USATODAY Sports Super 25 Expert Rankings

2017 – 18 Week 13

Boys Baseball Rankings

1

Riverdale Baptist

Upper Marlboro, MD 32 - 1 - 0

Result: Previously ranked (PR): 1. Result: Won 27 consecutive games to close the season.

2

Montverde Academy

Montverde, FL 25 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 2. Result: Season complete.

3

Argyle

Argyle, TX 35 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 3. Results: Brendon Dixon had a walk-off triple to score the deciding run in a 10-0 five-inning defeat of Kilgore in the deciding game of a 4A regional semifinal. Dixon homered in a 4-3 defeat of Kilgore.

4

Curtis

River Ridge, LA 30 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 4. Result: State Division I champion.

5

Valley Christian-San Jose

San Jose, CA 29 - 3 - 1

Result: PR: 5. Result: CIF Central Coast Section Open Division champion.

6

Vianney

Kirkwood, MO 37 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 6. Results: C.J. Cepicky had two hits and two RBI in an 8-2 defeat of Hickman (Columbia) in the state Class 5 championship. Luke Mann hit a three-run homer in a 5-3 defeat of Blue Springs South (Blue Springs) in a Class 5 semifinal.

7

Baldwin

Wailuku, HI 16 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 8. Result: State Division I champion.

8

Saint Xavier

Louisville, KY 33 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 9. Result: Chase Patton and Alex Adams hit two-run homers in a 7-4 defeat of Male (Louisville) in the 7th Region championship.

9

Parkview

Lilburn, GA 35 - 6 - 0

Result: PR: 10. Results: AAAAAAA state champion.

10

Mountain Vista

Highlands Ranch, CO 27 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 11. Results: 5A state champion.

11

PM Dorman

Roebuck, SC 25 - 9 - 0

Result: Previous: 12. Result: 5A state champion.

12

St Thomas Aquinas

Fort Lauderdale, FL 27 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 19. Results: Caleb Roberts had a three-run triple in an 8-4 defeat of Sarasota in the 8A state championship. Chris Ruckdeschel hit a go-ahead two-run inside-the-park homer in the eighth inning of a 6-3 defeat of then-No. 17 George Jenkins (Lakeland) in an 8A semifinal.

13

Auburn

Auburn, AL 34 - 8 - 0

Result: PR: 13. Result: 7A state champion.

14

Har-Ber

Springdale, AR 31 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 14. Result: 7A state champion.

15

La Cueva

Albuquerque, NM 27 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 15. Result: State 6A champion. The Bears have won 10 state titles.

16

Palo Verde

Las Vegas, NV 31 - 9 - 0

Result: PR: 18. Result: 4A state champion.

17

Westview

Portland, OR 28 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 20. Result: Ben Brauckmann singled in the go-ahead run and got the save in an 8-4 defeat of Clackamas in the 6A state championship.

18

Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale)

Fort Lauderdale, FL 17 - 16 - 0

Result: PR: 21. Result: 4A state champion. Eleven of the Eagles’ losses were due to forfeits because of ineligible players.

19

St Christopher's

Richmond, VA 24 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 22. Result: Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association state champion.

20

Calvary Christian (Clearwater)

Clearwater, FL 29 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 23. Result: 4A state runner-up.

21

Fairfield Prep

Fairfield, CT 25 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 24. Results: Joe Mancini allowed two hits over five shutout relief innings in a 1-0 defeat of East Hartford in a Class LL quarterfinal. Dan Fallacaro hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game and singled in the go-ahead run in a 4-1 defeat of Southington in a LL second-round playoff.

22

Olentangy Liberty

Powell, OH 30 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Result: Jack Metzger threw a three-hitter and Justin Nelson hit a two-run triple and an RBI single in an 8-1 defeat of Anthony Wayne (Whitehouse) in the State Div. I championship.

23

Southlake Carroll

Southlake, TX 33 - 6 - 0

Result: PR: 25. Results: Led by Matty Werner’s five RBI, the Dragons swept Marcus (Flower Mound) 6-0 and 14-3 in a 6A Region 1 final.

24

Arrowhead

Hartland, WI 23 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Results: Jeff Holtz hit a two-run homer in an 8-3 Div. I sectional defeat of Sun Prairie on Tuesday Chandler Pulvermacher went 2-for-4 with two RBI in a 6-4 sectional defeat of Oconomowoc on Tuesday.

25

Sandburg

Orland Park, IL 28 - 6 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Results: Branden Comia, an Illinois commit, hit a homer and got the save in a 3-0 defeat of then-No. 15 O’Fallon in a 4A super sectional. Comia went 3-for-4 with two RBI in an 8-0 section defeat of Marist (Chicago).

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. 7 Eastlake, Chula Vista, Calif.; No. 15 O’Fallon, Ill.; No. 17 George Jenkins, Lakeland, Fla. The next rankings are June 13.