Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, Md.) was the week’s biggest riser in the Super 25 girls basketball rankings, jumping 10 spots to No. 10 with a national title.
The Crusaders (23-5) went 4-0 last week to win the National Independent School Championship in Mooresville, N.C., knocking off Rock Creek Christian (Upper Marlboro) 67-55 in the title game as Shakira Austin had 27 points.
Two other Super 25 teams won titles.
Centennial (Las Vegas) improved a spot to No. 6 with its fourth consecutive state 4A championship.
The Bulldogs finished their season at 29-3 as Justice Etheridge had 14 points in a 74-65 overtime defeat of Liberty (Henderson) in the 4A state championship, helping her team make up a 15-point second-half deficit.
Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Chattanooga, Tenn.) rose a spot to No. 9 as the Hawks went 4-0 to win the National Association of Christian Athletes national championship in Dayton, Tenn. Elizabeth Balogun had 17 points in a 65-40 defeat of New Hope Academy (Landover Hills, Md.) in the title game of the tournament.
No. 21 Manasquan, N.J., is the top new team. The Warriors (24-2) were in the rankings earlier this season and returned after Dara Mabrey had 33 points in a 70-52 defeat of then-No. 18 St. John Vianney (Holmdel) in the Shore Conference Tournament championship. Mabrey also had 18 points in a 55-37 defeat of Red Bank Catholic (Red Bank) in a SCT semifinal.
The other new teams are No. 22 Mansfield Timberview (Arlington, Texas) and No. 25 Bartlesville, Okla.