USATODAY Sports Super 25 Expert Rankings

2014 – 15 Week 6

Boys Basketball Rankings



Haverford, PA 8 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 1. The Fords trudge on through the nation’s most challenging schedule and remain undefeated. In the last week, Haverford added to its impressive collection of wins, downing three Super 25 teams in IMG Academy (Fla.), St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) and Episcopal Academy (Pa.). The Fords should be clear favorites to win the next several games, including against Brunswick (Conn.).


Oak Hill Academy

Mouth of Wilson, VA 32 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 2. Results: Dwayne Bacon had 32 points and nine rebounds in an 81-76 defeat of then-No. 14 Cape Henry Collegiate (Virginia Beach) in Roanoke. Bacon had 31 points in an 83-69 defeat of Grundy Mountain Mission in Bristol. Andrew Fleming had 28 points in a 108-41 defeat of Veritas Christian (Asheville, N.C.). Bacon had 17 points in a 63-45 defeat of Carlisle School (Martinsburg, Va.). Bacon had 33 points in an 76-72 defeat of then-No. 9 Villa Angela-St. Joseph (Cleveland) in Spalding Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass. Previous loss to Hamilton (Memphis) was changed to a forfeit win because of an ineligible player for Hamilton.



Massapequa, NY 6 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 4. The Chiefs grinded out a couple of tough in-state wins this week, defeating Garden City 6-3 and then dropping Baldwin 11-8. Massapequa is the team to beat in New York’s Class A right now, and the reigning champions are playing at a very high level on both sides of the field. In the coming week, Massapequa faces Wantagh and Kellenberg Memorial and is a strong favorite to improve to 8-0.


Montverde Academy

Montverde, FL 23 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 4. Results: Ben Simmons had 31 points and 17 rebounds in a 77-42 defeat of Tampa Prep (Tampa). Simmons had 36 points and nine rebounds in a 76-57 defeat of Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) in Hoophall Classic.


Saint Ignatius

San Francisco, CA 9 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: NR. The Wildcats made history with one of the most unforgettable victories of all time for a West Coast program, taking down previous No. 2-ranked Landon 10-8. St. Ignatius’ resume was strong before that win, having defeated Highland Park, the top team in Texas, and a trio of elite teams from California: San Ramon Valley, Torrey Pines and Coronado. The Wildcats visit Gonzaga this week in continuing the Mid-Atlantic road trip.



Los Angeles, CA 19 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 5. Result: Donald Gipson had 25 points in a 90-40 defeat of University (Los Angeles).


Akron St Vincent-St Mary

Akron, OH 13 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 6. Result: Josh Williams had 18 points in an 82-65 defeat of Thurgood Marshall (Dayton).


Landon School

Gaithersburg, MD 11 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 2. Landon fell this week at the hands of St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), Northern California’s top team, 10-8, for the Bears’ first loss of the season. However, what Landon’s done up to this point shouldn’t be lost; the IAC powerhouse still has one of the most impressive resumes in the country. Just before the loss to St. Ignatius, Landon defeated Gonzaga of the WCAC and Coronado, one of the best teams in Southern California.



Washington, DC 9 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 3. Gonzaga was edged 7-6 by Landon this week in one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most hyped games. The Purple Eagles rebounded with a 16-11 victory over Bullis of the IAC. Like Landon, Gonzaga’s resume is still tough to beat. Gonzaga’s two losses were by a total of three goals and its defense has allowed double-digit goals only twice. Thursday is a big test, as Gonzaga meets St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), this week’s big mover after the upset over Landon.


Findlay Prep

Henderson, NV 18 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 1. Results: Allonzo Trier had 26 points in a 59-49 win vs. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) in Findlay Big City Invitational. Lost 76-68 to Wayne (Ohio) in overtime in the Flyin’ to the Hoop Invitational in Kettering, Ohio.



Owings Mills, MD 7 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 7. The Eagles, after last week’s upset at the hands of IMG Academy (Fla.), rebounded with two solid wins, running past Penn Charter (Pa.) 8-1 and then grabbing an important conference win over rival St. Paul’s 9-6. McDonogh’s upcoming games present a series of league tests, starting with Boy’s Latin, followed by Severn and then St. Mary’s.



Hyattsville, MD 18 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 16. Results: D.J. Harvey had 18 points in a 61-54 defeat of Pebblebrook (Mableton, Ga.) in the Hilton Invitational Roundup in Norcross, Ga. Markelle Fultz had 15 points in a 67-58 defeat of St. John’s (Washington, D.C.). Fultz had 22 points in a 75-49 defeat of Good Counsel (Olney).


Episcopal Academy

Merion Station, PA 5 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 8. Episcopal picked up a quality win over St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) before suffering its second loss of the year, a 12-5 defeat at the hands of Haverford. Episcopal’s resume is strong, with wins over Culver Academy (Ind.), several good Philadelphia-region teams and the Friars from Long Island.



