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June 15 Regional Rankings
Todd Gold         Ben Collman        
Published: Friday, June 15, 2012

Florida

The final Florida rankings see the two 5A finalists in the top two spots with American Heritage No. 1 and Tampa Jesuit behind them. Two more state champs are next, 6A champ Archbishop McCarthy and 8A champ Spruce Creek. Columbus ends the year at No. 5.

Other state champs in the rankings are 7A champ Venice at No. 7, 3A champ Pensacola Catholic at No. 8, and 4A Champ Providence at 17.

Click here to see the entire Florida Regional Rankings.

 

Great Plains

The Minnesota state playoffs kick off today with the quarterfinals. No. 16 Bemidji will take on No. 23 Hill-Murray in what looks to be the top quarterfinal matchup on paper. No. 20 Red Wing is the state’s other representative in this week’s Great Plains top 25 rankings and will take on Eastview this afternoon.

Click here to see the entire Great Plains Regional Rankings.

 

Mid-Atlantic

Lake Braddock took home the Virginia Group AAA title and Powhatan won the Group AA title as Virginia was the last state in the region to end their season. Lake Braddock ends their year No.2 in the regional rankings behind only South Carolina AAAA champion Ashley Ridge. Powhatan comes in at No, 15 in these final Mid-Atlantic rankings.

Rounding out the top five are North Carolina 4A champion Middle Creek at No. 3, Byrnes (SC) at No.4 and North Carolina 3A champ Weddington at No. 5.

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

 

Midwest

The penultimate regional rankings feature a few changes as Illinois wrapped up their high school season last weekend. Oak-Park River Forest took down the previous top ranked team in the state, Lyons Township, in the 4A title game and are now No.3 behind Lake Central (IN) who looks to win a state title this weekend and Moeller (OH) who won another Ohio Division 1 championship.

Indiana and Michigan state playoffs wrap up this weekend with a few new teams from the Wolverine state entering the rankings. Hudsonville takes on Saline in one Division 1 semifinal and sit at No. 12 and Dearborn Divine Child is No. 19 as they face Grand Rapids Christian in a Division 2 semfinal.

Click here to see the entire Midwest Regional Rankings.

 

Northeast

Salisbury School (CT) and their undefeated season sit in the top spot followed by Grand Street Campus (NY) who won the NYC championship last weekend. Gloucester Catholic beat Don Bosco 4-1 in a Non Public championship and are the top team from the Garden State. They come in at No. 3. Pennsylvania playoffs wrap up this week and the matchup of No. 4 Council Rock North and No. 10 Lasalle College Prep is one that will affect next week’s final region rankings in a big way.

Xaverian Brothers (MA) won the Massacusetts Division 1 title with a win over Lowell and are up to No. 11 this week.

Click here to see the entire Northeast Regional Rankings.

 

Northwest

No. 1 Kentwood (WA) put the finishing touches on a dominant season by capturing the Washington 4A state championship by knocking off No. 2 Puyallup (WA) 4-1 in the title game last week. The Conquerors will return their top prospect, C Reese McGuire next season, who is on the short list of top catchers in the class of 2013.

Washington’s 3A champions Kamiakin comes in at No. 3, slotting in behind the talented finalists from the 4A bracket. 3A runners-up Eastside Catholic comes in at No. 11 after their run to the title game. Washginton’s 2A state champions, Archbishop Murphy, enters the rankings at No. 21 this week.

The only thing left to settle in the Northwest region is this weekend’s state championship games in the state of Oregon. No. 4 Thurston takes on No. 12 Oregon City in the 6A championship matchup, while No. 7 Summit squares off with No. 15 Portland Wilson in the 5A game.


Click here to see the entire Northwest Regional Rankings.

 

Pacific

The CIF Sectional championships saw one last shakeup as the season in baseball's top hotbed state of California came to an end last week. The big climber that came from championship weekend was No. 9 Cathedral Catholic, who rode the powerful left arm of Stephen Gonsalves in the title game. Gonsalves struck out eight in a complete game performance as Cathedral Catholic knocked off previously No. 17 ranked El Capitan in the San Diego Section Division III championship game 3-1. It was the third meeting of the season between the two teams, with El Capitan winning the championship game of the Hilltop-Lolitas Tournament before Cathedral Catholic took the championship game of the San Diego Lions Tournament in April. These two teams have now met in the championship game three years in a row, with El Capitan capturing the 2010 title and Cathedral Catholic winning the past two.

Newbury Park was the last team standing after surviving the mine field that is the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs, the tournament featuring the most parity in the entire country. The championship lands the Panthers at No. 2 in the final regional ranking. Pacifica survived a similarly difficult tournament in the Southern Section’s Division II playoffs, coming in at No. 6.

New additions in the final Pacific Regional Top 25: No. 14 De La Salle and No. 20 Santa Fe Christian.

Click here to see the entire Pacific Regional Rankings.

 

Southeast

The final Southeast rankings see two familiar Georgia teams: No. 1 Parkview, the recently crowned AAAA champ and Columbus, who just won the AAA title. They are followed by other state champions: No. 3 Barbe (LA), No.4 Loganville (GA) and No. 5 Oak Grove (MS) and

Other state champs in the regional ranks are No. 6 Oxford (AL), No.7 Arlington (TN), Teurlings Catholic (LA) at 16, Calvary Baptist (LA) at 17, Archbishop Rummel (LA) at 22.

Click here to see the entire Southeast Regional Rankings.

 

Southwest

The season wrapped up in the Southwest Region over the weekend as the state of Utah was the final state to crown it’s champions. American Fork captured the 5A title by knocking off Taylorsville 2-1. The win moved American Fork up a spot, jumping over Arizona Division II champion Sunnyslope and into the No. 5 slot.

Utah’s 4A champion Skyline entered the rankings at No. 19, one slot behind 3A champs Snow Canyon who finished up their season a couple of days earlier and grabbed the No. 18 spot last week.

Click here to see the entire Southwest Regional Rankings.

 

Texahoma

The Texas 4A state champion Rockwall-Heath moves up to the No. 2 spot in the final Texahoma regional rankings, while 5A champion Cypress Ranch pulls down the No. 3 spot. Private school (TAPPS) 5A champion St. Pius X (TX) finishes the season as the No. 1 ranked team in the Texahoma region and top 10 nationally.

Click here to see the entire Texahoma Regional Rankings.


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