Archive for February 1st, 2013

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Jabari Parker Simeon
Jabari Parker and Chicago’s Simeon have bounded back up into the top 10. Photo Source: MaxPreps

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 position ranking out of all ranked teams for the period. Read more about today’s cumulative ranking below.

School Location High AVG Qty TrueRank™
1. Findlay Prep Henderson,NV 1 1 4 35.500
2. Montverde Academy Montverde,FL 2 2 4 33.750
3. Lone Peak HS West Highland,UT 3 3 4 32.250
4. St. Benedict Prep Newark,NJ 2 5 4 30.250
5. St. Anthony HS Jersey City,NJ 4 6 4 28.250
6. Simeon HS Chicago,IL 4 6 4 28.000
7. Prime Prep Academy Dallas,TX 4 6 4 27.750
8. Whitney Young Magnet HS Chicago,IL 5 7 4 26.750
9. La Lumiere School La Porte,IN 7 9 4 23.750
10. Huntington Prep Huntington,WV 8 11 4 21.250
12. Poly HS Long Beach,CA 10 12 4 19.500
11. Mater Dei HS Santa Ana,CA 7 12 4 19.500
13. Desoto HS Dallas,TX 9 13 4 18.500
14. Oak Hill Academy Mouth of Wilson,VA 12 12 4 18.250
15. Bishop Montgomery Torrance,CA 11 13 4 17.500
16. Lake Oswego HS Lake Oswego,OR 13 16 4 13.750
17. Iowa City West HS Iowa City,IA 15 15 4 13.750
18. Pershing HS Detroit,MI 17 20 4 7.500
19. Germantown HS Germantown,WI 18 20 4 6.750
20. Blanche Ely HS Pompano Beach,FL 19 20 4 6.500
21. Midwest City HS Midwest City,OK 14 20 3 5.667
22. Olympic HS Charlotte,NC 19 19 2 -1.500
23. Bishop Gorman HS Las Vegas,NV 19 21 2 -4.000
24. St. John Bosco Los Angeles,CA 21 21 2 -5.500
25. Arlington Country Day Jacksonville,FL 21 22 2 -7.000
26. Blue Valley Northwest HS Overland Park,KS 20 24 2 -9.000
27. Mathematics, Civics and Sciences Charter School Philadelphia,PA 24 24 2 -11.500
28. Irmo Columbia,SC 23 26 2 -14.000
29. Chester HS Chester,PA 25 27 2 -16.000
30. Gonzaga HS Washington,DC 18 18 1 -17.000

Notes:
Findlay Prep now owns the #1 spot across all polls and is the clear leader in the nation at this point. However, a little farther down in the pack, Simeon has come roaring back after an early-season injury to Jabari Parker knocked them from their #1 ranking in several polls. At one point a couple of weeks ago they were still ranked in the double digits, but now they are all the way back in the Top 10.

Arlington Country Day makes an appearance this week after showing up in two of the national polls.

The biggest discrepancy between the polls still remains between Prime Prep and Huntington Prep. When Prime Prep exploded on the national scene buy beating then-top-ranked Huntington, it created a problem for the polls that they still can’t agree on. Some have Huntington still ranked very high; others have dropped them but given Prime Prep a much higher ranking. It’s clear that the pollsters aren’t sure as a group how they feel about the upstart, and it’s clear that some pollsters aren’t willing to drop Huntington too far.

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.

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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