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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

National HS Rankings - March 6

Todd Gold         Ben Collman        
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Tampa Jesuit remains in the top spot with their undefeated start, and fellow Florida school Gulliver Prep moves up to No. 4 as they have won eight straight.

Harvard-Westlake appeared to be invincible after cruising to a 2-0 start by a combined score of 13-0 in their first two games. But Valencia shattered that illusion, cruising to an 11-4 victory, beating the Wolverines’ No. 1a starter and potential first rounder Max Fried. Harvard-Westlake falls to No. 5, while Valencia moves up to No. 28 on the power of Trey Williams and AJ Balta.

The other SoCal preseason top five team, Mater Dei, dropped to 2-1 as well, after getting overpowered by Huntington Beach 9-1 on Monday. Mater Dei had an impressive opening day victory in the National Game of the Week against Bishop Amat (who falls to No. 21) and followed it up with a solid win against Gahr before the upset. Huntington Beach’s 3-0 start earned them their first berth in the National Top 50, debuting at No. 37.

After a busy week with season opening tournaments in Texas, the dust has finally settled. Corpus Christi’s twin powers Carroll and Calallen each continued to climb, moving up to Nos. 3 and 8 respectively. But the real shakeup came in the Houston area, where Klein Collins made a strong statement by going 5-0 to extend their winning streak to nine games. The Tigers move up to No. 18 this week, their highlight of the week came when they battled all the way back from a  3-0 first inning deficit to knock off SB Memorial (falls to No. 42 after a two loss week) by a 4-3 count. Jake Jarvis was the hero for the Tigers against Memorial, earning the win on the mound and hitting the go ahead Home Run.

The other change in the Lone Star state is the addition of 10-1 Flower Mound (debut at No. 36) after the Jaguars extended their winning streak to 10 games. Flower Mound knocked out Rockwall-Heath for the first time this season, as the Hawks dropped to 7-3 on the young season.

Oklahoma gets its second representative into the National Top 50, as Owasso, a staple of the top 10 in 2011, makes their 2012 debut at No. 41 after a 5-0 start. Edmond Santa Fe inches up a spot to No. 29 after winning their first two games.

Columbus (GA) makes a two spot jump into the top ten and takes on top Alabama program Russell County in our National Game of the Week on Wednesday. Olympia (FL) jumps five spots to No. 11 as they continue to roll thru Orlando area competition.

North Carolina schools got underway last week with Providence starting the year 3-0 and moving up to No. 16. Barbe (LA) has been one of the hotter teams in the country as they were bolstered last week by the return of SS Gavin Cecchini.

South Carolina gets underway this week with Virginia and Tennessee to follow the week of March 12.

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PG National Top 50 Rankings

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

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