USATODAY Sports Super 25 Expert Rankings

2017 – 18 Week 12

Boys Baseball Rankings

1

Riverdale Baptist

Upper Marlboro, MD 32 - 1 - 0

Result: Previously ranked (PR): 2. Result: Won 27 consecutive games to close the season.

2

Montverde Academy

Montverde, FL 25 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 3. Result: Season complete.

3

Argyle

Argyle, TX 33 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 4. Result: Preston King went 3-for-4 with three RBI in an 11-1 defeat of Kilgore in a 4A regional semifinal.

4

Curtis

River Ridge, LA 30 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 5. Result: State Division I champion.

5

Valley Christian-San Jose

San Jose, CA 29 - 3 - 1

Result: PR: 7. Result: Coleman Brigman singled and scored the winning run in a 4-3 defeat of Los Gatos in the CIF Central Coast Section Open Division championship.

6

Vianney

Kirkwood, MO 35 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 6. Result: Luke Mann hit a grand slam in a 9-2 defeat of Jackson in a Class 5 quarterfinal.

7

East Lake

Chula Vista, CA 28 - 4 - 1

Result: PR: 9. Results: Grant Holman went 4-for-4 with three RBI in an 8-3 win Tuesday vs. Poway in the fourth round of the San Diego Section Open Division playoffs. Marcelo Mayer drove in three runs in a 5-2 defeat of Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) in a section third-round playoff. Holman threw a one-hitter in a 5-0 defeat of Helix (La Mesa) in a section second-round playoff. Lost 3-1 to Poway in the first round of the section playoff.

8

Baldwin

Wailuku, HI 16 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 10. Result: State Division I champion.

9

Saint Xavier

Louisville, KY 32 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 13. Results: Andrew Littlefield threw a three-hitter in a 14-0 defeat of Eastern (Louisville) in a 7th Region semifinal. Max Bergmann and Ryan Nicholson combined on a three-hitter in a 10-0 defeat of Manual (Louisville) in a 7th Region quarterfinal.

10

Parkview

Lilburn, GA 35 - 6 - 0

Result: PR: 21. Results: swept then-No. 12 Mill Creek (Hoschton) 3-1 and 5-2 in the AAAAAAA state championship. Logan Cerny hit a two-run homer and a solo homer in the first game and earned a save in the second game.

11

Mountain Vista

Highlands Ranch, CO 27 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 15. Results: Jack Liffrig threw a five-hitter and John Zackhem had two RBI in a 7-2 defeat of Heritage (Littleton) for the 5A state championship. Defeated Mountain Range (Westminster) 14-4 in a 5A state semifinal. Sam Ireland threw a five-hitter in a 5-0 defeat of Heritage in the 5A tournament.

12

PM Dorman

Roebuck, SC 25 - 9 - 0

Result: Previous: 14. Result: 5A state champion.

13

Auburn

Auburn, AL 34 - 8 - 0

Result: PR: 16. Result: 7A state champion.

14

Har-Ber

Springdale, AR 31 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 17. Result: 7A state champion.

15

La Cueva

Albuquerque, NM 27 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 19. Result: State 6A champion. The Bears have won 10 state titles.

16

O'Fallon

O'Fallon, IL 33 - 3 - 1

Result: PR: 20. Results: Jake Holan homered and drove in two runs in a 6-5 defeat of Edwardsville in a 4A regional. Braden Arnold and Adam Drewry combined on a two-hitter in a 5-0 defeat of Quincy in a regional semifinal.

17

George Jenkins

Lakeland, FL 26 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 23. Result: Idle.

18

Palo Verde

Las Vegas, NV 31 - 9 - 0

Result: PR: 22. Result: 4A state champion.

19

St Thomas Aquinas

Fort Lauderdale, FL 25 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Result: Caleb Roberts hit a two-run homer in a 10-1 defeat of Nova (Davie) in an 8A quarterfinal.

20

Westview

Portland, OR 27 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 24. Results: Jacob Cox threw a four-hitter in a 4-1 defeat of West Salem in a 6A semifinal. Mason Guerra hit a three-run double in a 5-3 defeat of West Linn in a 6A quarterfinal.

21

Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale)

Fort Lauderdale, FL 17 - 16 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Result: Roberto Pena drove in three runs in a 5-1 defeat of then-No. 1 Calvary Christian (Clearwater) in the 4A state championship. Eleven of the Eagles’ losses were due to forfeits because of ineligible players.

22

St Christopher's

Richmond, VA 24 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Result: Won the state independent school title, defeating Norfolk Academy (Norfolk) 7-2 in the championship as Hunter Andrews hit a two-run homer.

23

Calvary Christian (Clearwater)

Clearwater, FL 30 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 1. Result: Lost 5-1 to then-unranked Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale) in the 4A state championship, ending the team’s winning streak at 60 games.

24

Fairfield Prep

Fairfield, CT 23 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 25. Results: Will Lucas had seven RBI in a 15-2 defeat of Norwalk in the first round of the LL state tournament on Tuesday. Won the Southern Connecticut Conference championship, defeating Hand (Madison) 2-1 in the final as Dan Fallacaro singled in what turned out to be in the winning run in the sixth inning.

25

Southlake Carroll

Southlake, TX 31 - 6 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Results: Swept Timber Creek (Fort Worth) 5-3 and 3-1 in a 6A Region 1 semifinal. Nicco Cole allowed four hits over 6.2 innings in the 3-1 win.

The Super 25 Rankings are compiled by USA TODAY Sports’ Jim Halley, based on results, tradition, quality of players and strength of schedule. Dropped out: No. 8 Vero Beach, Fla.; No. 11 Lutheran, Orange, Calif.; No. 12 Mill Creek, Hoschton, Ga.; No. 18 Liberty Christian, Lynchburg, Va. For regional rankings, go to usatodayhss.com. The next rankings are June 6.