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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

May 1 High School Rankings

Todd Gold         Ben Collman        

Tampa Jesuit, (FL), Harvard Westlake (CA), and Olympia (FL) hold onto the top three spots for the fourth straight week, as Florida playoffs are well underway with California right around the corner.

The only movement in the top five comes from Southern California where a two game split between Mater Dei and Orange Lutheran last week put Orange Lutheran in the driver’s seat with a one game lead in the Trinity League race with four games remaining. Orange Lutheran moves up to No. 7, while Mater Dei slips to No. 8. Bishop Gorman (NV) moves into the vacated spot in the top five, thanks in large part to a herculean effort at the plate by star 3B/RHP Joey Gallo (who is hitting .554/.656/1.122 on the year).

In another matchup between ranked SoCal teams, Cypress moves up to No. 22 after knocking off then No. 10 Lakewood (who falls to No. 23 after a 1-2 week). No. 20 Cathedral Catholic has continued their recent hot streak, having extended their winning streak to 10 games, and looks to be the firmly established favorite in San Diego County.

Parkview (GA) beat Columbus (GA) to continue the year-long battle as the top team in Georgia. The game was a tune-up for Georgia playoffs which start on Friday. Columbus is the favorite to win their 3rd straight AAA title while Parkview is the AAAAA favorite.

The postseason is underway in several states, including Texas, where The Woodlands is coming in on fire. The No. 15 ranked Highlanders have won 11 straight, with four of the past five coming by double digit margins.

Four new teams enter the rankings. No. 46 JW North (CA), No. 47 St. Laurence (IL), No. 49 Arlington Martin (TX), and No. 50 Lake Central (IN).

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Ranking Previous Team City State
1 1 Tampa Jesuit Tampa Florida
2 2 Harvard-Westlake North Hollywood California
3 3 Olympia HS Orlando Florida
4 5 American Heritage Plantation Florida
5 6 Bishop Gorman Las Vegas Nevada
6 7 Calallen Corpus Christi Texas
7 11 Orange Lutheran Orange California
8 4 Mater Dei Santa Ana California
9 8 Providence Charlotte North Carolina
10 12 Archbishop McCarthy Southwest Ranches Florida
11 13 Christopher Columbus Miami Florida
12 14 Corpus Christi Carroll Corpus Christi Texas
13 15 Pelham Pelham Alabama
14 19 Winter Springs Winter Springs Florida
15 20 The Woodlands The Woodlands Texas
16 17 Parkview Lilburn Georgia
17 21 Klein Collins Spring Texas
18 22 Nova Davie Florida
19 9 Columbus Columbus Georgia
20 24 Cathedral Catholic San Diego California
21 25 Lexington HS Lexington South Carolina
22 29 Cypress Cypress California
23 10 Lakewood Lakewood California
24 16 Mountain View St. Francis Mountain View California
25 28 Tomball Tomball Texas
26 32 Owasso Owasso Oklahoma
27 36 Gainesville Gainesville Georgia
28 27 Woodward Academy College Park Georgia
29 18 Gulliver Prep Miami Florida
30 23 El Toro Lake Forrest California
31 33 Campolindo Moraga California
32 31 Mount Carmel Chicago Illinois
33 34 Salisbury School Salisbury Connecticut
34 35 Spanish Fork Spanish Fork Utah
35 26 Seven Lakes Katy Texas
36 30 Broken Arrow Broken Arrow Oklahoma
37 37 El Capitan Lakeside California
38 38 Farragut Farragut Tennessee
39 39 Roberson Asheville North Carolina
40 40 St. Pius X Houston Texas
41 41 Cherry Creek Cherry Creek Colorado
42 44 Kentwood Covington Washington
43 47 Hamilton Chandler Arizona
44 48 Norwin North Huntingdon Pennsylvania
45   JW North Riverside California
46   St. Laurence Burbank Illinois
47 49 Oak Grove Hattiesburg Mississippi
48 50 Western Branch Chesapeake Virginia
49   Arlington Martin Arlington Texas
50   Lake Central St. John Indiana
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