Super 25 preseason basketball rankings: Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.) leads the Next 25

Super 25 preseason basketball rankings: Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.) leads the Next 25

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Super 25 preseason basketball rankings: Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.) leads the Next 25

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Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.) has won the WCAC title in two of the past three seasons.

Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.) has won the WCAC title in two of the past three seasons.

USA TODAY High School Sports has realeased its Super 25 preseason boys basketball rankings. We began with  teams 11-25 and teams 6-10. Plano West (Plano, Texas) was released as our No. 5 , Bishop Gorman was released as our No. 4 team , Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) was released as our No. 3 team , No. 2:  Wesleyan Christian (High Point, N.C.) and finally, we named our No. 1 team, Montverde Academy of Montverde, Fla. Now, we are unveiling the complete preseason Next 25. 

Last season, Paul VI (Fairfwax, Va.) won three big tournaments, including the City of Palms in Fort Myers, the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference tournament and the Alhambra Catholic Invitational, as well as the Virginia independent schools title. But with a 31-6 record, the Panthers finished just out of the season-ending Super 25 basketball rankings. As the new season begins, that’s where Paul VI is again, at the top of the Next 25 rankings. While the Panthers lost several big-time players to transfers, they also gained elite junior wing VJ King and freshman guard Brandon Slater and got back guard Franklin Howard from an injury that sidelined him last season.

Check out the complete preseason Next 25 (with last year’s records):

26. Paul VI, Fairfax, Va. (31-6)

27. Christ the King, Middle Village, N.Y. (25-6)

28. Muskegon, Mich. (28-0)

29. Gonzaga, Washington, D.C. (12-17)

30. Potters House Christian, Jacksonville, Fla. (25-8)

31. Quality Education Academy, Winston-Salem, N.C. (21-5)

32. Greater Atlanta Christian, Norcross, Ga. (32-0)

33. Prime Prep, Dallas (37-2)

34. North Little Rock, Ark. (26-2)

35. Ballard, Louisville (29-6)

36. Bentonville, Ark. (18-6)

37. Whitney Young, Chicago (29-5)

38. Greensboro Day School, Greensboro, N.C. (28-5)

39. St. Francis, Alpharetta, Ga. (26-7)

40. Centennial, Corona, Calif. (29-4)

41. Wayne, Huber Heights 21-5

42. Trinity, Louisville (31-6)

43. Chino Hills, Calif. (29-6)

44. Prestonwood Christian, Plano, Texas (33-4)

45. Corona Del Sol, Tempe, Ariz. (34-1)

46. Chaminade, St. Louis (24-3)

47. Callaway, Jackson, Miss. (32-1)

48. Cape Henry Collegiate, Virginia Beach, Va. (26-1)

49. Scecina, Indianapolis (17-6)

50. Wings Academy, Bronx, N.Y. (24-4)

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