DMV POWER RANKINGS WEEK 8

 

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.

So week 8 is in the books and Bishop McNamara holds the top spot for the second straight week.  The St. James School moves up to number two (their highest ranking in history).  Seton number three after a big win and a big loss.  Pallotti repping the north as the best team in the Baltimore area.  St. Frances and Roland Park surely aren’t happy about that and Princess Anne is still the best team in Virginia after the fall of Paul VI.  So what’s new?  The Power Rankings have ballooned to an unprecedented 55 teams, Roland Park drops out of the top 10 and Bishop O’Connell moves up a bit.  A lot of flip flopping of teams, but new to the rankings are Clarksburg at #43, St. Andrew’s Episcopal at 46 and Benjamin Banneker at #50.  The next couple of weeks will be very interesting.

Rant from the IH:

The IH’s updated Monday morning DMV top-55 rankings are posted.  Key games this week affecting those in the 55:Banneker at Dunbar, Clarksburg at Richard Montgomery, TPLS Christian at Capital Christian Academy, Good Counsel at Bishop Ireton, National Christian Academy at Riverdale Baptist, Bishop O’Connell at Paul VI, Oxon Hill at Gwynn Park, Sidwell Friends at The Bullis School, Stone Ridge at The Maret School, and Charles H. Flowers at Woodrow Wilson. Can Banneker justify their entry into the DMV top-55?  Is Clarksburg’s surge upwards real?  Can TPLS compete girl-for-girl with CCA?  Can Ireton keep up with the top of the WCAC pack?  What’s up with NCA, what’s up with Riverdale?  Is Oxon Hill done, is Gwynn Park still a factor in PG?  Sidwell real deal, Bullis buster?  Stone Ridge who, Maret whatever?  Flowers the class of PG right now, Wilson rapidly fading in the DCIAA?  We will see this week…

 

RANKSCHOOLCITY/STATEPREVIOUS RANK
1BISHOP MCNAMARAFORESTVILLE, MD1
2ST. JAMES SCHOOLHAGERSTOWN, MD3
3ELIZABETH SETONBLADENSBURG, MD2
4ST, VINCIENT PALLOTTILAUREL, MD4
5PRINCESS ANNEVIRGINIA BEACH, VA5
6SIDWELL FRIENDSWASHINGTON, DC6
7PAUL VIFAIRFAX, VA7
8RIVERDALE BAPTISTUPPER MARLBORO, MD8
9ST. FRANCES ACADEMYBALTIMORE, MD9
10NEW HOPE ACADEMYLANDOVER HILLS, MD11
11ROLAND PARK COUNTRY DAYBALTIMORE, MD10
12BALTIMORE POLYTECHNICBALTIMORE, MD14
13NATIONAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMYOXON HILL, MD12
14BISHOP O'CONNELLARLINGTON, VA18
15ST. JOHN'S COLLEGEWASHINGTON, DC13
16BISHOP IRETONALEXANDRIA, VA15
17CAPITAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMYLANHAM, MD17
18LAKE TAYLORNORFOLK, VA18
19JAMES MADISONVIENNA, VA19
20THOMAS EDISONALEXANDRIA, VA20
21CHARLES H. FLOWERSSPRINGDALE, MD21
22OSBOURNE PARKMANNASSAS, VA22
23GEORGETOWN VISITATIONWASHINGTON, DC27
24WESTERNBALTIMORE, MD28
25GOOD COUNSELOLNEY, MD23
26MARETWASHINGTON, DC24
27MCDONOGH SCHOOLOWINGS MILLS, MD25
28THE BULLIS SCHOOLPOTOMAC, MD26
29NORVIEWNORFOLK, VA30
30TPLS CHRISTIAN ACADEMYMIDLOTHIAN, VA31
31COPPIN ACADEMYBALTIMORE, MD32
32PIKESVILLEPIKESVILLE, MD29
33MENCHVILLENEWPORT NEWS, VA33
34KEMPSVILLEVIRGINIA BEACH, VA34
35COLGANMANNASSAS, VA36
36STONE RIDGEBETHESDA, MD37
37ST. MARY'S RYKENST. MARY'S, MD35
38HAMPTONHAMPTON, VA39
39FREDERICKFREDERICK, MD38
40TRINITY EPISCOPALRICHMOND, VA40
41CMITLAUREL, MD41
42PAUL LAWRENCE DUNBARWASHINGTON, DC32
43CLARKSBURGCLARKSBURG, MDNR
44WOODROW WILSONWASHINGTON, DC43
45SOUTH LAKESRESTON, VA44
46ST. ANDREW'S EPISCOPALPOTOMAC, MDNR
47OAKLAND MILLSCOLUMBIA, MD45
48RIVER HILLCOLUMBIA, MD46
49GWYNN PARKBRANDYWINE, MD47
50BENJAMIN BANNEKERWASHINGTON, DCNR
51WINSTON CHURCHILLPOTOMAC, MD50
52OXON HILLOXON HILL, MD48
53ARCHBISHOP CARROLLWASHINGTON, DC49
54BETHESDA CHEVY-CHASEBETHESDA, MDNR
55HOWARDELLICOT CITY, MDNR