ESPN RISE regional rankings: Week 17

Originally Published: February 24, 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.

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Previous ranking in parentheses. Results as of March 1.

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.) 36-0 (1)
2. St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.) 24-3 (2)
3. St. Benedict's (Newark, N.J.) 23-2 (3)
4. Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.) 20-1 (4)
5. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) 27-3 (5)
6. Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) 26-4 (6)
7. Rice (Manhattan, N.Y.) 20-3 (7)
8. Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.) 23-3 (8)
9. Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia) 24-2 (9)
10. Petersburg (Va.) 27-0 (10)
11. Lake Clifton (Baltimore) 23-0 (11)
*12. St. Frances Academy (Baltimore) 31-3 (12)
13. St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.) 22-4 (13)
14. Jamesville-Dewitt (Dewitt, N.Y.) 22-1 (14)
15. Mount Vernon (N.Y.) 20-3 (15)
16. Imhotep Charter (Philadelphia) 27-1 (16)
*17. Friends Central (Wynnewood, Pa.) 28-2 (17)
18. King's Fork (Suffolk, Va.) 27-1 (18)
19. Paterson Catholic (Paterson, N.J.) 23-4 (NR)
20. Mountain State Academy (Beckley, W.Va.) 22-5 (20)
Dropped out: No. 19 Bishop O'Connell (Arlington, Va.).

Southeast Region Top 20

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

*1. Christ School (Arden, N.C.) 36-2 (2)
2. South Atlanta (Atlanta) 25-3 (3)
3. LeFlore (Mobile, Ala.) 29-3 (1)
4. Bearden (Knoxville, Tenn.) 32-2 (4)
*5. Butler (Huntsville, Ala.) 34-3 (5)
6. Centennial (Roswell, Ga.) 25-4 (6)
7. Olympia (Orlando, Fla.) 26-4 (8)
8. Norcross (Ga.) 26-2 (9)
9. Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.) 24-3 (10)
10. Orlando Christian Prep (Orlando, Fla.) 27-3 (13)
11. Raleigh-Egypt (Memphis) 29-2 (14)
12. Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) 21-7 (15)
*13. United Faith Christian (Charlotte) 32-5 (NR)
14. Kinston (N.C.) 26-3 (17)
15. Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, Fla.) 22-7 (20)
16. Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) 21-6 (16)
17. Southside (Greenville, S.C.) 29-2 (19)
18. Hopewell (Huntersville, N.C.) 27-0 (NR)
19. Pine Crest (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) 26-4 (NR)
*20. Pinewood Prep (Summerville, S.C.) 29-5 (NR)
Dropped out: No. 7 Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.); No. 11 Providence School (Jacksonville, Fla.); and No. 12 McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.).

Midwest Region Top 20

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

1. Bloomington South (Bloomington, Ind.) 20-0 (1)
2. Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.) 23-0 (2)
3. Detroit Country Day (Beverly Hills, Mich.) 19-1 (3)
4. Thornton (Harvey, Ill.) 24-1 (4)
5. Northland (Columbus, Ohio) 21-1 (5)
6. Pershing (Detroit) 18-1 (6)
7. Lawrence North (Indianapolis) 21-2 (7)
8. Princeton (Cincinnati) 20-1 (8)
9. Holmes (Covington, Ky.) 29-2 (9)
10. Centennial (Champaign, Ill.) 26-1 (10)
11. North Central (Indianapolis) 21-1 (11)
12. Scott County (Georgetown, Ky.) 27-3 (12)
13. Ames (Iowa) 23-0 (13)
14. Memorial (Madison, Wis.) 19-1 (16)
15. Sibley (Mendota Heights, Minn.) 22-2 (17)
16. Clarkston ( Mich.) 18-0 (18)
17. New Albany (Ind.) 20-0 (19)
18. Seton Academy (South Holland, Ill.) 26-2 (20)
19. North Lawndale (Chicago) 24-5 (NR)
20. Neuqua Valley (Naperville, Ill.) 27-1 (NR)
Dropped out: No. 14 Memorial (Madison, Wis.); and No. 15 Sibley (Mendota Heights, Minn.).

Southwest Region Top 20

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

1. Strake Jesuit (Houston) 34-0 (2)
2. Plano West (Plano, Texas) 30-2 (3)
3. Fayetteville (Ark.) 27-0 (4)
4. Yates (Houston) 29-1 (5)
5. Cedar Hill (Texas) 31-3 (6)
6. North Crowley (Fort Worth) 32-5 (8)
7. Madison (San Antonio) 34-2 (1)
8. Kingwood (Texas) 32-4 (10)
9. Jenks (Okla.) 24-1 (11)
10. Hall (Little Rock, Ark.) 26-2 (12)
11. Memorial (Tulsa, Okla.) 22-2 (13)
12. Cypress Woods (Cypress, Texas) 32-3 (14)
13. Wheatley (Houston) 32-4 (15)
14. Bush (Richmond, Texas) 30-5 (16)
15. Wichita Heights (Wichita, Kan.) 19-1 (NR)
16. Highland Park (Topeka, Kan.) 19-1 (17)
17. Rock Bridge (Columbia, Mo.) 25-2 (18)
*18. Episcopal School (Dallas) 24-4 (19)
19. Hazelwood Central (Florissant, Mo.) 25-3 (20)
20. Highland Park (Dallas) 25-6 (NR)
Dropped out: No. 7 Newman Smith (Carrollton, Texas); and No. 9 Carter (Dallas).

West Region Top 20

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

1. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) 30-0 (1)
2. Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) 30-0 (2)
3. De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 26-1 (3)
4. Westchester (Los Angeles) 29-2 (4)
5. McClymonds (Oakland, Calif.) 25-1 (6)
6. Taft (Woodland Hills, Calif.) 25-3 (13)
7. Fairfax (Los Angeles) 25-4 (5)
8. Dominguez (Compton, Calif.) 25-6 (7)
9. Provo (Utah) 21-0 (8)
10. Franklin (Seattle) 22-1 (9)
11. Bellevue (Wash.) 22-1 (10)
12. Martin Luther King (Riverside, Calif.) 26-2 (11)
13. Etiwanda (Calif.) 25-5 (12)
14. Fairview (Boulder, Colo.) 24-0 (14)
15. Folsom (Calif.) 27-1 (15)
16. San Leandro (Calif.) 24-3 (16)
17. Highland (Gilbert, Ariz.) 28-3 (17)
18. Enumclaw (Wash.) 21-1 (19)
19. Rocklin (Rocklin) 28-2 (20)
20. Lone Peak (Highland, Utah) 19-2 (NR)
Dropped out: No. 18 Diamond Ranch (Pomona, Calif.).

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 FAB 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.