USATODAY Sports Super 25 Expert Rankings

2017 – 18 Week 18

Boys Basketball Rankings

1

Montverde Academy

Montverde, FL 35 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous Ranking (PR): 1. Result: R.J. Barrett had 25 points and 15 rebounds in a 76-58 defeat of No. 2 University (Davie, Fla.) in the championship of the GEICO High School Nationals in Middle Village, N.Y. Barrett had 22 points and 10 rebounds in a 71-53 defeat of No. 3 Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) in a GEICO Nationals semifinal. Barrett had 33 points in an 87-82 defeat of then-No. 22 Lone Peak (Highland, Utah) in a GEICO Nationals quarterfinal.

2

University School (Fort Lauderdale)

Fort Lauderdale, FL 36 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 2. Result: GEICO Nationals runner-up. Vernon Carey Jr. had 29 points in an 80-65 defeat of Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) in a GEICO Nationals semifinal. Scottie Barnes had 18 points and 13 rebounds in a 75-63 defeat of then-No. 5 Shadow Mountain (Phoenix) in a GEICO Nationals quarterfinal. Won 5A State title, John Wall Invitational and the City of Palms Classic.

3

Findlay Prep

Henderson, NV 32 - 5 - 0

Result: PR: 3. Result: Kyler Edwards had 23 points in a 66-54 defeat of then-No. 6 La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.) in a GEICO Nationals quarterfinal. Was the Iolani Classic champion.

4

Memphis East

Memphis, TN 29 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 4. Results: Three-time defending AAA state champion.

5

Imhotep Charter

Philadelphia, PA 31 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 7. Result: Dahmir Bishop had 20 points in a 71-53 defeat of Sharon in the 4A state championship, the Panthers’ second consecutive state title.

6

LaLumiere

LaPorte, IN 23 - 5 - 0

Result: PR: 6. Result: Runner-up in Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions.

7

Shadow Mountain

Phoenix, AZ 25 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 5. Result: Three-time consecutive 4A state champion.

8

DeMatha

Hyattsville, MD 32 - 5 - 0

Result: PR: 8. Result: Alhambra Invitational and Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champions.

9

Oak Ridge

Orlando, FL 30 - 4 - 0

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

10

Roselle Catholic

Roselle, NJ 29 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 10. Results: Won State Tournament of Champions.

11

Garfield

Seattle, WA 28 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 11. Result: 3A state champion.

12

Brentwood Academy

Brentwood, TN 25 - 5 - 0

Result: PR: 12. Result: Four-time consecutive state Division II-AA champion.

13

Wasatch Academy

Mt. Pleasant, UT 24 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 13. Result: Opponents’ winning percentage was more than 70% and all but two opponents made it to postseason play.

14

Paul VI

Fairfax, VA 33 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 14. Result: Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Div. I champion.

15

Bishop Gorman

Las Vegas, NV 29 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 19. Result: Seven-time consecutive 4A champion.

16

Sierra Canyon

Chatsworth, CA 27 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 20. Result: Open Division state champion.

17

Lone Peak

Highland, UT 23 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 22. Result: 6A state champion.

18

Gonzaga Prep

Spokane, WA 27 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 15. Result: 4A state champion.

19

Olympus

Salt Lake City, UT 27 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 16. Result: 5A state champion.

20

Mountain Brook

Birmingham, AL 34 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 17. Result: Two-time consecutive 7A state champion.

21

Upson-Lee

Thomaston, GA 32 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 18. Result: AAAA state champion. The Knights have won 63 consecutive games, including back-to-back AAAA state titles.

22

Cretin-Derham Hall

St. Paul, MN 30 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 21: Results: 4A State champion.

23

IMG Academy

Bradenton, FL 23 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 23. Result: Had early season win over Findlay Prep and won final 11 games.

24

Belleville-West

Belleville, IL 32 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 24. Result: 4A state champion.

25

Covington Catholic

Park Hills, KY 34 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 25. Result: State Sweet 16 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: None. These are the final rankings of the season. Results are through March 31 games. Regional rankings are available at usatodayhss.com.