Unbeaten Champlin Park (Champlin, Minn.) is the highest-ranked new team at No. 23 in the Super 25 boys basketball rankings.
The Rebels improved to 28-0 as Theo John had 35 points in a 105-66 defeat of Irondale in a 5AAAA quarterfinal.
Nathan Hale (Seattle) remained the nation’s No. 1 team.
Two other new teams cracked the rankings: No. 24 Tift County (Tifton, Ga.) and No. 25 Cypress Falls (Houston), both of which won state titles over the weekend.
Tift County is 29-2 as Micah Johnson had 24 points in a 55-52 defeat of then-No. 17 Norcross in the state AAAAAAA championship. It was Tift’s third consecutive state title.
Cypress Falls is 35-3 as Nigel Hawkins had 18 points and four steals in a 63-57 defeat of Wagner (San Antonio) in the 6A Texas state championship.
Three teams fell out with playoff losses: No. 17 Norcross, Ga.; No. 18 Union, Tulsa; and No. 25 Skyline (Dallas).