— MCSHS Lady Titans BB (@Lady_TitansBB) December 31, 2017
(1-1-18) The new year will start with a new #1 team in the SSN National Public HS Girls Basketball Rankings. #1 Hopkins, who moved to the top spot just last week, lost to Eastview 66-56, with the loss they drop out of the Top 10, but could return later down the road.
The new #1 team is Mercer County, who lost their opening game of the season to current #5 Riverdale, but has bounced back with a good run, including winning the Naples Holiday Shootout Tournament this past week.
— Molly Kasper (@THECoachK20) December 31, 2017
Three new schools enter the Top 10 for the first time, Eastview, who beat Hopkins jumps in at #4, North Allegheny is #9 and Newark is #10.
Congratulations to MO Phenom Sug’s Quierra Love, chips in 11 pts..shows floor leadership as Edwardsville HS knocks off Incarnate Word Academy, 61-57, in Visitation Holiday Championship game #PhenomSug pic.twitter.com/IzNjYpipYY
— Phenom Basketball (@MissouriPhenom) December 29, 2017
#4 Edwardsville had an impressive week going across the state line from Illinois to Missouri to play at the Visitation Christmas Tournament and the Tigers became the first Illinois team to win the event. Included in their tournament wins, they beat Kirkwood, the defending Class 5 Missouri state champions and Incarnate Word, the defending Class 4 Missouri state champions, in less than 24 hours. The Tigers’ Kate Martin was named the MVP of the tournament.
— Lady Bulldawg BBall (@ladydawgsbball) December 31, 2017
Hoover, Las Cruces, Riverdale, Winter Haven and Eagle all moved up in the Top 10.
Rock Holiday Classic: Championship Game – Girls All Tournament Team. #therockholidayclassic
#30 from Butler, KY: Molly Lockhart @mollylockhartt
#23 from Butler, KY: Jasmine Elder
#1 from Hoover, AL: Skyla Knight @knight_skyla
#14 from Hoover, AL: Miya Kimber @kimber_miya – MVP pic.twitter.com/F7kuh7aXXD
— Windermere Athletics (@WPS_Athletics) December 30, 2017
Three teams drop out this week, including #1 Hopkins, #4 Appleton North lost two games at the Tampa Christmas Invitational and #10 Sand Springs Page lost all three of their games they played in the Oklahoma Tournament of Champions.
SSN National Public HS Girls Basketball Rankings- 1-1-18- Week 3
- (2) Mercer County (Harrodsburg, Ky.) (13-1)-won Naples Holiday Shootout Tournament
- (3) Hoover (Ala) (17-0) –
- (5) Edwardsville (Ill.) (14-0)-won Visitation Christmas Tournament
- (NR) Eastview (Apple Valley, Minn) 10-0- beat #1 Hopkins
- (6) Riverdale (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) (15-1)
- (7) Winter Haven (Fla) (12-0)
- (8) Los Cruces (New Mexico) (14-0)-won Holiday Hoopla Tournament
- (9) Eagle, (Idaho) (13-0)
- (NR) North Allegheny (Wexford, Pa.) (8-0)-wins Wright Automotive Holiday Tournament
- (NR) Newark (Ohio) (9-0)-finished 2017 with 50-37 over Homewood Flossmoor (Ill)
(1) Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.) (11-1) lost to Eastview 66-56
(4) Appleton North (Wisc)(6-2) lost 2 games at Tampa Bay Christmas Invitational, Uxbridge Academy 58-46 & Boca Raton 45-42
(10) Page (Sand Springs, Okla.) (8-3) went 0-3 at Oklahoma TOC