High School Power Rankings: Preseason Edition [3/21/24]

Welcome to the first edition of the 2024 High School Power Rankings! The rankings can be permanently found on our Youth Rankings page.

Because many youth teams have not played yet this season, these rankings should be considered preliminary and will change during the course of the spring. The rankings will eventually be used to determine invitations to the 2024 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!

Notes

  • After falling in the HSNI final a season ago to Lone Peak, the Washington state champions — the dominant Eastside Prep — is again at the #1 spot in the first high school rankings of the season. They won their second straight Washington state title this year in dominant fashion.
  • The top Utah team, the fast-rising Green Canyon, finished in third place at last year’s HSNI and debuts at #2 this season as they bring back the large majority of their roster this season.
  • Jordan, despite losing star University of Colorado freshman Tobias Brooks, crushed their competition in North Carolina in the fall and just took down a very tough field to win the YULA Invite this past weekend. It’s time to upgrade them to program status.
  • DC’s Jackson-Reed looks stronger than they have in years and battled hard with Jordan in the YULA final in a very high level game for early March.
  • Lower Merion made some waves in the fall and kept it rolling at YULA, beating Wissahickon and Pennsbury and only losing to Jordan.
  • Will some of last year’s buzzy names, like West Jessamine and St. Louis Park, break through to new highs and get HSNI bids?
  • The word is that it’s a serious up year for Minnesota teams, including the powerhouse Edina. Andover, after making the state semis last year, gets a nod in the early rankings, but there are other teams in the wings that could debut later this season.

Notes

  • Apologies for being a broken record year after year, but the facts are the facts: Washington remains the dominant hub of high school girls ultimate. Nine Washington teams debut in this year’s top 25, including three in the top five. Roosevelt, led by U20 and U24 selection Chloe Hakimi, is back at #1, but they will surely be strongly challenged by #2 South Eugene, last year’s HSNI champs out of Oregon, and even #3 Lincoln, who’s looking to finally topple the Roosevelt dynasty.
  • Welcome to the top 25 for the first time, Washburn! The Minnesota team has been building in recent seasons and debuts ahead of long-time powerhouse Edina.
  • Radnor was the top finisher at the YULA Invite among high school programs — the tournament champs, Jordan, play with a number of additional players from other Triangle schools, and runner-up Alexandria City was a combination of two high school teams from the DC area. Radnor looks like the strongest team in Pennsylvania and debut at #9 to start the year.
  1. Charlie Eisenhood
    Charlie Eisenhood

    Charlie Eisenhood is the editor-in-chief of Ultiworld.You can reach him by email ([email protected]) or on Twitter (@ceisenhood).

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