USATODAY Sports Super 25 Expert Rankings

2017 – 18 Week 7

Boys Baseball Rankings

SOS
Strength of Schedule
OFF
Offense
DEF
Defense
POW
Power
1
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Calvary Christian (Clearwater)

Clearwater, FL 24 - 0 - 0

Result: Previously ranked (PR): 1. Result: Won 8-1 Tuesday at Jesuit (Tampa) as Josh Emerson and LHP Nolan Hudi, a TCU commit, combined on a two-hitter. Matheu Nelson went 2-for-4 with a homer and five RBI in a 12-4 defeat of Manatee (Sarasota). Won 5-2 at Berkeley Prep (Tampa) as Braden Halladay allowed four hits and had eight strikeouts.

2
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Riverdale Baptist

Upper Marlboro, MD 24 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 3. Result: Outscored opponents 31-1 in three games last week. Corey Rosier is hitting .465 with 49 RBI and seven homers for the Crusaders.

3
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Montverde Academy

Montverde, FL 23 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 5. Result: RHP Kerry Wright, a Louisville commit, and RHP Saul Gonzalez, an Alabama State commit, combined on a three-hitter in a 1-0 win Tuesday vs. then-No. 17 IMG Academy (Bradenton).

4
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Coppell

Coppell, TX 27 - 3 - 1

Result: PR: 4. Results: Hudson Polk went 3-for-4 with five RBI, including a homer, in a 9-3 win Tuesday vs. Richardson. Junior LHP John Cashimere allowed four hits over five innings in a 10-0 defeat of Plano West (Plano). Four pitchers combined on a five-inning one-hitter in a 12-2 defeat of Skyline (Dallas).

5
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach, CA 21 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 6. Result: Swept Marina (Huntington Beach) 7-0 and 9-1. John Hahn went 2-for-3 with three RBI in the 7-0 win and junior LHP Dylan Ramirez and senior LHP Nate Madole scattered four hits in the other game.

6
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Blessed Trinity

Roswell, GA 28 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 8: Result: Defeated West Hall (Oakwood) 4-3 and 2-0. Senior RHP Sebastian Szot and junior RHP Jake Hall combined on a three-hitter in the 2-0 win.

7
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Lake Travis

Austin, TX 27 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 2. Result: Lost 5-2 Tuesday to Vandegrift (Leander). Carlos Contreras was 2-for-3 with two RBI in a 5-1 defeat of Vandegrift. Senior RHP Blake Helton threw a two-hitter in a 2-0 defeat of Vandegrift.

8
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

American Heritage Plantation

Plantation, FL 20 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 11. Result: Triston Casas homered and had three RBI in a 12-2 defeat of Trinity Christian (Lake Worth).

9
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Vianney

Kirkwood, MO 24 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 7. Result: Won 4-1 Tuesday at DeSmet (Creve Coeur) as RHP Luke Mann, a Missouri commit, scattered five hits with nine strikeouts. Mann drove in three runs in a 9-7 win at Francis Howell Central (St. Charles). Andrew Keck had four RBI in an 8-4 defeat of Troy Buchanan (Troy). Lost 7-5 to Parkway Central (Chesterfield).

10
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Argyle

Argyle, TX 26 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 12. Result: Hayden Clearman had four RBI in an 11-1 win Tuesday vs. Decatur. RHP Bryson Hudgens, an Angelo State commit, allowed one hit over five innings and went 2-for-3 with four RBI in an 11-1 defeat of Krum.

11
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Zachary

Zachary, LA 32 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Result: River Town hit a double and a homer in an 11-4 defeat of Chalmette in the first round of the 5A playoffs.

12
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Valley Christian-San Jose

San Jose, CA 20 - 3 - 1

Result: PR: 9. Result: Lost 2-1 Tuesday vs. St. Francis (Mountain View). Steven Zobac homered in a 6-3 eight-inning defeat of Archbishop Mitty (San Jose).

