Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Final POWERADE Missouri final hoops rankings
By By Brandon Parker
After games on Sunday, March 18
The Class 1, 2 and 3 tournaments were decided over the weekend and with Charleston hanging on to dethrone defending Class 3 champ Hogan Prep, the Bluejays stood pat in the rankings, along with everyone else. In Class 2, Billings won while Scott County Central pushed their streak to four straight Class 1 state titles.
On the national front, a few upsets allowed two-time defending Class 5 champion McCluer North to move up to No. 33 in the POWERADE FAB 50 rankings.
Here are the final rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):
1. McCluer North (Florissant) 28-1 (1) Stars ended season on 26-game win streak and repeated as Class 5 champs by beating Nixa.
2. Vianney (Kirkwood) 27-2 (2) Golden Griffins had their best season ever but fell short of a title after a Class 5 quarterfinal loss to eventual champ McCluer North.
3. Nixa 30-2 (3) Thirty-game win streak was snapped in the Class 5 final by McCluer North. With Jalen Norman and Austin Ruder, back, Eagles are the early favorites for next year.