(12-6-16) Boys HS Basketball continues to gain major attention, including national sites like MaxPreps and USA Today who rank on a weekly basis the top US programs.

This year MaxPreps has decided to have  two rankings, one for independent programs and one for high schools who are public or private programs and a part of state high school athletic association.

Below are the latest rankings currently listed on both sites. Both sites have LaLumiere (MaxPreps Independent) rated as the #1 team in the country. MaxPreps Top 25 has Sierra Canyon rated at #1.

In the USA Today Top 10, only one public school, Chino Hills (Calif) cracks the Top 10 and #10.

MaxPreps Independent Top 10 Boys Basketball Rankings presented by the Army National Guard
December 6th, 2016

1. (No. 1 preseason) La Lumiere (LaPorte, Ind.), 8-0
2. (2) Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), 8-0
3. (3) Montverde Academy (Fla.), 5-0
4. (6) Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), 9-0
5. (4) Prolific Prep Academy (Napa, Calif.), 8-0
6. (NR) IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 4-0
7. (5) Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Chattanooga, Tenn.), 4-2
8. (8) Huntington St. Joseph Prep (W.Va.), 4-1
9. (NR) Hillcrest Prep (Phoenix, Ariz.), 12-2
10. (NR) Westtown (Pa.), 5-0

We went one step more on the MaxPreps Top 25 listings, separating schools as public and private.  #1 Private is Sierra Canyon, with Norcross being the #1 rated public school.

MaxPreps High School Top 25 boys basketball national rankings
December 6th, 2016

(first # is the ranking each school has in the Top 25, the second # is the preeason ranking)

PRIVATE
1. (No. 1 last week) Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.), 0-0 (private)
3. (5) Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), 6-0 (private)
4. (7) Greensboro Day (Greensboro, N.C.), 10-0 (private)
5. (3) Patrick School (Elizabeth, N.J.), 0-0 (private)
12. (14) Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia), 0-0 (private)
13. (15) St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.), 0-0 (private)
16. (18) DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.), 0-0 (private)
17. (19) Roselle Catholic (Roselle, N.J.), 0-0 (private)
19. (23) Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland, Calif.), 1-0 (private)
24. (9) Greenforest (Decatur, Ga.), 4-2 (private)

PUBLIC
2. (4) Norcross (Ga.), 6-0
6. (8) New Albany (Ind.), 2-0
7. (10) Garfield (Seattle, Wash.), 2-0
8. (11) Chino Hills (Calif.), 5-0
9. (12) Nathan Hale (Seattle, Wash.), 1-0
10. (16) Wagner (San Antonio, Texas), 12-0
11. (2) Memphis East (Memphis, Tenn.), 4-1
14. (20) Cordova (Tenn.), 6-0
15. (NR) Curie (Chicago), 4-0
18. (22) Vashon (St. Louis, Mo.), 3-0
20. (24) Iowa City West (Iowa City, Iowa), 1-0
21. (NR) Blanche Ely (Pompano Beach, Fla.), 8-0
22. (NR) Simeon (Chicago), 1-0
23. (NR) Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.), 3-1
25. (25) Westlake (Atlanta, Ga.), 3-1

USA TODAY Top 10

  1. La Lumiere (LaPorte, IN)
  2. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth Of Wilson, VA)
  3. Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, CA)
  4. Montverde Academy (Montverde, FL)
  5. Mater Dei ( Santa Ana, CA)
  6. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fl)
  7. Findlay College Prep (Henderson, NV)
  8. Westtown School (West Chester, PA)
  9. Chino Hills, (Chino Hills, CA)
  10. The Patrick School (Elizabeth, NJ)
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