13
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Northwestern

Rock Hill, SC 18 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 10. Result: Defeated Rock Hill 7-1 and 3-1. Coby Boan had three RBI in the 7-1 win.

14
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Curtis

River Ridge, LA 26 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 13. Result: RHP Will Ripoll, an LSU commit, threw a three-hitter in a 6-0 defeat of Holy Cross (New Orleans).

15
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Desert Oasis

Las Vegas, NV 25 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: Not ranked. Result: Chaison Miklich had two homers in a 14-2 win Tuesday vs. then-No. 14 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas). Miklich hit a two-run homer in a 9-8 defeat of Bishop Gorman. Jason Sharman homered and drove in five runs in a 10-5 defeat of Spring Valley (Las Vegas).

16
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Mill Creek

Hoschton, GA 26 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 18. Result: Swept Peachtree Ridge (Suwanee) 14-3 and 11-1 as Drew Cadena drove in four runs in the series.

17
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Basic

Henderson, NV 23 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 16. Result: Garrett Giles drove in four runs in a 16-0 win Tuesday vs. Valley (Las Vegas). Junior RHP Kai Symonds and Giles combined on a three-hitter in a 10-0 defeat of Canyon Springs (Las Vegas). Jesse Fonteboa went 2-for-3 with an RBI in a 5-1 defeat of Las Vegas. RHP C.J. Dornak, an Air Force commit, allowed three hits over 6.1 innings and had 10 strikeouts in a 2-1 defeat of Liberty (Henderson).

18
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

McAllen

McAllen, TX 25 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Result: Gilbert Mata went 2-for-3 with two RBI in a 9-3 defeat of Mission. LHP Robbie Maldonado and Mata combined on a six-inning two-hitter in a 10-0 defeat of Palmview (Mission).

19
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Lake Norman

Mooresville, NC 19 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 19. Result: Scotty Diekman went 2-for-3 with three RBI in an 8-7 defeat of Hopewell (Huntersville).

20
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

West Jones

Laurel, MS 23 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 15. Result: Kris Riley went 3-for-4 with three RBI in an 11-8 defeat of Oak Grove (Hattiesburg). Lost 10-0 to Brandon.

21
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Puyallup

Puyallup, WA 17 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 20. Result: Evan Scavotto drove in three runs in a 4-2 defeat of Graham-Kapowsin (Graham). Lost 3-2 to South Kitsap (Port Orchard). Kendall Luckman doubled and tripled in a 10-3 defeat of Sumner.

22
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Saint Xavier

Louisville, KY 15 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 25. Result: Went 5-0 last week, including a 1-0 defeat of Jeffersonville as Andrew Littlefield threw a three-hitter.

23
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Lutheran-Orange

Orange, CA 15 - 6 - 0

Result: PR: 21. Result: RHP Cole Winn had had 11 strikeouts and allowed one hit over six innings in a 5-0 win vs. Servite (Anaheim). Lost 6-3 to JSerra (San Juan Capistrano). Caden Connor went 2-for-3 with two RBI in a 3-2 defeat of JSerra.

24
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Baldwin

Wailuku, HI 11 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 22. Result: The Bears had two double steals in a 4-3 defeat of Maui.

25
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

O'Fallon

O'Fallon, IL 20 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Result: Carson Buddemeyer drove in two runs in a 5-3 defeat of Christian Brothers College (St. Louis). Senior RHP Hayden Juenger and senior RHP Jaysn Miller combined on a five-inning two-hitter in a 10-0 defeat of Lutheran South (St. Louis).

The Super 25 Rankings are compiled by USA TODAY Sports’ Jim Halley, based on results, tradition, quality of players and strength of schedule. For regional rankings, go to usatodayhss.com. Dropped out: No. 14 Bishop Gorman, Las Vegas; No. 17 IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.; No. 23 Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J.; and No. 24 Cypress Falls, Cypress, Texas. The next rankings are May 2.