No. 1: Paul VI
Location: Fairfax, Va.
2015-16 record: 33-1
Final 2015-16 Super 25 ranking: 2
The three-time defending Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champions and 10-time state independent schools champion will be a force to reckon with.
The team has three key starters returning in 5-10 sophomore PG Ashley Owusu (13.1 ppg), 6-3 sophomore F Amira Collins (15.2 ppg) and 5-11 junior F Kate Klimkiewicz (11.3 ppg). Throw in 6-4 senior C Mikayla Vaughn, a Notre Dame signee who averaged 16.2 points and 8.5 rebounds at Friends School (Wynnewood, Pa.) and junior 5-10 PG Honesty Grayson-Scott, a transfer from Blair Academy (Blairstown, N.J.) who was a member of the 2015 USA Basketball U16 National Team, and the Panthers will be solid.
Keep an eye on freshman PG Aurea Gingras as well.