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Monday, June 02, 2014

National HS Rankings: June 2

Todd Gold         Jheremy Brown        
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After opening the season as Washington state's lone representative in the National Top 50, Puyallup (Wash.) not only lived up to the lofty expectations for in-state dominance, they exceeded them. The Vikings capped off a perfect 28-0 season by capturing the 4A state championship over the weekend, becoming the first team since 2006 to run the table in Washington's largest classification. The past two teams to do so were Jackson in 2006 and South Kitsap in 1996, both teams were led by future Major Leaguers in Travis Snider and Willie Bloomquist respectively. Puyallup's perfect season lands them at No. 4 in this week's updated poll, the highest a team from the northwest region has been ranked in any PG National poll during the past four years. 

Lambert (Ga.) knocked off No. 21 Milton in three games to capture the 6A state championship this week. Lambert cemented their place as a top five team in the final top 100 poll which will be release in two weeks, landing at No. 3 this week. Georgia's other top 50 representatives include: No. 38 Whitewater and No. 47 Parkview.

San Diego's open division playoffs featured a pair of favorites getting sent to the loser's bracket early on. Top seeded and previously No. 2 Rancho Bernardo dropped the opener before winning their next two. Previous No. 13 Cathedral Catholic lost their second game before winning the third to set up an elimination game meeting between the two perennial powerhouses this week which will pit Nos. 6 and 14 against one another.

California's Southern Section playoffs finally produced it's traditional smattering of upsets this past week, which saw two top 10 representatives and four of the top 20 ranked teams in the nation suffer an early end to their season. No. 12 JSerra is now the top ranked team from the Southern Section and are the favorite as they enter the final four. Texas' gauntlet playoff has also dashed the dreams of several national powerhouses, though No. 2 Pearland is one series away from a trip to Round Rock for the final four and is the state's top ranked representative. The two hotbed states are relatively underrepresented in this week's poll thanks to the recent upsets, but as champions emerge and the final poll expands to 100 several of the recent upset victims will return to the rankings.

New additions this week include: No. 16 Santa Margarita (Calif.), No. 17 Sumter (SC), No. 19 Tampa Jesuit (Fla.), No. 28 Foothill (Calif.), No. 29 Spanish Fort (Fla.), No. 36 Flower Mound (Texas) and No. 50 Stone Bridge (Va.).

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