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. 24, 2005

East

1. Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) – 14-0
2. St. Mary's (Manhasset, N.Y.) – 13-0
3. Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.) – 14-1
4. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) – 20-2
5. St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.) – 10-1
6. Rice (New York, N.Y.) – 13-0
7. St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.) – 10-1
8. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) – 14-1
9. Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia, Pa.) – 15-0
10. Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) – 11-2

Notes: This week's top matchup will occur Friday night, when No. 3 Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.) plays No. 6 Rice (New York, N.Y.) for bragging rights in New York City.


Southeast

1. Lanier (Jackson, Miss.) – 21-2
2. South Gwinnett (Snellville, Ga.) – 18-2
3. Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, Fla.) – 17-2
4. LeFlore (Mobile, Ala.) – 25-0
5. Norcross (Norcross, Ga.) – 21-0
6. Northside (Lafayette, La.) – 24-1
7. Dillard (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) – 15-0
8. Trinity (Louisville, Ky.) – 21-1
9. Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) – 20-1
10. Ridgeway (Memphis, Tenn.) – 17-3

Notes: Former No. 10 White Station (Memphis, Tenn.) was edged by Ridgeway (Memphis, Tenn.), 64-62. Senior guard Jordan Mincy scored 15 points for Ridgeway, which moves into the rankings at No. 10. It was the Roadrunners' first victory over White Station since Jan. 11, 2003. The teams will meet again at White Station on Feb. 11.


Midwest

1. Benton Harbor (Benton Harbor, Mich.) – 12-0
2. Arlington (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 15-0
3. Vashon (St. Louis, Mo.) – 17-0
4. St. Joseph (Westchester, Ill.) – 16-0
5. Thornton (Harvey, Ill.) – 18-1
6. Linn-Mar (Marion, Iowa) – 9-0
7. Braham (Braham, Minn.) – 13-0
8. Kickapoo (Springfield, Mo.) – 16-1
9. Pike (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 14-1
10. Lawrence North (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 9-2

Notes: After losing to North Central (Indianapolis, Ind.) in the Marion County tournament on Jan. 10, No. 10 Lawrence North (Indianapolis, Ind.) got its revenge in a big way with a 76-47 rout of the Panthers last week. Junior center Greg Oden was unstoppable as he scored a career-high 37 points.


Southwest

1. Putnam City (Oklahoma City, Okla.) – 13-0
2. Beaumont Ozen (Beaumont, Texas) – 18-0
3. Marshall (Fort Bend, Texas) – 24-2
4. Mountain View (Mesa, Ariz.) – 20-0
5. DeSoto (DeSoto, Texas) – 25-2
6. Southeast (Oklahoma City, Okla.) – 13-0
7. Deer Valley (Glendale, Ariz.) – 20-1
8. Heritage (Littleton, Colo.) – 14-1
9. ThunderRidge (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) – 13-2
10. Carter (Dallas, Texas) – 25-3

Notes: No. 4 Mountain View's (Mesa, Ariz.) undefeated start has been keyed by sophomore forward Harper Kamp. The 6-foot-7, 190-pounder scored a team-high 17 points in a 61-50 win over Skyline (Mesa, Ariz.) last week.


West

1. Westchester (Los Angeles, Calif.) – 10-2
2. Etiwanda (Etiwanda, Calif.) – 19-1
3. Seattle Prep (Seattle, Wash.) – 14-2
4. Steele Canyon (Spring Valley, Calif.) – 16-1
5. Jesuit (Portland, Ore.) – 13-1
6. Jefferson (Portland, Ore.) – 11-2
7. Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.) – 14-3
8. Fremont (Los Angeles, Calif.) – 12-2
9. O'Dea (Seattle, Wash.) – 14-2
10. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) – 21-3

Notes: No. 7 Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.) lost to No. 1 Westchester (Los Angeles, Calif.), 68-60, but that wasn't enough to drop Fairfax from the rankings since Westchester is a nationally ranked team. However, former No. 6 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) drops out after losing to Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.), 54-46. Junior forward James Keefe, who has committed to UCLA, had 13 points and 16 boards for Santa Margarita. New No. 8 Fremont (Los Angeles, Calif.) enters the rankings after moving to 12-2 on the season with a 74-65 win over Dorsey (Los Angeles, Calif.). The Pathfinders, who have only lost to nationally ranked teams Etiwanda (Etiwanda, Calif.) and Steele Canyon (Spring Valley, Calif.), are led by senior shooting guard Danny Williams, who is rated the No. 89 recruit in the Class of 2005 by SchoolSports.com.


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