DMV POWER RANKINGS WEEK 14

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 week during the high school season.

New week, new release but so much has happened in the last 24 hours I know the IH wishes he has a magic eraser.  New WCAC Champion, new ISL Champion and public playoffs in full swing.  As for the current rankings, Riverdale Baptist who beat #4 & #5 stays at the top for now, number 2 is still Bishop McNamara who beat #3 & #7.  The usual suspects round out the top ten until Georgetown Visitation jumps 12 spots to #11.  Norview and Colgan also made double digit leaps into the to 30 showing how much weight is being put on these end of season games.  Welcome Largo into the rankings for the first time in 2020 and Gwynn Park having everyone healthy seems to have benefited them.  Watch out for our post-post season tournaments as the random state private tourneys get underway, these can get a little tricky as some of the star players sit out during this time.

Rant from the IH:

The IH’s fresh DMV top-61 rankings after the beginnings of playoff action.  Lots of surprises!  So why are the rankings so top-heavy with private and Catholic schools: because the privates and Catholics spend the most money on their athletic programs and facilities, and thus are able to buy the best players.  As well, the privates and Catholics have the most competitive schedules, especially at playoff time.  Usually, when a public is ranked above, or near the level of a private or Catholic, it’s because the public has equal or better coaching, and because of zoning or slipping ballers in under around the rules, or because it just happened to be that public’s year.  Having said this, please note the IH’s rankings of the publics versus his rankings of the privates and Catholics. For example:Princess Anne, Flowers, Poly, Norview, and Lake Taylor.  Check the rhyme!  As per one of the IH’s favorite coaches in the DMV (who at this time will remain nameless), at the end of next school season the most Intelligent one will be sponsoring a state of Maryland private school tournament, to counter-balance that Bishop Walsh joint.  There is entirely too much chatter in the Maryland private school ranks about who is like that, FOR REAL!  It needs to be settled at half-court.  Riverdale, NCA, Saint James, New Hope, Pallotti, Coppin, CMIT-North, Capital Christian, to name eight mobs!

RANKSCHOOLCITY/STATEPREVIOUS RANK
1RIVERDALE BAPTISTUPPER MARLBORO, MD1
2BISHOP MCNAMARAFORESTVILLE, MD2
3PAUL VIFAIRFAX, VA4
4ST. FRANCES ACADEMYBALTIMORE, MD3
5NEW HOPE ACADEMYLANDOVER HILLS, MD6
6NATIONAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMYOXON HILL, MD5
7ST. JOHN'S COLLEGEWASHINGTON, DC7
8PRINCESS ANNEVIRGINIA BEACH, VA8
9ST, VINCIENT PALLOTTILAUREL, MD10
10ELIZABETH SETONBLADENSBURG, MD9
11GEORGETOWN VISITATIONWASHINGTON, DC23
12STONE RIDGEBETHESDA, MD17
13ST. JAMES SCHOOLHAGERSTOWN, MD12
14BISHOP O'CONNELLARLINGTON, VA11
15CHARLES H. FLOWERSSPRINGDALE, MD16
16SIDWELL FRIENDSWASHINGTON, DC13
17ROLAND PARK COUNTRY DAYBALTIMORE, MD14
18BISHOP IRETONALEXANDRIA, VA18
19BALTIMORE POLYTECHNICBALTIMORE, MD15
20NORVIEWNORFOLK, VA30
21LAKE TAYLORNORFOLK, VA19
22CAPITAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMYLANHAM, MD20
23MCDONOGH SCHOOLOWINGS MILLS, MD25
24TPLS CHRISTIAN ACADEMYMIDLOTHIAN, VA27
25JAMES MADISONVIENNA, VA21
26OSBOURNE PARKMANNASSAS, VA22
27CHARLES COLGANMANNASSAS, VA40
28GOOD COUNSELOLNEY, MD31
29MARETWASHINGTON, DC28
30ST. MARY'S RYKENST. MARY'S, MD46
31WESTERNBALTIMORE, MD24
32WINSTON CHURCHILLPOTOMAC, MD32
33PIKESVILLEPIKESVILLE, MD29
34THOMAS EDISONALEXANDRIA, VA26
35THE BULLIS SCHOOLPOTOMAC, MD37
36EPISCOPALALEXANDRIA, VA35
37TRINITY EPISCOPALRICHMOND, VA36
38ST. ANDREW'S EPISCOPALPOTOMAC, MD33
39COPPIN ACADEMYBALTIMORE, MD34
40SOUTH LAKESRESTON, VA41
41MENCHVILLENEWPORT NEWS, VA38
42WOODBRIDGEWOODBRIDGE, VA39
43PAUL LAWRENCE DUNBARWASHINGTON, DC56
44HAMPTONHAMPTON, VA42
45KEMPSVILLEVIRGINIA BEACH, VA43
46CMIT-NORTHLAUREL, MD44
47POOLESVILLEPOOLESVILLE, MD45
48NORTH POINTWALDORF, MD47
49BETHESDA CHEVY-CHASEBETHESDA, MD48
50HOWARDELLICOT CITY, MD49
51FREDERICK DOUGLASUPPER MARLBORO, MD50
52LARGOMITCHELLEVILLE, MDNR
53GWYNN PARKBRANDYWINE, MD53
54OXON HILLOXON HILL, MD54
55PAINT BRANCHBURTONSVILLE, MD52
56SHERWOODSANDY SPRINGS, MD55
57BENJAMIN BANNEKERWASHINGTON, DC57
58WOODROW WILSONWASHINGTON, DC58
59LONG REACHCOLUMBIA, MD59
60CLARKSBURGCLARKSBURG, MD60
61FREDERICKFREDERICK, MD51