May 3, 2019 by Charlie Eisenhood in Rankings with 0 comments
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Welcome to the sixth edition of the 2019 High School Power Rankings! The rankings can be permanently found on our Youth Rankings page.
Paideia Cup and abbreviated games at Neuqua Knockout offered up some major changes to the rankings. State championships get started this weekend and could redefine the rankings again!
The rankings will eventually be used to determine invitations to the 2019 High School National Invite; currently, we plan to use the rankings published next week as the final rankings before final bids are sent out (many bids have been and 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: Bush (WA) (21), Jackson Reed (DC) (22), Lower Merion (PA) (23), HB Woodlawn (VA) (24), Madison West (WI) (25)|
|2||Lone Peak (UT)||-||2|
|3||Holy Family Catholic (OH)||-||3|
|6||Chapel Hill (NC)||-1||5|
|7||High Country Homeschoolers (NC)||-1||6|
|9||Newton North (MA)||+3||12|
|11||University School of Nashville (TN)||-|
|15||Four Rivers (MA)||-6||9|
|16||Neuqua Valley (IL)||-|
|17||Edina High School (MN)||-6||11|
|18||Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences (WA)||-5||13|
|20||Mount Notre Dame (OH)||-1||19|
|22||Nathan Hale (WA)||-5||17|
|23||Watchung Hills (NJ)||-3||20|
- Knoxville defeated Paideia and had a great showing at Pi Cup. They jump up 10 spots into the top five as a result.
- Franklin has rebounded from some early season struggles and reasserted themselves as one of the best teams in Washington.
- Welcome to the top 25, USN! Wins over Amherst and Grady in consolation play at Paideia gets them into the rankings.
- Neuqua Valley got a one point win over Edina at the truncated Neuqua Knockout and got back into the top 25.
High School Boys Power Rankings:
|Dropped from rankings: Gunn (CA) (16), South Eugene (OR) (18), Westfield (NJ) (21), Jordan (NC) (23), Franklin (WA) (24), Lexington (MA) (25)|
|4||Lone Peak (UT)||-2||2|
|7||Edina High School (MN)||+4||11|
|10||Carolina Friends (NC)||-6||4|
|11||Nathan Hale / Waldorf (WA)||-2||9|
|13||Berkeley High Coup (CA)||-||13|
|14||Seattle Waldorf (WA)||+1||15|
|15||Neuqua Valley (IL)||+2||17|
|16||Lexington Homeschoolers (KY)||+3||19|
|19||Durham Academy (NC)||-|
|20||Madison West (WI)||-|
|21||Holy Family Catholic (OH)||-1||20|
|23||Chapel Hill (NC)||-11||12|
|25||El Cerrito (CA)||-|
- Columbia opened up Paideia Cup with an upset over #1 ranked Grady and never looked back, topping Amherst 9-8 in the Pi Cup final.
- Both Edina and Hopkins have been very impressive this season. Edina won their matchups at Neuqua Knockout, and Hopkins beat CFS and Pennsbury at Pi Cup.
- Lots of new teams in the rankings this week: Carrboro, Summit, Durham, Madison West, Washington-Lee, and El Cerrito. There’s been a reconfiguring of the North Carolina teams, but states will truly decide the relative rankings this weekend. Madison West got a one point win over Holy Family at Neuqua Knockout. Washington-Lee topped Westfield twice at Spring Fling. El Cerrito has been one of the top teams in California and recently defeated Gunn. How will they fare at Spaghetti Westerns? Summit smashed previously ranked South Eugene and will also be in action at Spaghetti Westerns.