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Hoopniks Terrific 30, presented by Krossover (1-30-12)

Hoopniks Terrific 30, presented by Krossover (1-30-12)

The toughest high school basketball conference in the country, the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, has caused the most movement in this week’s Hoopniks Terrific 30, presented by Krossover. The powerful grouping of schools, located in and around the nation’s capital, composes three of the teams ranked this week, in current league leader Paul VI (VA), as well as previously undefeated Gonzaga (DC), which fell to St. John’s, and DeMatha Catholic (MD), who took a loss to Paul VI (VA).

With a sneaky-good resume, Paul VI may be here to stay in the Terrific 30. Their losses were to top ranked Oak Hill Academy (VA), and perennially tough Bronx, NY, power St. Raymond. Still, they face many rivalry games and potential pitfalls during the home stretch of the season, with no nights off in league play. Also, despite losses, Gonzaga and DeMatha Catholic remain in the thick of things with their loaded rosters.

In other notable action, Simeon (IL) faced an excellent Chicago Public League opponent in Bogan (IL), and prevailed in the contest. The same cannot be said for Montrose Christian (MD), which fell out of the top-5 following a loss to Coolidge (DC).

A reshuffling of the rankings resulted in Dunbar (OH) and Scotlandville (LA) entering the poll for the first time this season. With that said, there’s a number of other talented schools in the country knocking on the door. Also, several undefeated schools in lesser-known basketball states like Omaha Central (NE), Tulsa Union (OK), and Highlands Ranch (CO) may challenge to enter the poll in the coming weeks. It remains to be seen if any of those schools are for real, just yet.

Rank
School
Record
Key Wins
Loss(es)
Last Week
1Oak Hill Academy (VA)32-0Prestonwood Christian (TX), QEA (NC), Stoneridge Prep (CA), La Lumiere (IN), Grace Prep (TX), Paul VI (VA), Miller Grove (GA), Jesuit (OR), Craigmont (TN), Melrose (TN)1
2Findlay Prep (NV)21-1Stoneridge Prep (CA), Flower Mound Marcus (TX), Simeon (IL), Bishop Gorman (NV)La Lumiere School (IN)2
3St. Anthony (NJ)13-0St. Benedict's Prep (NJ), Miller Grove (GA)3
4Grace Prep (TX)18-2Fort Bend Travis (TX), Wheeler (GA), South Oak Cliff (TX), Prestonwood Christian (TX), Mater Dei (CA)Oak Hill Academy (VA), Prestonwood Christian (TX)6
5Huntington Prep (WV)18-1Sunrise Christian (KS), Trent Internationale (TX), Northland (OH), Bishop Kearney (NY), St. Edward (OH)Tilton School (NH)7
6Chester (PA)17-0Constitution (PA), Math, Civics, Sciences (PA), Christ the King (NY)9
7Simeon (IL)20-1Hillcrest (IL), Farragut (IN), Whitney Young (IL), Manual (IL), Miller Grove (GA), Southwind (TN)Findlay Prep (NV)10
8St. Benedict's (NJ)20-1Plainfield (NJ), St. Frances (MD), Patterson (MD), Peddie School (NJ)St. Anthony (NJ)11
9Marcus (TX)27-2Yates (TX), Upper Room (NC), Coppell (TX), Plano West (TX), DeSoto (TX)Findlay Prep (NV), Richland (TX)12
10Montrose Christian (MD)14-2Westbury Christian (TX), Orlando Christian Prep (FL)Marcus (TX), Coolidge (DC)4
11Gonzaga (DC)19-1Neumann-Goretti (PA), Whitney Young (IL), Riverside Academy (LA), Patterson (MD), DeMatha Catholic (MD)St. John's (DC)5
12Paul VI (VA)18-2DeMatha Catholic (MD), West Charlotte (NC), United Faith (NC)St. Raymond (NY), Oak Hill Academy (VA)-
13Milton (GA)18-4Bishop Gorman (NV), Lone Peak (UT), Buford (GA), Wheeler (GA)Tift County, three forfeits15
14Bishop Gorman (NV)16-4Miller Grove (GA), Whitney Young (IL), DeMatha Catholic (MD), Bishop Gorman (NV)Prestonwood Christian (TX), Mater Dei (CA), Milton (GA)13
15Wichita Heights (KS)12-0North (KS), Kapaun Mt. Carmel (KS), Northwest (KS), East (KS)8
16Southwind (TN)21-2Sylvan Hills (AR), Riverside Academy (LA), Dyer County (TN), Ridgeway (TN)Arlington Country Day (FL), Simeon (IL)16
17Ridgeway (TN)21-1Ballard (KY), Soldan (MO), White Station (TN), Montverde Academy (FL)Southwind (TN)17
18Montverde Academy (FL)19-3Dr. Phillips (FL), Orlando Christian Prep (FL), Riverside Academy (LA), Blanche Ely (FL)Grace Prep (TX), Hagerty (FL), Ridgeway (TN)18
19DeMatha Catholic (MD)19-3Jamesville-Dewitt (NY), Windward (CA), Lincoln (CA), Neumann-Goretti (PA)Bishop Gorman (NV), Gonzaga Prep (DC), Paul VI (VA)14
20La Lumiere School (IN)19-2Findlay Prep (NV), Vermont Academy (VT), Lee Academy (ME)Elgin (IL), Oak Hill Academy (IL)20
21Olympic (NC)20-0West Charlotte (NC), Lancaster (SC), Wheeler (GA)21
22Gill St. Bernard's (NJ)14-2Mater Dei (CA), Lake Wales (FL)Ely (FL), Riverside (LA)22
23Mater Dei (CA)19-2Christ the King (NY), Capistrano Valley (CA), Bishop Gorman (NV), St. Raymond (NY), Lincoln (NY), St. John Bosco (CA)Grace Prep (TX), Gill St. Bernard (NJ)23
24Proviso East (IL)17-0New Trier (IL), Benet Academy (IL), Downers Grove South (IL)25
25Prestonwood Christian (TX)19-4Grace Prep (TX), Bishop Gorman (NV), Constitution (PA), Riverside Academy (LA), Scott County (KY). Westbury Christian (TX)Grace Prep (TX), Whitney Young (IL), St. Augustine, Oak Hill Academy (VA)26
26Columbia (GA)19-1Southwest DeKalb (GA), United Faith (NC)West Charlotte (NC)27
27Pershing (MI)13-0Lansing Sexton (MI), Southeastern (MI), King (MI)29
28Long Beach Poly (CA)18-1Rainier Beach (WA), Fairfax (CA)Loyola (CA)30
29Dunbar (OH)15-0Trotwood-Madison (OH), Consortium (MI)-
30Scotlandville (LA)26-2Westbury Christian (TX), St. Augustine (LA), Hall (AR)Riverside Academy (LA), Southwind (TN)-

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About Kellon Hassenstab

Kellon Hassenstab is the publisher of the College Basketball Newcomers Guide book and Hoopniks.com. He founded Hoopniks.com in 2009, and has contributed to SlamOnline, Dime Magazine's HighSchoolHoop.com, and NBCSports.com, along with other publications in the past. Hassenstab has covered grassroots, high school and basketball recruiting for over a decade. Follow on Twitter, @Hoopniks.

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