H.S. Power Rankings Week 10: January 18, 2012

St. Anthony jumps into the Top 5

The Hoop Hall Classic was telling. Brewster, Oak Hill and Findlay Prep showed that they were just on another level from the competition. While teams like Gonzaga and Mater Dei showed their worth. The biggest surprise comes from Shabazz Muhammad and Bishop Gorman who upended DeMatha. They play the upset role this weekend with a shot at No. 3 Findlay Prep.

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Rank Prev Team Comments
1 1 none
5th year/prep school
Wolfeboro, NH

Record: 12-0
Key Wins: Tilton (2x), Notre Dame Prep, New Hampton
Results: Beat Tilton, 57-53, Beat Maine Central Institute 89-57
Weekly Report: The Bobcats proved they were the No. 1 team in the country beating Nerlens Noel and Tilton this past weekend at the Hoop Hall Classic. Aaron Thomas keeps on producing under the radar.
Next Up: 1/18 at Proctor Academy

2 2 none
4-year traditional
Mouth of Wilson, VA

Record: 28-0
Key Wins: Prestonwood Chrisitan, Grace Prep, La Lumiere
Results: Beat Prestonwood Christian, 85-55, Beat Christian Faith Center, 87-57, Beat Dudley 84-58
Weekly Report: Add Prestonwood Christian Academy to the vast number of teams the Warriors defeated. It's a shame Jordan Adams and Co. don't have Brewster on their schedule.
Next Up: 1/20 at Memphis Melrose

3 5 up
4-year non-traditional
Henderson, NV

Record: 18-1
Key Wins: Simeon, Marcus
Key Loss: La Lumiere
Results: Beat Simeon, 75-50, Beat Thurgood Marshall, 55-39
Weekly Report: They didn't exactly avenge their 1 loss to La Lumiere but downing Simeon by 25 points gives the Pilots momentum. Dominic Artis was the game MVP in their win over Jabari Parker and Simeon.
Next Up: 1/21 vs. Bishop Gorman

4 4 none
5th year/prep school
Tilton, NH

Record: 14-3
Key Wins: Notre Dame Prep, New Hampton, Huntington Prep,
Key Loss: South Kent
Results: Beat Winchendon, 85-67, Beat Notre Dame Prep, 90-86, Lost to Brewster, 57-53
Weekly Report: The Rams seem to always win unless Brewster is the opponent. Nerlens Noel will get his third crack at Brewster in February. Arlington Country Day is the next marquee matchup.
Next Up: 1/21 vs. Arlington Country Day

5 6 up
4-year traditional
Jersey City, NJ

Record: 12-0
Key Wins: St. Benedict’s, Miller Grove
Results: Beat St. Peter’s Prep, 61-21, Beat Miller Grove, 60-48
Weekly Report: The Friars with only one high major recruit, Kyle Anderson (UCLA), is the only 4-year traditional school in our top 5. Not bad at all.
Next Up: 1/22 at Long Branch

6 7 up
4-year non-traditional
Huntington, WV

Record: 12-1
Key Losses: Tilton
Results: Beat Trotwood-Madison, 97-38, Beat Middletown, 84-30, Beat Evelyn Mack Academy 93-43
Weekly Report: Andrew Wiggins thinks his team is the best in the country. An early loss to Tilton puts fuel on those flames. However, the Express have won every match since then and still get a crack at St. Anthony is early February.
Next Up: 1/20 vs. Bishop Kearney

7 8 up
4-year traditional
Arlington, TX

Record: 15-2
Key Wins: Prestonwood Christian, Montverde, Mater Dei
Results: Beat Trinity Christian, 68-55, Beat Thurgood Marshall, 60-42
Weekly Report: The Lions won the Flyin' to the Hoop tournament in Ohio and move up a couple of spots. They will need to continue to win with a light schedule here on out.
Next Up: 1/20 vs. Faith Christian

8 3 down
4-year traditional
Chicago, Ill.

