USATODAY Sports Super 25 Expert Rankings

2017 – 18 Week 14

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 and defeated three state champions.

2

Argyle

Argyle, TX 37 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 3. Results: Bryson Hudgens threw a two hitter and drove in two runs in a 5-0 defeat of Sweeny in the 4A state championship. Hayden Clearman went 3-for-4 with three runs and three RBI and Alex Gonzales was 3-for-4 with four RBI in a 14-4 defeat of Jasper (Plano) in the 4A state semifinals. The Eagles are only the fourth unbeaten state champion in UIL history.

3

Montverde Academy

Montverde, FL 25 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 2. Result: Season complete.

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: Class 5 state champion.

7

Baldwin

Wailuku, HI 16 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 7. Result: State Division I champion.

8

Saint Xavier

Louisville, KY 35 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 8. Results: Aric Lyons went 1-for-3 with two RBI in a 9-5 defeat of Boyle County (Danville) in a state tournament quarterfinal. Alex Adams tripled and drove in three runs in a 13-7 defeat of Pleasure Ridge Park (Louisville) in the first round of the state tournament.

9

Parkview

Lilburn, GA 35 - 6 - 0

Result: PR: 9. Results: AAAAAAA state champion.

10

Mountain Vista

Highlands Ranch, CO 27 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 10. Results: 5A state champion.

11

PM Dorman

Roebuck, SC 25 - 9 - 0

Result: Previous: 11. Result: 5A state champion.

12

St Thomas Aquinas

Fort Lauderdale, FL 27 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 12. Results: 8A state champion.

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

Southlake Carroll

Southlake, TX 35 - 6 - 0

Result: PR: 23. Results: Kyle Warden scattered six hits in a 7-2 defeat of Reagan (San Antonio in the 6A state championship. Jorge Figueroa hit a two-run double and Nicco Cole threw a three-hitter in a 3-1 defeat of The Woodlands in a 6A state semifinal.

16

La Cueva

Albuquerque, NM 27 - 3 - 0

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

17

Palo Verde

Las Vegas, NV 31 - 9 - 0

Result: PR: 16. Result: 4A state champion.

18

Westview

Portland, OR 28 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 17. Result: 6A state champion.

19

Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale)

Fort Lauderdale, FL 17 - 16 - 0

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

20

American Heritage Plantation

Plantation, FL 24 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Result: Defeated seven state champions from three states.

21

St Christopher's

Richmond, VA 24 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 19. Result: Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association state champion.

22

Calvary Christian (Clearwater)

Clearwater, FL 29 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 20. Result: 4A state runner-up.

23

Olentangy Liberty

Powell, OH 30 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 22. Result: State Div. I champion.

24

Arrowhead

Hartland, WI 25 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 24. Results: Zak Karrels hit a walk-off homer in a 2-1 defeat of Craig (Janesville) in a state Division I semifinal Tuesday. Jacob Johnson and David Polczynski combined on a six-hitter in a 2-1 win Tuesday vs. Burlington in a Div. I quarterfinal.

25

Plainfield North

Plainsfield, IL 27 - 9 - 1

Result: PR: Not ranked. Result: Brady Miller homered in a 4-3 defeat of Huntley in the 4A state championship.

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. 21 Fairfield Prep, Fairfield, Conn; No. 25 Sandburg, Orland, Park, Ill. The next rankings are June 21.