December 21st – Simeon 57 Whitney Young 52

(1-30-17) The big news in the National Boys Basketball Rankings this week, not one Chicago Public School is in the Top 25.  Both MaxPreps and USA Today have dropped Simeon from their rankings this week, this came after two recent losses. Curie who started the year out ranked was dropped several weeks ago. One Illinois school did enter the USA Today rankings this week, Edwardsville at 18-1 comes in at #25.

Nathan Hale is still the #1 school in MaxPreps Top 25 and the top Public school in the SSN split rankings just ahead of Chino Hills and is #1 overall in the USA Top 25.

Sierra Canyon remains the #1 rated Private school in the SSN split rankings, with Mater Dei still putting on a run since the addition of 7’1 Bol Bol.

Leading the MaxPreps Independent Rankings again is IMG Academy, IMG is sixth in the USA Today Top 25. La Lumiere is ranked second in MaxPreps but is third in USA Today ahead of IMG.

(first # is ranking in the split categories public/private, second # is the ranking each school has in this week’s Top 25, the third # is last week’s ranking)MaxPreps will run separate high school boys basketball rankings for teams that compete for state championships as part of recognized governing body (High School Top 25) and those that do not (Independent Top 10).

MaxPreps will run separate high school boys basketball rankings for teams that compete for state championships as part of recognized governing body (High School Top 25) and those that do not (Independent Top 10).

MaxPreps High School Top 25 Boys Basketball Rankings

PRIVATE

  1. -2. (2) Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.), 19-1
  2. -5. (5) Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), 23-1
  3. -9. (10) Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.), 19-2
  4. -10. (11) Imhotep Charter (Philadelphia), 18-2
  5. -11. (14) Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.), 17-3
  6. -12. (12) Bishop Montgomery (Torrance, Calif.), 20-2
  7. -14. (17) Patrick School (Elizabeth, N.J.), 14-3
  8. -15. (7) DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.), 17-3
  9. -22. (23) Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati, Ohio), 18-0
  10. -24. (25) Greensboro Day (Greensboro, N.C.), 25-3

The 7-foot son of former NBA player Manute Bol transfered to Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California. Bol Bol was recently playing basketball at private school Bishop Miege in Kansas.

PUBLIC

  1. -1. (No. 1 last week) Nathan Hale (Seattle), 18-0
  2. -3. (3) Chino Hills (Calif.), 23-0
  3. -4. (4) Memphis East (Memphis, Tenn.), 20-3
  4. -6. (6) McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.), 21-0
  5. -7. (8) Jonesboro (Ark.), 20-0
  6. -8. (9) Newton (Covington, Ga.), 23-0
  7. -13. (16) Linden (N.J.), 13-2
  8. -16. (15) Shadow Mountain (Phoenix), 20-0
  9. -17. (18) Basha (Chandler, Ariz.), 25-0
  10. -18. (19) Klein Forest (Houston), 25-0
  11. -19. (20) Federal Way (Wash.), 20-0
  12. -20. (21) Wagner (San Antonio, Texas), 26-1
  13. -21. (22) Champlin Park (Champlin, Minn.), 15-0
  14. -23. (24) Scotlandville (Baton Rouge, La.), 23-2
  15. -25. (NR) Sam Houston Math Science & Tech (Houston), 28-1

3rd-ranked Sam Houston holds off #19 Bellaire as Sam Houston gets 28 points from Kendric Davis and Bellaire gets 28 points from Max Evans.

MaxPreps Independent Top 10 Boys Basketball Rankings

1. (No. 1 last week) IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 22-1
2. (2) La Lumiere (LaPorte, Ind.), 20-1
3. (4) Huntington St. Joseph Prep (W. Va.), 19-3
4. (5) Prolific Prep Academy (Napa, Calif.), 19-1
5. (6) Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), 24-3
6. (3) Montverde Academy (Fla.), 19-3
7. (7) Rock Creek Christian Academy (Upper Marlboro, Md.), 17-0
8. (8) Westtown (Pa.), 25-2
9. (10) Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), 21-3
10. (NR) The Rock (Gainesville, Fla.), 22-2

USA TODAY Top 25 (Experts) Updated 01/30/2017

6’10 Michael Porter Jr, Seattle Nathan Hale

01-Nathan Hale (Seattle, WA)  18-0-Previous: 1
02- Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, CA) 19-1-Previous: 2
03- La Lumiere (LaPorte, IN) 20-1-Previous: 3
04- Memphis East (Memphis, TN) 20-3-Previous: 4
05- Chino Hills (Chino Hills, CA) 23-0-Previous: 5
06- IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fl) 22-1-Previous: 7
07- Findlay College Prep (Henderson, NV) 21-3-Previous: 8
08- Oak Hill Academy (Mouth Of Wilson, VA) 24-3-Previous: 9
09- Montverde Academy (Montverde, FL) 20-3-Previous: 6
10- Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) 23-1-Previous: 10
11- Shadow Mountain (Phoenix, AZ) 20-0-0 Previous: 13
12- Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Chattanooga, TN) 23-5-Previous: 14
13- Newton (Covington, GA) 23-0-Previous: 15
14- Bishop Montgomery (Torrance, CA) 20-2-Previous: 17
15- Imhotep Institute Charter (Philadelphia, PA) 18-2-Previous: Not ranked
16- Wasatch Academy (Mount Pleasant, UT) 18-3-Previous: 16
17- Klein Forest (Houston, TX) 25-0-Previous: 19
18- McEachern (Powder Springs, GA) 21-0-Previous: 21
19- Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati, OH) 17-0-Previous: 22
20- Paul VI High School (Fairfax, VA) 18-2-Previous: 25
21- Jonesboro Senior (Jonesboro, AR) 20-0-Previous: 23
22- Tulsa Union High School (Tulsa, OK) 16-0-Previous: 24
23- Gonzaga College (Washington, DC) 17-3-Previous: Not ranked
24- The Patrick School (Elizabeth, NJ) 14-3-Previous: Not ranked
25- Edwardsville High School (Edwardsville, IL) 18-1-0 Previous: Not ranked.

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