High-SchoolMissouri: Vashon

Missouri Week 7 hoops rankings: No. 1 Vianney streaks into record books

January, 24, 2012
After games on Sunday, Jan. 22

Put simply, Vianney has been close to untouchable on the hardwood this season. And with Friday's win against Chaminade, this year's version of the Golden Griffins now sit in uncharted territory.

The top-ranked Golden Griffins notched their 17th straight Friday, moving past the mark set during the 1997-98 campaign. Tony Cochran and Brad Woodson put up monster performances, scoring 30 and 27 points, respectively, to help secure the historic victory. With the win, the Golden Griffins are No. 41 in the latest POWERADE FAB 50 rankings. But the moment wasn't filled with all good news, as senior point guard Richard Dorhauer went down with an ankle injury that could sideline him.

These rankings were done before the big Monday matchup between No. 2 McCluer North and No. 7 McCluer, but win or lose, McCluer's week is far from over. The Comets host No. 6 Webster Groves on Friday.

Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):

1. Vianney (Kirkwood) 17-0 (1)
With Friday's 69-48 victory against Chaminade, the Golden Griffins won their 17th contest to start the season, breaking the school record for most consecutive wins. Next up: Kirkwood on Tuesday.

2. McCluer North (Florissant) 15-1 (2)
After a week off, the Stars play three games this week against No. 7 McCluer, Vashon and Hazelwood East.

3. Lee's Summit West 16-0 (3)
The Titans registered two close wins against Raytown South (58-57) and Blue Springs South (53-51) to remain undefeated. Next up: Ruskin on Tuesday.

Click here for the full POWERADE weekly Missouri hoops rankings.

Week 6 Missouri hoops rankings: McCluer North, Nixa on a roll

January, 18, 2012
After games on Tuesday, Jan. 17

The first two weeks of the season didn't go exactly as McCluer North and Nixa, two strong Class 5 contenders, had expected. Defending champ McCluer North fell to Borgia in its third contest while Nixa began the season with an L against Rock Bridge.

Since then, both teams seemingly have been invincible, reeling off long win streaks as we hit the midseason mark of the year. The Stars have won 13 straight while Nixa has gone unbeaten in 14 consecutive contests after clutch shooting allowed the Eagles to pull out a two-point win against Kickapoo on Tuesday.

Of course, the state's best record and streak this season belongs to Vianney, which now sits at 16-0 and 41st in the POWERADE FAB 50 rankings.

Here are this week's state rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):

1. Vianney (Kirkwood) 16-0 (1)
The Golden Griffins easily downed Farmington and Lindbergh. Up next: Chaminade on Friday.

2. McCluer North (Florissant) 15-1 (2)
Stars have hit their stride, beating Hazelwood East and Pattonville before downing Cameron Biedscheid and Cardinal Ritter by the count of 68-50 on Monday. Next up: Vashon on Friday.

3. Lee's Summit West 13-0 (3)
Titans remained unbeaten with last week's 22-point win against Park Hill.

Click here for the full POWERADE weekly Missouri basketball rankings.