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Monday, April 07, 2014

National HS Top 50: April 7

Todd Gold        
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Contributing: Jheremy Brown

Coral Springs Christian (Fla.) boasts an impressive roster led by presumptive first round pick in right handed pitcher Touki Toussaint. Toussaint isn't the only All-American on the roster, as battery mate Benito Santiago was also selected to represent the East team at the 2013 PG All-American Classic, and they're joined by several other highly talented Division I signees. Thus, the Cavaliers opened the season with lofty expectations and a top ten ranking, opening the season at No. 9. The season started in the middle of February, but the Crusaders didn't really show up until the last day of the month, stumbling to a 1-4 start to the regular season. Since the calendar flipped to March it has been a completely different story, as they've gone 12-1 with their lone loss during that stretch coming at the hands of nationally ranked Clovis (Calif.) at the National High School Invitational. Their continued dominance of late finds them all the way up to No. 3 in the nation after another strong week back at home in Florida.

The other new entrants to this week's top five are No. 4 Cathedral Catholic (Calif.) and No. 5 Sarasota (Fla.). Sarasota just captured the second PG High School Showdown championship. Cathedral Catholic will get their crack at a highly competitive tournament next week when they enter the San Diego Lions tournament, with a potential matchup against No. 13 Rancho Bernardo looming.

No. 25 Temecula Valley (Calif.) enters the fray at No. 25 after an impressive run at the Boras Classic, which saw them not only move on to the championship game on May 3 against the winner of the upcoming Northern Section bracket, but also improved to 12-1 on the season.

Other new additions this week include: No. 30 Lambert (Ga.), No. 44 Vista Murrieta (Calif.), and No. 50 DeSoto Central (Miss.).

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

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