(1-17-17) Riverdale continues to hang on to the #1 ranking in the SSN National Girls HS Basketball Public School poll. Riverdale picked up three wins during the week, including 15th ranked Norcross (Ga). To add to the week, Anastasia Hayes (signed with Tennessee) was named a McDonald’s All American.
Moving up to #2 is Centennial who knocked off last week’s #2 Clovis West with an easy 70-46 win.
Only one new school enters the rankings and comes in at #18, defending Illinois Class 2A State Champion Byron. The Tigers bring back the majority of that State title team. Byron is 19-2, the losses were both to state-ranked Class 4A teams, Montini (56-52) and 16-1 Rockford Boylan Catholic (44-35). Montini is ranked #1 in Illinois and is nationally ranked in several other sources.
The Tigers, hosting their own MLK tournament, went 4-0 beating three more 4A schools in the process, Rockford East, Rockford Jefferson and Rockford Guilford.
SSN National Girls HS Basketball Public School Rankings
RANK SCHOOL/RECORD (CITY, STATE)
- Riverdale (15-0) Murfreesboro, TN
- Centennial (19-2) Las Vegas, NV
- Monacan (12-0) Richmond, VA
- Grandview (11-1) Aurora, CO
- Duncanville (25-2) Duncanville, TX
- Mesquite (19-1) Gilbert, AZ
- Central Valley (13-0) Veradale, WA
- North Central (20-0) Indianapolis, IN
- Manasquan (11-0) Manasquan, NJ
- Clovis West (15-2) Fresno, CA
- Timberview (20-2) Mansfield, TX
- Hopkins (17-0) Minnetonka, MN
- Edwardsville (19-0) (Illinois)
- North Little Rock (15-1) (Ark.)
- Norcross (18-2) Norcross, GA
- Long Beach Polytechnic (10-3) Long Beach, CA
- Homestead (19-2) (Fort Wayne, IN)
- Byron (19-2) (Illinois)
2016 IHSA Girls Basketball Class 2A Championship Game: Byron vs. Teutopolis