ESPN RISE regional rankings: Week 9

Originally Published: January 6, 2009
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ESPN will release the ESPN RISE regional basketball rankings each week of the regular season and playoffs. Check it out every week at ESPNRISE.com. For the full FAB 50, click here.

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Previous ranking in parentheses. Results as of Jan. 4.

East Region Top 20

(Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia)

1. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) 19-0 (1)
2. St. Benedict's (Newark, N.J.) 11-0 (2)
3. St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.) 7-1 (3)
4. Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.) 9-1 (4)
5. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) 9-1 (5)
6. Rice (Manhattan, N.Y.) 4-1 (6)
7. Lincoln (Brooklyn, N.Y.) 7-3 (8)
8. Penn Wood (Lansdowne, Pa.) 9-0 (11)
9. Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.) 9-1 (NR)
10. St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.) 8-1 (9)
11. Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.) 9-1 (7)
12. Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia) 5-1 (10)
13. Bethel (Hampton, Va.) 8-1 (12)
14. Mountain State Academy (Beckley, W.Va.) 9-3 (13)
15. Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.) 7-2 (15)
16. Jamesville-Dewitt (Dewitt, N.Y.) 9-0 (19)
17. Bishop O'Connell (Arlington, Va.) 9-3 (14)
18. Mount Vernon (N.Y.) 5-1 (17)
19. Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) 9-2 (16)
20. Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) 10-3 (NR)
Dropped out: No. 18 Pennsbury (Fairless Hills, Pa.); No. 20 Plainfield (N.J.).

Southeast Region Top 20

(Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee)

1. LeFlore (Mobile, Ala.) 15-2 (1)
2. Christ School (Arden, N.C.) 18-0 (3)
3. South Atlanta (Atlanta) 11-1 (2)
4. Winter Park (Fla.) 11-2 (4)
5. Boyd Anderson (Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.) 14-0 (10)
6. Olympia (Orlando, Fla.) 10-2 (8)
7. McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.) 10-1 (11)
8. Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) 7-5 (6)
9. Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, Fla.) 12-4 (9)
10. Butler (Huntsville, Ala.) 21-2 (7)
11. Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.) 12-2 (12)
12. Orlando Christian Prep (Orlando, Fla.) 14-0 (NR)
13. Pine Crest School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) 10-1 (14)
14. Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) 11-4 (15)
15. Kinston (N.C.) 11-2 (16)
16. Providence School (Jacksonville, Fla.) 10-0 (17)
17. Meridian (Miss.) 16-1 (18)
18. Raleigh-Egypt (Memphis) 14-1 (19)
19. United Faith Christian (Charlotte) 16-3 (13)
20. Norcross (Ga.) 8-1 (20)
Dropped out: No. 5 Pinewood Prep (Summerville, S.C.) 11-4 (5)

Midwest Region Top 20

(Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin)

1. Detroit Country Day (Beverly Hills, Mich.) 6-0 (1)
2. Lawrence North (Indianapolis) 9-1 (5)
3. Northland (Columbus, Ohio) 4-0 (2)
4. Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.) 8-0 (3)
5. Bloomington South (Bloomington, Ind.) 7-0 (4)
6. Pershing (Detroit) 6-0 (6)
7. North Lawndale (Chicago) 11-2 (7)
8. Thornton (Harvey, Ill.) 11-1 (19)
9. Holmes (Covington, Ky.) 12-1 (9)
10. North Central (Indianapolis) 9-0 (13)
11. Terre Haute South (Terre Haute, Ind.) 9-1 (10)
12. Centennial (Champaign, Ill.) 14-1 (11)
13. Princeton (Cincinnati) 7-1 (12)
14. Memorial (Madison, Wis.) 6-0 (14)
15. Scott County (Georgetown, Ky.) 9-3 (16)
16. Linn-Marr (Marion, Iowa) 7-0 (17)
17. Jeffersontown (Louisville) 11-1 (NR)
18. Sibley (Mendota Heights, Minn.) 7-1 (18)
19. Ames (Iowa) 7-0 (20)
20. Morton (Ill.) 11-1 (NR)
Dropped Out: No. 8 De La Salle (Chicago); No. 15 Waukegan (Ill.).

Southwest Region Top 20

(Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas)

1. Madison (San Antonio) 21-1 (1)
2. Strake Jesuit (Houston) 20-0 (2)
3. Wheatley (Houston) 18-2 (8)
4. Plano West (Plano, Texas) 17-2 (3)
5. Fayetteville (Ark.) 12-0 (6)
6. Hall (Little Rock, Ark.) 13-1 (7)
7. Rock Bridge (Columbia, Mo.) 10-0 (9)
8. Kingwood (Texas) 19-2 (10)
9. Cedar Hill (Texas) 17-2 (4)
10. Memorial (Tulsa, Okla.) 8-1 (11)
11. Yates (Houston) 13-1 (12)
12. Newman Smith (Carrollton, Texas) 18-2 (13)
13. Bellaire (Houston) 16-4 (14)
14. Duncanville (Texas) 13-6 (5)
15. North Crowley (Fort Worth) 18-5 (15)
16. Jenks (Okla.) 9-0 (17)
17. Carter (Dallas) 17-2 (NR)
18. Bush (Sugar Land, Texas) 17-3 (NR)
19. Hazelwood Central (Florissant, Mo.) 10-1 (NR)
20. Omaha Central (Omaha, Neb.) 5-1 (20)
Dropped out: No. 16 Episcopal School (Dallas); No. 17 Palo Duro (Amarillo, Texas); No. 18 McCluer (Florissant, Mo.).

West Region Top 20

(Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)

1. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) 14-0 (1)
2. Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) 14-0 (2)
3. Westchester (Los Angeles) 14-1 (5)
4. Fairfax (Los Angeles) 11-2 (3)
5. Rainier Beach (Seattle) 3-0 (4)
6. McClymonds (Oakland, Calif.) 13-0 (6)
7. De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 9-1 (7)
8. Martin Luther King (Riverside, Calif.) 9-1 (9)
9. Dominguez (Compton, Calif.) 11-4 (NR)
10. Franklin (Seattle) 7-0 (10)
11. Etiwanda (Calif.) 10-3 (8)
12. Leuzinger (Lawndale, Calif.) 12-3 (13)
13. Taft (Woodland Hills, Calif.) 11-2 (14)
14. Bishop Montgomery (Torrance, Calif.) 14-2 (11)
15. Provo (Utah) 9-0 (15)
16. Mountain View (Mesa, Ariz.) 11-0 (18)
17. Monte Vista (Danville, Calif.) 11-0 (19)
18. Bellevue (Wash.) 9-1 (NR)
19. Los Alamitos (Calif.) 13-1 (NR)
20. Highland (Gilbert, Ariz.) 14-1 (NR)
Dropped out: No. 12 San Diego (Calif.) High; No. 16 Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland); No. 17 Campbell Hall (North Hollywood, Calif.); No. 20 Westview (Portland, Ore.).

The ESPN RISE FAB 50 boys' basketball rankings are compiled by senior writer Christopher Lawlor and senior editor Ronnie Flores, with correspondence from ESPN RISE Magazine's Ryan Canner-O'Mealy and senior editor Doug Huff. The main criteria for the ESPN RISE rankings include: the quality of team's strength of schedule with an emphasis on national games especially those played against teams in the Top 50; the superiority of competition in its state, district or league; the program's history and tradition; and the quality of its personnel, especially those rated in the ESPNU 100.