We are now in Week 10 of our national rankings for the 2019-2020 high school basketball season. The 2020 McDonald’s All American rosters were announced last week and the game will be played on April 1st, 2020 in Houston, Texas. After a very interesting week during last week’s rankings, this week was fairly quiet but a bit interesting as a few shifts have been made in our national top-25 and our “next five” rankings. A total of 10, out of our national top-25 program, have a total of 20 wins or more so far up to this point in the season. The season is slowly coming to an end which means the 2020 GEICO Nationals field is coming into shape. Take a look below for our updated national top-25 and “next five”.
1. Montverde Academy (FL) (22-0) – Montverde Academy dominated in their own Montverde Academy Invitational Tournament this past weekend winning three straight games before being crowned tournament champions. They defeated two top-25 national programs, Scotlandville (LA) and Long Island Lutheran (NY), in route to their title. The Eagles are coming into their last stretch of the season this upcoming weekend as they are headed to Maryland to compete in the St. James Tournament, where they can possibly meet top-25 IMG Academy (FL) for a third time this season.
2. Oak Hill Academy (VA) (30-1) – The Warriors go 2-0 in the FCA Classic this past weekend and improving to a dominating 30-1 overall record. Oak Hill Academy will have a key matchup tonight as they face West Oaks Academy (FL) at home. They will also face Bull City Prep (NC) and Believe Prep (SC) this week as well.
3. Wasatch Academy (UT) (23-1) – The Tigers add to their winning streak last week going 2-0 against Jordan (UT) and Juan Diego Catholic (UT) and now currently on a 8-game winning streak heading into the weekend. They will be heading back to the DMV area to compete in the Bob Kirk Invitational in Maryland and face Rock Creek Christian (MD) and St. Benedict’s Prep (NJ).
4. Sunrise Christian (KS) (14-2) – Sunrise Christian did not play last week and has not played since their dominating performance over Hillcrest Prep (AZ) a couple weeks ago in Springfield, Massachusetts as part of the Spalding Hoophall Classic. The Buffaloes will face North Texas United (TX) before heading to Chattanooga, Tennessee this weekend to compete in the Dr. Pepper Classic.
5. Hamilton Heights (TN) (20-2) – The Hawks are back in our top-5 nationally after Prolific Prep (CA) took a lost over the weekend and also for going 2-0 in St. Louis, Missouri in the Quincy Shootout. Florida commit 2020 F Samson Ruzhentsev was named MVP in both games. Hamilton Heights will be in the state of Tennessee this weekend playing in the Dr. Pepper Classic in Chattanooga where they will face Memphis East (TN) and McCallie (TN).
6. Prolific Prep (CA) (22-3) – The Crew go 2-1 over the weekend after hosting the Crush in the Valley showcase event. Prolific Prep only lose their third game of the season and this time coming to Dream City Christian (AZ), a program they defeated earlier in the season. They will be headed back East this weekend to compete in the Mid-South Classic and where they are expected to face Briarcrest Christian (TN) Friday.
7. DeMatha Catholic (MD) (17-2) – DeMatha Catholic postponed their two games against Bishop O’Connell (VA) and Our Lady of Good Counsel (MD). They did defeat Archbishop Carroll (MD) earlier last week to improve to a 17-2 overall record. The Stags will have a huge matchup Tuesday January 28th against top-25 nationally ranked Paul VI (VA) at home.
8. Minnehaha Academy (MN) (13-2) – The Redhawks were back in action for the first time in 11 days and cruised past Waseca (MN) 81-46 over the weekend. Minnehaha will face Providence Academy (MN), Blake (MN), and Caledonia (MN) this week in three games.
9. Sierra Canyon (CA) (20-3) – The Trailblazers secured two wins back home in Southern Cal defeating Windward (CA) and Crossroads (CA) at home. They improve to a 20-3 overall record up this point in the season and will play two more games in state this week against Campbell Hall (CA) and Brentwood School (CA).
10. La Lumiere (IN) (15-3) – La Lumiere bounces back last week going undefeated in their home state of Indiana. The Lakers will have a possible top-10 matchup this weekend in the DMV as they are competing in the Bob Kirk Invitational at Bishop Walsh High School in Maryland. Top-5 nationally ranked Wasatch Academy (UT) will be on the opposite side of the tournament bracket.
11. IMG Academy (FL) (14-4) – The Ascenders improve to a 14-4 overall record up to this point in the season after winning back-to-back road games against Booker (FL) and Knoxville Catholic (TN) last week. IMG Academy will have possibly two big matchups this week against Hillcrest Prep (AZ) and another rematch with Montverde Academy (FL) in Maryland this weekend as part of the St. James Invitational.
12. Centennial (CA) (21-2) – Centennial High School has become one of the hottest teams nationally and currently on a 17-game winning streak up to this point in their high school season. The Huskies will have two in state road games against Corona (CA) and Norco (CA) this week.
13. Long Island Lutheran (NY) (16-3) – The Crusaders go 2-1 in Florida this past weekend competing in the Montverde Academy Invitational Tournament and took a lost to the number one team in the nation, Montverde, in the championship game. That only records their third lost of the season and will be back in action this Saturday against Green Tech (NY).
14. Paul VI (VA) (16-4) – The Panthers move up a couple spots in our national rankings and win their high major game over WCAC opponent St. John’s College (DC) over the weekend 66-61. Paul VI will have two more key matchups during the week against top-10 nationally ranked DeMatha Catholic (MD) and a rematch with St. John’s College (DC), two WCAC foes.
