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Feb 28 National Rankings
Todd Gold         Ben Collman        
Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2012

With the season underway in several southern states there has been some movement in the first update of the National Top 50 Rankings.

Tampa Jesuit maintained the top spot as they rolled to a 4-0 record in the very early going. Three highly ranked Florida teams lost for the first time, but retained their top 15 status with Gulliver Prep falling two spots to No. 6 after their loss to Coral Spring Charter, Archbishop McCarthy dropping a spot after their National Game of the Week loss to Columbus, and American Heritage fell four spots to No. 13 after a loss to Doral Academy.

Four Florida teams remained undefeated with Olympia jumping a couple of spots to No. 16, Columbus making the biggest leap of any team (15 spots) after their win over McCarthy, and Park Vista and Pace holding strong with a combined 8-0 record.

An early upset from preseason No. 4 Gulliver Prep (FL) opened the door for CC Carroll (TX) to move into the top five after a pair of emphatic victories to start the season. Fellow Corpus Christi power Calallen climbed three spots to No. 9 after an impressive 4-0 week.

Other movement from the Lone Star state includes a short drop for No. 20 Rockwall-Heath who slipped four spots after suffering a one-run loss in what was an otherwise impressive opening week (5-1). No. 35 Klein Collins fell five spots after going 4-2 to start the season, while Spring Branch Memorial climbed to No. 37 following a 5-1 week that was capped off with a dramatic win via walk-off Grand Slam by 1B Brock Davidson.

Georgia gets going full swing this week with Parkview and Brookwood getting into action. Columbus picking up a pair of wins and moved up two spots and Loganville rolled in their opening day win.

Two other states underway are Louisiana and Alabama. Louisiana power Barbe dropped a pair of games in the very competitive Zachary tournament without star SS Gavin Cecchini, and Alabama’s Russell County also lost a pair. Barbe is at No. 28 this week with Russell County at No.32.

Both of the Carolina’s get started this week and each have a team in the Top 50. Providence (NC) led by RHP Ty Buttrey is at No. 19 and Byrnes (SC) checks in at No. 24.

The state of Arizona appeared to be completely up for grabs heading into the season. One week in and 5-0 Horizon has pulled ahead of the pack by going 4-0 to open the season with wins over four impressive teams, including defending state champion Mountain Pointe. Horizon debuts at No. 21 and are joined in the rankings by No. 47 Brophy Prep, who is off to a 4-0 start of their own.

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PG National Top 50 Rankings

Rk Prev Team City State
1 1 Jesuit Tampa Florida
2 2 Harvard-Westlake North Hollywood California
3 3 Bishop Gorman Las Vegas Nevada
4 5 Mater Dei Santa Ana California
5 6 Carroll Corpus Christi Texas
6 4 Gulliver Miami Florida
7 7 Spanish Fork Spanish Fork Utah
8 8 Parkview Lilburn Georgia
9  12  Calallen Corpus Christi Texas
10 10 George Washington New York New York
11  13  Columbus Columbus Georgia
12  11  Archbishop McCarthy Southwest Ranches Florida
13 American Heritage Plantation Florida
14 14  Don Bosco Prep Ramsey New Jersey
15 15 Lakewood Lakewood California
16 18  Olympia Orlando Florida
17 32  Christopher Columbus Miami Florida
18 20  Bishop Amat La Puente California
19 22  Providence Charlotte North Carolina
20 16  Rockwall-Heath Rockwall Texas
21   Horizon Scottsdale Arizona
22 25  Cathedral Catholic San Diego California
23 23  Tomball Tomball Texas
24 26  Byrnes Duncan South Carolina
25 27  Westview Portland Oregon
26 28  Farragut Knoxville Tennessee
27 29  Madison Central Madison Mississippi
28 19  Barbe Lake Charles Louisiana
29 21  The Woodlands The Woodlands Texas
30 34  Santa Fe Edmond Oklahoma
31 35  James River Midlothian Virginia
32 24  Russell County Seale Alabama
33 36  Butler Vandalia Ohio
34 37  Gloucester Catholic Gloucester New Jersey
35 30  Klein Collins Spring Texas
36 31  IMG Academies Bradenton Florida
37 47  Spring Branch Memorial Houston Texas
38 38  Albuquerque Academy Albuquerque New Mexico
39 39  Loganville Loganville Georgia
40 40  Rancho Bernardo San Diego California
41 41  Poly Prep Country Day Brooklyn New York
42 42  Valenica Valencia California
43 43  Park Vista Lake Worth Florida
44 44  Parkview Baptist Baton Rouge Louisiana
45 45  Lee's Summit West Lee's Summit Missouri
46 46  Jesuit Carmichael California
47   Brophy Prep Phoenix Arizona
48 48  Brookwood Snellville Georgia
49 49  Pace Pace Florida
50 50  Lexington Catholic Lexington Kentucky


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