POWERADE hoops rankings: Simeon escapes with top spot

It was close, but Simeon was able to defeat Miller Grove (Ga.), 59-56, in the Cancer Research Classic to stay undefeated on the season. Junior forward Jabari Parker and junior guard Kendrick Nunn were instrumental in the victory, combining for 38 points.

Besides Simeon staying perfect, the biggest story in this week's POWERADE state rankings might be the fall of Bloom. The Trojans entered last week 13-0 and at No. 3 in the rankings, but back-to-back losses to Rich South and Bogan dropped Bloom out of the Top 10.

POWERADE State Basketball Rankings

  1. Simeon (13-0) — Last week: No. 1

  2. Proviso East (13-0) — Last week: No. 2

  3. Andrew (10-0) — Last week: No. 4

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