Jackson, MS 19 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 7. Result: Malik Newman had 42 points in an 86-66 defeat of Hattiesburg.


Huntington Prep

Huntington, WV 19 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 10. Result: Thomas Bryant had 17 points in a 68-62 win at Oldsmar Catholic (Oldsmar, Fla.).


Smithtown East

Smithtown, NY 4 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 10. The Bulls cruised to an easy 22-3 win over West Babylon this week. Next week brings matchups with Walt Whitman (N.Y.) and Greenwich (Conn.), Smithtown East’s first chance at a Super 25 ranked opponent.


Bishop O'Dowd

Oakland, CA 12 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: 17. Result: Paris Austin had 27 points in an 82-60 win at Castro Valley. Austin had 43 points in a 108-77 defeat of Piedmont. Ivan Rabb had 24 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks in a 79-70 defeat of then-No. 3 Wheeler (Marietta).



Mineola, NY 4 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 12. Chaminade earned a convincing 14-5 win over Fairfield Prep (Conn.) this week. Things get serious for the Flyers quickly in the next week as both Manhasset and St. Anthony’s come to town.



Syosset, NY 7 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 13. The Braves continued their impressive start to the season with an 18-4 win over Plainview. Syosset could very well be sitting at 10-0 when the Braves face Massapequa on March 25.


Roman Catholic

Philadelphia, PA 16 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 11. Results: Nazeer Bostick had 19 points in a 76-66 defeat of Scranton Prep (Scranton). Bostick had 18 points in a 67-44 win at Lansdale Catholic (Lansdale).



Morristown, NJ 5 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 11. The Green Wave defeated a tough Seton Hall Prep team to improve to 5-0 this week. A major clash is on tap for this weekend as Delbarton travels to Long Island to take on St. Anthony’s.


Sierra Canyon

Chatsworth, CA 14 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 12. Results: Adam Seiko had 15 points in a 77-35 defeat of Brentwood School (Los Angeles). Devearl Ramsey had 26 points in an 80-77 defeat of Campbell Hall (North Hollywood).



Pompano Beach, FL 18 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 13. Result: Diandre Wilson had 23 points in a 90-60 defeat of Coral Springs Charter (Coral Springs).



Darien, CT 1 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 14. Darien burst out of the gate to start the season this week with a 21-0 win over Westhill (Conn.). The Blue Wave gets a good early season test this weekend in facing Niskayuna from New York’s Capital Region.



Greenwich, CT 0 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 15. The Cardinals take the field this week to face Trumbull in the season opener.



Marietta, GA 19 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 3. Results: Won 81-53 at Etowah (Woodstock). Shembari Phillips had 10 points in a 72-32 win vs. Lassiter (Marietta). Lost 79-70 to then-No. 17 Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland) in Hoophall Classic.


IMG Academy

Bradenton, FL 4 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 20. In the wake of upsetting McDonogh last week and shaking up the national rankings, IMG traveled to Haverford, where the Ascenders battled the No. 1 team in the country to an 11-10 loss. IMG then collected wins over Westfield (N.J.) and St. John’s (D.C.). IMG continues to pack in games this week, including matchups with Bergen Catholic and Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey.


Greensboro Day

Greensboro, NC 26 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 28. Results: Defeated Forsyth Country Day (Lewisville) 49-33 as Peter Agba had 15 points. Agba had 18 points in a 56-48 defeat of then-No. 8 Wesleyan Christian (High Point).


Cardinal Gibbons

Fort Lauderdale, FL 23 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 15. Result: Maverick Rowan had 31 points in an 82-42 defeat of North Broward Prep (Coconut Creek).


Calvert Hall

Baltimore, MD 8 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 21. It was a big week for the Cardinals as they finally got the chance to prove themselves against an MIAA opponent, defeating Boys’ Latin 15-14 in a thriller. Calvert Hall is young defensively, but is capable of offensive fireworks that can make every game exciting. Next on the schedule is MIAA foe St. Mary’s of Annapolis.


Cape Henry Collegiate

Virginia Beach, VA 17 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 14. Results: Lost 81-76 to then-No. 2 Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson) in Roanoke. Marcus Evans had 22 points in an 80-65 defeat of Norfolk Collegiate (Norfolk). Chris Clarke had 16 points in a 68-38 defeat of Norfolk Academy (Norfolk.).



Culver, IN 5 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: 9. Culver downed Glenbrook North (Ill.) 15-3 to kick off a slate of games against midwestern teams. Culver hosts a pair of talented Ohio programs this weekend, Cincinnati St. Xavier and Archbishop Moeller.


Boys' Latin

Baltimore, MD 8 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 19. The Lakers came up short in a classic back-and-forth, run-and-gun affair with rival Calvert Hall. But Boys’ Latin, last year’s MIAA champions, will be a nightmare matchup as the conference schedule heats up. A showdown with McDonogh is scheduled for this weekend.


