DMV POWER RANKINGS WEEK 12

 

The IH

Prep Girls Hoops Maryland high school team rankings are brought to you courtesy of the IH (Intelligent Hoodlum) is the alter ego of James Nichols.  James has been involved with girls grassroots basketball for over 20 years as the director of Team Unique and The Real Basketball Report.  James has also been a contributor with Next Sport Phenom and it’s message board as the IH ranking DMV HS Basketball for the past 10 years. James has a “unique” style that should provide information and entertainment.  Rankings will be updated each Tuesday during the high school season.

 

The IH is back on the streets with a fresh top 40 for week 12.  Notable changes?  Roland Park takes a big hit after losing the IAAM Championship to St. Frances but, SFA only gains one spot for the effort.  New Hope continues to be rewarded for skipping games against ranked opponents.  C.H. Flowers leap frogs seven teams for their first appearance in the rankings and who the heck is Landsdown?

 

RANKSCHOOLCITY/STATEPREVIOUS RANK
1ST. JOHN'S COLLEGEWASHINGTON, DC1
2RIVERDALE BAPTISTUPPER MARLBORO, MD3
3BISHOP MCNAMARAFORESTVILLE, MD4
4NEW HOPE ACADEMYLANDOVER HILLS, MD5
5PRINCESS ANNEVIRGINIA BEACH, VA6
6WOODBRIDGEWOODBRIDGE, MD5
7THOMAS EDISONALEXANDRIA, VA8
8PAUL VIFAIRFAX, VA9
9NATIONAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMYOXON HILL, MD10
10ST. FRANCES ACADEMYBALTIMORE, MD11
11ROLAND PARK COUNTRY DAYBALTIMORE, MD2
12BISHOP IRETONALEXANDRIA, VA12
13SIDWELL FRIENDSWASHINGTON, DC13
14ST. ANNE'S BELFIELDCHARLOTTESVILLE, VA14
15ST. JAMES SCHOOLHAGERSTOWN, MD15
16LAKE TAYLORNORFOLK, VA16
17ROCK CREEK CRISTIAN ACADEMYUPPER MARLBORO, MD18
18TRINITY EPISCOPALRICHMOND, VA17
19GEORGETOWN VISITATIONWASHINGTON, DC22
20MCDONOGH SCHOOLOWINGS MILLS, MD25
21BALTIMORE POLYTECHNICBALTIMORE, MD24
22BISHOP O'CONNELLARLINGTON, VA19
23CAPITAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMYLANHAM, MD20
24FREDERICKFREDERICK, MD21
25MOUNT CARMEL CATHOLICESSEX, MD23
26HIGHLAND SCHOOLWARRENTON, VA26
27ELIZABETH SETONBLADENSBURG, MD28
28GOOD COUNSELOLNEY, MD28
29MARETWASHINGTON, DC31
30GWYNN PARKBRANDYWINE, MD29
31OXON HILLOXON HILL, MD30
32FREEDOM-SOUTH RIDINGCHANTILLY, VA32
33CHARLES H. FLOWERSSPRINGDALE, MDNR
34PIKESVILLEPIKESVILLE, MD33
35OLD MILLMILLERSVILLE, MD34
36SOUTH RIVEREDGEWATER, MD35
37JAMES MADISONVIENNA, VA36
38OAKLAND MILLSCOLUMBIA, MD37
39NORVIEWNORFOLK, VA38
40LANDSDOWNVIRGINIA BEACH, VANR

 

On Deck: The on-deck mob and it’s true significance to the IH—these are theoretically the teams who should be ready to move into the DMV top-40 teams at a moment’s notice (many are called, but fewer are chosen), but maybe more significantly, these ten on-deck teams constitute and contribute to what is in effect a de-facto DMV top-50. Here we go, sports fans:

 

Alphabetical Order: Winston Churchill (Potomac, MD), Coppin Academy (Baltimore, MD), Cosby (Midlothian, VA), Howard (Ellicott City, MD), Mt. de Sales (Catonsville, MD), North Point (Waldorf, MD), Eleanor Roosevelt (Greenbelt, MD), Western (Baltimore, MD), West Springfield (Springfield, VA), Walt Whitman (Bethesda, MD). 

 

Weekly rant from the I.H.:

 

Questions of the season at this point, can SJC beat Riverdale or vice-versa?  Does BMac have a chance to beat anyone else of relevance?  Word on the street is that New Hope be faking on seeing the real bump-and-grind.  Princess Anne, Woodbridge, and Edison holding it down for the Virginia public schools.  PVI and NCA seemed to be locked into each other.  Roland Park beat St. Frances twice, but SFA won the IAAM Championship game, so SFA has to be ranked above Roland Park. Once again, Sidwell the most underrated team in the DMV.  Poly can beat a whole lot of Baltimore-area private and Catholic schools, as can Frederick.  Freedom-South Riding is still undefeated… How did Flowers climb into the DMV top-40 after such a regular performance in the Title IX Tournament?  Will Landsdown be a problem in the Virginia State Tournament?