DMV POWER RANKINGS WEEK 13

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.

The 2019-20 season was cut abruptly short due to the worldwide pandemic.  There were some intriguing matches that were missed especially with the Maryland State Championships down to the final 4 in each division.  With that said the IH has made his final poll with the top 60 teams in the DMV. 

Bishop McNamara sits at the top spot.  The WCAC champions took out their arch nemesis in dramatic fashion finishing as the top team in the country in some rankings.  The crown has dodged the Mustangs for several seasons but this has been their year.  Riverdale Baptist falling to number two is no slouch, the Crusaders had to earn their respect on the road as most of the top teams avoided them.  They were able to roll on the national stage to the point that teams were forced to play them.    Paul VI (3), National Christian Academy (6) and St. John’s College (7) all overachieved in what was supposed to be a down year for the trio.  Got to give props to the 4A defending champions CH Flowers (8) who ended up as the top public school team in the region up from #15.  It would have been nice to see them duke it out with Howard (46) and Churchill (29).  St. Frances Academy (5) selected as the top team in Baltimore with Baltimore Poly (17) as the top Bmore public school.  DC Public school has his top dog as PL Dunbar (36) up seven spots.  Virginia top public school Princess Anne (9) got to raise their state championship trophy capping off a tremendous season.  Clarksburg (44) made a huge jump from 60 to end the season and finally, props to three unranked schools that dropped in the top 60, Frederick (42), Largo (55), Westlake (50) and Meade (60), the later two entering the fold for the first time this season.

RANKSCHOOLCITY/STATEPREVIOUS RANK
1BISHOP MCNAMARAFORESTVILLE, MD2
2RIVERDALE BAPTISTUPPER MARLBORO, MD1
3PAUL VIFAIRFAX, VA3
4NEW HOPE ACADEMYLANDOVER HILLS, MD5
5ST. FRANCES ACADEMYBALTIMORE, MD4
6NATIONAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMYOXON HILL, MD6
7ST. JOHN'S COLLEGEWASHINGTON, DC7
8CHARLES H. FLOWERSSPRINGDALE, MD15
9PRINCESS ANNEVIRGINIA BEACH, VA8
10ST, VINCIENT PALLOTTILAUREL, MD9
11ELIZABETH SETONBLADENSBURG, MD10
12ST. JAMES SCHOOLHAGERSTOWN, MD13
13GEORGETOWN VISITATIONWASHINGTON, DC11
14STONE RIDGEBETHESDA, MD12
15BISHOP O'CONNELLARLINGTON, VA14
16SIDWELL FRIENDSWASHINGTON, DC16
17BALTIMORE POLYTECHNICBALTIMORE, MD19
18BISHOP IRETONALEXANDRIA, VA18
19ROLAND PARK COUNTRY DAYBALTIMORE, MD17
20MCDONOGH SCHOOLOWINGS MILLS, MD23
21MARETWASHINGTON, DC29
22TPLS CHRISTIAN ACADEMYMIDLOTHIAN, VA24
23JAMES MADISONVIENNA, VA25
24OSBOURNE PARKMANNASSAS, VA26
25ST. MARY'S RYKENST. MARY'S, MD30
26GOOD COUNSELOLNEY, MD28
27CAPITAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMYLANHAM, MD22
28WESTERNBALTIMORE, MD31
29WINSTON CHURCHILLPOTOMAC, MD32
30LAKE TAYLORNORFOLK, VA21
31NORVIEWNORFOLK, VA20
32CHARLES COLGANMANNASSAS, VA27
33THOMAS EDISONALEXANDRIA, VA34
34PIKESVILLEPIKESVILLE, MD33
35EPISCOPALALEXANDRIA, VA36
36PAUL LAWRENCE DUNBARWASHINGTON, DC43
37TRINITY EPISCOPALRICHMOND, VA37
38COPPIN ACADEMYBALTIMORE, MD39
39ST. ANDREW'S EPISCOPALPOTOMAC, MD38
40WOODBRIDGEWOODBRIDGE, VA42
41SOUTH LAKESRESTON, VA40
42FREDERICKFREDERICK, MD61
43THE BULLIS SCHOOLPOTOMAC, MD35
44CLARKSBURGCLARKSBURG, MD60
45PAINT BRANCHBURTONSVILLE, MD55
46HOWARDELLICOT CITY, MD50
47MENCHVILLENEWPORT NEWS, VA41
48HAMPTONHAMPTON, VA44
49CMIT-NORTHLAUREL, MD46
50WESTLAKEWALDORF, MDNR
51NORTH POINTWALDORF, MD48
52BETHESDA CHEVY-CHASEBETHESDA, MD49
53POOLESVILLEPOOLESVILLE, MD47
54SHERWOODSANDY SPRINGS, MD56
55LARGOMITCHELLEVILLE, MDNR
56FREDERICK DOUGLASUPPER MARLBORO, MD51
57BENJAMIN BANNEKERWASHINGTON, DC57
58GWYNN PARKBRANDYWINE, MD53
59OXON HILLOXON HILL, MD54
60MEADEFT, MEADE, MDNR