March 27, 2018 by Charlie Eisenhood in Rankings with 0 comments
Many youth teams have not played yet this season, so these rankings should still be considered preliminary. They will continue to 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:
|Dropped from rankings: Mason (OH) (7), Science Leadership Academy (PA) (25)|
|1||Nathan Hale (WA)||-||1|
|4||Lone Peak (UT)||-1||3|
|6||Carolina Friends (NC)||-||6|
|7||Neuqua Valley (IL)||+2||9|
|9||Center Grove Ultimate (IN)||+1||10|
|11||HB Woodlawn (VA)||+2||13|
|13||Edina High School (MN)||+2||15|
|14||STEM Academy (TN)||+4||18|
|16||Lexington Homeschoolers (KY)||-|
|17||Holy Family Catholic (OH)||-12||5|
|21||Great River (MN)||-|
|23||Green Canyon (UT)||-1||22|
- Amherst flies up the rankings ten spots to #2 after winning Terminus with a narrow victory over now-#3 Grady.
- STEM’s solid Terminus performance — with losses to Amherst and Catholic their only black marks — bumps them up four spots to #14.
- Welcome back, Lexington Pi! After dropping out of the top 25 due to inactivity, they surged back with a win over Holy Family at a snow-shortened Rivertown Throwdown.
- Great River debuts in the top 25 this week thanks to feedback from Minnesota organizers who pointed out their Team USA U20 selection Leo Sovell-Fernandez and other U20 tryout invitees on a veteran-heavy roster.
- It looks like Mason’s magic from 2017 has been shed: some tough losses at Rivertown Throwdown dropped them from the top 25.
High School Girls Power Rankings:
|Dropped from rankings: Mount Notre Dame (OH) (19), Madison West (WI) (23), South (MN) (24)|
|1||Lone Peak (UT)||-||1|
|4||Chapel Hill (NC)||-||4|
|5||HB Woodlawn (VA)||-||5|
|8||High Country Homeschoolers (NC)||+1||9|
|9||Holy Family Catholic (OH)||+1||10|
|10||East Chapel Hill (NC)||+1||11|
|11||Four Rivers (MA)||+1||12|
|13||Great River (MN)||+1||14|
|15||Nathan Hale (WA)||-||15|
|17||Carolina Friends (NC)||-||17|
|19||Green Hope (NC)||+1||20|
|22||Neuqua Valley (IL)||+3||25|
|24||Edina High School (MN)||-|
|25||Crescent Valley (OR)||-|
- Helloooo, Knoxville! The second year homeschooler team came out of nowhere to win Terminus this weekend, smashing Paideia (who dropped six spots this week) 9-3 in the final. That came after a 13-1 loss to Paideia in pool play in which the Knoxville starters mostly rested.
- Edina also bumps up into the rankings to correct some earlier inconsistencies at the bottom end of the top 25.
- Also, Oregon’s Crescent Valley — a team that has been on the bubble of the Top 25 to start the year — nudges in at #25 this week.
- Mount Notre Dame’s losses at Rivertown dropped them out of the rankings this week.