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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

June 5 National HS Rankings

Todd Gold         Ben Collman        

The CIF Sectional championships saw one last shakeup as the season in baseball's top hotbed state of California came to an end last week. The big climber that came from championship weekend was No. 9 Cathedral Catholic, who rode the powerful left arm of Stephen Gonsalves in the title game. Gonsalves struck out eight in a complete game performance as Cathedral Catholic knocked off previously No. 17 ranked El Capitan in the San Diego Section Division III championship game 3-1. It was the third meeting of the season between the two teams, with El Capitan winning the championship game of the Hilltop-Lolitas Tournament before Cathedral Catholic took the championship game of the San Diego Lions Tournament in April. These two teams have now met in the championship game three years in a row, with El Capitan capturing the 2010 title and Cathedral Catholic winning the past two.

Other champions crowned in California who made jumps this week include Southern Section Division I champion No. 12 Newbury Park (CA), Central Coast Section Division II champion No. 18 Campolindo (CA), Southern Section Division II champion No. 28 Pacifica (CA) and Los Angeles Section Division I champion No. 47 El Camino Real (CA).

Lake Central (IN) moves up to No. 26 as they ran their record to 30-1 on the year. They take on Zionsville in Saturday's state semifinal with the state title the following weekend. Lyons (IL) is into the rankings at No. 49 as the Illinois state playoffs are down to the final weekend. Lyons takes on Minooka in one 4A semifinal while Fox Lake and Oak Park-River Forest battle in the other.

The state championship in Round Rock, TX is set for this weekend. No. 5 Corpus Christi Carroll looks to be the favorite in 5A and are led by first round pick OF/RHP Courtney Hawkins. Carroll will take on No. 34 A&M Consolidated in one 5A semifinal, while No. 19 Arlington Martin matches up with No. 39 Cypress Ranch in the other. In the 4A division No. 21 Rockwall-Heath is the favorite thanks in large part to the presence of second round draft pick RHP/1B Jake Thompson.

Moeller (OH) won another Division 1 state title and jumps into the rankings at No. 47, taking the place of Grove City who they beat 3-2 in the semifinals before beating Westlake 9-6 to win the title.

Moeller is added to a growing list of state champs. So far they are: American Heritage (FL), Bishop Gorman (NV), Archbishop McCarthy (FL), Parkview (GA), Columbus (GA), Spruce Creek (FL), Cathedral Catholic (CA), Barbe (LA), St. Pius X (TX), Newbury Park (CA),  Ashley Ridge (SC), Chaparral (AZ), Loganville (GA), Venice (FL), Oak Grove (MS), Cherry Creek (CO), Pensacola Catholic (FL), Kentwood (WA), Carl Albert (OK), Oxford (AL), Arlington (TN), Middle Creek (NC), El Camino Real (CA) and Piedra Vista (NM).

New additions this week include: No. 34 A&M Consolidated (TX), No. 46 Moeller (OH), No. 47 El Camino Real (CA) and No. 49 Lyons (IL).

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

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