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 14, 2005


East

1. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) – 34-2*
2. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) – 27-1
3. Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) – 26-1
4. St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.) – 26-1*
5. St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.) – 26-3
6. Seton Hall Prep (West Orange, N.J.) – 28-1
7. Xaverian (Brooklyn, N.Y.) – 21-11
8. St. Mary's (Manhasset, N.Y.) – 25-1*
9. Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia, Pa.) – 25-2
10. Newton North (Newton, Mass.) – 23-1

On the Bubble: Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, Md.) – 30-1*; Potomac (Oxon Hill, Md.) – 27-0*; Episcopal Academy (Merion Station, Pa.) – 25-3*; Rice (New York, N.Y.) – 22-5*; New Rochelle (New Rochelle, N.Y.) – 26-2*; Charlestown (Charlestown, Mass.) – 24-2; Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.) – 24-3*

Notes: New No. 10 Newton North (Newton, Mass.) captured its first Division 1 Eastern Mass. title with a 75-62 win over Lawrence. Junior guard Anthony Gurley led the way with 30 points. Newton North plays the winner of Worcester and Commerce for the Division 1 state title on March 19.


Southeast

1. Lanier (Jackson, Miss.) – 35-2
2. Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, Fla.) – 28-3*
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.) – 39-2*
8. Miami Senior (Miami, Fla.) – 25-7*
9. Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) – 25-5*
10. LeFlore (Mobile, Ala.) – 35-1*

On the Bubble: Raleigh-Egypt (Memphis, Tenn.) – 31-2; Norcross (Norcross, Ga.) – 31-1*; North Side (Jackson, Tenn.) – 23-4; Haywood (Brownsville, Tenn.) – 30-3; Ballard (Louisville, Ky.) – 28-2; Ridgeway (Memphis, Tenn.) – 31-5

Notes: No. 7 Brother Martin (New Orleans, La.) won its second straight Class 5A state title with an 86-70 win over Thibodaux (Thibodaux, La.). Junior point guard D.J. Augustin was named tournament MVP for the second straight year after he had 24 points, 14 rebounds and five assists. Augustin is rated the No. 5 overall recruit in the Class of 2006 by SchoolSports.com. Meanwhile, new No. 8 Miami Senior (Miami, Fla.) defeated former No. 8 Palm Beach Lake (West Palm Beach, Fla.), 71-67, in the Class 6A state championship. Sophomore guard Edwin Rios was named tournament MVP. He's rated the No. 9 overall recruit in the Class of 2007 by SchoolSports.com. New No. 9 Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) won its second consecutive state title by beating Clearwater (Clearwater, Fla.), 48-42 in the Class 5A state championship. Senior shooting guard and Alabama recruit Alonzo Gee was named tournament MVP after he had 20 points, 14 rebounds, four blocks and four steals. Gee is rated the No. 25 shooting guard in the Class of 2005 by SchoolSports.com.


Midwest

1. Lawrence North (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 22-2
2. Poplar Bluff (Poplar Bluff, Mo.) – 27-4*
3. Vashon (St. Louis, Mo.) – 29-1*
4. Braham (Braham, Minn.) – 30-0
5. Whitefish Bay Dominican (Milwaukee, Wis.) – 25-0
6. Thornton (Harvey, Ill.) – 29-2
7. Bellevue West (Omaha, Neb.) – 27-1* 8. Holt (Holt, Mich.) – 22-2
9. Glenbrook North (Northbrook, Ill.) – 28-2
10. Hales Franciscan (Chicago, Ill.) – 30-4*

On the Bubble: Carbondale (Carbondale, Ill.) – 28-2; Arlington (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 23-1*; Benton Harbor (Benton Harbor, Mich.) – 24-1*; Crane Tech (Chicago, Ill.) – 23-6; Brother Rice (Chicago, Ill.) – 25-4; North College Hill (Cincinnati, Ohio) – 25-1; Kickapoo (Springfield, Mo.) – 28-2

