MaxPreps Top 25 Basketball Rankings: Sierra Canyon Climbs, Stony Point and Wisconsin Lutheran Break into Top 10

In the ever-evolving landscape of high school basketball, the MaxPreps Top 25 rankings have witnessed significant shifts and noteworthy performances. Sierra Canyon’s remarkable ascent, Stony Point and Wisconsin Lutheran’s breakthrough into the top 10, and the consistent dominance of Columbus set the stage for an exciting update in the latest rankings.

Sierra Canyon’s Resilient Rise:

Sierra Canyon, hailing from Chatsworth, California, has caught the attention of basketball enthusiasts by surging six spots to claim the fourth position in the MaxPreps Top 25 rankings. Their impressive 81-75 victory over former fifth-ranked Notre Dame in the regular season finale showcased their resilience, overcoming a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter.

Stony Point and Wisconsin Lutheran’s Surge:

Stony Point, based in Round Rock, Texas, and Wisconsin Lutheran from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have made substantial strides, each jumping three spots to secure positions in the top 10. Stony Point’s seven-game winning streak propelled them back into the elite group, while Wisconsin Lutheran achieved its highest-ever ranking, underlining their exceptional season.

Shifting Tides:

The dynamic nature of high school basketball is evident in the rankings’ fluctuations, with previous ninth-ranked Huntsville (Alabama) and twenty-second-ranked Wayzata (Minnesota) stepping out after disappointing losses. This paved the way for the inclusion of Great Crossing (Kentucky) at twenty-third and Roosevelt (California) at the twenty-fifth spot, adding new contenders to the national mix.

Top 25 Teams:

Here is the current Top 25 basketball rankings:

  1. Columbus (Miami, Fla.)
    • Record: 19-4 | Last week: 1
    • Columbus captured their third straight Greater Miami Athletic Conference title with an 81-51 victory over Miami in the championship game.
  2. Paul VI (Chantilly, Va.)
    • Record: 17-2 | Last week: 2
    • Paul VI notched wins over ranked opponents, defeating No. 7 Gonzaga 73-58 and previous No. 12 Bishop O’Connell 68-52.
  3. Plano East (Plano, Texas)
    • Record: 28-0 | Last week: 3
    • Plano East escaped with a 62-59 victory over Lewisville, maintaining their undefeated record with five games remaining in the regular season.
  4. Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.)
    • Record: 24-1 | Last week: 10
    • Sierra Canyon closed out the regular season with an 81-75 victory over previous No. 5 Notre Dame, climbing six spots in the rankings.
  5. Myers Park (Charlotte, N.C.)
    • Record: 17-2 | Last week: 4
    • Myers Park has won seven consecutive games by double-digits, maintaining their strong performance.
  6. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.)
    • Record: 16-3 | Last week: 6
    • Don Bosco Prep advanced to the Bergen County Jamboree quarterfinals with an 87-45 victory against Hackensack.
  7. Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.)
    • Record: 18-3 | Last week: 7
    • Despite a loss to No. 2 Paul VI, Gonzaga remains a strong contender in the WCAC.
  8. Stony Point (Round Rock, Texas)
    • Record: 27-1 | Last week: 11
    • Stony Point pulled out a 56-51 win over Round Rock, securing a spot in the top 10 with five games remaining in the regular season.
  9. Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.)
    • Record: 24-2 | Last week: 5
    • Notre Dame closed out the regular season with back-to-back losses, falling to No. 4 Sierra Canyon and Bishop Gorman.
  10. Wisconsin Lutheran (Milwaukee, Wis.)
    • Record: 16-0 | Last week: 13
    • Wisconsin Lutheran earned its highest ranking in program history, outscoring opponents by an average of over 22 points per contest.
  11. St. Rose (Belmar, N.J.)
    • Record: 19-1 | Last week: 16
    • St. Rose concluded regular season action with games at the Metro Classic, facing Union Catholic and National Top 10 No. 1 Montverde Academy.
  12. Harvard-Westlake (Studio City, Calif.)
    • Record: 23-3 | Last week: 15
    • Harvard-Westlake secured three consecutive wins by 20 or more points to finish out the regular season.
  13. Archbishop Stepinac (White Plains, N.Y.)
    • Record: 14-3 | Last week: 19
    • Archbishop Stepinac, led by McDonald’s All-American Boogie Fland, is set for a showdown against Christ the King.
  14. Oak Ridge (Orlando, Fla.)
    • Record: 21-3 | Last week: 14
    • Oak Ridge finished regular season play with a strong showing at the Montverde Academy Invitational Tournament.
  15. Ridge View (Columbia, S.C.)
    • Record: 19-1 | Last week: 17
    • Ridge View has an opportunity to avenge their only loss of the season in a showdown at one-loss Westwood.
  16. Grayson (Loganville, Ga.)
    • Record: 19-2 | Last week: 18
    • Grayson came away with a 76-70 overtime victory over Newton and has four games remaining in regular season action.
  17. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
    • Record: 24-2 | Last week: 8
    • Mater Dei dropped in the rankings following a 68-62 setback to JSerra Catholic, their first loss against an in-state opponent this season.
  18. McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.)
    • Record: 17-5 | Last week: 20
    • McEachern recorded convincing victories over Harrison and Hillgrove and has three games left in regular season action.
  19. Bishop O’Connell (Arlington, Va.)
    • Record: 15-5 | Last week: 12
    • Bishop O’Connell faced back-to-back losses to No. 2 Paul VI and St. John’s, dropping to 4-3 in WCAC action.
  20. Central Cabarrus (Concord, N.C.)
    • Record: 19-0 | Last week: 21
    • Central Cabarrus extended their winning streak to 51 games with an 83-36 triumph against Carson.
  21. Kell (Marietta, Ga.)
    • Record: 18-3 | Last week: 23
    • Kell’s C.J. Brown surpassed 1,500 points, showcasing the team’s offensive prowess.
  22. Jackson-Reed (Washington, D.C.)
    • Record: 24-2 | Last week: 24
    • Jackson-Reed slipped past Alexandria City and beat Cardozo, maintaining a strong position in the rankings.
  23. Great Crossing (Georgetown, Ky.)
    • Record: 22-1 | Last week: NR
    • Great Crossing finished on a 19-3 run to dispatch Lexington Catholic, powered by top 30 junior Malachi Moreno.
  24. Lawrence North (Indianapolis, Ind.)
    • Record: 17-0 | Last week: 25
    • Lawrence North remains undefeated, asserting themselves as the team to beat in the Hoosier State.
  25. Roosevelt (Eastvale, Calif.)
    • Record: 25-2 | Last week: NR
    • Roosevelt re-enters the rankings after finishing the regular season with seven straight wins, securing a spot in the Southern Section Open Division playoffs.

As high school basketball teams gear up for the postseason, the MaxPreps Top 25 rankings reflect the intense competition and the unpredictable nature of the sport. Sierra Canyon’s climb, Stony Point and Wisconsin Lutheran’s breakthroughs, and the consistency of top-ranked Columbus set the stage for an exciting and unpredictable journey as teams strive for supremacy on the court.

Justin Trice

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