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. 31, 2005


East

1. Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) – 17-0
2. St. Mary's (Manhasset, N.Y.) – 15-0
3. Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.) – 15-1
4. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) – 22-2
5. St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.) – 13-1
6. Rice (New York, N.Y.) – 15-1
7. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) – 17-1
8. St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.) – 12-2
9. St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.) – 17-1
10. New Rochelle (New Rochelle, N.Y.) – 17-1

Notes: Former No. 9 Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia, Pa.) drops out after losing to new No. 9 St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.), 54-50, in the Lehigh Valley Shootout in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Junior guard Derrick Rivera scored 10 points for Neumann-Goretti in the loss. Former No. 10 Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) also drops out after losing to new No. 10 New Rochelle (New Rochelle, N.Y.), 65-52. However, unlike Neumann-Goretti, Mount Vernon remains in the national rankings.


Southeast

1. Lanier (Jackson, Miss.) – 24-2
2. South Gwinnett (Snellville, Ga.) – 20-2
3. Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, Fla.) – 18-2
4. LeFlore (Mobile, Ala.) – 27-0
5. Norcross (Norcross, Ga.) – 23-0
6. Northside (Lafayette, La.) – 26-1
7. Dillard (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) – 17-0
8. Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) – 21-1
9. Ridgeway (Memphis, Tenn.) – 20-3
10. Trinity (Louisville, Ky.) – 22-2

Notes: No. 10 Trinity (Louisville, Ky.) dropped from No. 8 in the rankings after losing to DeSales (Louisville, Ky.), 44-42, in double overtime. However, the Shamrocks rebounded to beat St. Xavier (Louisville, Ky.), 58-35, behind 14 points from junior forward Chad Byron. Meanwhile, No. 9 Ridgeway (Memphis, Tenn.) got 26 points from junior power forward Pierre Niles as the Roadrunners upended Overton (Overton, Tenn.), 91-69. Niles is rated the No. 14 overall recruit in the Class of 2006 by SchoolSports.com.


Midwest

1. Benton Harbor (Benton Harbor, Mich.) – 14-0
2. Arlington (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 17-0
3. Vashon (St. Louis, Mo.) – 19-0
4. St. Joseph (Westchester, Ill.) – 18-0
5. Thornton (Harvey, Ill.) – 20-1
6. Braham (Braham, Minn.) – 15-0
7. Kickapoo (Springfield, Mo.) – 18-1
8. Pike (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 16-1
9. Lawrence North (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 12-2
10. Bellevue West (Bellevue, Neb.) – 16-0

Notes: Former No. 6 Linn-Mar (Marion, Iowa) drops out after losing to Iowa City West (Iowa City, Iowa), 61-58. New No. 10 Bellevue West (Bellevue, Neb.) moved to 16-0 with a 96-62 win over Omaha Westside (Omaha, Neb.). Michael Jenkins and Jace Fredenburg each scored 19 points for the Thunderbirds.


Southwest

1. Putnam City (Oklahoma City, Okla.) – 14-1
2. Beaumont Ozen (Beaumont, Texas) – 20-0
3. Marshall (Fort Bend, Texas) – 26-2
4. Mountain View (Mesa, Ariz.) – 22-0
5. DeSoto (DeSoto, Texas) – 27-2
6. Southeast (Oklahoma City, Okla.) – 15-0
7. Deer Valley (Glendale, Ariz.) – 22-1
8. Heritage (Littleton, Colo.) – 16-1
9. ThunderRidge (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) – 15-2
10. Carter (Dallas, Texas) – 26-3

Notes: No. 2 Beaumont Ozen (Beaumont, Texas) kept rolling with a 96-38 win over Nederland (Nederland, Texas). Senior guard Andre Boutte Jr., son of Beaumont Ozen's head coach, led the Panthers with 17 points.


West

1. Westchester (Los Angeles, Calif.) – 12-2
2. Etiwanda (Etiwanda, Calif.) – 21-1
3. Steele Canyon (Spring Valley, Calif.) – 18-1
4. Jesuit (Portland, Ore.) – 15-1
5. Jefferson (Portland, Ore.) – 14-2
6. Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.) – 17-3
7. Fremont (Los Angeles, Calif.) – 14-2
8. Seattle Prep (Seattle, Wash.) – 15-3
9. O'Dea (Seattle, Wash.) – 15-3
10. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) – 23-3

Notes: No. 8 Seattle Prep (Seattle, Wash.) dropped from the No. 3 spot after losing to Bishop Blanchet (Seattle, Wash.), 47-46. Seattle Prep junior center Spencer Hawes led the Panthers with 20 points, while Bishop Blanchet was paced by junior point guard Taylor Olson's 15 points. Seattle Prep had defeated No. 9 O'Dea (Seattle, Wash.), 56-54, earlier in the week. Senior small forward Martell Webster led Seattle Prep with 30 points, while senior point guard and Stanford recruit Mitch Johnson led O'Dea with 22 points.

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