USATODAY Sports Super 25 Expert Rankings

2017 – 18 Week 5

Boys Baseball Rankings

1

Lake Travis

Austin, TX 23 - 0 - 0

Result: Previously ranked (PR): 1. Result: RHP Blake Helton is 6-0 for the Cavs.

2

Calvary Christian (Clearwater)

Clearwater, FL 18 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 4. Result: Mattheu Nelson drove in four runs, including a two-run homer, in a 12-0 defeat of Tampa Prep (Tampa).

3

IMG Academy

Bradenton, FL 18 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 7. Result: Brett Cook went 2-for-2 with an RBI in a 5-3 defeat of Servite (Anaheim. Calif.). Junior RHP Kendall Williams scattered seven hits in a 7-1 defeat of El Dorado (Placentia, Calif.).

4

Riverdale Baptist

Upper Marlboro, MD 18 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 8. Result: Marcus Brown threw a two-hitter in a 2-0 defeat of Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.). Brown drove in three runs in a 10-0 defeat of Peters Township (McMurray, Pa.). Corey Rosier went 2-for-3 with four RBI in a 15-5 defeat of Hartsville, S.C.

5

Coppell

Coppell, TX 20 - 3 - 1

Result: PR: 9. Results: Junior LHP John Cashimere allowed four hits over six innings in a 4-0 defeat of W.T. White (Dallas).

6

Valley Christian-San Jose

San Jose, CA 17 - 1 - 1

Result: PR: 11. Result: LHP Patrick Wicklander, an Arkansas commit, had an 18-strikeout no-hitter in a 7-0 win Tuesday vs. Archbishop Riordan (San Francisco). Eddie Park and Kevin Zobac combined on a five-hitter In a 2-1 defeat of Mission Viejo. Park went 3-for-3 with an RBI in a 5-1 defeat of Cypress.

7

Montverde Academy

Montverde, FL 20 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Result: Nine of the Eagles’ wins have been shutouts.

8

Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach, CA 16 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 10. Result: Went 3-0 last week, concluding with a 9-0 defeat of Cathedral Catholic (San Diego). Zeke Ziegler, Jordan Vance and Matthew Blokdyk combined on a two-hitter and a 4-2 defeat of then-No. 13 Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks).

9

Blessed Trinity

Roswell, GA 22 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 5: Result: Josh Voss homered in a 12-0 defeat of Palm Harbor University (Palm Harbor, Fla.). Lost 5-3 to Bishop McLaughlin (Spring Hill, Fla.).

10

Vianney

Kirkwood, MO 14 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 16. Result: Senior RHP Luke Mann threw an 11-strikeout three-hitter in a 1-0 win Tuesday vs. DeSmet (St. Louis) to improve to 3-0.

11

Northwestern

Rock Hill, SC 13 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 12. Result: Defeated Clover 18-3 on Monday as Dustin Noller had three RBI. Jordan Starkes had three RBI in a 17-0 defeat of Wilson (Florence).

12

American Heritage Plantation

Plantation, FL 15 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 17. Result: Junior LHP Ryan Cabarcas improved to 5-0 after scattering three hits over five innings in a 9-1 defeat of Westminster Christian (Fort Lauderdale).

13

Basic

Henderson, NV 18 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 14. Result: Garrett Giles went 2-for-3 with two RBI in a 4-1 win Tuesday vs. Foothill (Henderson, Nev.). Giles is hitting .518 with 26 RBI through his first 56 at-bats for the Wolves.

14

Curtis

River Ridge, LA 22 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 15. Result: Jay Curtis had three RBI in a 12-8 win Tuesday vs. Jesuit (New Orleans). Shane Goins drove in the winning run in a 13-inning 1-0 defeat of Jesuit (New Orleans). Senior RHP Will Rippoll allowed four hits over 6.2 innings, had 13 strikeouts and drove in two runs in a 6-3 defeat of Brother Martin (New Orleans).

15

La Mirada

La Mirada, CA 14 - 2 - 1

Result: PR: 19. Result: Senior RHP Erik Carmona is 6-0 with a 1.00 ERA for the Matadores.

16

Bishop Gorman

Las Vegas, NV 15 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 20. Result: Christian Lamar drove in two runs in a 5-4 win Tuesday vs. Durango (Las Vegas). Junior RHP Dutch Landis is 4-0 with an 0.84 ERA for the Gaels through 16.2 innings.

17

Argyle

Argyle, TX 22 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Result: Parker Abrego and Tate Van Poppel combined on a five-inning three-hit 10-0 defeat of Gainesville on Tuesday. It was the Eagles’ 16th shutout win.

18

Baldwin

Wailuku, HI 7 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 21. Result: Junior RHP Kaipo Haole allowed two hits over five innings in an 11-0 defeat of Maui.

19

Mill Creek

Hoschton, GA 20 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 22. Result: Davis Sharpe had a two-run homer in a 2-1 defeat of then-No. 18 North Gwinnett (Suwanee). RHP Justin Parish had a two-hitter in a 3-0 defeat of Mountain View (Lawrenceville).

20

Lake Norman

Mooresville, NC 15 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 23. Result: Carter Sheppard had three RBI in a 9-2 win Tuesday vs. Vance (Charlotte). Carson Arnold drove in three runs in a 10-7 defeat of Scott County (Georgetown, Ky.). Sam Zayicek drove in three runs in an 8-6 defeat of Maranatha (Pasadena, Calif.). Three pitchers combined on a three-hitter in a 4-3 defeat of Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (Chardon, Ohio).

21

Lutheran-Orange

Orange, CA 11 - 5 - 0

Result: PR: 2. Result: Lost 4-0 Tuesday to St. John Bosco (Bellflower). Went 1-2 last week in the Boras Classic, including a 3-0 loss to then-unranked Harvard-Westlake (Studio City).

22

Puyallup

Puyallup, WA 14 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Result: Eric Peterson drove in two runs in a 7-1 defeat of Emerald Ridge (Puyallup) on Tuesday. The Vikings have won 34 consecutive games.

23

Cypress Ranch

Houston, TX 20 - 4 - 2

Result: PR: 24. Result: Jared Alvarez-Lopez drove in three runs in a 6-1 defeat of Cypress Falls (Houston) on Tuesday. Ty Madden had 15 strikeouts in 6.1 innings in a 3-1 defeat of Cypress Ridge (Houston). Matt Thompson and Hayden Collins combined on a three-hitter in an 18-3 defeat of Cypress Lakes (Harris County).

24

Don Bosco Prep

Ramsey, NJ 3 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 25. Result: Matt Sermon threw a one-hitter in a 4-0 defeat of Bergen Catholic (Oradell).

25

Reagan (San Antonio)

San Antonio, TX 23 - 4 - 0

Result: Previous: Not ranked. Result: Senior LHP John Fraga allowed three hits over five innings in a 12-0 defeat of Lee (Midland) on Tuesday.

Dropped out: No. 3 Calvary Christian, Fort Lauderdale; No. 6 Sam Houston, Lake Charles, La.; No. 13 Notre Dame, Sherman Oaks, Calif.; and No. 18 North Gwinnett, Suwanee, Ga. The Super 25 Rankings are compiled by USA TODAY Sports’ Jim Halley, based on results, tradition, quality of players and strength of schedule. For regional rankings, go to usatodayhss.com. Results are through Tuesday’s games. The next rankings are April 18.