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 Feb. 7, 2005


East

1. Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) – 19-0
2. St. Mary's (Manhasset, N.Y.) – 17-0
3. Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.) – 19-1
4. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) – 25-2
5. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) – 19-1
6. Rice (New York, N.Y.) – 17-2
7. St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.) – 16-2
8. St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.) – 21-1
9. New Rochelle (New Rochelle, N.Y.) – 19-1
10. Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) – 15-3

Notes: Former No. 5 St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.) drops out after losing to Linden (Linden, N.J.), 55-40. It was St. Anthony's first loss to a New Jersey school since the 2002-03 season and its biggest defeat since losing to Bishop Loughlin (N.Y.), 76-51, on Feb. 6, 2000.


Southeast

1. Lanier (Jackson, Miss.) – 26-2
2. South Gwinnett (Snellville, Ga.) – 23-2
3. LeFlore (Mobile, Ala.) – 28-0
4. Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, Fla.) – 20-3
5. Norcross (Norcross, Ga.) – 24-0
6. Northside (Lafayette, La.) – 28-1
7. Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) – 23-1
8. Ridgeway (Memphis, Tenn.) – 22-3
9. Trinity (Louisville, Ky.) – 23-2
10. Boyd Anderson (Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.) – 20-2

Notes: Former No. 7 Dillard (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) drops out after losing to new No. 10 Boyd Anderson (Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.), 63-59. Boyd Anderson senior forward and Florida State recruit Ryan Reid scored a game-high 23 points in the win.


Midwest

1. Benton Harbor (Benton Harbor, Mich.) – 16-0
2. Arlington (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 19-0
3. Vashon (St. Louis, Mo.) – 20-0
4. St. Joseph (Westchester, Ill.) – 20-0
5. Thornton (Harvey, Ill.) – 21-1
6. Braham (Braham, Minn.) – 18-0
7. Kickapoo (Springfield, Mo.) – 20-1
8. Pike (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 18-1
9. Lawrence North (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 13-2
10. Omaha Central (Omaha, Neb.) – 15-1

Notes: Former No. 10 Bellevue West (Bellevue, Neb.) lost to new No. 10 Omaha Central (Omaha, Neb.), 85-84. Omaha Central freshman Josh Jones provided the winning points by knocking down two free throws with 14 seconds left.


Southwest

1. Putnam City (Oklahoma City, Okla.) – 15-1
2. Beaumont Ozen (Beaumont, Texas) – 21-0
3. Marshall (Fort Bend, Texas) – 27-2
4. Mountain View (Mesa, Ariz.) – 24-0
5. DeSoto (DeSoto, Texas) – 29-2
6. Southeast (Oklahoma City, Okla.) – 16-0
7. Deer Valley (Glendale, Ariz.) – 23-1
8. Heritage (Littleton, Colo.) – 18-1
9. ThunderRidge (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) – 17-2
10. Carter (Dallas, Texas) – 28-3

Notes: Deer Valley's trio of senior Lawrence Hill, senior Joey Shaw and junior Christian Polk have made the Skyhawks one of the top teams in the country. They showed why in a 71-43 win over Maryvale as Shaw had 19 points and six boards, Polk had 18 points, five rebounds and five assists and Hill added 14 points and six rebounds.


West

1. Westchester (Los Angeles, Calif.) – 14-3
2. Etiwanda (Etiwanda, Calif.) – 23-1
3. Steele Canyon (Spring Valley, Calif.) – 21-1
4. Jesuit (Portland, Ore.) – 15-1
5. Jefferson (Portland, Ore.) – 14-2
6. Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.) – 20-3
7. Fremont (Los Angeles, Calif.) – 16-2
8. Seattle Prep (Seattle, Wash.) – 17-3
9. O'Dea (Seattle, Wash.) – 17-3
10. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) – 24-3

Notes: Oregon is hotbed for top high school ball this year with both No. 4 Jesuit (Portland, Ore.) and No. 5 Jefferson (Portland, Ore.) vying for top honors in the state this season. Jesuit defeated Aloha (Beaverton, Ore.), 60-39, behind six 3-pointers and 22 points from Jordan Mast. Meanwhile, Brian Morris scored 22 points to lead Jefferson to a 107-45 win over Madison (Portland, Ore.).