(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.
This game is slowly slipping through Salpointe Catholic’s fingers. Jaelen House gets the steal and pulls Shadow Mountain within one, 74-73 with 1:44 left to play. pic.twitter.com/NatCGyQJer
— High School Sports (@HSTucson) February 24, 2018
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.
LHSAA Boys Basketball State Playoffs
(32) Beekman Charter – 25
(1) Rayville – 102
— Spenser Tilus (@Spenser_Tilus) February 24, 2018
#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.
— Chris Miller (@JDNsports) February 23, 2018
SSN National Public HS Boys Basketball Rankings – Week 12 – 2-26-18
- (1) South Bend Riley (Ind) (22-0)
- (2) Upson-Lee (Ga.) (28-0)
- (3) Shadow Mountain (Phoenix, Az) (25-1)
- (5) Plymouth Whitemarsh (Pa.) (26-0)
- (6) Clarkston (Mich) (17-1)
- (9) Olympus (Utah) (23-0)
- (7) Denton Guyer (Tx) (36-1)
- (8) Warren Central (Ind) (24-0)
- (NR) Rayville (Rayville, La.) (30-0)
- (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