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. 28, 2005


East

1. St. Mary's (Manhasset, N.Y.) – 23-0
2. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) – 34-2*
3. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) – 22-1
4. Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) – 20-1
5. Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.) – 23-2
6. St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.) – 26-1*
7. Rice (New York, N.Y.) – 20-3
8. New Rochelle (New Rochelle, N.Y.) – 23-1
9. St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.) – 22-3
10. Seton Hall Prep (West Orange, N.J.) – 24-1

On the Bubble: Potomac (Dumfries, Va.) – 25-0; Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia, Pa.) – 23-2; East Boston (East Boston, Mass.) – 19-2; Charlestown (Charlestown, Mass.) – 20-2; Bishop O'Connell (Arlington, Va.) – 25-2

Notes: New "On the Bubble" team East Boston (East Boston, Mass.) defeated Charlestown (Charlestown, Mass.), 73-72, in the Boston City League final. Tyrone Hughes hit the game-winning jumper with five seconds left to give the Jets their first City League title since 1992 and snap Charlestown four-year reign as league champs. Ironically, Hughes, a 5-foot-8 sophomore guard, transferred from Charlestown. He was named game MVP.


Southeast

1. Lanier (Jackson, Miss.) – 33-2
2. LeFlore (Mobile, Ala.) – 34-0
3. Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, Fla.) – 23-3
4. Norcross (Norcross, Ga.) – 30-0
5. Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) – 29-1
6. South Gwinnett (Snellville, Ga.) – 28-3*
7. Northside (Lafayette, La.) – 34-1
8. Boyd Anderson (Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.) – 26-2
9. East Hall (Gainesville, Ga.) – 29-1
10. Fairley (Memphis, Tenn.) – 29-3

On the Bubble: Brother Martin (New Orleans, La.) – 35-2; Mitchell (Memphis, Tenn.) – 30-3; Gaffney (Gaffney, S.C.) – 26-1

Notes: No. 10 Fairley (Memphis, Tenn.) defeated White Station (Memphis, Tenn.), 54-51, in the Region 8-AAA quarterfinals, ending White Station's bid for a fourth straight Class AAA state title. Anthony Mason Jr. scored 17 points to lead Fairley. Head coach Sylvester Ford Sr. earned his 600th career victory in the win.


Midwest

1. Benton Harbor (Benton Harbor, Mich.) – 20-0
2. Arlington (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 22-0
3. Vashon (St. Louis, Mo.) – 26-0
4. St. Joseph (Westchester, Ill.) – 25-1
5. Braham (Braham, Minn.) – 26-0
6. Kickapoo (Springfield, Mo.) – 26-1
7. Lawrence North (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 17-2
8. Whitefish Bay Dominican (Milwaukee, Wis.) – 21-0
9. Westinghouse (Chicago, Ill.) – 25-3
10. Thornton (Harvey, Ill.) – 24-2

On the Bubble: Bellevue West (Omaha, Neb.) – 24-1; Omaha Central (Omaha, Neb.) – 20-2; Poplar Bluff (Poplar Bluff, Mo.) – 23-4; Simeon (Chicago, Ill.) – 26-3; Pike (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 20-2

Notes: New No. 9 Westinghouse (Chicago, Ill.) defeated Simeon (Chicago, Ill.), 67-52, in the Public League championship. It was the second straight Public League title for Westinghouse. Senior center DeAndre Thomas led the way with 29 points and seven rebounds. Thomas is rated the No. 24 center in the Class of 2005 by SchoolSports.com.


Southwest

1. Putnam City (Oklahoma City, Okla.) – 23-1
2. Beaumont Ozen (Beaumont, Texas) – 25-0
3. Marshall (Fort Bend, Texas) – 32-2
4. Southeast (Oklahoma City, Okla.) – 23-0
5. Deer Valley (Glendale, Ariz.) – 30-1
6. Heritage (Littleton, Colo.) – 23-1
7. Seagoville (Dallas, Texas) – 31-2
8. Lincoln (Dallas, Texas) – 25-6
9. Mountain View (Mesa, Ariz.) – 30-1
10. DeSoto (DeSoto, Texas) – 33-3

On the Bubble:ThunderRidge (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) – 21-3; Carter (Dallas, Texas) – 32-4; Edmond Santa Fe (Edmond, Okla.) – 21-3

Notes: No. 5 Deer Valley (Glendale, Ariz.) will play No. 9 Mountain View (Mesa, Ariz.) in the Class 5A state semifinals on March 4. In other news, No. 8 Lincoln's (Dallas, Texas) leading scorer, senior forward Gary Flowers, was ruled academically ineligible and will miss the remainder of the playoffs, according to The Dallas Morning News.


West

1. Westchester (Los Angeles, Calif.) – 20-3
2. Etiwanda (Etiwanda, Calif.) – 28-1
3. Steele Canyon (Spring Valley, Calif.) – 27-1
4. Jesuit (Portland, Ore.) – 23-1
5. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) – 31-3*
6. Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.) – 22-4
7. Newark Memorial (Newark, Calif.) – 26-3
8. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) – 26-3
9. Dominguez (Compton, Calif.) – 22-5
10. O'Dea (Seattle, Wash.) – 22-4

On the Bubble: Jefferson (Portland, Ore.) – 21-3; South Kitsap (Port Orchard, Wash.) – 23-0; Rainier Beach (Seattle, Wash.) – 19-6; Bethel (Spanaway, Wash.) – 22-2

Notes: No. 5 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) got 28 points and seven rebounds from senior guard Kashif Watson in its 57-45 win over Palo Verde (Las Vegas, Nev.) in the Class 4A state title game. Watson, who signed with San Diego State, was named tournament MVP. Meanwhile, No. 6 Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.) defeated former No. 5 Fremont (Los Angeles, Calif.), 80-78, in overtime of the CIF City Section Championship Division semifinals. Senior forward and Duke recruit Jamal Boykin, who scored 29 points, hit three free throws in the final 26 seconds to give Fairfax the win. Fairfax will play No. 1 and nationally ranked Westchester (Los Angeles, Calif.) in the final on March 5.

*Season Over

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