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 March 7, 2005


East

1. St. Mary's (Manhasset, N.Y.) – 24-0
2. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) – 34-2*
3. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) – 27-1
4. Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) – 24-1
5. St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.) – 26-1*
6. Rice (New York, N.Y.) – 22-3
7. New Rochelle (New Rochelle, N.Y.) – 25-1
8. St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.) – 24-3
9. Seton Hall Prep (West Orange, N.J.) – 26-1
10. Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia, Pa.) – 25-2

On the Bubble: Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, Md.) – 30-1*; Potomac (Oxon Hill, Md.) – 25-0; East Boston (East Boston, Mass.) – 20-2; Charlestown (Charlestown, Mass.) – 21-2; Wakefield (Arlington, Va.) – 28-0; Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.) – 24-3*; Newton North (Newton, Mass.) – 20-1; St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.) – 21-5

Notes: New No. 10 Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia, Pa.) defeated St. Joseph's Prep (Philadelphia, Pa.), 57-44, in the Philadelphia Catholic League championship. Junior forward Earl Pettis had 15 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals in the win.


Southeast

1. Lanier (Jackson, Miss.) – 33-2
2. Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, Fla.) – 25-3
3. Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) – 31-1*
4. East Hall (Gainesville, Ga.) – 31-1*
5. South Gwinnett (Snellville, Ga.) – 28-3*
6. Gaffney (Gaffney, S.C.) – 27-1*
7. Brother Martin (New Orleans, La.) – 37-2
8. Palm Beach Lakes (West Palm Beach, Fla.) – 27-3
9. LeFlore (Mobile, Ala.) – 35-1*
10. Norcross (Norcross, Ga.) – 31-1*

On the Bubble: Raleigh-Egypt (Memphis, Tenn.) – 31-2; North Side (Jackson, Tenn.) – 23-4; Trinity (Louisville, Ky.) – 28-3; Haywood (Brownsville, Tenn.) – 30-3; Ballard (Louisville, Ky.) – 25-2

Notes: New No. 6 Gaffney (Gaffney, S.C.) won its unprecedented third straight Class 4A state title with a 54-51 win over Marlboro County (Bennettsville, S.C.). Senior forward Phillip Buckson led Gaffney with 15 points.


Midwest

1. Benton Harbor (Benton Harbor, Mich.) – 23-0
2. Vashon (St. Louis, Mo.) – 28-0
3. Lawrence North (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 20-2
4. St. Joseph (Westchester, Ill.) – 27-1
5. Braham (Braham, Minn.) – 28-0
6. Kickapoo (Springfield, Mo.) – 28-1
7. Whitefish Bay Dominican (Milwaukee, Wis.) – 23-0
8. Westinghouse (Chicago, Ill.) – 27-3
9. Thornton (Harvey, Ill.) – 26-2
10. Poplar Bluff (Poplar Bluff, Mo.) – 25-4

On the Bubble: Arlington (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 23-1*; Bellevue West (Omaha, Neb.) – 24-1; Omaha Central (Omaha, Neb.) – 20-2; Simeon (Chicago, Ill.) – 28-3; Pike (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 22-2; Hillcrest (Country Club Hills, Ill.) – 23-4; Homewood-Flossmoor (Flossmoor, Ill.) – 25-3

Notes: New No. 10 Poplar Bluff (Poplar Bluff, Mo.) defeated Webster Groves (St. Louis, Mo.) in the Class 5 state quarterfinals. Senior power forward and North Carolina recruit Tyler Hansbrough had 25 points, 14 rebounds and five steals while his brother Ben, a junior, added 20 points. Tyler is rated the No. 3 overall recruit in the Class of 2005 by SchoolSports.com. Poplar Bluff plays Rockhurst (Kansas City, Mo.) in the state semifinals on March 11.


Southwest

1. Putnam City (Oklahoma City, Okla.) – 24-1
2. Southeast (Oklahoma City, Okla.) – 24-0
3. Mountain View (Mesa, Ariz.) – 32-1*
4. Heritage (Littleton, Colo.) – 25-1
5. DeSoto (DeSoto, Texas) – 36-3
6. Bishop Wheatley (Houston, Texas) – 35-4
7. Carter (Dallas, Texas) – 34-4
8. Apollo (Glendale) – 28-5*
9. South Oak Cliff (Dallas, Texas) – 29-7
10. Deer Valley (Glendale, Ariz.) – 30-2*

On the Bubble:ThunderRidge (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) – 23-3; Edmond Santa Fe (Edmond, Okla.) – 22-4; Beaumont Ozen (Beaumont, Texas) – 26-1*; St. Mary's (Phoenix, Ariz.) – 24-7*

Notes: New No. 8 Apollo (Glendale, Ariz.) captured the Class 4A state title with a 60-48 win over Santa Rita (Tucson, Ariz.). Junior guard Tristan Wilson and senior forward Monti Washington led the Hawks with 18 points apiece. Meanwhile, new No. 9 South Oak Cliff (Dallas, Texas) moves into the rankings after beating former No. 7 Seagoville (Dallas, Texas) and former No. 8 Lincoln (Dallas, Texas) in the playoffs. South Oak Cliff will play Palo Duro (Amarillo, Texas) in the Class 4A state semifinals on March 10.


West

1. Westchester (Los Angeles, Calif.) – 21-3
2. Etiwanda (Etiwanda, Calif.) – 30-1
3. Steele Canyon (Spring Valley, Calif.) – 29-1
4. Jesuit (Portland, Ore.) – 24-1
5. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) – 31-3*
6. Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.) – 24-5
7. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) – 28-3
8. Dominguez (Compton, Calif.) – 24-5
9. O'Dea (Seattle, Wash.) – 26-4*
10. Berkeley (Berkeley, Calif.) – 26-3
On the Bubble: Jefferson (Portland, Ore.) – 23-3; South Kitsap (Port Orchard, Wash.) – 24-1; Bethel (Spanaway, Wash.) – 24-2; Newark Memorial (Newark, Calif.) – 26-4

Notes: No. 9 O'Dea (Seattle, Wash.) defeated Mark Morris (Longview, Wash.), 60-48, in the Class 3A state championship. It was the second straight state title for the Irish. Senior forward Conor Mullen, who was named tournament MVP, scored 14 points and senior guard Mitch Johnson led all scorers with 21 points. New No. 10 Berkeley (Berkeley, Calif.) defeated former No. 7 Newark Memorial (Newark, Calif.), 71-65, in overtime of the North Coast Section Division I championship. Senior forward Dior Lowhorn led Berkeley with 23 points.

*Season Over

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