Notes: New No. 8 Holt (Holt, Mich.) defeated former No. 1 and nationally ranked Benton Harbor (Benton Harbor, Mich.), 58-54, in the Class A Region 2 final. Senior Andy Clark scored 20 points for Holt, which plays Forest Hills Central in a Class A quarterfinal tonight. Meanwhile, No. 7 Bellevue West (Omaha, Neb.) won its second consecutive state title by beating Creighton Prep (Omaha, Neb.), 67-49, in the Class A state championship. Senior and Creighton recruit Josh Dotzler had 10 points, 10 assists and eight steals in the win. Meanwhile, senior shooting guard Mike Robinson, who played with a hairline fracture in his right shooting hand, scored 30 points to lead new No. 10 Hales Franciscan to the Class A state title with a 78-62 win over Winnebago (Winnebago, Ill.). Robinson added six rebounds, seven assists and three steals, while senior guard and Purdue recruit Nate Minnoy added 18 points.


Southwest

1. Southeast (Oklahoma City, Okla.) – 27-0*
2. Mountain View (Mesa, Ariz.) – 32-1*
3. Kingwood (Humble, Texas) – 37-4*
4. South Oak Cliff (Dallas, Texas) – 32-7*
5. Edmond Santa Fe (Edmond, Okla.) – 25-4*
6. Heritage (Littleton, Colo.) – 27-1*
7. Apollo (Glendale) – 28-5*
8. Putnam City (Oklahoma City, Okla.) – 25-2*
9. DeSoto (DeSoto, Texas) – 37-4*
10. Thomas Jefferson (Denver, Colo.) – 20-6*

On the Bubble: ThunderRidge (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) – 24-4*
; Carter (Dallas, Texas) – 34-5*; Deer Valley (Glendale, Ariz.) – 30-2*; Beaumont Ozen (Beaumont, Texas) – 26-1*; St. Mary's (Phoenix, Ariz.) – 24-7*; Sam Houston (San Antonio, Texas) – 28-10; Bishop Wheatley (Houston, Texas) – 35-5

Notes: No. 6 Heritage (Littleton, Colo.) captured the Class 5A state title with 54-46 win over ThunderRidge (Highlands Ranch, Colo.). Senior Jimmy Bartolotta was named game MVP after he had 21 points, five rebounds and three blocks. Fellow senior Andrew Brown, who was named the Rocky Mountain News/CBS 4 Class 5A Mr. Basketball, also scored 21. It was Heritage's first boys' basketball state title. New No. 10 Thomas Jefferson (Denver, Colo.) defeated Harrison (Colorado Springs, Colo.), 55-43, in the Class 4A state title game. Junior forward Pierre Allen was named MVP after he posted a triple-double with 21 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks. All teams in the Southwest Region have completed their seasons.


West

1. Westchester (Los Angeles, Calif.) – 24-3
2. Jesuit (Portland, Ore.) – 24-1*
3. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) – 31-3
4. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) – 31-3*
5. O'Dea (Seattle, Wash.) – 26-4*
6. Bethel (Spanaway, Wash.) – 28-2*
7. Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.) – 26-6*
8. Dominguez (Compton, Calif.) – 26-6*
9. Etiwanda (Etiwanda, Calif.) – 31-2*
10. St. Augustine (San Diego, Calif.) – 31-0

On the Bubble: Steele Canyon (Spring Valley, Calif.) – 30-2*; Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, Calif.) – 35-1; Junipero Serra (San Mateo, Calif.) – 26-7; Kentwood (Covington, Wash.) – 24-6*; Lake Oswego (Lake Oswego, Ore.) – 21-8*; Wilsonville (Wilsonville, Ore.) – 26-2*

Notes: New No. 6 Bethel (Spanaway, Wash.) defeated Kentwood (Covington, Wash.), 33-29, in the Class 4A state championship. It was the Braves' first state title since 1970. Amazingly, Bethel didn't score a field goal in the fourth quarter. Senior guard Jordan Sutton hit three of four free throws in the last 42.9 seconds to clinch the win. Meanwhile, new No. 10 St. Augustine (San Diego, Calif.) defeated Artesia (Lakewood, Calif.), 74-48, in the Division III Southern California Regional championship to move to 31-0 on the season. Senior forward Andre Hardy had 30 points and 16 rebounds for the Saints, who play Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, Calif.) in the Division III state championship on March 19.

*Season Over

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