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National HS Rankings: May 26

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Todd Gold         Jheremy Brown        
Published: Monday, May 26, 2014

The top 10 was shaken up this week when three teams went down in their respective state’s semifinal rounds of the playoffs. Lambert (Ga.) has been on cruise control all spring and took care of business this week, taking down Parkview (Ga.), who at the time was the 18th ranked team nationally. Hamilton (Ariz.) brought home some hardware, winning the state championship, jumping to No. 8 overall. Puyallup’s (Wash.) undefeated season is still intact after going 2-0 this past week in the state semifinals and rise from No. 13 to No. 9.

Lambert and Milton, both of Georgia, split the first two games of a three-game series, and whoever wins the third game takes home the AAAAAA state championship.

Two California teams jumped a few spots within the top 10 after winning their second round games with Huntington Beach up to No. 4 and Harvard-Westlake to No. 7.

The biggest riser amongst teams who were a part of last week’s rankings is Oak Grove out of Mississippi, who climbed the rankings 30 spots all the way up to No.  19. Oak Grove found themselves matched up against a very deep team full of Division I commits in DeSoto Central (50), who has been nationally ranked for the majority of the season. After winning the first game of the best-of-three series, Oak Grove lost the second game but regrouped and took the next one from DeSoto, bringing the state championship back to Hattiesburg.

Farragut (Tenn.) is the highest ranked team of the five new entrants in this week’s edition, landing at No. 27. After being ranked in the pre-season, Farragut got off to a rough start but started to have things click and went on a tear through the last month of the season, resulting in a AAA state championship. This title means a little more for the Admirals as they won it for their assistant coach and Perfect Game scout and friend Scott Dean who passed away just prior to the season.

Other new additions this week include: No. 28 American (Fla.), No. 32 Glendora (Calif.), No. 41 Bryant (Ark.), No. 45 Rocky Mountain (Colo.).

Ranking Previous Team City State
1 1 Barbe Lake Charles Louisiana
2 2 Rancho Bernardo San Diego California
3 4 Pearland Pearland Texas
4 7 Huntington Beach Huntington Beach California
5 10 Lambert Suwanee Georgia
6 8 North Florida Christian Tallahassee Florida
7 9 Harvard-Westlake North Hollywood California
8 11 Hamilton Chandler Arizona
9 13 Puyallup Puyallup Washington
10 12 Salisbury School Salisbury Connecticut
11 14 Greenway Phoenix Arizona
12 16 Clovis Fresno California
13 15 Cathedral Catholic San Diego California
14 20 South Dade Homestead Florida
15 19 Loyola Los Angeles California
16 22 Chino Hills Chino Hills California
17 25 Junipero Serra San Mateo California
18 26 St. Thomas More Lafayette Louisiana
19 49 Oak Grove Hattiesburg Mississippi
20 21 Archbishop McCarthy Southwest Ranches Florida
21 33 Milton Milton Georgia
22 3 Mountain View St. Francis Mountain View California
23 32 Flora Columbia South Carolina
24 23 Coral Springs Christian Academy Coral Springs Florida
25 5 Gainesville Gainesville Georgia
26 40 Walsh Jesuit Cuyahoga Falls Ohio
27   Farragut Farragut Tennessee
28   American Hialeah Florida
29 36 Lee's Summit West Lee's Summit Missouri
30 27 Olympia HS Orlando Florida
31 6 Venice Venice Florida
32   Glendora Glendora California
33 37 Bishop Eustace NJ New Jersey
34 29 Orangewood Christian Maitland Florida
35 34 The First Academy Orlando Florida
36 45 Whitewater Fayetteville Georgia
37 35 Flanagan Pembroke Pines Florida
38 46 Fountain Valley Huntington Beach California
39 17 Langham Creek Houston Texas
40 28 Regis Jesuit Aurora Colorado
41 48 Long Beach Wilson Long Beach California
42 44 Cypress Ranch Houston Texas
43   Bryant Bryant Arkansas
44 30 Fayetteville Fayetteville Arkansas
45  43 Buchanan Clovis California
46 18 Parkview Lilburn Georgia
47   Rocky Mountain Fort Collins Colorado
48 47 Lake Travis Austin Texas
49 50 Elk Grove Elk Grove California
50 31 Klein Collins Spring Texas
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