espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 16

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Incarnate Word Academy, which spent three weeks in the No. 1 spot earlier this season, moves back up to No. 2 in the espnW 25 Power Rankings for Week 16 after winning its sixth Missouri state championship on Saturday.

Napheesa Collier led the way with 33 points as IWA (31-1) claimed its second straight state title with a 60-43 victory over Dexter. Incarnate Word, which has gone 62-1 the past two years, suffered its lone loss of the season to No. 1 Blackman in January. IWA had defeated Blackman earlier that month.

The California shuffle continues in Week 16 as the state championships continue to unfold. Previous No. 2 Windward (Calif.) lost a one-point heartbreaker to No. 19 Etiwanda, which in turn fell to No. 4 Long Beach Poly, which had previously knocked off No. 5 Mater Dei. That leaves us with a CIF state final showdown between Long Beach Poly and No. 17 Salesian.

Elsewhere, No. 14 Shabazz won its second straight Tournament of Champions title in New Jersey with a 69-55 victory over Manasquan. Shabazz's only loss this season was to No. 17 Salesian.

And finally, No. 23 Cosby (Va.) enters the rankings for the first time after winning the Virginia 6A title behind Georgetown signee Dorothy Adomako.

espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 16
RANKSCHOOL/REC (CITY, STATE)TRENDINGCOMMENT
1Blackman (34-1)
Murfreesboro, TN
--

Last Week: 1
Season over. Blackman claimed its first state title on March 8. The Lady Blaze's lone loss was to No. 2 Incarnate Word Academy, which it later avenged.
2Incarnate Word Academy (31-1)
Saint Louis, MO
1

Last Week: 3
Incarnate Word concluded its stellar season with its second straight state championship. Undeclared junior Napheesa Collier scored 33 points, on 13-of-15 shooting, and had nine rebounds and five steals in the 60-43 win over Dexter on Saturday.
3Duncanville (35-1)
Duncanville, TX
1

Last Week: 4
Season over. Duncanville fell to No. 6 Manvel in the Texas state final on March 1, and its 105-game winning streak came to a close.
4Long Beach Polytechnic (26-3)
Long Beach, CA
6

Last Week: 10
Long Beach Poly beat No. 7 Mater Dei 64-46 and No. 19 Etiwanda 56-46 to advance to the CIF championship game against No. 17 Salesian on Saturday. UCLA signee Lajahna Drummer and Louisville signee Arica Carter led the way in the regional finals.
5Windward (26-3)
Los Angeles, CA
3

Last Week: 2
Windward lost to No. 19 Etiwanda 49-48 in the CIF State tournament Open Division regional semifinals. UCLA-bound Jordin Canada had 23 points and seven assists in her last high school game.
6Manvel (38-2)
Manvel, TX
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Last Week: 6
Season over. Manvel beat No. 3 Duncanville in the state final on March 1 to avenge one of its two losses on the season. Brianna Turner was named the Gatorade national player of the year last week.
7Mater Dei (25-3)
Santa Ana, CA
2

Last Week: 5
Mater Dei, which spent 10 weeks in the No. 1 slot this season, lost to No. 4 Long Beach Poly 64-46 in the CIF State tournament Open Division regional semifinals.
8Regis Jesuit (26-2)
Aurora, CO
1

Last Week: 7
Season over. Regis Jesuit claimed the Colorado state title on March 15 with a win over Fossil Ridge.
9Myers Park (30-1)
Charlotte, NC
1

Last Week: 8
Season over. Led by undeclared junior Rydeiah Rogers, Myers Park won its first state title on March 15.
10Bedford North Lawrence (27-1)
Bedford, IN
1

Last Week: 9
Season over. Bedford North Lawrence won its second straight state title on March 8.
11Rock Bridge (27-3)
Columbia, MO
1

Last Week: 12
Behind 23 points and four assists from Missouri recruit Sophie Cunningham, Rock Bridge beat Lee's Summit North 62-45 to claim its third straight Missouri state title. Cierra Porter added 16 points and six assists.
12Whitney Young (32-3)
Chicago, IL
1

Last Week: 13
Season over. Whitney Young won the Illinois state title on March 8 with a win over Rolling Meadows.
13Lawrence North (25-2)
Indianapolis, IN
2

Last Week: 11
Season over. Lawrence North lost to eventual state champion No. 10 Bedford North Lawrence in the state tournament.
14M. X. Shabazz (33-1)
Newark, NJ
1

Last Week: 15
Shabazz won the New Jersey Tournament of Champions for the second straight year, beating Manasquan (N.J.) 69-55 with Georgia Tech-bound Zaire O'Neil going for 26 points and 12 rebounds. Shabazz has not lost a game in New Jersey in two years.
15Riverdale Baptist (27-3)
Upper Marlboro, MD
1

Last Week: 14
Season over. Riverdale Baptist won the National Association of Christian Athletes national championship over beat No. 20 New Hope Christian on March 1 and returns to the court April 4 to take on Edgewater in the DICK'S Sporting Good High School National Tournament in New York.
16Salmen (33-1)
Slidell, LA
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Last Week: 16
Season over. Salmen won its second straight Louisiana state title on March 8.
17Salesian (30-6)
Richmond, CA
7

Last Week: 24
Kian McNair scored 18 points in Salesian's 78-64 win over Miramonte in the CIF State tournament Open Division regional finals. Next up is a clash with No. 4 Long Beach Poly on Saturday with the CIF Open Division state title at stake.
18McEachern (28-2)
Powder Springs, GA
--

Last Week: 18
Season over. McEachern won the Georgia state title on March 8.
19Etiwanda (22-7)
Etiwanda, CA
2

Last Week: 21
Etiwanda knocked off previous No. 2 Windward 49-48 in the CIF State tournament Open Division regional semifinals before falling to No. 4 Long Beach Poly 56-46 in the regional final.
20New Hope Christian Academy (30-1)
Thomasville, NC
3

Last Week: 17
Season over. New Hope Christian lost its only game in its final game, a heartbreaker to Riverdale Baptist in the National Association of Christian Athletes national championship game.
21Sierra Canyon (27-4)
Chatsworth, CA
1

Last Week: 22
Sierra Canyon beat Gardena Serra (Calif.) 59-52 in the Southern California Regional Division IV final. Next up is a state championship showdown against Justin-Siena on Saturday.
22Southwest Dekalb (30-3)
Decatur, GA
2

Last Week: 20
Season over. Southwest Dekalb lost to Tucker in the Georgia state championship on March 7.
23Cosby (26-0)
Chesterfield, VA
--

Last Week: --
Cosby beat Stonewall Jackson 53-46 to capture its first state title and cap a perfect season. Georgetown signee Dorothy Adomako had 23 points and 16 rebounds in the final.
24St. Mary's (25-5)
Stockton, CA
5

Last Week: 19
Season over. St. Mary's lost to Miramonte 94-79 in the CIF State Open Division regional quarterfinals.
25Miami Senior (31-1)
Miami, FL
--

Last Week: 25
Season over. Miami won the Florida state title in February and will close out is season at the DICK'S Sporting Good High School National Tournament in New York next month.
On the bubble:
Ribault (Fla.)
Waco La Vega (Texas)
Clovis (N.M.)
Elizabethtown (Ky.)
Montini Catholic (Ill.)
Dropped out:
Neumann a Goretti (Pa.)

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