Here’s a look at the top boys high school basketball teams in Middle Tennessee, as ranked by The Tennessean:
10. Rossview (22-3) — Despite suffering a 62-58 overtime defeat to league foe Springfield in Friday’s regular-season finale, the Hawks have secured the top seed in this week’s District 10-AAA tournament at Clarksville. Last week: No. 8. Streak: Lost 1.
9. Maplewood (19-4) — Not only did they secure a first-place finish in 10-AA on Friday, but the Panthers, led by Mr. Basketball finalist Bo Hodges, also captured a momentous 67-46 triumph over rival East Nashville on Saturday. Last week: No. 10. Streak: Won 3.
8. Oakland (20-4) — After suffering back-to-back losses to league foes Blackman and Stewarts Creek, the Patriots won their final two to secure a second-place finish in District 7-AAA. Last week: No. 9. Streak: Won 2.
7. Ensworth (20-4) — In addition to winning out, the second-place Tigers also need Brentwood Academy to drop one of its final two games to finish atop Division II-AA East/Middle. Last week: No. 7. Streak: Won 1.
6. White County (25-0) — The 6-AAA champion Warriors, one of just four unbeaten boys teams in the state, will square off with Lebanon in their regular-season finale on Monday — a team they beat just 71-69 back on Jan. 5. Last week: No. 6. Streak: Won 25.
5.Independence (23-2) — The 11-AAA regular-season champion Eagles, led by junior guard Grayson Murphy, will face the winner of No. 4 seed Centennial and No. 5 Ravenwood in the semifinals of the district tournament on Friday. Last week: No. 4. Streak: Won 1.
4. Station Camp (28-1) — The 9-AAA regular-season champion Bison are coming off their first loss on Saturday — a 62-60 non-district defeat to Cane Ridge in their regular-season finale. Last week: No. 2. Streak: Lost 1.
3. Cane Ridge (22-2) — After suffering a surprising loss to district foe Overton, the two-time defending District 12-AAA regular-season champion Ravens captured a 62-60 win over previously unbeaten Station Camp on Saturday. Last week: No. 5. Streak: Won 1.
2. Brentwood Academy (24-3) — The defending Division II-AA champion Eagles can secure the East/Middle regular-season title with wins over region foes Pope John Paul II and Father Ryan this week. Last week: No. 3. Streak: Won 3.
1. Blackman (26-0) — The District 7-AAA champion Blaze have allowed just 43.2 points per game en route to their second undefeated regular season in school history. Last week: No. 1. Streak: Won 26.