Perfect Game High School will be releasing Top 25 Regional Rankings every Friday in addition to the Tuesday National Top 50 Rankings. Here are is schedule for release:
Northwest (WA, OR, ID, AK) May 9-13
Please Note: Our National Top 50 rankings are released every Tuesday and are reflective of games through Monday, while our Regional Rankings are released every Friday and are reflective of games through Thursday. Results of Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday games are taken into account in Regional Rankings that are not reflected in National Rankings.
The top 8 teams remained the same as most teams were not given big tests during district play. That will change in Regional Semifinals which begin today as the field is cut down to 32 per class and the competition becomes very tough.
Flanagan, Archbishop McCarthy, Orangewood Christian, Gulliver and Tampa Jesuit remain the top five teams.
Many talented teams did not make it out of district play as five new enter this week’s rankings. #19 Fleming Island, #21 Wellington, and #25 Lake Howell return to the rankings, with Dr. Phillips, West Orange making their debuts at 23 and 24.
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Rock Bridge (MO) reinforced its place as #1 in the region with a convincing win over previous #5 Francis Howell (MO) after a loss to Christian Brothers College earlier in the week had put their ranking in jeopardy. Maize (KS) continues to roll along, proving to be no match for local competition with a 15-0 start to remain at #2. Saint Louis University High (MO) also kept its undefeated season alive and moves up to #3.
Maple Grove (MN) remains the top ranked team in Minnesota, moving up to #7. Colorado continued its carousel of top ranked teams as this week Grandview moves into the top spot, coming in at #8 thanks to an eleven game winning streak. Millard South (NE) retakes the top spot in Nebraska with an undefeated week to move to 26-4 on the season.
Minnetonka (MN) makes their debut at #15 thanks to a 3-0 week which was capped off with a 6-2 win over defending champion Eden Prairie. Shawnee Heights (KS) moves up to #17 as they’ve now run their regular season record to 15-0 and will continue to climb if they can keep the streak going.
The first edition of the Northeast rankings have New Jersey powerhouse Don Bosco Prep at the top of the list. The Ironmen remain undefeated and currently sit #6 in the National Top 50 Rankings.
George Washington (NY) which entered the national ranks at #35 Tuesday sit second in the region, followed by Gloucester Catholic (NJ), Peters Township (PA), and St. John’s Prep (MA).
The rankings feature six New Jersey teams, five from New York, eight from Pennsylvania, four from Massachusetts, and one each from Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Providence (NC) takes over the #1 spot after ending the regular season with a number of impressive wins, and three other Tar Heel State teams top the list. Long-time Mid-Atlantic region #1 Ardrey Kell is in the second spot, with Pinecrest and Holly Springs at 3 and 4.
James River (VA) is at #5 and is the highest ranked Virginia team, while undefeated Sherwood leads Maryland teams at #7.
With the South Carolina playoffs well underway, five state teams lost their spot in the rankings after seeing their seasons end. St. James is still alive and is the top-ranked team at #6.
There are six new additions: #19 Easley (SC), #20 Hoggard (NC), #21 Davie (NC), #22 Sumter (SC), #23 Hanover (VA), and #25 South Aiken (SC).
Cathedral (IN) and Walsh Jesuit (OH) remain in the top two spots after strong weeks, while three Illinois schools come in next. Undefeated Plainfield North leads the pack, followed by Providence Catholic, and Mount Carmel. We will learn a lot this weekend as Providence takes on Plainfield North Friday and then Mount Carmel Saturday.
Madison Central (KY) is the top Kentucky team at #9 and Brother Rice (MI) leads the Michigan schools at #11. St. Laurence (IL) is the only new addition, as they enter the rankings at #20.
It was an interesting week in California. Edison went 2-0 to remain on top as they have been for all but one week this season. Beyond that there was a lot of parity at the top with seven out of the eight teams that were ranked 2-9 last week going 1-1. #5 Archbishop Mitty was the exception, going 2-0 including a win over previously fourth ranked St. Francis (fell to #7). Bishop Amat remained at number two by default in spite of losing their second game in a row before bouncing back with a 16-0 statement win (22-4 on year). Mater Dei made a big jump going from seven to three by splitting a series with previous number three JSerra (who falls to fourth).
Palm Desert made a move into the top ten, checking in at #9 after going 3-0 with a combined score of 28-1 on the week. La Costa Canyon also moved up into the top ten with a 4-0 week as they get set for today’s matchup with #6 Cathedral Catholic.
The season winds down, but they top teams remain mostly intact with Baton Rouge Catholic (LA) and Madison Central (MS) still holding down the top two spots. Georgia teams jockeyed for position as they have all year with Wayne County coming in at #3, Marist at #4, and Columbus dropping to #7.
The five and six spots are held by Sumrall (MS) and Notre Dame (LA), with Farragut (TN) falling to 8th after losing to Daniel Norris Saturday.
Mundy’s Mil (GA) returns to the rankings at #23, Arlington (TN) makes their first appearance at #24, and Parkview (GA) is back after a long hiatus from the rankings at #25.
Spanish Fork (UT) held onto the top spot while previous #2 Sierra Vista (NV) suffered their first and scond losses of the season in back to back games to fall to #5. Bishop Gorman (NV) handed the Lions their first loss, and moved into their spot at #2 following a big week.
Mesquite (AZ) had been the top ranked team in Arizona prior to their loss in the opening game of the double elimination 5A Division I playoffs before rebounding to win in the elimination bracket. They are replaced by #3 Mountain Pointe as the top team in the state. Albuquerque Academy enters the state playoffs as the top ranked team in the state, coming in at #7.
Green Valley (NV) makes a solid move up to #12 after giving Sierra Vista their second loss, while Las Vegas’ defeat of Rancho continued the shakeup in Nevada with those two coming in at #13 and 14 respectively.
Owasso (OK) continues to be the top dog in the region, while Fort Bend Clements picked a very bad time to lose their first game since March (opener of district tournament) to drop a spot to #3. The Rangers certainly have bigger issues to worry about at the moment though, they are replaced by Broken Arrow (OK) for the second spot.
Lufkin (TX) continued their Jekyl & Hyde act, losing the regular season finale to College Park before coming up big in the postseason opener against Klein Collins and move up to #13 as a result.
Expect even bigger shakeups next week as the postseason progresses in Texas and gets underway in Oklahoma.
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