Regional Basketball Rankings

Find out who the top 10 high school basketball teams are in the East, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and West in our regional basketball rankings.



Rankings as of Jan. 10, 2005

East

1. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) – 15-1
2. Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) – 10-0
3. St. Mary's (Manhasset, N.Y.) – 10-0
4. Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.) – 10-1
5. St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.) – 7-1
6. Rice (New York, N.Y.) – 9-0
7. St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.) – 8-1
8. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) – 11-1
9. Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.) – 12-1
10. Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia, Pa.) – 12-0

Notes: The East Region is so strong that all 10 teams are ranked in the SchoolSports.com National Top 25. In fact, Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) couldn't crack the Top 10 despite being ranked No. 23 in the nation. The Knights are led by junior power forward Jonathan Mitchell and sophomore point guard Michael Coburn. SchoolSports.com rates Mitchell as the No. 34 overall in the Class of 2006 and Coburn as the No. 13 overall recruit in the Class of 2007.

Southeast

1. South Gwinnett (Snellville, Ga.) – 12-1
2. East Hall (Gainesville, Ga.) – 14-0
3. Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, Fla.) – 11-2
4. Palm Beach Lakes (West Palm Beach, Fla.) – 11-2
5. LeFlore (Mobile, Ala.) – 22-0
6. Norcross (Norcross, Ga.) – 17-0
7. Northside (Lafayette, La.) – 21-1
8. Dillard (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) – 11-0
9. Lanier (Jackson, Miss.) – 16-2
10. Bolivar Central (Bolivar, Tenn.) – 12-2

Notes: Former No. 8. Raleigh-Egypt (Memphis, Tenn.) lost to Bolivar Central (Bolivar, Tenn.), 56-52, at home last week. As a result, the Tigers move into the Top 10. Junior point guard Willie Kemp poured in a game-high 27 points for Bolivar Central.


Midwest

1. Lawrence North (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 8-1
2. Benton Harbor (Benton Harbor, Mich.) – 8-0
3. Arlington (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 10-0
4. Thornton (Harvey, Ill.) – 15-0
5. Vashon (St. Louis, Mo.) – 12-0
6. St. Joseph (Westchester, Ill.) – 13-0
7. Vincent (Milwaukee, Wis.) – 7-2
8. Linn-Mar (Marion, Iowa) – 6-0
9. Rufus King (Milwaukee, Wis.) – 5-0
10. McKinley (Canton, Ohio) – 11-0

Notes: Former No. 7 Lakota West (West Chester, Ohio) lost to Princeton (Cincinnati, Ohio), 58-52. New No. 10 McKinley (Canton, Ohio) has started the season 11-0.


Southwest

1. Putnam City (Oklahoma City, Okla.) – 10-0
2. Beaumont Ozen (Beaumont, Texas) – 15-0
3. Marshall (Fort Bend, Texas) – 20-2
4. Mountain View (Mesa, Ariz.) – 16-0
5. DeSoto (DeSoto, Texas) – 21-2
6. Carter (Dallas, Texas) – 21-2
7. Southeast (Oklahoma City, Okla.) – 9-0
8. Deer Valley (Glendale, Ariz.) – 14-1
9. Heritage (Littleton, Colo.) – 10-1
10. ThunderRidge (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) – 9-2

Notes: Former No. 2 Mesa (Mesa, Ariz.) lost to Dobson (Mesa, Ariz.), 38-37. New No. 10 ThunderRidge (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) has won seven straight since losing to No. 9 Heritage (Littleton, Colo.) on Dec. 4.


West

1. Westchester (Los Angeles, Calif.) – 5-2
2. Etiwanda (Etiwanda, Calif.) – 14-1
3. Steele Canyon (Spring Valley, Calif.) – 13-0
4. Seattle Prep (Seattle, Wash.) – 9-2
5. Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.) – 10-2
6. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) – 14-2
7. Jesuit (Portland, Ore.) – 9-1
8. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) – 16-1
9. Jefferson (Portland, Ore.) – 7-2
10. O'Dea (Seattle, Wash.) – 10-2

Notes: No. 6 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) defeated Simon Gratz (Philadelphia, Pa.), 60-46, in the Winter Hardwood Classic at Pleasantville, N.Y. Sophomore small forward Taylor King had 27 points and 12 rebounds in the win, while senior point guard Mike Gerrity added 18 points and five assists. King is rated the No. 2 overall recruit in the Class of 2007 by SchoolSports.com.



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