USATODAY Sports Super 25 Expert Rankings

2015 – 16 Week 8

Boys Baseball Rankings

SOS
Strength of Schedule
OFF
Offense
DEF
Defense
POW
Power
1
  • SOS: 8
  • POW: 8
  • OFF: 10
  • DEF: 8

Deer Park

Deer Park, TX 27 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 1. Result: Roel Garcia, Clay Aguilar and Adrian Gonzalez combined for a no-hitter in a 6-2 defeat of Kinkaid (Houston) on Monday. Peyton Sherlin and Gonzalez combined on a two-hitter in a 6-0 defeat of Channelview.

2
  • SOS: 9
  • POW: 9
  • OFF: 12
  • DEF: 8

Coppell

Coppell, TX 25 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 3. Results: Ben Kelly went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs in an 8-3 defeat of Wakeland (Frisco). Ray Gaither had 11 strikeouts and allowed two hits in a 2-0 defeat of Heritage (Frisco).

3
  • SOS: 9
  • POW: 9
  • OFF: 13
  • DEF: 8

Buchanan

Clovis, CA 22 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 4. Result: Grant Gambrell improved to 9-0 with a 10-0 defeat of Clovis West (Fresno) on Tuesday. Hunter Reinke threw a one-hitter in a 4-0 win at Clovis East (Clovis).

4
  • SOS: 6
  • POW: 6
  • OFF: 10
  • DEF: 7

South Dade

Homestead, FL 22 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: 5. Result: Willy Escala went 4-for-4 with two stolen bases and two runs in a 4-3 defeat of Killian in the district 9A-16 final.

5
  • SOS: 6
  • POW: 6
  • OFF: 10
  • DEF: 8

Rockledge

Rockledge, FL 26 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 6. Result: Tyler DeClerq hit the go-ahead single in a 2-1 defeat of Merritt Island for the district 6A-13 title.

6
  • SOS: 8
  • POW: 8
  • OFF: 13
  • DEF: 7

Archbishop McCarthy

Fort Lauderdale, FL 24 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 2. Result: Lost 5-0 to American Heritage (Plantation) in district 6A-15 championship.

7
  • SOS: 4
  • POW: 4
  • OFF: 9
  • DEF: 7

Canterbury (Fort Myers)

Fort Myers, FL 26 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 7. Results: Sam Keating and Michael Matter combined on a four-hitter in a 10-0 defeat of Evangelical Christian (Fort Myers) in district 3A-6 championship.

8
  • SOS: 7
  • POW: 7
  • OFF: 10
  • DEF: 7

Lake Travis

Austin, TX 26 - 1 - 1

Result: Previous: 17: Results: Jared Triolo went 4-for-5 with three runs and four RBI in a 13-0 defeat of Akins (Austin). Triolo went 2-for-3 with three runs in a 7-2 defeat of Bowie (Austin).

9
  • SOS: 8
  • POW: 8
  • OFF: 12
  • DEF: 7

West Orange

Winter Garden, FL 24 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 9. Results: Defeated Apopka 10-2 for the district 9A-3 title as Bobby Head drove in three runs. Gerry Brown singled in the winning run in a 4-3 defeat of Olympia (Orlando) in a district 9A-3 semifinal.

10
  • SOS: 7
  • POW: 7
  • OFF: 12
  • DEF: 7

Providence

Charlotte, NC 21 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 12. Result: Outscored opponents 40-2 last week, including a 10-2 win Tuesday at South Mecklenburg (Charlotte).

11
  • SOS: 7
  • POW: 7
  • OFF: 10
  • DEF: 8

Douglas

Parkland, FL 22 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 11. Results: John McKenna singled in the winning run in a 4-3 defeat of Coral Springs for the district 9A-11 title.

12
  • SOS: 7
  • POW: 7
  • OFF: 11
  • DEF: 6

Malvern Prep

Malvern, PA 17 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 15. Results: Chance Blaise drove in both runs in a 2-1 defeat of Marple Newtown (Newtown Square). Jake Mullan drove in three runs in a 12-7 defeat of Penn Charter (Philadelphia).

13
  • SOS: 9
  • POW: 9
  • OFF: 12
  • DEF: 7

Walton

Marietta, GA 22 - 4 - 0

Result: Previous: 21. Results: Swept Cherokee (Canton) 3-2 and 7-1 as Drake Frix drove in three runs in the second game.

