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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May 29 National HS Rankings

Todd Gold         Ben Collman        
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Bishop Gorman won a seventh consecutive state championship, besting Green Valley's previous record for longest streak of 4A titles. The Gaels, who climbed to No. 2 this week, got yet another dominant season out of 3B/RHP Joey Gallo who set the state's career home run record this season and touched 100 mph with his fastball as the team's closer.

Georgia's state championship weekend produced repeat titles for No. 7 Parkview (second consecutive 5A title) and No. 8 Columbus (third consecutive 3A title). After being slowed by nagging minor injuries during much of the season Parkview 1B/RHP Matt Olson came up huge in the championship game, hitting a championship winning walk-off home run for the second consecutive season. Columbus OF/LHP Kyle Carter threw a shutout in game one of their state championship series and 3B/RHP JT Phillips earned the win on the mound and homered in the clinching game.

California's newest edition of May Madness leaves just one representative in the top ten; No. 4 Mater Dei, who has survived the mine field that is the Southern Section Division I playoffs to this point, and will be playing in the semifinals. The San Diego Section playoffs have been much more tranquil for highly ranked teams, as No. 16 Cathedral Catholic and No. 17 El Capitan have both advanced to their respective title games.

Texas' state playoffs had its biggest casualty of the postseason this weekend as Calallen suffered just its second loss of the season, in a one-game set against Champion (TX) in the 4A regional semifinal, falling from No. 5 all the way down to No. 30. Meanwhile No. 6 Corpus Christi Carroll continues its ascent up the national rankings as they are one series away from a third consecutive trip to the final four in Round Rock.

Newly crowned South Carolina 4A champion Ashley Ridge makes the jump into the top 15 this week after knocking off perennial powerhouse Byrnes in the state championship series to cap off a 30-2 season. 

The list of state champions in the rankings includes: No. 1 American Heritage (FL), No. 2 Bishop Gorman (NV), No. 5 Archbishop McCarthy, No. 7 Parkview (GA), No. 8 Columbus (GA), No. 9 Spruce Creek (FL), No. 10 Barbe (LA), No. 11 St. Pius X (TX), No. 13 Columbus (FL), No. 14 Ashley Ridge (SC), No. 20 Chaparral (AZ), No. 21 Oak Grove (MS), No. 23 Loganville (GA), No. 24 Venice (FL), No. 25 Cherry Creek (CO), No. 28 Pensacola Catholic (FL), No. 29 Kentwood (WA), No. 32 Carl Albert (OK), No. 33 Oxford (AL), No. 35 Arlington (TN), No. 45 Edmond North (OK) and No. 50 Piedra Vista (NM)

Ranking Previous Team City State
1 1 American Heritage Plantation Florida
2 3 Bishop Gorman Las Vegas Nevada
3 4 Tampa Jesuit Tampa Florida
4 7 Mater Dei Santa Ana California
5 8 Archbishop McCarthy Southwest Ranches Florida
6 9 Corpus Christi Carroll Corpus Christi Texas
7 12 Parkview Lilburn Georgia
8 17 Columbus Columbus Georgia
9 10 Spruce Creek Port Orange Florida
10 15 Barbe Lake Charles Louisiana
11 16 St. Pius X Houston Texas
12 2 Harvard-Westlake North Hollywood California
13 11 Christopher Columbus Miami Florida
14 21 Ashley Ridge Summerville South Carolina
15 18 Olympia HS Orlando Florida
16 22 Cathedral Catholic San Diego California
17 23 El Capitan Lakeside California
18 24 Campolindo Moraga California
19 27 Arlington Martin Arlington Texas
20 29 Chaparral Scottsdale Arizona
21 26 Oak Grove Hattiesburg Mississippi
22 35 Rockwall Heath Rockwall Texas
23   Loganville Loganville Georgia
24   Venice Venice Florida
25 43 Cherry Creek Greenwood Village Colorado
26 30 Salisbury School Salisbury Connecticut
27 31 Lake Central St. John Indiana
28 36 Pensacola Catholic Pensacola Florida
29 45 Kentwood Covington Washington
30 5 Calallen Corpus Christi Texas
31   Hough Cornelius North Carolina
32 38 Carl Albert Midwest City Oklahoma
33 33 Oxford Oxford Alabama
34 49 Pacifica Garden Grove California
35   Arlington Arlington Tennessee
36 13 Gainesville Gainesville Georgia
37   Lake Braddock Burke Virginia
38 6 Orange Lutheran Orange California
39   Grove City Grove City Ohio
40 39 Winter Springs Winter Springs Florida
41   Chatsworth Chatsworth California
42 40 Nova Davie Florida
43 41 Pelham Pelham Alabama
44   Newbury Park Newbury Park California
45   Edmond North Edmond Oklahoma
46   Cypress Ranch Houston Texas
47 14 Tomball Tomball Texas
48 48 Grand Street Campus Brooklyn New York
49   West Ranch Valencia California
50 50 Piedra Vista Farmington New Mexico

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