Wesleyan Christian Academy

High Point, NC 22 - 4 - 0

Result: Previous: 8. Results: Harry Giles III had 25 points and 14 rebounds in a 72-56 defeat of High Point Academy (High Point, N.C.). Lost 56-48 to then-No. 28 Greensboro Day (Greensboro).



East Setauket, NY 3 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 22. The Patriots easily defeated Middle Country 15-3 this week. Ward Melville’s schedule gets more challenging this weekend with games against Connetquot and reigning New York Class B champion Yorktown.


Wayne (Huber Heights)

Huber Heights, OH 12 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: Unranked. Results: Xeyrius Williams had 16 points in a 67-61 defeat of then-No. 27 Lincoln (Gahanna). Trey Landers had 14 points in a 66-45 defeat of Centerville. Landers had 20 points and nine rebounds in a 76-68 overtime defeat of then-No. 1 Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) in the Flyin’ to the Hoop Invitational in Kettering, Ohio.


East Kentwood

Kentwood, MI 10 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 21. Result: Micah Rosser scored the winning tip-in in a 51-49 win at Rockford.



Simsbury, CT 3 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: NR. The Martlets shook up the New England prep scene this week, taking down Deerfield (Mass.) 8-7 following Deerfield’s upset of then highly-ranked Brunswick (Conn.). Some of Westminster’s toughest challenges lie ahead, including a date with the Salisbury School (Conn.) next week.


Salisbury School

Salisbury, CT 2 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 23. Salisbury’s only loss is misleading – a one-goal setback to the Naval Academy Prep team. The Crimson Knights followed that up with wins over the Berkshire School (Mass.) and Trinity Pawling (N.Y.). A big matchup is on deck for next week: Salisbury versus Westminster (Conn.).


Bishop Montgomery

Torrance, CA 20 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 22. Result: Stephen Thompson Jr. had 25 points in a 63-50 defeat of Cantwell-Sacred Heart (Montebello).


Corona del Sol

Tempe, AZ 19 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 23. Results: Won 70-51 at Basha (Chandler) as Alex Barcello had 22 points in the first half. Marvin Bagley III had 33 points in a 95-73 defeat of Chandler.


Georgetown Prep

North Bethesda, MD 5 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 18. This week saw the Hoyas get past Paul IV of the WCAC by a slim margin, 8-7. The coming week is a challenging one for Georgetown Prep, with IAC powerhouse Landon, The Heights (Md.) and Episcopal High School (Va.) on the schedule.


Plano West

Plano, TX 20 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 24. Results: D.J. Hogg had 17 points in a 68-43 win Friday vs. Plano. Soso Jamabo had 11 points in an 80-50 defeat of McKinney Boyd (McKinney).


Saint Anthony's

Melville, NY 1 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 24. St. Anthony’s came up empty-handed in matchups against two of the nation’s best in the Haverford School (Pa.) and Episcopal Academy (Pa.), each members of Pennsylvania’s Inter-Ac conference. St. Anthony’s quickly gets another shot at a quality win as New Jersey reigning champion Delbarton comes to town next week.



Port Washington, NY 4 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: NR. A couple of close losses to top-flight teams – Calvert Hall (Md.) and Syosset (N.Y.) – are the only blemishes on the Vikings’ record. Next week, the Vikings get a shot at Massapequa after a date with Farmingdale.


John Carroll

Bel Air, MD 22 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 25. Result: Immanuel Quickley had 15 points, eight rebounds and six steals in a 46-44 defeat of C. Milton Wright (Bel Air).


Yorktown Heights

Yorktown Heights, NY 5 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: NR. The reigning New York State Class B champions are untouched thus far, keeping all five opponents to less than ten goals and scoring in waves. A matchup next week with Ward Melville from Suffolk County will tell a lot about this team.


Saint Anthony

Jersey City, NJ 12 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 34. Results: Jagan Mosely had 17 points in a 50-46 win at Camden. Taurean Thompson had 19 points in a 90-33 defeat of Newark Central. Mosely had 15 points in a 57-56 defeat of Constitution (Philadelphia) at the Hoophall Classic.



Oakland Gardens, NY 19 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: Not ranked. Results: Aaron Walker had 17 points in a 50-47 defeat of Wings Academy (Bronx) in the championship of the SNY Invitational. Defeated then-No. 31 Long Island Lutheran (Brookville) 61-50 in a semifinal of the SNY Invitational in New York City as Tareq Coburn scored eight of his 12 points in overtime.



Bronxville, NY 3 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: NR. The Broncos, reigning New York Class C champions, asserted themselves as again the Class C team to beat in New York this season, earning an impressive and hard-fought 6-3 win over Garden City of Nassau County. Bronxville has a mixed schedule in the coming weeks, including games against Salesianum (Del.) and Greenwich (Conn.)