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 20, 2006


East

1. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) – 40-1*
2. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) – 34-1*
3. Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.) – 20-2*
4. Mount St. Joseph (Baltimore, Md.) – 38-1*
5. St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.) – 30-2*
6. Newton North (Newton, Mass.) – 27-0*
7. Episcopal Academy (Merion, Pa.) – 27-4*
8. Rice (New York, N.Y.) – 25-4*
9. St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.) – 28-4
10. Lincoln (Brooklyn, N.Y.) – 27-3*

On the Bubble: Harrisburg (Pa.) – 32-1; Bloomfield Tech (Bloomfield, N.J.) – 29-2*; Haddonfield Memorial (Haddonfield, N.J.) – 31-2*; Wings Academy (Bronx, N.Y.) – 31-1*; St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.) – 26-3*; Booker T. Washington (Norfolk, Va.) – 25-6*; Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.) – 25-5*; Herndon (Va.) – 26-5*; Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia, Pa.) – 22-6*; Christian Brothers (Lincroft, N.J.) – 27-2*; Linden (Linden, N.J.) – 27-6

Notes: New No. 10 Lincoln (Brooklyn, N.Y.) won its fourth PSAL title in five years with a 73-51 victory over Grady (Brooklyn, N.Y.). Senior guard Nick Leon was named MVP after pouring in a game-high 16 points.


Southeast

1. Hamilton (Memphis, Tenn.) – 39-0*
2. Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, Tenn.) – 34-2*
3. Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, Fla.) – 27-3*
4. Norcross (Norcross, Ga.) – 29-4*
5. Miami Norland (Miami, Fla.) – 27-6*
6. Columbia (Decatur, Ga.) – 32-1*
7. Eastside (Gainesville, Fla.) – 26-7*
8. Lanier (Jackson, Miss.) – 34-3*
9. Liberty (Jackson, Tenn.) – 34-3*
10. Jeffersontown (Jeffersontown, Ky.) – 32-3*

On the Bubble: Mitchell (Memphis, Tenn.) – 31-7*; Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) – 29-2*; Northside (Lafayette, La.) – 35-5*; Shelbyville Central (Shelbyville, Tenn.) – 34-4*; Raleigh-Egypt (Memphis, Tenn.) – 35-2*; Winter Park (Orlando, Fla.) – 28-5*; Lake Howell (Winter Park, Fla.) – 26-5*; Dunwoody (Dunwoody, Ga.) – 27-6*; Rock Hill (Rock Hill, S.C.) – 22-4*; Dudley (Greensboro, N.C.) – 27-4*; Wakefield (Raleigh, N.C.) – 27-4*

Notes: No. 9 Liberty (Jackson, Tenn.) defeated "On the Bubble" Mitchell (Memphis, Tenn.), 64-60, in the Class AA state championship. Liberty Tech junior guard Jewan Long was named tournament MVP after scoring a team-high 18 points in the final. Meanwhile, No. 10 Jeffersontown (Jeffersontown, Ky.) took home the National City Sweet 16 state championship with a 61-48 win over Apollo (Owensboro, Ky.). It was Jeffersontown's first state title in any sport. Jeffersontown senior forward Ceedrick Ware was named tournament MVP. He had 19 points and 11 rebounds in the championship game and scored 70 points in the tournament's four games. Every team in the Southeast rankings has now finished its season.


Midwest

1. Lawrence North (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 28-0
2. North College Hill (Cincinnati, Ohio) – 24-1
3. McKinley (Canton, Ohio) – 23-2
4. Vashon (St. Louis, Mo.) – 27-2*
5. Dunbar (Dayton, Ohio) – 24-2
6. Simeon (Chicago, Ill.) – 33-4*
7. Glenbrook North (Northbrook, Ill.) – 29-3*
8. Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.) – 27-2
9. Redford (Detroit, Mich.) – 22-3
10. Oshkosh West (Oshkosh, Wis.) – 26-0*

