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 21, 2005


East

1. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) – 34-2*
2. Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) – 28-1*
3. St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.) – 26-1*
4. St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.) – 28-3
5. Seton Hall Prep (West Orange, N.J.) – 29-1
6. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) – 29-2*
7. Xaverian (Brooklyn, N.Y.) – 20-12*
8. St. Mary's (Manhasset, N.Y.) – 25-1*
9. Bishop O'Connell (Arlington, Va.) – 31-3*
10. Newton North (Newton, Mass.) – 24-1*

On the Bubble: Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia, Pa.) – 27-3; 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.) – 25-1*; Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.) – 24-3*

Notes: "On the Bubble" Charlestown (Charlestown, Mass.) defeated Oakmont Regional (Ashburnham, Mass.), 68-48, in the Division 2 state title game. It was the Townies' fifth state title in the past six years. Senior forward and Toledo recruit Ridley Johnson scored a game-high 25 points while senior guard Jason White had 12 points, six rebounds and six assists.


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. Brother Martin (New Orleans, La.) – 39-2*
6. South Gwinnett (Snellville, Ga.) – 28-3*
7. Gaffney (Gaffney, S.C.) – 27-1*
8. Miami Senior (Miami, Fla.) – 25-7*
9. Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) – 25-5*
10. LeFlore (Mobile, Ala.) – 35-1*

On the Bubble: Ridgeway (Memphis, Tenn.) – 34-5*; Bolivar Central (Bolivar, Tenn.) – 29-5*; Norcross (Norcross, Ga.) – 31-1*; North Mecklenburg (Huntersville, N.C.) – 31-1*; South Laurel (London, Ky.) – 31-4*

Notes: "On the Bubble" Ridgeway (Memphis, Tenn.) defeated North Side (Jackson, Tenn.), 64-42, in the Class AAA state championship. It was the Roadrunners' third state title in the past six years. Ridgeway junior power forward Pierre Niles was named tournament MVP after he had 16 points and 12 rebounds in the win over North Side. Niles is rated the No. 14 overall recruit in the Class of 2006 by SchoolSports.com. Meanwhile, another "On the Bubble" team, Bolivar Central (Bolivar, Tenn.) beat Raleigh-Egypt (Memphis, Tenn.), 44-40, in the Class AA state title game. The Tigers are the first team to win consecutive Class AA state titles since 1983. All teams in the Southeast Region have completed their seasons.


Midwest

1. Lawrence North (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 23-2
2. Poplar Bluff (Poplar Bluff, Mo.) – 27-4*
3. Vashon (St. Louis, Mo.) – 29-1*
4. Braham (Braham, Minn.) – 33-0*
5. Whitefish Bay Dominican (Milwaukee, Wis.) – 27-0*
6. Bellevue West (Omaha, Neb.) – 27-1* 7. Holt (Holt, Mich.) – 26-2*
8. Glenbrook North (Northbrook, Ill.) – 32-2*
9. Hales Franciscan (Chicago, Ill.) – 30-4*
10. North College Hill (Cincinnati, Ohio) – 27-1*

On the Bubble: Madison Memorial (Madison, Wis.) – 24-2*; *Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.) – 31-1*; Olivet (Olivet, Mich.) – 28-0*; Rogers (Detroit, Mich.) – 22-5; Carbondale (Carbondale, Ill.) – 31-3*; Arlington (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 23-1*; Benton Harbor (Benton Harbor, Mich.) – 24-1*; Kickapoo (Springfield, Mo.) – 28-2*

Notes: No. 4 Braham (Braham, Minn.) won its second consecutive Class AA state title with a 63-39 win over Crookston (Crookston, Minn.). Junior small forward Isaiah Dahlman scored 31 points and hauled in six boards in the win. Dahlman is rated the No. 27 overall recruit in the Class of 2006 by SchoolSports.com. No. 8 Glenbrook North (Glenbrook, Ill.) defeated Carbondale (Carbondale, Ill.), 63-51, in the Class AA state championship. Junior shooting guard Jon Scheyer led the way with 27 points and finished the tourney with 134 points, nine short of the state record. Scheyer is rated the No. 18 overall recruit in the Class of 2006 by SchoolSports.com. No. 10 North College Hill (Cincinnati, Ohio) capped its season by beating Ironton (Ironton, Ohio), 71-65, in the Division III state championship. Sophomore shooting guard and Ohio Mr. Basketball O.J. Mayo had 22 points, six assists, three rebounds and three steals in the win. He's rated the No. 1 overall recruit in the Class of 2007 by SchoolSports.com. No. 1 Lawrence North (Indianapolis, Ind.) is the only team in the Midwest rankings that hasn't finished its season.


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. 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.) – 25-3*
2. Jesuit (Portland, Ore.) – 24-1*
3. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) – 31-3*
4. O'Dea (Seattle, Wash.) – 26-4*
5. Bethel (Spanaway, Wash.) – 28-2*
6. Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) – 31-4*
7. Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.) – 26-6*
8. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) – 31-4*
9. Dominguez (Compton, Calif.) – 26-6*
10. Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, Calif.) – 36-1*

On the Bubble: Campbell Hall (North Hollywood, Calif.) – 32-0*; Steele Canyon (Spring Valley, Calif.) – 30-2*; Etiwanda (Etiwanda, Calif.) – 31-2*; St. Augustine (San Diego, Calif.) – 31-1*; Junipero Serra (San Mateo, Calif.) – 26-8*; Kentwood (Covington, Wash.) – 24-6*; Lake Oswego (Lake Oswego, Ore.) – 21-8*; Wilsonville (Wilsonville, Ore.) – 26-2*

Notes: No. 6 Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) defeated No. 8 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), 60-44, in the Division II state championship. Senior forward Ryan Moya led Oak Ridge with 17 points and eight rebounds. Mater Dei sophomore small forward Taylor King poured in a game-high 20 points. Meanwhile, No. 10 Santa Cruz upended St. Augustine (San Diego, Calif.), 67-56, in the Division III state title game. Senior point guard Junior Russell scored a game-high 27 points and had eight boards for the Cardinals. It was the last game for Santa Cruz head coach Pete Newell Jr., who retired after 32 years of coaching (30 at Santa Cruz, two at Junipero Serra) with a career record of 590-342, including a 554-326 mark at Santa Cruz. Newell's father, Pete Newell Sr., coached Cal to its only NCAA title in 1959 and the U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal in 1960. All of the teams in the West Region have completed their seasons.

*Season Over

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