Record: 14-1
Key Wins: Whitney Young, Miller Grove
Results: Beat Brooks College Prep, 95-61, Beat Morgan Park, 57-44, Beat Findlay Prep, 75-50  
Weeky Report: Jabari Parker admittedly took to long to get aggressive against Findlay. Kendrick Nunn only scored three. The result - a 25-point loss to Simeon and a drop in the Power Rankings.
Next Up: 1/20 at Penny Hardaway Classic

9 10 up
4-year traditional
Rockville, MD

Record: 11-1
Key Losses: Marcus
Results: Beat Annandale, 77-24
Weekly Report: The Mustangs move up during an idle week. DeMatha's blowout loss to Bishop Gorman makes them the top dog in the DMV area.
Next Up: 1/18 at Freedom

10 11 up
4-year traditional
Flower Mound, TX

Record: 24-2
Key Wins: Montrose Christian
Key Losses: Findlay
Results: Beat Hebron, 49-35, Beat Plano East, 67-44
Weekly Report: The Marauders haven't lost since the What-a-Burger tournament and need to keep doing so with a light schedule for the remainder of the season. The Oklahoma State duo of Marcus Smart and Phil Forte lead the pack.
Next Up: 1/20 at Flower Mound

11 9 down
4-year traditional
Hyattsville, MD

Record: 16-1
Key Wins: Neumann-Goretti
Results: Beat Bishop O’Connell, 62-53, Beat Northwest Catholic, 78-57, Lost to Bishop Gorman, 73-65
Weekly Report: Jerami Grant went 1-for-2 this past weekend. Locking up super sophomore Kuran Iverson (Northwest Catholic) but allowed Shabazz Muhammad to pour in 37 points in their first loss to Bishop Gorman.
Next Up: 1/18 vs. Bishop McNamara

12 12 none
4-year traditional
Montverde, FL

Record: 14-2
Key Loss: Grace Prep, Hagerty
Results: Beat North Broward Prep, 90-51
Weekly Report: Kevin Boyle’s squad got the bad taste out of their mouths with a blowout of North Broward Prep. They’ll be in Memphis this weekend for the Penny Hardaway Classic.
Next Up: 1/20 at Ridgeway

13 13 none
4-year traditional
Santa Ana, CA

Record: 16-2
Key Wins: Bishop Gorman, Lincoln (N.Y.),
Key Losses: Grace Prep, Gill St. Bernard’s
Weekly Report: Much fanfare has been about Khem Birch going to UNLV. Don't sleep on Katin Reinhardt, he dropped in 35 points against Omar Calhoun (UConn) and Christ the King at the Hoop Hall.
Next Up: 1/20 at JSerra Catholic

14 16 up
4-year traditional
Jacksonville, FL

Record: 9-1
Key Win: Southwind
Key Losses: Faith Baptist Christian
Weekly Report: The Apaches got back on track last week with a dominating win over Potter’s House Christian. They will have to overcome the transfer of Torian Graham going into a big weekend with Tilton and St. Benedict’s.
Next Up: 1/20 vs. Withrow

15 20 up
4-year traditional
Washington, D.C.

Record: 15-0
Key Wins: Riverside, Patterson, Neumann-Goretti, Whitney Young
Results: Beat Riverside, 77-65, Beat Patterson, 75-73
Weekly Report: They didn't come against teams in our Power Rankings, but two victories against Aquille Carr's Patterson and Ricardo Gather's Riverside Academy deserve a jump in the ranks. Big showdown with DeMatha this weekend.
Next Up: 1/18 vs. Our Lady of Good Counsel

16 21 up
4-year traditional
La Porte, Ind.

