Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Weekly Hoop Rankings: Districts done, regionals ready
By Lucas O'Neill
The district champs have been crowned, and while independent schools await postseason tourneys, FHSAA member schools jump into regional action this week. Two games to watch on Thursday: Dr. Phillips vs. Olympia and Summit Christian vs. Sagemont. While district champs often start regionals with lesser competition, the same can't be said for DP or SC this year.
While Montverde remains at No. 1 — where it's been for all but one week this season — there was some movement in the top 10 and beyond. Arlington Country Day and Dillard moved down while University School moved back up a few slots. All but the bottom two teams remained in the top 25, however, and most won their district tournaments. The odds are good that 23 of 25 won't be the same this time next week.
The top five currently looks like this:
1. Montverde Academy (21-3)
2. Blanche Ely (25-2)
3. Orlando Christian Prep (23-4)
4. Lake Wales (24-4)
5. West Oaks (21-1)