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Monday, June 25, 2012

Final High School Regional Rankings

Todd Gold         Ben Collman        


The final Florida rankings see the two 5A finalists in the top two spots with American Heritage No. 1 and Tampa Jesuit behind them. Two more state champs are next, 6A champ Archbishop McCarthy and 8A champ Spruce Creek. Columbus ends the year at No. 5.

Other state champs in the rankings are 7A champ Venice at No. 7, 3A champ Pensacola Catholic at No. 8, and 4A Champ Providence at 17.

Click here to see the entire Florida Regional Rankings.

Great Plains

Last week the state of Minnesota crowned it’s champions, leaving Iowa, which plays a summer season, as the only state yet to wrap up its season. Eastview pulled a suprising upset, knocking off previously No. 16 Bemidji in the AAA state championship game at Target Field. Eastview enters the rankings at No. 18, while AA champion Holy Family Catholic also enters after claiming a title, coming in at No. 24.

Iowa’s top ranked representative is No. 20 Ankeny, while Dowling Catholic enters the final poll at No. 25.

Click here to see the entire Great Plains Regional Rankings.



Lake Braddock took home the Virginia Group AAA title and Powhatan won the Group AA title as Virginia was the last state in the region to end their season. Lake Braddock ends their year No.2 in the regional rankings behind only South Carolina AAAA champion Ashley Ridge. Powhatan comes in at No, 15 in these final Mid-Atlantic rankings.

Rounding out the top five are North Carolina 4A champion Middle Creek at No. 3, Byrnes (SC) at No.4 and North Carolina 3A champ Weddington at No. 5.

Click here to see the entire Mid-Atlantic Regional Rankings.



The final regional rankings in Midwest region see state champions in the top three spots. Lake Central (IN) is No. 1, followed by Moeller (OH), and Oak Park-River Forest (IL).

Zionsville (IN) is No. 4 followed by Lyons Township (IL) and a quartet or Ohio schools: Westlake, St. Francis de Sales, Defiance and Grove City.

Other state champs include Hudsonville (MI) at No. 11 and Woodford County (KY) at No. 17.

Click here to see the entire Midwest Regional Rankings.



Salisbury School (CT) and their undefeated season sit in the top spot followed by Grand Street Campus (NY) who won the NYC championship last weekend. Gloucester Catholic beat Don Bosco 4-1 in a Non Public championship and are the top team from the Garden State. They come in at No. 3. Pennsylvania playoffs wrap up this week and the matchup of No. 4 Council Rock North and No. 10 Lasalle College Prep is one that will affect next week’s final region rankings in a big way.

Xaverian Brothers (MA) won the Massacusetts Division 1 title with a win over Lowell and are up to No. 11 this week.

Click here to see the entire Northeast Regional Rankings.



No. 1 Kentwood (WA) put the finishing touches on a dominant season by capturing the Washington 4A state championship by knocking off No. 2 Puyallup (WA) 4-1 in the title game last week. The Conquerors will return their top prospect, C Reese McGuire next season, who is on the short list of top catchers in the class of 2013.

Washington’s 3A champions Kamiakin comes in at No. 3, slotting in behind the talented finalists from the 4A bracket. 3A runners-up Eastside Catholic comes in at No. 11 after their run to the title game. Washginton’s 2A state champions, Archbishop Murphy, enters the rankings at No. 21 this week.

The only thing left to settle in the Northwest region is this weekend’s state championship games in the state of Oregon. No. 4 Thurston takes on No. 12 Oregon City in the 6A championship matchup, while No. 7 Summit squares off with No. 15 Portland Wilson in the 5A game.

Click here to see the entire Northwest Regional Rankings.



The CIF Sectional championships saw one last shakeup as the season in baseball's top hotbed state of California came to an end last week. The big climber that came from championship weekend was No. 9 Cathedral Catholic, who rode the powerful left arm of Stephen Gonsalves in the title game. Gonsalves struck out eight in a complete game performance as Cathedral Catholic knocked off previously No. 17 ranked El Capitan in the San Diego Section Division III championship game 3-1. It was the third meeting of the season between the two teams, with El Capitan winning the championship game of the Hilltop-Lolitas Tournament before Cathedral Catholic took the championship game of the San Diego Lions Tournament in April. These two teams have now met in the championship game three years in a row, with El Capitan capturing the 2010 title and Cathedral Catholic winning the past two.

Newbury Park was the last team standing after surviving the mine field that is the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs, the tournament featuring the most parity in the entire country. The championship lands the Panthers at No. 2 in the final regional ranking. Pacifica survived a similarly difficult tournament in the Southern Section’s Division II playoffs, coming in at No. 6.

New additions in the final Pacific Regional Top 25: No. 14 De La Salle and No. 20 Santa Fe Christian.

Click here to see the entire Pacific Regional Rankings.



The final Southeast rankings see two familiar Georgia teams: No. 1 Parkview, the recently crowned AAAA champ and Columbus, who just won the AAA title. They are followed by other state champions: No. 3 Barbe (LA), No.4 Loganville (GA) and No. 5 Oak Grove (MS) and

Other state champs in the regional ranks are No. 6 Oxford (AL), No.7 Arlington (TN), Teurlings Catholic (LA) at 16, Calvary Baptist (LA) at 17, Archbishop Rummel (LA) at 22.

Click here to see the entire Southeast Regional Rankings.



The season wrapped up in the Southwest Region over the weekend as the state of Utah was the final state to crown it’s champions. American Fork captured the 5A title by knocking off Taylorsville 2-1. The win moved American Fork up a spot, jumping over Arizona Division II champion Sunnyslope and into the No. 5 slot.

Utah’s 4A champion Skyline entered the rankings at No. 19, one slot behind 3A champs Snow Canyon who finished up their season a couple of days earlier and grabbed the No. 18 spot last week.

Click here to see the entire Southwest Regional Rankings.



The brackets are set for the state championship at Dell Diamond in Round Rock, TX for the Texas 4A and 5A state playoffs starting today.

4A favorite Rockwall-Heath (No. 4) sends ace RHP/1B Jake Thompson to the mound to face No. 14 Lake Travis, just three days after the Detroit Tigers made him their top draft pick in the second round. The other 4A semifinal pits No. 13 Montgomery against No. 15 Cleburne.

The story in 5A has been Corpus Christi Carroll all season. They opened the season as the No. 1 ranked team in the region, and though they dropped ot the No. 2 spot for much of the year (behind 4A Calallen) they have remained near the top the entire season. The Carroll Tigers feature a core of seniors who are making a third consecutive trip to Round Rock, each of whom own a 2010 State Champions ring. That core is led by OF/RHP Courtney Hawkins, who was selected 12th overall by the Chicago White Sox in the 2012 MLB Draft on Monday night.

The Tigers will take on No. 7 A&M Consolidated who got off to a slow start to the season before making a strong push down the stretch. The other semifinal pairs up No. 3 Arlington Martin against No. 8 Cypress Ranch.

Click here to see the entire Texahoma Regional Rankings.

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