May 8 National Rankings

High School : : Rankings
Todd Gold         Ben Collman        
Published: Tuesday, May 08, 2012

It was a quiet week at the top, as each of the top 12 teams from last week continued to win the games they were expected to.

Florida Regional Semifinals continue tonight with Regional Finals to follow on Friday.  The top matchup looks to be No.3 Olympia (FL) taking on Orlando rival Dr. Phillips with the winner of Hagerty/Spruce Creek looming. Archbishop McCarthy will have a tough road as well beginning tonight with Belen Jesuit followed by Naples or Ida Baker.

A couple of marquee matchups in California caused some shakeups this week, as LB Wilson re-entered the rankings this week thanks in large part to their huge win over No. 26 Lakewood in a pitchers duel between 2012 MLB Draft prospects Shane Watson and Chase DeJong. Watson and DeJong traded zeroes for eight innings until a three run ninth propelled Wilson to a 3-0 victory at Blair Field. In the northern part of the state No. 38 Clovis West (top ranked team from Fresno) knocked off No. 40 Campolindo (top ranked team in Bay Area) 3-1 at Oakland Coliseum.

Next week could see a similar caliber matchup as No. 21 Owasso (OK) and No. 24 Broken Arrow (OK) each rolled through their district tournaments last week, and find themselves on opposite sides of the 6A bracket, with a chance of meeting in the championship game for the second season in a row. Highly touted 2012 MLB Draft prospect Ty Hensley and Edmond Santa Fe could spoil that matchup though as they would meet Broken Arrow in the semifinal on Friday should both teams win their openers on Thursday.

The Southeast playoffs come to a close in some state with Fairhope (AL), Oak Grove (MS), Barbe (LA), and Lexington (SC) within sniffing distance of their state titles.

Ohio is the first northern state to begin playoffs with Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Illinois right behind. The next few weeks will have a huge effect on the national rankings and get us closer to crowning the 2012 National Champion.

New additions this week include: No. 34 Barbe (LA), No. 35 Long Beach Wilson (CA), No. Frairhope (AL), No. 38 Clovis West (CA), No. 41 Spring Branch Memorial (TX), No. 45 Brophy Prep (AZ) and No. 48 Defiance (OH).

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Ranking Previous Team City State
1 1 Tampa Jesuit Tampa Florida
2 2 Harvard-Westlake North Hollywood California
3 3 Olympia HS Orlando Florida
4 4 American Heritage Plantation Florida
5 5 Bishop Gorman Las Vegas Nevada
6 6 Calallen Corpus Christi Texas
7 7 Orange Lutheran Orange California
8 8 Mater Dei Santa Ana California
9 9 Providence Charlotte North Carolina
10 10 Archbishop McCarthy Southwest Ranches Florida
11 11 Christopher Columbus Miami Florida
12 12 Corpus Christi Carroll Corpus Christi Texas
13 14 Winter Springs Winter Springs Florida
14 16 Parkview Lilburn Georgia
15 18 Nova Davie Florida
16 19 Columbus Columbus Georgia
17 22 Cypress Cypress California
18 27 Gainesville Gainesville Georgia
19 24 Mountain View St. Francis Mountain View California
20 25 Tomball Tomball Texas
21 26 Owasso Owasso Oklahoma
22 40 St. Pius X Houston Texas
23 35 Seven Lakes Katy Texas
24 36 Broken Arrow Broken Arrow Oklahoma
25 17 Klein Collins Spring Texas
26 23 Lakewood Lakewood California
27 39 Roberson Asheville North Carolina
28 29 Gulliver Prep Miami Florida
29 20 Cathedral Catholic San Diego California
30 33 Salisbury School Salisbury Connecticut
31 34 Spanish Fork Spanish Fork Utah
32 30 El Toro Lake Forrest California
33 37 El Capitan Lakeside California
34   Barbe Lake Charles Louisiana
35   Long Beach Wilson Long Beach California
36   Fairhope Fairhope Alabama
37 44 Norwin North Huntingdon Pennsylvania
38   Clovis West Fresno California
39 21 Lexington HS Lexington South Carolina
40 31 Campolindo Moraga California
41   Memorial Houston Texas
42 38 Farragut Farragut Tennessee
43 13 Pelham Pelham Alabama
44 49 Arlington Martin Arlington Texas
45   Brophy Prep Phoenix Arizona
46 47 Oak Grove Hattiesburg Mississippi
47 50 Lake Central St. John Indiana
48   Defiance Defiance Ohio
49 32 Mount Carmel Chicago Illinois
50 42 Kentwood Covington Washington

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