NO. 16 IMHOTEP CHARTER
Preseason Rank: 16
2017-18 record: 31-2
Final 2017-18 Super 25 ranking: 5
After returning most of its key 2017-18 players, it’s not hard to see a path for Imhotep to jump back into the top 10 at some point this season. Combo guard Dahmir Bishop, an Xavier commit, is the No. 5 player in Pennsylvania, and small forward Donta Scott is committed to Maryland. Elijah Taylor is the three-star power forward with a handful of offers and small forward Jamil Riggins has at three-star composite ranking and three mid-major offers.
Imhotep dominated last season, not from five-star athletes, but from a deep team led by head coach Andre Noble. The Panthers allowed more than 60 points just twice, and never more than 63. If this team can replicate the defensive efforts and Bishop and Scott can prove their talent, Imhotep can be a team to be reckoned with.