Super 25 Baseball Expert Rankings: Week 2

Super 25 Baseball Expert Rankings: Week 2

Super 25

Super 25 Baseball Expert Rankings: Week 2


The Super 25 Expert Rankings are compiled by USA TODAY Sports’ Jim Halley, based on results, quality of players and strength of schedule. Results are through Tuesday’s games. Next rankings: March 23.

1. Archbishop McCarthy, Southwest Ranches, Fla. (12-0)

Previous: 1. Result:  The Mavericks have already clinched the top seed in their district playoffs.

2. Coppell, Texas (15-0)

Previous: 6. Result: The Cowboys gave coach Kendall Clark his 100th win.

3. Hamilton, Chandler, Ariz. (12-0)

Previous: 25. Result: Senior RHP Zane Strand, an Arizona State signee, is 4-0 with a 0.66 ERA for the Huskies.

4. JSerra, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (6-1)

Previous: 13. Results: Davis Wendzel, a Baylor signee, went 2-for-3 with a grand slam in a season-opening 10-3 defeat of Gahr (Cerritos). Split double-header Monday with then-No. 4 Huntington Beach.

5. Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, N.J. (0-0)

Previous: 5. Result: The Colts open the season April 4 with Freehold.

6. Katy, Texas (15-0)

Previous: Not ranked. Result: The Tigers have thrown seven shutouts and allowed only 20 runs, including an 11-0 defeat of Taylor (Katy) on Tuesday behind the pitching of LHP Dave Haveman.

7. Stoneman Douglas, Parkland, Fla. (10-1)

Previous: Not ranked. Result: The Eagles have only allowed eight runs this season and senior LHP Jesus Luzardo, a Miami commit, is 4-0 with an 0.66 ERA.

8. Bishop Gorman, Las Vegas (1-0)

Previous: 7. Result: The Gaels opened with a 4-2 win Tuesday at Centennial (Las Vegas) as Beau Capanna went 3-for-5 with an RBI.

9. Moeller, Cincinnati (0-0)

Previous: 9. Result: The Crusaders open March 26 vs. Highlands (Fort Thomas, Ky.).

10. South Dade, Homestead, Fla. (10-1)

Previous: 23. Result: Buccaneer pitchers have thrown eight shutouts.

11. Walton, Marietta, Ga. (9-1)

Previous: 14. Results: The Raiders won their first six games as Carter Kieboom, a Clemson signee, went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI in an 11-10 extra-inning defeat of Harrison (Kennesaw).

12. Orange Lutheran, Orange, Calif. (6-1)

Previous: 12. Results: The Lancers opened the season with a 5-3 defeat of then-No. 4 Huntington Beach as Chris Burica, a Creighton signee, threw a three-hitter. Half of the team’s wins have been shutouts.

13. West Orange, Winter Garden, Fla. (11-1)

Previous: Not ranked. Result: Roberto Guillen, a Rollins signee, is hitting .371 with 17 RBI for the Warriors, who have outscored opponents 124-26.

14. La Costa Canyon, Carlsbad, Calif. (3-1)

Previous: 16. Result: Brendan Kawaja, a Loyola Marymount signee, threw a two-hitter in a 10-0 defeat of El Capitan (Lakeside) on Tuesday.

15. Owasso, Okla. (6-1)

Previous: Not ranked. Result: Won the Ram Invitational. Junior Athanie Leeviraphan leads the team with a .500 average.

16. Westminster Christian, Palmetto Bay, Fla. (12-2)

Previous: 8. Result: Luis Aviles is hitting .560 for The Warriors.

17. Pleasant Grove, Utah (0-0)

Previous: 18. Result: The Vikings open Thursday vs. Cedar City.

18. Shawnee Mission East, Prairie Village, Kan. (0-0)

Previous: 19. Result: The Lancers open the season March 22 with Blue Valley (Randolph).

19. Chaparral, Scottsdale, Ariz. (11-2)

Previous: 21. Result: The Firebirds went 6-0 to win the Scottsdale Invitation Tournament. Harrison Jones is hitting .462 with 24 RBI through 39 at-bats.

20. J.L. Mann, Greenville, S.C. (4-1)

Previous: 22. Results: Junior LHP Jack Stamler, a Clemson commit, struck out nine in six innings in his team’s 8-1 season-opening defeat of Boiling Springs and had a one-hitter Tuesday in a 5-0 defeat of Spartanburg.

21. Buchanan, Clovis, Calif. (9-0)

Previous: Not ranked. Result: RHP Grant Gambrell, an Oregon State signee, struck out seven in four innings in a 10-1 defeat of Granite Bay.

22. Barbe, Lake Charles, La. (13-3)

Previous: 10. Result: LHP Adam Goree had a 16-strikeout no-hitter in a 2-0 defeat of Zachary.

23. Ballard, Louisville (1-0)

Previous: 24. Result: Opened the season Tuesday with a 17-1 five-inning defeat of Southern (Louisville).

24. South Granville, Creedmoor, N.C. (3-0)

Previous: Not ranked. Result: The Vikings have outscored opponents 39-3 and Justin Bullock is 2-0 with an 0.88 ERA.

25. Lee County, Leesburg, Ga. (13-1)

Previous: Not ranked. Result: Suffered first loss Monday, falling 4-3 in extra innings to Hardaway (Columbus). Garet Morel is hitting .429 for the Trojans.

Dropped out: No. 2 Oxford, Miss.; No. 3 Parkview, Lilburn, Ga.; No. 4 Huntington Beach, Calif.;; No. 11 Cullman, Ala.; No. 15 St. Francis, Mountain View, Calif.; No. 17 Southlake Carroll, Carroll, Texas; No. 20 Round Rock, Texas.


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