Final Regional Basketball Rankings

Find out who finished as the Top 10 high school basketball teams in the East, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and West in our final 2004-05 regional basketball rankings.

Final 2004-05 Rankings


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. Seton Hall Prep (West Orange, N.J.) – 30-1
5. St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.) – 28-4
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:No. 4 Seton Hall Prep (West Orange, N.J.) defeated No. 5 St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.), 63-60, in the Tournament of Champions final. Senior forward Brandon Costner helped Seton Hall back from a 15-point deficit by scoring 23 of his championship-game record 31 points in the second half.


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.


Midwest

1. Lawrence North (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 24-2
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. 1 Lawrence North captured its second straight state title with a 63-52 over Muncie Central (Muncie, Ind.) in the Class 4A state championship. Junior center Greg Oden led the way with 29 points and nine rebounds.


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.


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.


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