While the early rounds tend to favor the higher seeds, the later rounds tend to see a lot of surprises as the talented teams begin to run into each other.

No. 4 St. Pius X (TX) will take on No. 10 St. Thomas Catholic (TX) in the TAPPS 5A state championship game tomorrow, it will be the third consecutive meeting in the title game between these two bitter rivals. St. Thomas has won back-to-back state titles, but St. Pius X swept the season series this year 3-0, and is the top seed. They both needed extra innings, winning 3-2 in the semifinals against quality teams. St. Pius took down Houston Christian, while St. Thomas battled Liberty Christian.

Oklahoma saw a surprise upset in the 6A quarterfinals, as Owasso’s run of 14 championship game appearances in the past 15 years came to an end. They were knocked off by Edmond North. It is the first time since 2002 that the Rams didn’t make a run to the title game, they slipped from No. 6 to No. 22 this week. No. 7 Broken Arrow (OK) will take on No. 12 Edmond Santa Fe in the semifinal matchup on the other side of the bracket.

New additions this week include: No. 19 Carl Albert (OK), No. 21 Southlake Carroll (TX) and No. 24 Katy Taylor (TX).


Click here to see the entire Texahoma Regional Rankings.

 

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