Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Weekly hoop rankings: Ely, OCP surging
By Lucas O'Neill
More movement than usual this week, as four new teams make an appearance in the top 25. Lake Highland Prep and University School both dropped a few slots after surprising losses, while Lake Wales and Miami Norland are on the rise after big wins. Ely and OCP remain hot, meanwhile, and move to No. 2 and 3 (respectively) in the state.
With districts just two weeks away, we are now beginning to see which teams look poised to make a playoff run and which will struggle to make the postseason. Montverde Academy, which stands at No. 16 nationally in the POWERADE FAB 50, will have its own version of the playoffs this weekend when the Eagles host the Montverde Academy Invitational.
Here's how the state's top five shake out:
1. Montverde Academy (16-3)
2. Blanche Ely (20-2)
3. Orlando Christian Prep (17-3)
4. Arlington Country Day (12-3)
5. Lake Wales (18-3)
For the full POWERADE Florida Weekly Rankings, including capsules on the state's top 25 teams, click here.
Lucas O'Neill is a senior writer for ESPNHS. Follow him on Twitter @LucasESPN.