USATODAY Sports Super 25 Expert Rankings

2017 – 18 Week 16

Boys Basketball Rankings

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

Montverde Academy

Montverde, FL 32 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous Ranking (PR): 1. Result: Beach Ball Classic and Montverde Invitational champions. Will play in GEICO Nationals in New York, beginning March 29.

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

University School (Fort Lauderdale)

Fort Lauderdale, FL 34 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 2. Result: 5A State champion. Will play in GEICO Nationals.

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

Findlay Prep

Henderson, NV 31 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 3. Result: Iolani Classic champion. Will play in GEICO Nationals.

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

Memphis East

Memphis, TN 29 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 6. Results: James Wiseman had 19 points in a 72-50 defeat of Whitehaven (Memphis) in the AAA state championship, the Mustangs’ third consecutive state title. Alex Lomax had 18 points in a 72-60 defeat of Bearden (Knoxville) in a AAA semifinal. Wiseman had 15 points in a 52-33 defeat of previously unbeaten Blackman (Murfreesboro) in a AAA quarterfinal.

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

Shadow Mountain

Phoenix, AZ 25 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 4. Result: Three-time consecutive 4A state champion. Will play in GEICO Nationals

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

LaLumiere

LaPorte, IN 23 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 7. Result: Runner-up in Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions. Will play in GEICO Nationals.

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

Imhotep Charter

Philadelphia, PA 29 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 8. Result: Donta Scott had 21 points in a 79-60 4A quarterfinal defeat of Middletown. Scott had 13 points in a 44-32 defeat of Scranton Prep (Scranton) in a 4A second-round playoff.

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

DeMatha

Hyattsville, MD 32 - 5 - 0

Result: PR: 9. Result: Alhambra Invitational and Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champions.

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

Oak Ridge

Orlando, FL 30 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 10. Result: 9A state champion.

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

Roselle Catholic

Roselle, NJ 30 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 13. Results: Naz Reid had 22 points in a 61-54 defeat of Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey) in the state Tournament of Champions final. Alanzo Frink had 23 points in a 75-62 defeat of Nottingham (Hamilton) in a Tournament of Champions semifinal.

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

Garfield

Seattle, WA 28 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 11. Result: 3A state champion. Will play in GEICO Nationals.

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

Brentwood Academy

Brentwood, TN 25 - 5 - 0

Result: PR: 14. Result: Four-time consecutive state Division II-AA champion.

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

Wasatch Academy

Mt. Pleasant, UT 24 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 15. Result: Opponents’ winning percentage was more than 70% and all but two opponents made it to postseason.

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

Paul VI

Fairfax, VA 33 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 16. Result: Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Div. I champion.

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

Gonzaga Prep

Spokane, WA 27 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 17. Result: 4A state champion.

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

Olympus

Salt Lake City, UT 27 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 18. Result: 5A state champion.

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

Mountain Brook

Birmingham, AL 34 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 19. Result: Two-time consecutive 7A state champion.

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

Upson-Lee

Thomaston, GA 32 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 22. Result: AAAA state champion. The Knights have won 63 consecutive games, including back-to-back AAAA state titles.

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

Bishop Gorman

Las Vegas, NV 29 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 23. Result: Seven-time consecutive 4A champion.

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

Sierra Canyon

Chatsworth, CA 26 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Results: Scottie Pippen Jr. had 22 points in a 58-53 Southern Section Open Division championship defeat of Etiwanda. Cassius Stanley had 20 points in a 72-70 overtime defeat of then-No. 12 Bishop Montgomery (Torrance) in a Southern Section Open Division semifinal.

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

Cretin-Derham Hall

St. Paul, MN 27 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 24: Result: Sy Chatman had 18 points in a 62-52 defeat of East Ridge (Woodbury) in a Section 4-AAAA final.

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

Lone Peak

Highland, UT 23 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 25. Result: 6A state champion. Will play in GEICO Nationals.

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

IMG Academy

Bradenton, FL 23 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Result: Had early season wins over Findlay Prep and won final 11 games.

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

Belleville-West

Belleville, IL 32 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Result: E.J. Liddell had 17 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocks in a 60-56 defeat of Whitney Young (Chicago) in the 4A state championship.

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

Covington Catholic

Park Hills, KY 34 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Result: C.J. Fredrick had 32 points in a 73-55 defeat of then-No. 21 Scott County (Georgetown) in the state Sweet 16 championship.

The Super 25 rankings are compiled by USA TODAY Sports’ Jim Halley, based on results, tradition, quality of players and strength of schedule. Dropped out: No. 5 Simeon, Chicago; No. 12 Bishop Montgomery, Torrance, Calif; No. 20 Riley, South Bend, Ind; No. 21 Scott County, Georgetown, Ky. Next rankings: March 26. Results are through March 18 games.