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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
N.C. Week 5 POWERADE baseball rankings

By By Brandon Parker

After games on Saturday, April 7

While the preseason favorites have lived up to the hype, with Providence rising to No. 19 in the POWERADE FAB 50 and defending Class 3A champ South Point simply dominating the competition, there's another team to watch.

Winning seasons are nothing new for JH Rose, but during their 14-0 start, the Rampants have looked downright impressive. They have put up more than seven runs per game and held off No. 8 North Buncombe 5-3 by holding the Black Hawks to just five hits.

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

1. Providence (Charlotte) 15-1 (1)
Panthers beat a tough Charlotte Christian team 5-4 to win the Jack Sink Invitational and maintain their hold atop the rankings.

2. South Point (Belmont) 12-0 (4)
Defending Class 3A champs have given up one run in last six games and shut out half of their opponents.

3. Southeast Guilford (Greensboro) 14-1 (5)
Have won seven straight games.

Click here for the full POWERADE weekly North Carolina baseball rankings.