Our final Florida Regional Rankings have three state champions at the top. Archbishop McCarthy, winner of the 4A State Title top the list, followed by 3A champ Bishop Verot, and 5A champion West Boca. 4A runner-up Tampa Jesuit is 4th; with 6A champion Alonso coming in 5th.
One new addition is made this week with 2A champ North Florida Christian at #14. The Eagles upset Orangewood Christian to win the title, Orangewood drops to #7 in the rankings, preceded by Flanagan, ahead of preseason National #1 Gulliver Prep.
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The Great Plains region has a drastically different look this week, with champions crowned in Nebraska (#5 Papillion-LaVista South, #18 Gretna) and Colorado deep into the playoffs those states are less represented than Missouri who is still early in their playoffs and have yet to see many top teams get knocked off.
St. Louis Uni (MO), Maize (KS) and Maple Grove (MN) hold the top three spots with a combined record of 63-0. Francis Howell (MO) is at #4 and will face St. Louis Uni on Friday in a brutal second round draw for both sides. That matchup is likely to produce a state champion.
New additions this week include: #9 Liberty (MO), #10 Webb City (MO), #12 Raymore-Peculiar (MO), #14 Boonville (MO), #16 Highlands Ranch (CO), #18 Gretna (NE), #19 Lawrence (KS), #20 Ozark (MO), #22 Stockton (MO) and #23 Savannah (MO).
With the North Carolina playoffs down to four teams per class there is a lot of movement in our Regional rankings as the top three ranked teams in the state were upset. Ardrey Kell, Providence, and Pinecrest all fell in the playoffs, paving the way for Holly Springs and Southeast Guilford to be the highest ranked teams in the state at 3 and 4.
South Carolina wrapped up their tournaments last weekend with St. James claiming the AAA title and the #1 spot in the Regional Rankings, while AAAA champ Sumter comes in at #6.
Undefeated South County (VA) is #2, while fellow undefeated Westminster (MD) and Dinwiddie (VA) are at 12 and 15.
Ashley (NC) makes their debut at #20, Bennett (MD) at #21, and preseason #4 Forsyth Country Day (NC) is back in the regional rankings at #17 after winning the NCISAA 3A title.
Providence Catholic (IL) continues rolling and is up to #20 in the National Rankings as well as the top spot in this week’s Regional Rankings. Cathedral and Lawrence Central (IN) are two and five, while Steubenville is the highest ranked Ohio team at #3.
Two top ten Ohio teams face off this week when #6 Moeller takes on #7 Vandalia Butler in the Division 1, Region 4 semifinals. The other four spots in the top ten are claimed by Illinois teams: Plainfield North is #4, Lyons Township #78, St. Laurence #9, and Nazareth Academy #10.
New additions this weeks are #20 Strongsville (OH), #24 Jonathan Alder (OH), and #25 New Albany (IN).
Not much change at the top as the regular season winds down in many of the Northeast states. Don Bosco (NJ) remains undefeated and tops the rankings. They are followed by Peters Township (PA) who has not lost to a Pennsylvania team this year, and a trio of New York teams, Poly Prep, George Washington, and Monroe Campus.
Two Pennsylvania teams are next at 6 and 7, Neumann Goretti and Council Rock North, followed by a pair of New Jersey squads, Gloucester Catholic and Manalapan. Lexington (MA) is the highest ranked Massachusetts team at #10.
New additions this week are Malvern Prep (PA) at #24 and Lincoln-Sudbury (MA) at #25.
Not a lot of changes this week as the playoffs are just getting underway in Washington and Oregon; most of the top seeds have taken care of business in the early rounds.
Idaho finished up their season and 5A champion Eagle joins the top 25 this week at #20. #3 Southridge (OR) has had the most impressive early run of anyone in Oregon to this point, though they remain a spot behind Westview (OR) who won the head to head series two games to one. As the middle and later rounds of the playoffs in the two top states in the region progress there should be some major shakeups in the region’s rankings next week.
A couple of highly ranked teams became the latest victims of the depth of talent in the CIF playoffs. Previous #4 JSerra lost in the second round of the Southern Section Division I tournament 1-0 to #15 Dana Hills yesterday, and fall to #24 after a disappointing end to a successful season. An even more shocking development was Mountain View St. Francis’ first round loss as the top seed in the Central Coast Section Division I tournament, they fell from #5 to #25.
Dana Hills enters the rankings this week, and while a victory over a very talented JSerra team is surprising, it should be no surprise that last year’s runner-up in this tournament is a contender yet again. LaVerne Bonita also debuts at #20 followed by Sacramento Jesuit at #21.
As the season winds down the top of our list is full of team who have won championships or are just a step away. Marist and Columbus are two wins away from repeating as AAA and AAA Georgia champs, #3 New Orleans Jesuit took home the Louisiana 6A championship last weekend, and #4 Farragut (TN) looks to be on track for another state crown.
Baton Rouge Catholic is #6, followed by Sumrall (MS), recent winners of their fourth straight 3A title and Alabama 6A champion Huntsville.
Other champions on the list are #13 Spanish Fort (Alabama 5A), #15 Petal (Mississippi 6A), #17 Conway (Arkansas 7A), and #25 Livonia (Louisiana 5A).
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Spanish Fork (UT) continues to hold onto the top spot as they advance through the Utah 4A playoffs, they will have to win out to maintain that spot though as #2 Bishop Gorman (NV) won their sixth consecutive Nevada State Championship by steamrolling through the playoffs.
Utah is the lone remaining state in action in the region, with five teams from the state currently in the top 25 with a chance to influence the rankings. #1 Spanish Fork, #21 Bingham, #23 Snow Canyon, #24 American Fork and #25 Juan Diego are all still alive in the Utah playoffs.
A few surprising upsets in the Texas playoffs have caused a lot of change from #5 on. The Woodlands was perhaps the most surprising loss, falling from #6 down to #21. #11 St. Thomas Catholic won the TAPPS 5A state championship for the second consecutive season, and the fourth in the past five.
#3 Fort Bend Clements takes on #8 SB Memorial in the 5A Region III semi-final and will be a highly intriguing series. It’s a very tough draw for both teams as Memorial is under seeded because star C Wayne Taylor missed most of the regular season returning from an injury. But the Mustangs are a very different and very dangerous team with Taylor in the lineup; it will be fun to see them match up with Clements, the top ranked team in the state.
New additions this week include: #14 Klein, #15 Brazoswood, #16 Klein Oak, #20 CC Moody, #22 Alexander, #23 SA Churchill, #24 Wakeland and #25 WF Rider.
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