15. Bishop Gorman (NV) (18-3) – The Gaels go 3-0 last week after losing to top-5 nationally ranked Oak Hill Academy (VA) last Monday at the Spalding Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Massachusetts. Bishop Gorman will have a big key matchup this weekend against Harvard-Westlake (CA) in Southern Cal as part of the Nike Extravaganza at Mater Dei High School.
16. Dorman (SC) (19-1) – The Cavaliers are on a 17-game winning streak and have not lost since earlier in the season in early December. Dorman defeated Gaffney (SC) to a score of 60-12, yes I said 12. Dorman continues to impress and will have two games this week against Mauldin (SC) and Spartanburg (SC).
17. The Patrick School (NJ) (11-4) – Still no 2021 F Jon Kuminga for the Celtics as they defeated Olympus Prep (NJ) over the weekend after taking a lost to top-25 IMG Academy (FL) at the Spalding Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Massachusetts earlier in the week. The Celtics will face Trenton Catholic (NJ) and Newark Eastside (NJ) this week.
18. Neumann-Goretti (PA) (14-2) – The Saints defeated Archbishop Wood (PA) in their lone game last week. Neumann-Goretti will have three games this week against Archbishop Ryan (PA), St. Joseph Prep (PA), and Bishop McDeviit (PA).
19. Scotlandville (LA) (25-3) – The Hornets go 2-1 this past weekend at the Montverede Academy Invitational Tournament on the campus of Montverde Academy. Scotlandville only took their third lost of the season over the weekend and that was to number one Montverde Academy (FL). The Hornets will not play again until February 3rd against Istrouma (LA).
20. Grayson (GA) (22-1) – Another public school on a hot streak, the Grayson Rams are currently on a 14-game winning streak after going 2-0 this weekend in Georgia over rival Shiloh (GA) and Ramsay (AL) as part of the Peachtree Corners Invitational at Norcross. The Rams are hunting for a Georgia class 7A state title, Georgia’s highest classification, and will play their last two games of the season this week before their region tournament.
21. St. Frances Academy (MD) (25-3) – St. Frances Academy win their highly anticipated matchup against Baltimore Poly (MD) 57-53 over the weekend. South Alabama commit 2020 F Jamal West finished with 15 points and 11 boards in the matchup. The Panthers will have two games this week against McDonogh (MD) and John Carroll (DC).
22. Camden (NJ) (13-1) – Camden is our newest face in our national top-25 and well deserved. The Panthers defeated then top-25 nationally ranekd Roselle Catholic (NJ) last week, making that their second straight win over a top-25 program. Camden earned themselves a spot in our national top-25 and will certainly have a chance to move up in our rankings. They will face Washington Township (NJ) and Holy Cross (NJ) this week.
23. Rancho Christian (CA) (18-5) – The Eagles survive over the weekend, defeating Poly (CA) 73-71 in a close match. USC commit 2020 C Evan Mobley finished with 28 points and 12 boards in their game against Poly. Rancho Christian will face Fairmont Prep (CA) before their matchup against Gonzaga (DC) this weekend at the Nike Extravaganza at Mater Dei High School in Southern California.
24. Huntington Prep (WV) (16-7) – The Irish get back on track with a win over ISA Academy (OH) over the weekend 65-61 as part of the Chet Mason Invitational. West Virginia commit 2020 F Isaiah Cottrell led the way with 18 total points. Huntington Prep will head to Tampa, Florida this weekend to compete in the ARS Tampa Hoopfest and will face Berkeley Prep (FL) and Tampa Catholic (FL) in back-to-back days.
25. Sheldon (CA) (16-4) – The Huskies drop eleven spots after taking a bad lost early last week against Cosumnes Oaks (CA) 74-70. Sheldon then traveled to St. Louis, Missouri to compete in the Quincy Shootout and where they went 1-1. Arizona State commit G/F Marcus Bagley did not travel with the team. They will face in state programs Elk Grove (CA), Franklin (CA), and Jesuit (CA) this week.
St. John’s College (DC) (18-4) – The Cadets go 3-1 last week with their only lost coming from top-25 nationally ranked Paul VI (VA) 66-61 at home. St. John’s College (DC) could arguably still be apart of our top-25 nationally and will still have a chance to enter those rankings with their schedule in the WCAC. They will have two key games this week against Gonzaga (DC) and a rematch with Paul VI (VA).
Mater Dei (CA) (18-5) -The Monarchs bounce back last week with two straight wins after their upset lost to Bishop O’Connell (VA) last week in the Spalding Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Massachusetts. Mater Dei will play one game before hosting the 2020 Nike Extravaganza and where they will face Servite (CA) and Whitney Young (IL).
Blair Academy (NJ) (18-2) – Blair Academy is our newest face in our “next five” rankings and well deserving with a couple quality wins. The Bucs, who have played without their star Virginia commit 2020 F Jabri Abdur-Rahim, have big time wins over top-25 nationally ranked The Patrick School (NJ), First Love Christian (PA), and Westtown School (PA) just to name a few. They will be playing in the NPSI Event this upcoming weekend in Rhode Island.
Gonzaga (DC) (15-6) – Gonzaga went undefeated in their three games last week and improved to a 15-6 overall record for the 2019-2020 high school season. A big week for the Eagles this week as they face St. John’s College (DC) and will have one more game before heading out West this weekend to play in the Nike Extravaganza at Mater Dei High School in Southern Cal. They will face top-25 nationally ranked Rancho Christian (CA).
Westtown School (PA) (17-6) – The Moose, unfortunately, took a lost to Blair Academy (NJ) over the weekend as part of the HoopGroup showcase in New Jersey. Westtown’s regular season is coming to a close as they will have one game this week before they begin play in the PAISAA tournament.