March 15, 2018 by Charlie Eisenhood in Rankings with 0 comments
Because many youth teams have not played yet this season, these rankings should certainly be considered preliminary and will change during the course of the spring. The rankings will eventually be used to determine invitations to the 2018 High School National Invite; currently, we plan to use the rankings published the week of May 7th as the final rankings before final bids are sent out (many bids will be sent out on a rolling basis).
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Without further ado, here are the Top 25 teams in the Boys’ and Girls’ High School Divisions!
High School Boys Power Rankings:
- Washington state champion Nathan Hale claims the #1 spot as the high school season starts to heat up.
- Grady is off to a hot start to their season, winning both Deep Freeze and Queen City to claim the #2 spot.
- Neuqua Valley is poised for a big season after something of a rebuild in 2017.
- Jordan has burst onto the North Carolina scene with some quality early season performances.
- STEM Academy at full strength has been very solid, notching wins over HFC and Catholic.
- Some early season wins over Pine Richland have North Allegheny in the top 25.
- HB Woodlawn only lost to Grady at Queen City. Could they climb higher?
High School Girls Power Rankings:
- Lone Peak remains the juggernaut in the Girls’ Division; they went undefeated in five games at Deep Freeze. They will be #1 until proven otherwise!
- 2017 HSNI champion HB Woodlawn looks fantastic this year as they return a potent senior class, including Ella Juengst.
- Seattle remains a hub of strong high school teams, including #4 Franklin, #5 Roosevelt, #13 Ingraham, and #15 Nathan Hale.
- Can Marcus build on an extremely successful 2017, where they won Neuqua Knockout?
- Chapel Hill won Queen City with an impressive victory over the HC Homeschoolers.
- Holy Family convincingly won Deep Freeze but did lose to Lone Peak on Saturday.
- Which team will establish itself as the top New England team? Four Rivers, Amherst, and Northampton come in at #12, #17, and #20, respectively, but Tess Johnson and Lexington will look to crack into the rankings.