To date, the vast majority of the current members of the Hoopniks Terrific 30, presented by Krossover, are quite battle tested.
With that said, there’s little doubt that the resume’s of No. 2 St. Benedict’s Prep (NJ) and No. 5 St. Anthony (NJ) currently do not stack up with their peers. That will change on Friday, as the two Jersey’s squads clash with each other at the Newark National Invitational. The game is extremely intriguing as St. Benedict’s has top to bottom among the most talented rosters in the country, while St. Anthony will roll into the game with an 81 game winning streak.
On the most extreme opposite site of the country, No. 15 Mater Dei (CA) hosts the Nike Extravaganza. The won’t be the top attraction, though as No. 10 Long Beach Poly (CA) takes on No. 21 St. John’s Bosco (CA) on Friday. No. 23 Bishop Gorman (NV) will also be present for the event.
Another event to watch this weekend is a new event, the Red State Blue State Series, which is headlined by No. 9 Whitney Young (IL).
|Rank||School (State)||Record||Key Wins||Loss (es)||Last Week|
|1||Findlay Prep (NV)||23-0||Future College Prep (CA), Montrose Christian (MD), La Lumiere School (IN), Bishop Gorman (NV), Thurgood Marshall (OH), Montverde Academy (FL)||1|
|2||St. Benedict's Prep (NJ)||18-0||Hun School (NJ), Wilbraham & Monson (MA), Teaneck (NJ), Montrose Christian (MD)||2|
|3||Montverde Academy (FL)||23-2||Dr. Phillips (FL), North Florida Educational (FL), Whitney Young (IL), Long Beach Poly (CA), Lone Peak (UT), Simeon (IL), La Lumiere School (IN)||Paul VI (VA), Findlay Prep (NV)||4|
|4||Lone Peak (UT)||17-1||Proviso East (IL), Denver East (CO), Orem (UT), Chester (PA), Southwind (TN), Callaway (MS), Wesleyan Christian (NC), Archbishop Mitty (CA)||Montverde Academy (FL)||5|
|5||St. Anthony (NJ)||16-0||Central Catholic (MA), Tift County (GA), Long Island Lutheran (NY)||7|
|6||Prime Prep (TX)||21-0||Yates (TX), Huntington Prep (WV), Scotlandville (LA), Wayne (OH)||8|
|7||Simeon (IL)||18-2||Milton (GA), Arlington (TN), Curie (IL), Southwind (TN), Oak Hill Academy (VA), Whitney Young (IL)||DeSoto (TX), Montverde Academy (FL)||11|
|8||La Lumiere School (IN)||21-2||Christian Brothers (MO), IMG Prep (FL), Oak Hill Academy (VA), Yates (TX), Huntington Prep (WV)||Findlay Prep (NV), Montverde Academy (FL)||3|
|9||Whitney Young (IL)||18-2||DeMatha Catholic (MD), Chester (PA), Omaha Central (NE), Bishop O'Connell (VA), Neumann-Goretti (PA), White Station (TN), Poly (CA)||Montverde Academy (FL)||6|
|10||Long Beach Poly (CA)||19-2||Westchester (CA), Tift County (GA), Omaha Central (NE), Southwind (TN), Plano East (TX)||Montverde Academy (FL), Whitney Young (IL)||9|
|11||Huntington Prep (WV)||22-2||Quality Education (NC), Christian Faith (NC), Memphis East (TN), Riverdale Baptist (MD), Princeton Day (MD), Arlington Country Day (FL) twice, HCYA (TX), Mentor (OH)||Prime Prep (TX), La Lumiere (IN)||12|
|12||Oak Hill Academy (VA)||21-3||Quality Education (NC), Word of God (NC), Southwind (TN), Montrose Christian (MD)||Paul VI (VA), La Lumiere School (IN), Simeon (IL)||13|
|13||DeSoto (TX)||25-2||Seguin (TX), Simeon (IL), South Grand Prairie (TX), Kinston (NC), Hampton (VA), St. Joseph's (NJ), Duncanville (TX)||Duncanville (TX), South Grand Prairie (TX)||10|
|14||Bishop Montgomery (CA)||23-0||Westchester (CA), Seattle Prep (WA), St. John Bosco (CA), Lincoln (CA)||15|
|15||Mater Dei (CA)||21-1||Jserra Catholic (CA), Bishop Gorman (NV), Bishop O'Dowd (CA), Our Savior New American (NY), St. John Bosco (CA)||St. Edward (OH)||16|
|16||Pershing (MI)||13-0||Romulus (MI), Consortium (MI), Chandler Park (MI), Douglass (MI), Flint Beecher (MI)||17|
|17||Iowa City West (IA)||15-0||Dubuque (IA), Sun Prairie (WI)||18|
|18||Lake Oswego (OR)||18-0||Grant (OR), Neumann-Goretti (PA), Jesuit (OR)||20|
|19||Olympic (NC)||15-0||Davie (NC), Charlotte Catholic (NC), Berry (NC)||21|
|20||Germantown (WI)||14-0||Brookfield Central (WI), Dominican (WI)||23|
|21||St. John Bosco (CA)||18-4||Wesleyan Christian (NC), Blanche Ely (FL), Wheeler (GA), Nixa (MO), Prestonwood Christian (TX), Loyola (CA)||Inglewood (CA), Mater Dei (CA), Bishop Montgomery (CA), Paul VI (VA)||24|
|22||Blanche Ely (FL)||17-1||Northeast (FL), Christ the King (NY)||St. John Bosco (CA)||25|
|23||Bishop Gorman (NV)||19-3||Morgan Park (IL), St. Rita (IL), King (WI), Mountain View (AZ)||Mater Dei (CA), Whitney Young (IL), Findlay Prep (NV)||26|
|24||Midwest City (OK)||17-0||Eisenhower (OK), OKC Storm (OK)||28|
|25||Math, Civics, & Sciences||19-0||Paul VI (VA), Imhotep Charter (PA), Vaux (PA)||NR|
|26||Roosevelt (DC)||16-0||Montrose Christian (MD), Princeton Day (MD), Good Counsel (MD)||29|
|27||South Grand Prairie (TX)||28-2||DeSoto (TX), Kimball (TX), Seguin (TX), Duncanville (TX)||Desoto (TX), twice||NR|
|28||Blue Valley Northwest (KS)||13-0||De La Salle (MN), Nixa (MO)||30|
|29||Chester (PA)||14-3||Gonzaga (DC), Lake Wales (FL), Imhotep Charter (PA), Lincoln (NY), Lake Highland Prep (FL)||Lone Peak (UT), Whitney Young (IL), Brookfield Central (WI)||NR|
|30||Irmo (SC)||20-0||Richland Northeast (SC), Lexington (SC), Spring Valley (SC)||NR|
Next Five: Wenonah (AL), Park Tudor (IN), Providence (FL), De La Salle (MN), Hudson Catholic (NJ)
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