14
  • SOS: 4
  • POW: 4
  • OFF: 11
  • DEF: 5

Greenup County

Greenup, KY 25 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: Not ranked. Results: Gage Hughes went 4-for-4 with three homers Tuesday in a game suspended with Greenup up 7-0 against Russell. Hughes had a three-run homer in an 8-5 defeat of Russell.

15
  • SOS: 8
  • POW: 8
  • OFF: 11
  • DEF: 6

Owasso

Owasso, OK 23 - 5 - 0

Result: Previous: 24. Result: Parker Dunn drove in five RBI in an 11-10 defeat of Sand Springs on Monday. He has a team-leading 35 RBI for the season.

16
  • SOS: 12
  • POW: 12
  • OFF: 11
  • DEF: 9

Lutheran-Orange

Orange, CA 16 - 4 - 0

Result: Previous: 13. Results: Lost 5-2 Tuesday vs. then-No. 23 JSerra (San Juan Capistrano). Isaac Martinez went 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI in a 3-2 defeat of Servite (Anaheim). Lost 2-1 to Servite.

17
  • SOS: 8
  • POW: 8
  • OFF: 12
  • DEF: 8

Redondo

Redondo Beach, CA 20 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 25. Results: Lost 8-3 to Los Alamitos. Luke Sullivan and Charlie Perkins combined on a two-hitter in a 17-1 defeat of Morningside (Inglewood). Marco Valenzuela had four RBI in a 21-0 defeat of Morningside.

18
  • SOS: 8
  • POW: 8
  • OFF: 12
  • DEF: 8

Brother Rice

Chicago, IL 18 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: Not ranked. Result: Jack Guzek homered and had six RBI in a 22-4 defeat of Loyola Academy (Wilmette). The Crusaders have won 17 in a row.

19
  • SOS: 7
  • POW: 7
  • OFF: 11
  • DEF: 7

Shawnee Mission-East

Shawnee Mission, KS 11 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 14. Results: Joey Wentz had a 13-strikeout one-hitter in a 2-0 defeat of Free State (Lawrence) on Tuesday. Lost 14-13 to Olathe South (Olathe).

20
  • SOS: 6
  • POW: 6
  • OFF: 10
  • DEF: 7

Indianapolis Cathedral

Indianapolis, IN 14 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 16. Results: Won the Jasper Invitational, as Will Conway allowed two hits over five innings in a 10-0 defeat of Jasper. Also in the tournament, defeated Evansville Central (Evansville) 4-3 as Nick Eaton allowed two hits over six innings and drove in the go-ahead run. Lost 2-0 to New Castle.

21
  • SOS: 12
  • POW: 12
  • OFF: 13
  • DEF: 8

JSerra Catholic

San Juan Capistrano, CA 17 - 6 - 0

Result: Previous: 23. Results: Lyle Lin went 2-for-3 with two RBI in a 5-2 win Tuesday at then-No. 13 Lutheran (Orange). Lost 4-2 to Mater Dei (Santa Ana). Chase Strumpf and Royce Lewis homered in a 9-1 defeat of Mater Dei.

22
  • SOS: 7
  • POW: 7
  • OFF: 10
  • DEF: 8

Teurlings Catholic

Lafayette, LA 29 - 4 - 0

Result: Previous: 18. Results: Josh Taylor threw a five-inning no-hitter Tuesday in a 10-0 defeat of St. Martinville in 4A first-round playoff. Lost 8-5 to Ouachita Christian (Monroe).

23
  • SOS: 9
  • POW: 9
  • OFF: 11
  • DEF: 7

Bishop Gorman

Las Vegas, NV 23 - 4 - 0

Result: Previous: 19. Results: Beau Capanna went 4-for-5 with three RBI in an 11-1 win Tuesday vs. Desert Oasis (Enterprise). Myles Denson drove in two runs in a 6-3 defeat of Bonanza (Los Vegas). Lost 13-7 to Palo Verde (Las Vegas).

24
  • SOS: 9
  • POW: 9
  • OFF: 10
  • DEF: 7

Clovis

Clovis, CA 20 - 5 - 0

Result: Previous: 22. Results: Chet Allison (4-0) threw a six-inning three-hitter in a 5-1 win Tuesday vs. Central (Fresno). Lost 8-3 to Clovis North (Fresno).

25
  • SOS: 8
  • POW: 8
  • OFF: 11
  • DEF: 6

Saint Rita

Chicago, IL 16 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: 10. Results: Lost 12-2 to Providence (New Lenox). Ray Hansen went 3-for-3 and scored the winning run in a 4-3 defeat of Providence. Mateo Zunica went 2-for-3 with three RBI in a 4-3 defeat of Fenwick (Oak Park).