Record: 16-2
Key Wins: Findlay Prep
Results: Beat Western Reserve, 72-25, Beat Lake Forest Academy, 67-28, Beat Kiski School, 64-39
Weekly Report: The Lakers took home title at the Midwest Prep Championship. A chance to jump in the rankings comes later this month against Montrose Christian.
Next Up: 1/20 vs. Traders Point Christian Academy

17 23 up
4-year traditional
Newark, NJ

Record: 14-1
Key Losses: St. Anthony
Results: Beat Upper Room Christian, 114-44, Beat Patterson, 89-63, Beat Trenton, 91-56
Weekly Report: Their 1-point loss to St. Anthony might be the best loss of any team in the season as they continue to show just how good they are. Still next a marquee win – they get their shot against Arlington Country Day on Sunday.
Next Up: 1/19 vs. NIA Prep

18 19 up
5th year/prep school
Chatham, Virg.

Record: 21-0
Results: Beat Believe Prep, 111-88
Weekly Report: Codi Miller-McIntyre had 29 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals in their only game last week. Wake Forest got a steal in the point guard.
Next Up: 1/21 vs. Massanutten Military Academy

19 up
5th year/prep school
Fitchburg, MA

Record: 12-6
Key Wins:
St. Thomas More, New Hampton
Results: Beat New Hampton, 55-49, Lost to Tilton, 90-86, Beat St. Thomas More 79-72
Weekly Results: A four point loss to Tilton, a win over New Hampton and St. Thomas More, plus the arrival of Steven Adams lands this crew back into the mix.
Next Up: 1/22 at Vermont Academy

20 18 down
4-year traditional
Wichita Heights, KS

Record: 8-0
Results: Beat East, 70-60
Weekly Report: Perry Ellis’ crew notched another W but with such a weak schedule, teams are starting to leap frog them – i.e. Gonzaga College High School.
Next Up: 1/19 at Tournament of Champions

21 22 up
4-year traditional
Chester, Pa.

Record: 13-0
Results: Beat Interboro, 63-32, Beat Aquinas Institute, 46-43, Beat Central Tech, 66-40, Beat Penn Wood, 69-43
Weekly Report: It didn't come against top-flight competition but winning four games in six days is an impressive feat regardless.
Next Up: 1/19 vs. Chichester

22 17 down
5th year/prep school
New Hampton, NH

Record: 12-4
Key Wins: St. Thomas More
Key Loss: St. Thomas More, Brewster, Bridgton, Notre Dame Prep
Weekly Report: The Huskies were able to avenge and early loss to St. Thomas More this past week. Noah Vonleh and crew couldn't beat Notre Dame Prep at the Hoop Hall to go undefeated on the week. The loss isn't as bad as it was before with the Prep adding standout big man Steven Adams.
Next Up: 1/18 vs. Maine Central Institute

23 24 up
4-year traditional
Memphis, Tenn

Record: 18-1
Key Loss: Arlington Country Day
Weekly Report: The Jaguars, led by Jonathan Williams III, keep on winning and will take their talents to the Penny Hardaway Classic this weekend.
Next Up: 1/20 at Penny Hardaway Classic

24 15 down
4-year traditional
Plano, TX

Record: 16-4
Key Wins: Grace Prep, Westbury Christian, Bishop Gorman
Results: Beat Bishop Lynch, 77-44, Lost to Oak Hill, 85-55
Weekly Report: It’s not that they lost to Oak Hill, it’s the fact they lost by 30 that hurts Prestonwood this week. Wins over Grace Prep and Bishop Gorman keep them alive.
Next Up: 1/20 at Bishop Dunne

25 up
4-year traditional
Las Vegas, NV

Record: 13-3
Key Wins: DeMatha, Whitney Young, Miller Grove
Key Losses: Prestonwood Christian Academy, Milton, Mater Dei
Weekly Report: A decisive win over DeMatha Catholic puts the Gaels back in the Power Rankings. How they fare against Findlay could decide if they stay for the remainder of the season.
Next Up: 1/20 vs. Bonanza

Best of the Rest

Milton (Alpharetta, GA) St. Thomas More (Oakdale, CT), Lincoln (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia, PA), St. Augustine (New Orleans, LA), Ridgeway (Memphis, TN), South Kent (South Kent, CT), Westbury Christian (Houston, TX), Columbia (Decatur, GA)

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