USATODAY Sports Super 25 Expert Rankings

2017 – 18 Week 15

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: 2. Result: 4A state champion. The Eagles are only the fourth unbeaten state champion in UIL history.

3

Montverde Academy

Montverde, FL 25 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 3. 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. Result: Class 5 state champion.

7

Saint Xavier

Louisville, KY 37 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 8. Results: Andrew Littlefield had a three-run homer and Ryan Nicholson had three RBI, including a two-run homer, in a 10-6 defeat of Highlands (Fort Thomas) in the state championship. It was the Tigers’ eighth state title. Nicholson threw a two-hitter in a 3-0 state semifinal defeat of Hazard.

8

Baldwin

Wailuku, HI 16 - 1 - 0

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

9

Parkview

Lilburn, GA 35 - 6 - 0

Result: PR: 9. Result: 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: 15. Result: 6A state champion.

16

La Cueva

Albuquerque, NM 27 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 16. Result: State 6A champion. The Bears have won 10 state titles.

17

Palo Verde

Las Vegas, NV 31 - 9 - 0

Result: PR: 17. Result: 4A state champion.

18

Westview

Portland, OR 28 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 18. Result: 6A state champion.

19

Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale)

Fort Lauderdale, FL 17 - 16 - 0

Result: PR: 19. Result: 4A state champion.

20

American Heritage Plantation

Plantation, FL 24 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 20. Result: Defeated seven state champions from three states.

21

St Christopher's

Richmond, VA 24 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 21. Result: Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association state champion.

22

Calvary Christian (Clearwater)

Clearwater, FL 29 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 22. Result: 4A state runner-up.

23

Olentangy Liberty

Powell, OH 30 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 23. Result: State Div. I champion.

24

Fishers

Fishers, IN 29 - 7 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Result: Ben Burton drove in two runs in a 4-3 defeat of Cathedral (Indianapolis) for the 4A state title.

25

Plainfield North

Plainsfield, IL 27 - 9 - 1

Result: PR: 25. Result: 4A state champion.

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. 24 Arrowhead, Hartland, Wis. These are the final rankings of the season.