May 6, 2022 by Charlie Eisenhood in Rankings with 0 comments
Welcome to the fourth edition of the 2022 High School Power Rankings! State-based play is in full swing, and tournaments from Spaghetti Westerns to Neuqua Knockout to Spring Fling have altered the landscape. The rankings can be permanently found on our Youth Rankings page.
The final rankings will be used to determine invitations to the 2022 High School National Invite; currently, we plan to use the rankings published the week of May 16th as the final rankings before final bids are sent out (many bids have been 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: Lexington (MA) (14), Four Rivers (MA) (16), Berkeley (CA) (21), Madison (VA) (23), Wilson (DC) (24)|
|1||Nathan Hale (WA)||-||1|
|2||Lone Peak (UT)||+2||4|
|7||Eastside Prep (WA)||+1||8|
|10||East Chapel Hill (NC)||-|
|11||Carolina Friends (NC)||-1||10|
|12||Lexington Homeschoolers (KY)||+5||17|
|13||HB Woodlawn (VA)||+7||20|
|15||St. Louis Park (MN)||-|
|16||Oakland Tech (CA)||+6||22|
|17||South Eugene (OR)||-10||7|
|18||River’s Edge Christian Academy (TN)||-||18|
|19||Chapel Hill (NC)||+6||25|
|24||Madison West (WI)||-|
|25||Center Grove (IN)||-16||9|
- Undefeated Lone Peak moves to #2 in the rankings after #3 Jordan dropped the second game of its season at the Carolinas Youth Cup. While the loss for Jordan to Chapel Hill was inconsequential, Lone Peak’s resume has proven stronger over the course of the year.
- East Chapel Hill gets a strong debut at #10 after defeating #11 CFS and #19 Chapel Hill. They lost by one to #3 Jordan in the bracket.
- Lexington Pi makes another push up the leaderboard after finishing second at Neuqua Knockout behind #4 Edina. They finished ahead of Columbia, Madison West, and Center Grove.
- Speaking of Center Grove, the top Indiana team continues to slide down the top 25 after losing to Madison West at Neuqua. Their strong early season QCTU results are fading from view.
- St Louis Park has proven to be the second best team out of Minnesota with an authoritative win over Hopkins. They debut at #15.
- Oakland Tech won Spaghetti Westerns against strong competition including South Eugene, Bentley, and Berkeley.
High School Girls Power Rankings:
|Dropped from rankings: Paideia (GA) (6), Armstrong (MN) (17), Berkeley (CA) (24)|
|1||South Eugene (OR)||-||1|
|2||Lone Peak (UT)||-||2|
|9||Chapel Hill (NC)||+1||10|
|10||Nathan Hale (WA)||+1||11|
|11||Northfield Mount Hermon (MA)||-|
|13||Neuqua Valley (IL)||+3||16|
|16||Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences (WA)||+2||18|
|20||Four Rivers (MA)||-13||7|
|21||HB Woodlawn (VA)||-|
|23||West Windsor North (NJ)||-||23|
|25||Green Canyon (UT)||-|
- #3 Lincoln moves into the pole position in the Seattle girls sub-rankings after finishing second at the Seattle Invite behind the powerhouse that is #1 South Eugene.
- #8 Garfield makes a big move up after finishing just behind Lincoln and Roosevelt at Seattle Invite.
- Welcome to the rankings, Northfield Mount Hermon! They’ve been the second best team in Massachusetts this season behind Amherst.
- Decatur was robbed of a better ranking last time around after proving to be the best team in Georgia. They’ve beaten Paideia and Midtown consistently this season.
- HB Woodlawn is back in the top 25 after winning Spring Fling against a tough field that included West Windsor.
- Green Canyon, the second best team in Utah, debuts at #25 this week.