USATODAY Sports Super 25 Expert Rankings

2017 – 18 Week 8

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 25 - 0 - 0

Result: Previously ranked (PR): 1. Result: Justin Bench went 2-for-2 with an RBI in a 2-1 defeat of St. Petersburg.

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

Riverdale Baptist

Upper Marlboro, MD 26 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 2. Results: Matt Day drove in two runs in a 7-4 defeat of Cape Henlopen (Lewes, Del.). Matt Day went 2-for-3 with an RBI in a 4-2 win at Battlefield (Haymarket, Va.).

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

Montverde Academy

Montverde, FL 25 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 3. Results: Kerry Wright and Saul Gonzalez scattered seven hits in a 9-1 defeat of Central Point Christian (Kissimmee). Trevor Candelaria went 2-for-3 with three RBI in a 10-4 defeat of Seven Rivers Christian (Lecanto) in the Eagles’ final home game.

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

Blessed Trinity

Roswell, GA 30 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 6: Result: Swept Stephens County (Toccoa) 5-2 and 11-0 in the first round of the AAAA playoffs. Sebastian Szot allowed one hit over six innings in the deciding game.

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

Coppell

Coppell, TX 28 - 4 - 1

Result: PR: 4. Results: Lost 10-5 to Wakeland (Frisco). Hudson Polk hit a three-run homer in a 3-0 win at Richardson.

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

Lake Travis

Austin, TX 28 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 7. Result: Brett Baty hit homer and drove in two runs in a 9-8 defeat of Dripping Springs.

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

Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach, CA 22 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 5. Result: Justin Brodt hit two two-run homers in a 6-2 defeat of Fountain Valley. Lost 20-4 to Fountain Valley.

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

Argyle

Argyle, TX 27 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 10. Result: Jake Burns and Dillon Carter each drove in two runs in a 12-2 defeat of Gainesville.

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

American Heritage Plantation

Plantation, FL 21 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 8. Result: Gavin Casas homered and drove in two runs in a 6-4 defeat of Canterbury (Fort Myers). Lost 5-3 to Hialeah.

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

Zachary

Zachary, LA 34 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 11. Result: The Broncos advanced into the 5A quarterfinals with a 12-2, 13-2 sweep of Central Lafourche (Raceland). Joey Blanchard had two homers in the first game and Tyler Jackson and Collier Cranford each homered in the deciding game.

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

Vianney

Kirkwood, MO 27 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 9. Result: Luke Mann went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in a 4-3 win Tuesday at Chaminade (St. Louis). Anthony Altobella went 2-for-3 with three RBI in a 16-0 defeat of Gibault (Waterloo, Ill.). Andrew Keck homered and drove in three RBI in a 7-6 defeat of Lutheran South (St. Louis). Lost 7-6 to St. Louis University (St. Louis).

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

Valley Christian-San Jose

San Jose, CA 22 - 3 - 1

Result: PR: 12. Result: Nick Marinconz drove in two runs in a 4-3 win in eight innings Tuesday vs. Archbishop Riordan (San Francisco). Ryan Belluomini went 4-for-5 with a homer and four RBI in a 7-6 defeat of Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep (San Francisco).

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

Desert Oasis

Las Vegas, NV 28 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: 15. Result: Stephen Giatti drove in two runs in an 8-7 win Tuesday vs. Durango (Las Vegas). Parker Schmidt went 2-for-2 with four RBI in a 17-2 defeat of Durango. Aaron Roberts went 4-for-5 with a homer in a 7-6 defeat of Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas).

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

Curtis

River Ridge, LA 26 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 14. Result: Idle.

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

Mill Creek

Hoschton, GA 28 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 16. Result: Alex Boychuk had a three-run homer in the deciding game of a 5-0, 7-1 sweep of North Forsyth (Cumming) in a AAAAAAA first-round playoff.

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

McAllen

McAllen, TX 25 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 18. Result: Idle.

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

Lake Norman

Mooresville, NC 23 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 19. Result: Jonathan Perez hit a grand slam in a 5-3 defeat of Hopewell (Huntersville) to help the Wildcats advance to I-A 4A North Meck conference finals. Three pitchers combined on a five-inning two-hitter in a 10-0 defeat of West Charlotte (Charlotte). Swept North Mecklenburg (Huntersville) 13-1 and 8-1 as Gage Smith went 3-for-4 with three RBI in the second game.

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

West Jones

Laurel, MS 25 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 20. Result: Walker Thompson drove in three runs in an 11-8 defeat of Brookhaven in the deciding game of a 5A second-round playoff. Dustin Dickerson scattered five hits in a 3-2 defeat of Brookhaven (Laurel).

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

Puyallup

Puyallup, WA 19 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 21. Result: Cole Benson, Justin Maggerise and Andrew Grimoldby combined on a six-hitter in an 8-0 defeat of Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma). Eric Peterson hit a walkoff sacrifice fly to score Evan Scavotto in a 2-1 eight-inning defeat of Olympia.

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

Saint Xavier

Louisville, KY 17 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 22. Result: Ryan Nicholson allowed one hit over four innings in a 7-2 defeat of Central Hardin (Cecilia). Nicholson, Brycen Harkins and Trey Sweeney all had two hits in an 8-3 defeat of Noblesville, Ind. Sweeney had a grand slam in a 6-5 defeat of Crown Point, Ind.

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

Lutheran-Orange

Orange, CA 18 - 6 - 0

Result: PR: 23. Result: Cole Winn had a 13-strikeout three-hitter in a 2-0 defeat of Mater Dei (Santa Ana). Christian Rodriguez and Lonnie Morris combined on a three-hitter in a 2-0 defeat of Servite (Anaheim). Max Rajcic and Morris combined on a four-hitter in a 2-1 defeat of Servite (Anaheim).

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

Mountain Vista

Highlands Ranch, CO 18 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked

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

Baldwin

Wailuku, HI 13 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 24. Result: Jacob Chong drove in three runs in a 5-1 defeat of Kamehameha Maui (Pukalani). Kaipo Haole, Adam Yamashita nad Chong combined on a five-inning no-hitter in a 13-0 defeat of King Kekaulike (Pukalani).

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

O'Fallon

O'Fallon, IL 23 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 25. Result: Nathan Kellerman and Marc Rodriguez combined on a four-inning no-hitter in a 15-0 defeat of East St. Louis. Jeremy Reno drove in two runs in a 10-0 defeat of Belleville West (Belleville). Won 3-1 at Alton as Nathan Martin went 2-for-2 with two RBI.

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

Liberty Christian

Lynchburg, VA 13 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Result: Wesley Clarke and Jacob Williams homered in an 18-3 defeat of Heritage (Lynchburg). Quade Tomlin had a grand slam and drove in five runs in a 15-4 defeat of Liberty (Bedford).

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. 13 Northwestern, Rock Hill, S.C.; No. 17 Basic, Henderson, Nev. The next rankings are May 9.