New Jersey Powers St. Benedict's (Newark), St. Anthony (Jersey City) Move Into Top 5 Of USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 Boys Basketball Rankings
-Findlay College Prep (Henderson, Nev.) maintains No. 1 ranking; Montverde (Fla.) Academy, Lone Peak (Highland, Utah) stay Nos. 2 and 3 -
MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of New Jersey's most longstanding boys basketball powerhouses—St. Benedict's Prep of Newark and St. Anthony of Jersey City—continued to advance up the rankings and have now moved into the top five of the USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 national editorial rankings for the week of Feb. 18, 2013.
The USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 is now in its 30th year as the most prestigious high school ranking platform in the nation. Gatorade is the Official Fuel of the Super 25 rankings platform, which includes computer rankings of every major high school football, baseball, boys and girls basketball, and boys and girls lacrosse team in the nation.
Findlay College Prep (Henderson, Nev.), now 29-0, once again remains the No. 1 team in the Super 25, followed by Montverde (Fla.) Academy (22-2) at No. 2 and 21-1 Lone Peak (Highland, Utah) at No. 3.
Coming up close behind that trio are the two New Jersey powers. St. Benedict's (25-1) moved up one spot to No. 4 this week after dominating wins over Eastern (Voorhees, N.J.) and the Hun School (Princeton, N.J.) in which point guard and Syracuse commit Tyler Ennis averaged 37 points per game.
Last year's Super 25 national champion St. Anthony (21-1), which lost its only game so far this season to St. Benedict's earlier this month, moved up two spots to No. 5 this week following an 84-44 win over Arts (Newark).
Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) is the only new member of this week's Super 25, at No. 25. Bishop Gorman (27-3) topped Centennial (Las Vegas), 80-78 in the Division I Sunset Region title game behind 24 points and 17 rebounds from sophomore center Stephen Zimmerman.
Following is the complete listing of this week's USA TODAY High School Sports boys basketball Super 25 rankings, as determined by the editorial staff of USA TODAY High School Sports:
USA TODAY High School Sports
High School Boys Basketball Super 25
For Week of February 18, 2013
- Findlay College Prep, Henderson, Nev. (29-0)*
- Montverde (Fla.) Academy (22-2)*
- Lone Peak, Highland, Utah (21-1)
- St. Benedict's Prep, Newark, N.J. (25-1)*
- St. Anthony, Jersey City, N.J. (21-1)
- Huntington (W.Va.) Prep (25-2)*
- Prime Prep Academy, Dallas (27-0)*
- Bishop Montgomery, Torrance, Calif. (28-0)
- Simeon, Chicago (22-3)
- Lake Oswego, Ore. (23-0)
- Whitney Young, Chicago (23-3)
- La Lumiere, La Porte, Ind. (23-3)*
- Mater Dei, Santa Ana, Calif. (27-1)
- Long Beach Poly (25-2)
- West, Iowa City (21-0)
- DeSoto, Texas (31-2)
- Midwest City, Okla. (22-1)
- Ely, Pompano Beach, Fla. (22-1)
- Olympic, Charlotte (22-0)
- Pershing, Detroit (19-0)
- Irmo, Columbia, S.C. (25-0)
- Northland, Columbus, Ohio (22-0)
- Germantown, Wis. (22-0)
- Chester, Pa. (20-3)
- Bishop Gorman, Las Vegas (27-3)
*Does not compete for a state championship
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