Prep Basketball National Rankings – Dec 17

Kasey Hill
Kasey Hill and Monteverde rise to #1 in this week’s poll.

The national prep rankings for the week of December 10, as published by PrepNation

#1. Montverde, Fla., Montverde Academy (6-0), leads field that includes 10 ranked teams at City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, Fla.
#2. Henderson, Nev., Findlay (13-0), headlines Iolani Classic in Honolulu with two other Top 25 teams
#3. Newark, N.J., St. Benedict’s (7-0), scored over 100 four times this season
#4. Huntington, W.Va., Huntington Prep, (11-0), beat teams from Ohio and Fla. at Boyd County Roundball Classic in Summit, Ky.
#5. Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei (5-0), two-time defending state champion
#6. Long Beach, Calif., Poly, (5-0), opens against regionally ranked Tift County at City of Palms
#7. Highland, Utah, Lone Peak (7-0), making its first appearance at City of Palms
#8. Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (15-1), seeks second Iolani Classic title in three seasons
#9. Chester, Pa. (2-0), plays defending Miss. champ Callaway in opening round at City of Palms
#10. Mount Washington, Ky., Bullitt East (7-0), beat state-ranked Madison Central, 72-66
#11. DeSoto, Texas (15-1), defeated then-No. 1 Simeon, 67-57, on ESPN
#12. Chicago, Simeon (2-1), first three games versus out-of-state opponents
#13. Memphis, Tenn., Southwind, (9-1), also in field at City of Palms
#14. Omaha, Neb., Central (4-0), 40 straight wins heading into City of Palms
#15. Warr Acres, Okla., Putnam City (7-0), F Ronnie Boyce MVP of Bixby (Okla.) Invitational
#16. Richmond, Texas, Travis, (12-2), split with ranked opponents from Calif. and Md. last week
#17. San Jose, Calif., Mitty, (3-1), lost in OT to No. 16 Travis, 56-53, on ESPN
#18. Seattle, Rainier Beach, (3-1), upset by regionally ranked Seattle Prep, 59-57
#19. Rockville, Md., Montrose Christian (6-0), also in field at Iolani Classic
#20. Iowa City, Iowa, West, (6-0), jr. G Wyatt Lohaus son of former NBA player Brad Lohaus
#21. Washington, Gonzaga (4-1), top-ranked in D.C.-area rankings
#22. Brooklyn, Jefferson (6-1), with four starters benched, upset by Philadelphia Electrical, 80-74
#23. Fairfax, Va., Paul VI (5-1), also shooting for City of Palms title
#24. Philadelphia, Neumann-Goretti (2-0), 70 consecutive Philadelphia Catholic League wins
#25. Jersey City, N.J., St. Anthony (1-0), extended win streak to 66

Northeast
#1. Newark, N.J., St. Benedict’s, 7-0
#2. Chester, Pa., 2-0
#3. Brooklyn, Jefferson, 6-1
#4. Philadelphia, Neumann-Goretti, 2-0
#5. Jersey City, N.J., St. Anthony, 1-0
#6. Middle Village, N.Y., Christ the King, 2-0
#7. Jersey City, N.J., Hudson Catholic, 2-0
#8. Roselle, N.J., Roselle Catholic, 1-0
#9. Metuchen, N.J., St. Joseph, 0-1
#10. Springfield, Mass., Central, 2-0

East Coast
#1. Huntington, W.Va., Huntington Prep, 11-0
#2. Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill, 15-1
#3. Rockville, Md., Montrose Christian, 6-0
#4. Washington, Gonzaga, 4-1
#5. Fairfax, Va., Paul VI, 5-1
#6. Charlotte, N.C., West Charlotte, 5-0
#7. High Point, N.C., Wesleyan, 8-0
#8. Rockville, Md., Magruder, 4-0
#9. Columbia, S.C., Irmo, 9-0
#10. Baltimore, St. Frances, 9-0

Southeast
#1. Montverde, Fla., Montverde Academy, 6-0
#2. Memphis, Tenn., Southwind, 9-1
#3. Tifton, Ga., Tift County, 5-0
#4. Orlando, Fla., Lake Highland Prep, 7-1
#5. Birmingham, Ala., Wenowah, 9-0
#6. Jackson, Miss., Provine, 10-1
#7. Oviedo, Fla., Hagerty, 10-1
#8. Pompano Beach, Fla., Ely, 7-0
#9. Memphis, Tenn., White Station, 8-1
#10. Alexandria, La., Peabody, 10-0

Midwest
#1. Mount Washington, Ky., Bullitt East, 7-0
#2. Chicago, Simeon, 2-1
#3. Chicago, Young, 3-0
#4. Detroit, Pershing, 4-0
#5. Indianapolis, Pike, 6-0
#6. Cincinnati, Walnut Hills, 4-1
#7. Germantown, Wis., 7-0
#8. Indianapolis, Arsenal Tech, 5-1
#9. Indianapolis, Cathedral, 2-2
#10. Louisville, Ky., Ballard, 3-2

Midlands
#1. Highland, Utah, Lone Peak, 7-0
#2. Omaha, Neb., Central, 4-0
#3. Iowa City, Iowa, West, 6-0
#4. Osseo, Minn., 5-0
#5. Overland Park, Kan., Blue Valley Northwest, 3-0
#6. Nixa, Mo., 4-1
#7. Minneapolis, De La Salle, 1-0
#8. Denver, East, 5-1
#9. Wichita, Kan., North, 5-0
#10. Monument, Colo., Lewis-Palmer, 6-0

Southwest
#1. Henderson, Nev., Findlay, 13-0
#2. DeSoto, Texas, 15-1
#3. Warr Acres, Okla., Putnam City, 7-0
#4. Richmond, Texas, Travis, 12-2
#5. Houston, Yates, 12-1
#6. Dallas, Jesuit, 12-0
#7. Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman, 5-0
#8. Laveen, Ariz., Chavez, 10-0
#9. Grand Prairie, Texas, South Grand Prairie, 15-1
#10. Edmond, Okla., Memorial, 6-0

West Coast
#1. Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei, 5-0
#2. Long Beach, Calif., Poly, 5-0
#3. San Jose, Calif., Mitty, 3-1
#4. Seattle, Rainier Beach, 3-1
#5. Lake Oswego, Ore., 6-0
#6. Richmond, Calif., Salesian, 5-1
#7. Bothell, Wash., 4-0
#8. Mission Viejo, Calif., 11-0
#9. Bellflower, Calif., St. John Bosco, 5-1
#10. Seattle, Seattle Prep, 6-0

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