On the Bubble: Braham (Braham, Minn.) - 28-2; Hoover (Des Moines, Iowa) – 26-0*; Omaha Central (Omaha, Neb.) – 24-4*; Marshall (Chicago, Ill.) – 32-3*; Okemos (Okemos, Mich.) – 23-1; Richwoods (Peoria, Ill.) – 26-7*; Madison Memorial (Madison, Wis.) – 24-2*; Rufus King (Milwaukee, Wis.) – 21-4*; Kickapoo (Springfield, Mo.) – 27-5*

Notes: Junior guard Blake Hoffarber hit a layup with less than a second remaining to lift No. 8 Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.) to the Section 2AAAA title with a 55-54 win over Eden Prairie. Hoffarber poured in 29 points for Hopkins. Meanwhile, No. 10 Oshkosh West (Oshkosh, Wis.) beat "On the Bubble" Madison Memorial (Madison, Wis.), 52-40, in the Division 1 state championship. Senior forward Andy Polka, an Illinois-Chicago recruit, led West with 21 points and 12 boards.


Southwest

1. Westfield (Spring, Texas) – 36-1*
2. Mountain View (Mesa, Ariz.) – 29-3*
3. Putnam City (Oklahoma City, Okla.) – 24-4*
4. South Oak Cliff (Dallas, Texas) – 30-7*
5. Plano (Plano, Texas) – 29-8*
6. Mullen (Denver, Colo.) – 26-2*
7. Kingwood (Kingwood, Texas) – 36-6*
8. Dunbar (Fort Worth, Texas) – 33-5*
9. South Mountain (Phoenix, Ariz.) – 30-4*
10. Corona del Sol (Tempe, Ariz.) – 28-2*

On the Bubble: DeSoto (DeSoto, Texas) – 35-2*; Seagoville (Dallas, Texas) – 32-4*; Aurora Central (Aurora, Colo.) – 25-1*; Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village, Colo.) – 21-7*; Parkview (Little Rock, Ark.) – 29-3*; Montwood (El Paso, Texas) – 30-1*; Manzano (Albuquerque, N.M.) – 28-2*

Notes: No. 3 Putnam City (Oklahoma City, Okla.) upended Union (Tulsa, Okla.), 58-42, in the Class 6A state championship. Freshman forward Xavier Henry had 17 points, three assists and three blocks and senior forward Keith Clark added 14 points and eight rebounds. Meanwhile, No. 4 South Oak Cliff (Dallas, Texas) beat No. 8 Dunbar (Fort Worth, Texas), 76-58, for its second straight Class 4A state title. Senior forward Darrell Arthur led the way with 21 points, 13 rebounds, four blocks and three assists. No. 6 Mullen (Denver, Colo.) defeated Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village, Colo.), 54-40, in the Class 5A state championship. Senior center and Providence recruit Ray Hall was named tournament MVP by the Rocky Mountain News after he recorded 14 points and nine rebounds. Hall had 32 points and 25 rebounds in a 65-56 victory over Gateway (Aurora, Colo.) in the state quarterfinals. Every team in the Southwest rankings has now finished its season.


West

1. Artesia (Lakewood, Calif.) – 33-1*
2. De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) – 32-1*
3. Clovis West (Fresno, Calif.) – 30-3*
4. Lake Oswego (Lake Oswego, Ore.) – 26-3*
5. South Medford (Medford, Ore.) – 27-2*
6. Seattle Prep (Seattle, Wash.) – 26-3*
7. Palo Alto (Palo Alto, Calif.) – 32-1*
8. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) – 33-3*
9. Franklin (Seattle, Wash.) – 23-5*
10. Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.) – 24-3*

On the Bubble: Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos, Calif.) – 26-3*; Westchester (Los Angeles, Calif.) – 25-7*; Highland (Salt Lake City, Utah) – 24-1*; Horizon (San Diego, Calif.) – 27-3*; Villa Park (Villa Park, Calif.) – 29-5*; Reno (Reno, Nev.) – 27-5*; St. Mary's (Stockton, Calif.) – 31-4*

Notes: No. 7 Palo Alto (Palo Alto, Calif.) defeated No. 8 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) in the Division II state championship. Senior guard Jeremy Lin, who's a Harvard recruit, led Palo Alto with 17 points. Every team in the West rankings has now finished its season.

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