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National HS Top 50: March 24

High School : : Rankings
Todd Gold        
Published: Monday, March 24, 2014

Contributing: Jheremy Brown

For the second consecutive week there is a new No. 1 team in the nation. Defending Florida state champion Venice fell out of the top spot after suffering their first loss of the season on Friday night. They didn't fall far, landing at No. 5, as their loss came to undefeated Sarasota, who climbs eight spots this week, coming in at No. 4.

Archbishop McCarthy, who was named the 2011 PG High School National Champion, seiezed the opportunity of Venice's loss in front of them, and moved up from No. 2 to the top spot in the nation. The Mavericks cruised to two easy victories this week, winning by a combined score of 22-2.

Hamilton (Ariz.) is the biggest climber of the week, entering the rankings at No. 23 after winning a 1-0 battle over previously No. 20 Greenway (Ariz.) as part of a highly impressive week which began with a late comeback win in a game where the opposing starting pitcher was the state's top ranked right hander, Ryan Castellani. Greenway lands at No. 25 this week, while O'Connor gives Arizona a third representative as they re-enter the rankings at No. 46 after a 3-0 week that started with a walk-off win over previously ranked Bishop Gorman (Nev.).

Other new additions this week include: No. 34 Poway (Calif.),  No. 45 Tampa Jesuit (Fla.) and No. 49 Fayetteville (Ark.).

Ranking Previous Team City State
1 2 Archbishop McCarthy Southwest Ranches Florida
2 3 Harvard-Westlake North Hollywood California
3 6 Barbe Lake Charles Louisiana
4 12 Sarasota Sarasota Florida
5 1 Venice Venice Florida
6 7 Cypress Ranch Houston Texas
7 4 Mountain View St. Francis Mountain View California
8 5 Gainesville Gainesville Georgia
9 11 Pearland Pearland Texas
10 10 American Heritage Plantation Florida
11 8 Rancho Bernardo San Diego California
12 15 Coral Springs Christian Academy Coral Springs Florida
13 14 Cathedral Catholic San Diego California
14 9 Owasso Owasso Oklahoma
15 17 Loyola Los Angeles California
16 18 Flora Columbia South Carolina
17 13 Roberson Asheville North Carolina
18 22 Junipero Serra San Mateo California
19 23 Hagerty Oviedo Florida
20 16 Olympia HS Orlando Florida
21 21 Chino Hills Chino Hills California
22 26 Arlington Martin Arlington Texas
23   Hamilton Chandler Arizona
24 29 Huntington Beach Huntington Beach California
25 20 Greenway Phoenix Arizona
26 30 Lake Travis Austin Texas
27 31 Conway Conway South Carolina
28 28 CC Moody Corpus Christi Texas
29 37 West Orange Winter Garden Florida
30 35 Milton Milton Georgia
31 27 Buchanan Clovis California
32 34 Orangewood Christian Maitland Florida
33 33 Salisbury School Salisbury Connecticut
34   Poway Poway California
35 41 Marist Atlanta Georgia
36 25 Carl Albert Midwest City Oklahoma
37 32 Clovis Fresno California
38 39 Flanagan Pembroke Pines Florida
39 40 Southlake Carroll Southlake Texas
40 42 ThunderRidge Highlands Ranch Colorado
41 44 Parkview Lilburn Georgia
42 46 Klein Collins Spring Texas
43 43 Blue Valley West Stillwell Kansas
44 47 Puyallup Puyallup Washington
45   Tampa Jesuit Tampa Florida
46   O'Connor Phoenix Arizona
47 49 Hardin Valley Knoxville Tennessee
48 48 Moeller Cincinnati Ohio
49   Fayetteville Fayetteville Arkansas
50 36 DeSoto Central Southaven Mississippi

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