ESPN 25 Power Rankings: Week: 15


After games of March 2

With two teams in the top 10 for the majority of the season and three teams currently ranked, Chicago can lay claim to being the best high school hoops city in the nation. But the top state for hoops right now is out West, following Etiwanda's stunning run to the CIF Southern Section crown. The then-unranked squad upset top-15 clubs Long Beach Poly and Mater Dei in consecutive outings to make its season debut in the rankings and give California four ranked squads (Bishop Montgomery).

Etiwanda's title also shook up our rankings as Poly falls out the top 10 and St. Anthony makes its way back in. In addition to Etiwanda, Montrose Christian is back in the Top 25 and riding a nine-game unbeaten streak.

The playoffs probably will cause more movement as we brace ourselves for the final few weeks of the season. Buckle up, this is sure to be a bumpy ride.

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Note: This poll is compiled weekly by the RecruitingNation staff. Every high school team is eligible to be ranked as long as its roster does not include any fifth-year seniors.

ESPN 25 Power Rankings: Week: 15
1Findlay Prep (34-0)
Henderson, NV

Last Week: 1
The Pilots routed Impact Academy by 45 points to clinch the team's 34th win of the season -- most in the program's storied history. Not a bad first season at the helm for coach Todd Simon.
2Montverde Academy (21-2)
Montverde, FL

Last Week: 2
Regular season is complete. The Eagles went 4-2 against ranked teams with both losses coming via buzzer-beaters.
3Lone Peak (26-1)
Highland, UT

Last Week: 3
Peak claimed its third consecutive Class 5A crown with a 72-39 beatdown of Alta Saturday night. BYU commit Eric Mika tallied 16 points and 18 rebounds in the title game.
4Prime Prep (36-0)
Dallas, TX

Last Week: 4
Prep's 61-56 win over Our Savior New American Friday clinched the National Association of Christian Athletes (NACA) Division I title for the first-year program.
5St. Benedict's Prep (27-1)
Newark, NJ

Last Week: 5
The Gray Bees' lone contest last week was canceled. They will face Life Center Academy and Philly Rise Academy later this week.
6Whitney Young (26-3)
Chicago, IL

Last Week: 6
The Dolphins dismantled De La Salle 79-53 to move on to the Argo Sectional semifinals and a date with No. 8 junior Cliff Alexander and Chicago Curie on Wednesday.
7Huntington Prep (30-3)
Huntington, WV

Last Week: 7
Xavier Rathan-Mayes (55 points) and Andrew Wiggins (40 points) took turns putting up offensive fireworks last week, leading the Express to wins over Teays Valley Christian and United Leadership Academy (Canada).
8Neal F. Simeon (25-3)
Chicago, IL

Last Week: 9
Jabari Parker's 19 points and 10 rebounds propelled the Wolverines to a regional crown and a berth in the Argo Sectional semis, where they'll face DuSable with a potential shot at Whitney Young on the line.
9La Lumiere (25-3)
La Porte, IN

Last Week: 10
The Lakers, who will play in the Alhambra Catholic Invitational (March 14-16), went 3-3 against ranked opponents during the regular season.
10St. Anthony (26-1)
Jersey City, NJ

Last Week: 11
The Friars are back in the top 10 on the heels of a blowout win over Saddle River in the Non-Public B quarterfinals.
11Lake Oswego (26-0)
Lake Oswego, OR

Last Week: 14
Despite not having senior Connor Griffin (suspension) in the lineup, the Lakers held on to defeat Tigard in the Class 6A playoffs. They advance to the quarterfinals to take on Southridge Wednesday.
12Ely (27-1)
Pompano Beach, FL

Last Week: 16
Ely became the third Broward School to win back-to-back titles, beating Orlando Evans in the Class 7A championships Saturday. Dallas Cameron copped tourney MVP honors and paced the attack with 14 points in the finals.
13Mater Dei (30-2)
Santa Ana, CA

Last Week: 13
The Monarchs were denied a Southern Section crown in a loss to Etiwanda, but still managed to lock up a two-seed in the Open Division tourney.
14Long Beach Polytechnic (27-3)
Long Beach, CA

Last Week: 8
Will be the No. 3 seed in the Open District tourney; loss to Etiwanda drops the Jackrabbits out of the top 10.
15West (23-0)
Iowa City, IA

Last Week: 15
Just three more wins and the Trojans will join Ames (2009-10) as the only teams in the state to record back-to-back undefeated campaigns. West looks to extend its 49-game win streak against Dowling Catholic in the quarters.
16Germantown (26-0)
Germantown, WI

Last Week: 17
The Warhawks are heading to the WIAA state semifinals by virtue of their 73-59 victory against De Pere Saturday. Germantown, winners of 54 consecutive games, will battle Oshkosh North in the D1 semis Friday.
17Pershing (20-0)
Detroit, MI

Last Week: 18
The Doughboys didn't show any signs of rust in topping Detroit Jesuit 74-59 following a two-week layoff. It's now on to the district tourney for undefeated Pershing.
18Miller Grove (29-3)
Lithonia, GA

Last Week: 21
Keith Pinckney led four players in double figures as the Wolverines defeated Northside-Columbus to reach the Class AAAAA title game. With a win, MG will achieve an unprecedented five-peat at state.
19Oak Hill Academy (33-5)
Mouth of Wilson, VA

Last Week: 22
The Warriors finished the season strong, winning their final nine games and 14 of their last 16. Sindarius Thornwell put up 27 points while Troy Williams racked up 19 points and 17 boards in the season finale.
20Etiwanda (27-2)
Etiwanda, CA

Last Week: --
Posted wins over top-15 clubs Long Beach Poly and Mater Dei en route to the Southern Section crown this past weekend.
21Chester (24-3)
Chester, PA

Last Week: 23
The Clippers, who will turn their attention to a three-peat in Class AAAA later this week, secured their third straight PIAA District 1 crown in convincing manner, beating Lower Merion 60-46 Saturday.
22Bishop Montgomery (29-1)
Torrance, CA

Last Week: 19
Montgomery will look to regroup as a six-seed in the Division IV tourney bracket.
23Bishop Gorman (29-3)
Las Vegas, NV

Last Week: 24
Season ended: Class 4A state champs.
24Morgan Park (28-3)
Chicago, IL

Last Week: 25
The Mustangs are considered the team to beat in Class 3A tourney and they showed why by flexing their muscles in a 86-53 win over St. Laurence Friday.
25Montrose Christian (19-4)
Rockville, MD

Last Week: --
We knew it was only a matter of time before the Mustangs re-entered the rankings. They are currently on a nine-game win streak that includes a win over No. 19 Oak Hill.
Dropped out: No. 12 DeSoto, No. 20 Gonzaga