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High School | Rankings | 3/15/2022

HS Rankings Update: March 15

Tyler Russo      Colton Olinger     
Photo: Derek Curiel (Perfect Game)
As the first couple weeks of the high school season are wrapping up, which included a variety of tournaments across the country and the always talent-filled PG High School Showdown, we’ve got the first update of the spring to the PG National High School Top 50. While there’s a ton of movement throughout the teams on this list, many teams from the northern parts of the country have still yet to get going this spring so many were moved by the success, or lack thereof, of the teams from the warm-weather regions that have been playing already.

Starting at the top, there was no movement among the first seven teams in the rankings as they’ve combined to go 45-2 in the early spring. Orange Lutheran (Calif.), the No. 1 team in the rankings, is 7-1 through their first eight games with five of those wins coming against teams in the top-30 and two of them coming against top-10 teams. No. 2 IMG Academy (Fla.) is coming off a championship finish at the PG High School Showdown, No. 3 Stoneman Douglas (Fla.) looks like the cohesive team that won a national title a year ago, No. 4 Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (Mich.) has yet to play a game and No. 5 Hamilton (Ariz.) has some impressive wins early on.



No. 6 Buford (Ga.) has started out 10-0 like many expected with wins over two of Florida’s more talented teams this spring while No. 7 Bishop Gorman (Nev.) has been dominant and sits just a game behind at 9-0. Barbe (La.) jumps up into the No. 8 position as they’ve started the year at an impressive 15-0 while outscoring opponents 150-16, Southlake Carroll (Texas) holds strong at No. 9 with an 8-2 record that includes wins over two top-20 teams and Calvary Christian (Fla.) rounds out the top-10 at 8-0 with only five runs allowed on the early spring.

We’ve got a handful of big movers in the rankings within this first update, and it starts just outside the top-10 as Auburn (Ala.) moves up to No. 11 after a strong 9-1 start and Houston County (Ga.) moves up as many spots to No. 12 behind a pair of big wins and a 10-2 record. Tompkins (Texas) and Sierra Canyon (Calif.) made massive jumps each to No. 13 and No. 14, respectively, as Tompkins has started the spring 13-0 and Sierra Canyon has been pretty dominant as well at 11-0. Santa Margarita Catholic (Calif.) jumped up a few spots to No. 20 after a strong showing at the PG West Coast Showdown, Hoover (Ala.) moved up double-digits to No. 27 after a runner-up finish at the High School Showdown, Yucaipa (Calif.) moves to No. 30 with a 7-2 record and a good win over Harvard-Westlake and Berkeley Prep (Fla.) is 9-0, which helped them move up to No. 33.

Eight new teams joined the national rankings this week and they come from coast to coast. Owasso (Okla.) makes the highest debut of the group this week, coming in at No. 36 with a dominant start in-state while Central Phenix (Ala.), who took home one of the High School Showdown championships, joins at No. 40. The following six teams came in as follows: St. John’s Country Day (Fla.) at No. 42, Stockdale (Calif.) at No. 43, Allatoona (Ga.) at No. 47, Red Mountain (Ariz.) at No. 48, Northwest Rankin (Miss.) at No. 49 and Hartselle (Ala.) at No. 50.

Dropped Out: University Liggett (Mich.), Bartram Trail (Fla.), North Paulding (Ga.), American Fork (Utah), Rockwall (Texas), Grand Blanc (Mich.), Bishop Hendricken (R.I.), Blue Valley Southwest (Kan.)
 RankPrevHSCitySt
11Orange LutheranOrangeCA
22IMG AcademyBradentonFL
33Marjory Stoneman DouglasParklandFL
44Orchard Lake St. Marys PrepOrchard LakeMI
55HamiltonChandlerAZ
66BufordBufordGA
77Bishop GormanLas VegasNV
810Alfred M. BarbeLake CharlesLA
99Southlake CarrollSouthlakeTX
1019Calvary ChristianClearwaterFL
1121AuburnAuburnAL
1222Houston CountyWarner RobinsGA
1331Obra D. TompkinsKatyTX
1432Sierra CanyonChatsworthCA
1511BuchananClovisCA
1613Combine AcademyLincolntonNC
178J SerraSan Juan CapistranoCA
1814Don Bosco PrepRamseyNJ
1920Harvard-WestlakeLos AngelesCA
2023Santa Margarita CatholicRancho Santa MargaritaCA
2112Tampa JesuitTampaFL
2217Lake TravisAustinTX
2325ServiteAnaheimCA
2426The First AcademyOrlandoFL
2516ChaparralScottsdaleAZ
2615Huntington BeachHuntington BeachCA
2740HooverHooverAL
2818ParkviewLilburnGA
2927Jackson PreparatoryJacksonMS
3035YucaipaYucaipaCA
3128HanoverMechanicsvilleVA
3229BaylorChattanoogaTN
3338Berkeley PreparatoryTampaFL
3436ProvidenceCharlotteNC
3537Rockwall-HeathHeathTX
new 36 OwassoOwassoOK
3730American HeritagePlantationFL
3824Madison CentralMadisonMS
3933TrinityLouisvilleKY
new 40 Phenix City CentralPhenix CityAL
4134FriendswoodFriendswoodTX
new 42 St. John's Country DayOrange ParkFL
new 43 StockdaleBakersfieldCA
4443Charlotte ChristianCharlotteNC
4548LambertSuwaneeGA
4639Archbishop MoellerCincinnatiOH
new 47 AllatoonaAcworthGA
new 48 Red MountainMesaAZ
new 49 Northwest RankinFlowoodMS
new 50 HartselleHartselleAL
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