USATODAY Sports Super 25 Expert Rankings

2016 – 17 Week 9

Boys Baseball Rankings

1

Shawnee

Shawnee, OK 40 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous ranking (PR): 1. Result: Three-time defending 5A champion.

2

Archbishop McCarthy

Fort Lauderdale, FL 27 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 3. Result: Daniel Federman had an 11-strikeout three-hitter in a 3-0 win Tuesday vs. Eau Gallie (Melbourne) in a 6A regional final.

3

Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach, CA 28 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 4. Results: Nick Pratto threw a 10-strikeout two-hitter in a 3-0 win Tuesday at Servite (Anaheim) in a CIF Southern Section Div. I second–round playoff. Hagen Danner went 2-for-4 with three RBI and allowed two hits over five innings in an 11-1 defeat of Redondo Union (Redondo Beach) in Southern Section Div. I first-round playoff.

4

Rancho Bernardo

San Diego, CA 28 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 5. Result: Idle.

5

Woodlawn

Rison, AR 34 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 6. Result: Will Richardson homered twice and had six RBI in an 13-1 defeat of Taylor for the 1A state championship. It was the Bears’ second consecutive state title.

6

Indianapolis Cathedral

Indianapolis, IN 22 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 7. Result: Jared Poland homered in a 3-1 defeat of Bishop Chatard (Indianapolis).

7

East Lake

Chula Vista, CA 27 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 8. Result: Won 7-3 at Hilltop (Chula Vista) in the Titans’ final regular-season game as Bryan Reyes went 3-for-3 with three runs and three RBI.

8

Buchanan

Clovis, CA 27 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 10. Result: Brady Hormel drove in two runs in a 6-2 defeat of Centennial (Bakersfield) in a CIF Central Section first-round playoff.

9

Riverdale Baptist

Upper Marlboro, MD 30 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 11. Results: Jose Rivera drove in three runs in a 15-4 win at Hill School (Pottstown, Pa.). Won 8-1 at Caravel Academy (Bear, Del.) as Rivera had two RBI.

10

La Cueva

Albuquerque, NM 28 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 12. Result: 6A state champion.

11

Wesleyan Christian Academy

High Point, NC 27 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 15. Results: Brett Kerry had six RBI to help the Trojans sweep Charlotte Christian (Charlotte) 6-2 and 7-6 for the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association 3A state championship. It was WCA’s second consecutive state title.

12

Spring Hill

Columbia, TN 36 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 16. Results: Hunter Whitwell went 2-for-4 with an RBI in a 5-2 win Tuesday vs. Lexington in a Div. I Class AA semifinal. Brycen Thomas had an RBI double and solo homer and Gage Gillian had nine strikeouts over six innings in a 4-3 defeat of Greenbrier in a AA sectional.

13

Saline

Saline, MI 30 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 13. Results: Split with Northville on Tuesday, winning 3-0 and losing 2-0 as Danny Weidmayer scattered six hits over six innings in the win. Zach Swartzenberger had two hits in a 5-2 defeat of Lake Orion. Lost 5-4 to Lake Orion. Sean O’Keefe and Kellen Huang each had four RBI in a 15-3 defeat of Skyline (Ann Arbor).

14

Penn Charter School

Philadelphia, PA 24 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 17. Results: Joey Lancellotti had a four-inning perfect game in a 17-0 defeat of Germantown Academy (Fort Washington). Lancellotti had a three-run homer and a grand slam in a 14-3 win at Germantown Friends (Philadelphia).

15

Jackson (Massillon)

Massillon, OH 26 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 14. Results: Lost 2-1 to Hiland (Berlin) on Tuesday. Kyle Nicholas had a 10-strikeout three-hitter in a 1-0 defeat of Hoover (North Canton) in the Div. I district final.

16

Mosley

Lynn Haven, FL 25 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 18. Result: Idle.

17

Puyallup

Puyallup, WA 23 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 24. Results: Gavin Grant had two RBI and scored three runs in an 11-1 defeat of Chiawana (Pasco) in a 4A quarterfinal. Michael Newstrom allowed three hits over 6.1 innings in a 1-0 defeat of Tahoma (Kent) in a 4A first-round playoff.

18

Helena

Helena, AL 38 - 6 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Results: Won the state 6A title, defeating Cullman 5-3 and 4-2 as Troy Cordrey threw a three-hitter in the deciding game. Lost 9-1 to Cullman in the first game of series.

19

Northwestern

Rock Hill, SC 30 - 5 - 0

Result: PR: 24. Result: Joel Taylor went 3-for-3 with an RBI in a 5-2 defeat of River Bluff (Lexington) for the 5A state championship.

20

Rockwall-Heath

Rockwall, TX 33 - 8 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Results: Miller Ladusau had a three-run double in a 6-5 deciding-game defeat of The Woodlands in the Region II-6A quarterfinals. Lost 6-2 to The Woodlands in the series. Cole Stilwell went 2-for-3 with three RBI in a 7-4 defeat of The Woodlands in the series.

21

Basic

Henderson, NV 29 - 7 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Result: Garrett Giles went 2-for-3 with two runs and three RBI in a 16-6 defeat of Galena (Reno) in the 4A state championship.

22

O'Fallon

O'Fallon, IL 30 - 5 - 0

Result: PR: 22. Results: Lost 3-1 to Sacred Heart-Griffin (Springfield). Justin Dye and Logan Boente combined on a six-hitter in a 3-2 defeat of Triad (Troy). Hayden Juenger went 2-for-3 with two RBI in an 8-3 defeat of Freeburg. Juenger threw a three-hitter in a 4-0 defeat of Alton.

23

Martin

Arlington, TX 30 - 6 - 1

Result: PR: Not ranked. Result: Kurt Wilson hit a grand slam in the deciding game of a 5-3, 7-5 sweep of Socorro (El Paso) in a 6A-Region 1 quarterfinal.

24

St Joseph-Montvale

Montvale, NJ 20 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 25. Results: Raul Ortega went 3-for-4 with three RBI in a 5-4 defeat of St. Mary (Rutherford). Lost 4-2 at Ramapo (Franklin Lakes). Michael D’Andrea drove in two runs in a 7-6 defeat of West Milford.

25

Calvary Christian (Clearwater)

Clearwater, FL 28 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Result: Marco Benedettini’s squeeze bunt brought in Richie Mize with the go-ahead run in a 3-2 defeat of The First Academy (Orlando) in a 4A regional final.

Dropped Out: No. 2 North Gwinnett, Suwanee, Ga.; No. 9 West Orange, Winter Garden, Fla.; No. 20 Calvert Hall, Baltimore; No. 21 Mill Creek, Hoschton, Ga.; No. 23 Bishop Gorman, Las Vegas.