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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Maize (KS) put the finishing touches on a perfect season to claim not only the Kansas 6A state championship, but also lock up the Great Plains' top ranking.
Maple Grove (MN) currently sits at 19-0 heading into their sectional semi-final matchup with Coon Rapids and moves up to #2 this week. Francis Howell (MO) moved into the #3 spot after knocking off the previous #1 team (St. Louis Uni.) to earn a berth in the 4A semifinals against #7 Vianney.
Regis Jesuit (CO) jumps up to #4 after claiming the Colorado 5A state championship, while Papillion-LaVista South (NE) remains idle at #5 as the Nebraska state champs.
South Carolina 3A champion St. James is back to the top spot in the rankings, followed by undefeated South County (VA). Two North Carolina schools are next, Holly Springs and Roberson, they face off this weekend to decide the NC 4A title.
South Carolina 4A champ Sumter is next, with NC 3A-East champion Northeast Guilford at #6 and James River (VA) at 7.
This week has three new additions, all Virginia schools with Lake Braddock coming in at #17, St. Anne’s-Belfield at 23, and Potomac Falls at 24.
Providence Catholic (IL) again holds the #1 spot as they take on #14 Downers Grove South in Saturday’s sectional championship. Cathedral (IN) has already won a sectional title, but unlike Illinois they play sectionals before regionals. Their first regional test will be Brownsburg.
Three other Illinois schools round out the top five: Lyons Township at 3, Nazareth Academy at 4, and Glenbrook North at 5. Fort Wayne Carroll (IN) comes in at six, and Perrysburg (OH) comes in at seven and faces #11 Lakota East in the Ohio Division 1 state title.
New additions this week are: #14 Downers Grove South (IL), #15 Oak Park-River Forest (IL), #17 Joliet Catholic (IL), #18 St. Francis de Sales (OH), and #23 Warren East (KY)
There are big changes in this week’s Northeast Regional rankings as the top two teams (Don Bosco Prep, Peters Township) both suffered defeats. Two New York schools, Poly Prep Country Day and George Washington now hold the top two spots, with Neumann-Goretti (PA) moving up to #3.
Gloucester Catholic takes over as the top New Jersey team at #4, and Council Rock North (PA) slides up to #5.
Five teams make their Regional Rankings debut this week. Forward (PA) is #16, Red Bank Catholic (NJ) is #19, Haverford School (PA) is #20, Manheim Township (PA) is #21, and Lehman (NY) is #24.
Westview (OR) moves into the top spot this week as they get set to face #4 Central Catholic in the 6A state championship game. Central Catholic has had a cinderella run through the playoffs to this point as a three seed, knocking off last week's #10 and #13 ranked teams to advance to the finals.
Mount Si (WA) moves up to #2 after knocking off previously top ranked Shorewood in the 3A championship. Bothell slides in just behind them as the 4A state champ. Shorewood finds itself at #5 after the disappointing end to a very successful season.
A pair of new additions include the opponents who will matchup in the Oregon 5A title game, #12 Sherwood and #9 Wilsonville, a pair of three seeds who have taken very different routes to the title game. Wilsonville won with ease until facing then 12th ranked Pendleton in the semis (6-4 win), while Sherwood has won every game by a single run.
The depth of talent in the CIF Sectional Championship tournaments has led to a lot of highly ranked teams being upset and causing major shakeups in this week's Pacific Top 25. Heading into the semifinals and finals of many sections there are still a lot of questions to be answered.
Bishop Amat holds the top spot and will face #5 Palm Desert in the Southern Section Division IV Championship game at Dodger Stadium tomorrow. Amat has cruised through the playoffs, winning their games by a combined score of 31-7, while top seeded Palm Desert has made things more interesting with each of their past three wins being decided by two runs or less.
Buchanan moves up to the #2 spot as the Central Coast Section Division I champion. Next week's final rankings are sure to look quite different as Sectional Championships are decided over the weekend.
The final Southeast Regional Rankings have state champions in the top four, and seven out of the first eight spots. Georgia AAAA champ Marist tops the ranks, followed by Georgia AAA champ Columbus, and Farragut (TN) winner of four straight TSSAA title. Louisiana 6A Champ New Orleans Jesuit is #4.
Baton Rouge Catholic (LA) is the only non-champion in the top eight, coming in at #5, and are followed by Sumrall, winners of four straight Mississippi AAA title, Georgia AAAAA champion Parkview, and Alabama 6A winner Huntsville.
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The Southwest region concluded its 2011 season with the state championship games being played in Utah. Top ranked Spanish Fork clinched the final #1 ranking by capturing their third consecutive state championship with relative ease. The Dons held onto the top spot for the entire season in spite of stiff competition from fellow national powerhouse Bishop Gorman (NV), who the Dons beat in the Big League Dugout Championship game 3-2 on March 31st.
4A Utah champion Bingham moved up to #11 and 3A champion Juan Diego finishes at #23. Nevada 3A champion Churchill County moved into the spot vacated by previously ranked Snow Canyon (UT) to finish at #24.
Fort Bend Clements had been the top ranked team in Texas for much of the season, but the Rangers came up on the short end of a classic best of three series with SB Memorial in the Region III semifinals that saw all three games decided by one run.
Memorial comes in at #6 this week after dropping the series opener in the regional final and will need to win the next two against #10 Brazoswood to advance to state. Defending 5A state champion CC Carroll is the top ranked team in the Lone Star state this week, having taken a 1-0 edge on #18 Laredo Alexander in the 5A Region IV finals and appear to be the favorites to repeat at this point.
New additions this week include: #12 LD Bell, #15 Poteet, #21 Buleson, #24 Cornado and #25 Magnolia.
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