(2-26-18) Two teams drop out of this week’s SSN National Public HS Boys Basketball Rankings and two survive close call wins, but drop a spot this week.

#1 South Bend Riley continues to hold down the top spot for the second week in a row. The Wildcats end the regular season at 22-0 and start IHSAA playoffs this week.

#2 Upson-Lee continues to roll and continues to impress and remains one spot away from the top spot.

Shadow Mountain

Shadow Mountain had a close call win overcoming a 22-point deficit late in the game to beat Salpointe Catholic 83-79 in the Arizona 4A State Championship game.

Plymouth Whitemarsh and Clarkston move up one spot each to #4 and #5, they both pick up the spot after Las Cruces lost to Hobbs 72-67 in New Mexico District Tournament action.

Making the biggest jump this week is Olympus they move from #9 to #6, they leap frog over Denton Guyer and Warren Central after they both survive close call wins, but both remain in the rankings at #7 and #8.

Rayville joins the Top 10 for the first time this year at #9, the Hornets have been impressive this year and won a Louisiana playoff game this week beating Beekman Charter 102-25. Overlooked by many, it’s time people start to hear about them on the national level.


#10 this week is Northside (Jacksonville, NC) who picked up a 73-33 win Saturday over Terry Sanford in the third round of the NCHSAA 3-A playoffs.  The Monarchs, another team overlooked on the national scene, makes their first appearance in the SSN Top 10. Last week’s #10 Solon lost to St. Edward 84-70, it was their first loss of the season, they leave after just one week in the rankings.


SSN National Public HS Boys Basketball Rankings – Week 12 – 2-26-18

  1. (1) South Bend Riley (Ind) (22-0)
  2. (2) Upson-Lee (Ga.) (28-0)
  3. (3) Shadow Mountain (Phoenix, Az) (25-1)
  4. (5) Plymouth Whitemarsh (Pa.) (26-0)
  5. (6) Clarkston (Mich) (17-1)
  6. (9) Olympus (Utah) (23-0)
  7. (7) Denton Guyer (Tx) (36-1)
  8. (8) Warren Central (Ind) (24-0)
  9. (NR) Rayville (Rayville, La.) (30-0)
  10. (NR) Northside (Jacksonville, N.C.) (27-0 )

Dropped out –
(4) Las Cruces (N.M.) (27-1) lost to Hobbs 72-67 District Tournament
(10) Solon (Ohio) (20-1) lost to St. Edward 84-70