April 5, 2019 by Charlie Eisenhood in Rankings with 0 comments
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Welcome to the third edition of the 2019 High School Power Rankings! The rankings can be permanently found on our Youth Rankings page.
The rankings will eventually be used to determine invitations to the 2019 High School National Invite; currently, we plan to use the rankings published the week of May 6th 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 Girls Power Rankings:
|Dropped from rankings: Lexington (MA) (18), HB Woodlawn (VA) (19)|
|2||Lone Peak (UT)||+1||3|
|3||Holy Family Catholic (OH)||+1||4|
|5||Chapel Hill (NC)||+1||6|
|7||High Country Homeschoolers (NC)||+1||8|
|9||Four Rivers (MA)||+1||10|
|13||Newton North (MA)||-|
|18||Nathan Hale (WA)||-2||16|
|19||Mount Notre Dame (OH)||+1||20|
|20||Watchung Hills (NJ)||+2||22|
|21||Lower Merion (PA)||-|
|22||West Windsor North (NJ)||-8||14|
|23||Green Canyon (UT)||+1||24|
|24||West Windsor South (NJ)||-1||23|
|25||Brebeuf Jesuit (IN)||-||25|
- Roosevelt takes over the #1 spot in the rankings after defeating Franklin 13-9 in the first week of Seattle league play.
- Chapel Hill continues to dominate on the East Coast, winning YULA 10-3 over Newton North, who debuts at #13 this week.
- Big drops for multiple Seattle teams as league play has begun. Franklin, Cleveland, and Garfield each fell six or more spots. Conversely, Northwest and Ingraham moved up five spots each.
- Lower Merion’s sixth place YULA finish earned them a spot in the top 25 this week.
- Lexington and HB Woodlawn struggled against top teams at YULA and dropped out of the rankings.
High School Boys Power Rankings:
|Dropped from rankings: Center Grove (IN) (25)|
|2||Lone Peak (UT)||-||2|
|4||Carolina Friends (NC)||-||4|
|9||Nathan Hale (WA)||-||9|
|11||Chapel Hill (NC)||-||11|
|17||Seattle Waldorf (WA)||-||17|
|18||Holy Family Catholic (OH)||+1||19|
|21||De Smet (MO)||-1||20|
|25||Fox Valley (IL)||-1||24|
- Despite a lot of exciting games at the YULA Invite, there was no movement in the top 10 as results largely fell closely to expectations and higher ranked teams won consistently.
- Carolina Friends School won their second straight YULA Invite and has, for now, quelled any doubt that they might not be the number one team in North Carolina.
- Columbia continues to look the part of a strong top 10 team in a peak year. They beat a very good Wilson team by four in semifinals at YULA.
- Edina was solid if not spectacular against top teams at YULA.
- Berkeley dominated #19 Gunn in California league play, 13-7.
- Lexington (MA) debuts in the top 25 this week after playing tight games with CFS, Chapel Hill, and Columbia.