TrueRank™ National Prep Basketball Rankings Week 8

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Nick Emery and Lone Peak are still hot. Photo Source: Naples News

By Marcus Shockley

This national high school basketball ranking combines multiple available polls for a period of time into a single poll, and creates a ranking for each team based on their average ranking, number of times they are ranked in the various polls, the highest ranking that teams has in those polls and the average ranking. Read more about today’s cumulative ranking below.

School Location High AVG Qty TrueRank™
1. Montverde Academy Montverde,FL 1 1 4 38.250
2. Findlay Prep Henderson,NV 1 1 4 37.750
3. Lone Peak HS West Highland,UT 3 4 4 34.250
4. Mater Dei HS Santa Ana,CA 3 6 4 31.000
5. Whitney Young Magnet HS Chicago,IL 3 6 4 31.000
6. Poly HS Long Beach,CA 5 6 4 30.750
7. St. Benedict Prep Newark,NJ 4 8 4 28.750
8. La Lumiere School La Porte,IN 4 8 4 28.500
9. Huntington Prep Huntington,WV 4 9 4 27.500
10. Prime Prep Academy Dallas,TX 4 10 4 26.250
11. St. Anthony HS Jersey City,NJ 7 10 4 25.500
12. Desoto HS Dallas,TX 7 10 4 25.000
13. Oak Hill Academy Mouth of Wilson,VA 10 11 4 23.750
14. Chester HS Chester,PA 9 15 4 18.500
15. Southwind HS Memphis,TN 13 15 4 17.500
16. Simeon HS Chicago,IL 11 15 3 16.333
17. Omaha Central HS Omaha,NE 12 16 3 14.333
18. St. John Bosco Los Angeles,CA 16 17 4 14.000
19. Iowa City West HS Iowa City,IA 17 19 4 12.000
20. Lake Oswego HS Lake Oswego,OR 14 21 4 9.750
21. Pike HS Indianapolis,IN 18 20 3 6.667
22. Pershing HS Detroit,MI 17 22 3 5.000
23. Bishop Montgomery Torrance,CA 16 23 2 -2.500
24. Bishop Gorman HS Las Vegas,NV 20 23 2 -4.500
25. Bishop O’Connell Arlington,VA 23 23 2 -6.500
26. Blanche Ely HS Pompano Beach,FL 23 24 2 -7.500
27. Putnam City HS Oklahoma City,OK 16 16 1 -8.000
28. Midwest City HS Midwest City,OK 17 17 1 -11.000
29. Olympic HS Charlotte,NC 24 26 2 -11.000
30. White Station HS Memphis,TN 20 20 1 -20.000

Notes: This week’s poll includes four sources: Hoopniks, ESPN, USA Today and PrepNation. MaxPreps also released polls during this period but I haven’t included them, due to the fact that they segment private academies from public high schools. I am not sure how, or if, I will incorporate their rankings back into the cumulative rankings.

Still not much change at the top of the poll, but a major loss by Huntington Prep this week pushed some significant movement, including dropping Prep from #3 to #9 and introducing Prime Prep, who dealt Huntington their loss, into the rankings at #10. The overall movement of the rankings is relatively consistent, but this week I’ve expanded the list to show the Top 30 True Rank teams just because, well, I have the data and I think it’s interesting. Note that two NC teams, Olympic and West Charlotte, do appear on a few polls but only Olympic has a high enough value to land in the cumulative rankings.

Finally: In the poll listing, the ‘high’ value represents the highest ranking in any poll that team received during the ranking period.
‘Qty’ represents how many polls they were ranked in. ‘AVG’ represents their average ranking in all polls where they were ranked.

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