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. 18, 2005

East

1. Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) – 12-0
2. St. Mary's (Manhasset, N.Y.) – 11-0
3. Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.) – 13-1
4. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) – 18-2
5. St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.) – 9-1
6. Rice (New York, N.Y.) – 11-0
7. St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.) – 9-1
8. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) – 12-1
9. Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia, Pa.) – 14-0
10. Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) – 10-2

Notes: Former No. 9 Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.) drops out after losing two games last week, including a 63-61 setback to Germantown Academy (Fort Washington, Pa.) at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame High School Invitational in Springfield, Mass. Senior shooting guard Ryan Ayers hit a 15-footer with five seconds left to give Germantown Academy the win. Ayers, who is rated the No. 93 overall recruit in the Class of 2005 by SchoolSports.com, finished with 14 points and 10 boards. Senior Brian Grimes led Germantown with 18 points and 12 rebounds.


Southeast

1. Lanier (Jackson, Miss.) – 20-2
2. South Gwinnett (Snellville, Ga.) – 16-2
3. Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, Fla.) – 14-2
4. LeFlore (Mobile, Ala.) – 24-0
5. Norcross (Norcross, Ga.) – 20-0
6. Northside (Lafayette, La.) – 23-1
7. Dillard (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) – 13-0
8. Trinity (Louisville, Ky.) – 19-1
9. Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) – 18-1
10. White Station (Memphis, Tenn.) – 17-3

Notes: Former No. 10 Bolivar Central (Bolivar, Tenn.) lost to North Side (Jackson, Tenn.), 68-62, while former No. 2 East Hall (Gainesville, Ga.) and No. 4 Palm Beach Lakes (West Palm Beach, Fla.) also dropped out after losing. Among the new teams entering the rankings this week is No. 10 White Station (Memphis, Tenn.), which has not lost to an in-state opponent this season. That could change, however, when the three-time defending state champion Spartans take on a tough Ridgeway (Memphis, Tenn.) squad this week.


Midwest

1. Benton Harbor (Benton Harbor, Mich.) – 10-0
2. Arlington (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 12-0
3. Thornton (Harvey, Ill.) – 17-0
4. Vashon (St. Louis, Mo.) – 16-0
5. St. Joseph (Westchester, Ill.) – 15-0
6. Linn-Mar (Marion, Iowa) – 7-0
7. Braham (Braham, Minn.) – 11-0
8. Kickapoo (Springfield, Mo.) – 15-1
9. Pike (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 13-1
10. Lawrence North (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 8-2

Notes: Former No. 7 Vincent (Milwaukee, Wis.), former No. 9 Rufus King (Milwaukee, Wis.) and former No. 10 McKinley (Canton, Ohio) all drop out after suffering defeats. New No. 7 Braham (Braham, Minn.) is led by junior small forward Isaiah Dahlman, who is rated the No. 27 overall recruit in the Class of 2006 by SchoolSports.com. Braham is the defending Class AA state champion.


Southwest

1. Putnam City (Oklahoma City, Okla.) – 12-0
2. Beaumont Ozen (Beaumont, Texas) – 16-0
3. Marshall (Fort Bend, Texas) – 22-2
4. Mountain View (Mesa, Ariz.) – 18-0
5. DeSoto (DeSoto, Texas) – 23-2
6. Southeast (Oklahoma City, Okla.) – 11-0
7. Deer Valley (Glendale, Ariz.) – 17-1
8. Heritage (Littleton, Colo.) – 12-1
9. ThunderRidge (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) – 11-2
10. Carter (Dallas, Texas) – 22-3

Notes: Carter (Dallas, Texas) drops from No. 6 to No. 10 after losing to Skyline (Dallas, Texas), 61-53, as Skyline senior small forward C.J. Miles scored 27 points. Miles is rated the No. 17 overall recruit in the Class of 2005 by SchoolSports.com. But that wasn't enough to drop Carter out of the rankings, especially since the Cowboys bounced back with a 95-88 win over Heritage Christian (Cleveland, Texas).


West

1. Westchester (Los Angeles, Calif.) – 8-2
2. Etiwanda (Etiwanda, Calif.) – 17-1
3. Steele Canyon (Spring Valley, Calif.) – 14-0
4. Seattle Prep (Seattle, Wash.) – 13-2
5. Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.) – 13-2
6. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) – 16-2
7. Jesuit (Portland, Ore.) – 11-1
8. Jefferson (Portland, Ore.) – 9-2
9. O'Dea (Seattle, Wash.) – 13-2
10. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) – 19-2

Notes: No. 9 O'Dea (Seattle, Wash.) edged Rainier Beach (Seattle, Wash.), 59-57, in overtime at the King Holiday Hoopfest. Senior point guard and Stanford recruit Mitch Johnson scored 13 points, including the game winner as time expired, and added five assists. Johnson scored six of his 13 points in overtime. The Fighting Irish are the defending Class 3A state champions.


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