MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Findlay College Prep (Henderson, Nev.), Montverde (Fla.) and Lone Peak (Highland, Utah) hold strong as the top three teams in the USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 national editorial rankings for boys basketball for the week of Feb. 4, 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 (25-0) hung onto its No. 1 position, narrowly beating Desert Pines (Las Vegas) 64-62 during the Penny Hardaway Hoop Fest in Henderson, Nev. on Feb 2. Montverde Academy had an idle week and remains in the No. 2 spot, while Lone Peak rounds out the top three and improves to 18-1, defeating Riverton (Utah) 46-27.
Simeon (Chicago), last week's No. 6 team, occupies the No. 4 position in this week's Super 25, thanks in part to its 80-33 defeat over Coronado (Henderson, Nev.) during the Penny Hardaway Hoop Fest. Then-No. 4 St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.) ended its 83-game winning streak with a loss to No. 5 St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.) and falls to the No. 7 slot in this week's rankings.
La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.), last week's No. 7 team, improves to the No. 6 position in this week's rankings, while No. 8 Huntington (W. Va.), No. 9 Prime Prep Academy (Dallas) and No. 10 Whitney Young (Chicago) all retain their spots in the current Super 25.
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 4, 2013
1. Findlay College Prep, Henderson, Nev. (25-0)*
2. Montverde (Fla.) Academy (22-2)*
3. Lone Peak, Highland, Utah (18-1)
4. Simeon, Chicago (19-2)
5. St. Benedict's Prep, Newark (19-1)
6. La Lumiere, La Porte, Ind. (22-2)*
7. St. Anthony, Jersey City (18-1)
8. Huntington (W.Va.) Prep (24-2)*
9. Prime Prep Academy, Dallas (21-0)*
10. Whitney Young, Chicago (18-2)
11. Bishop Montgomery, Torrance, Calif. (25-0)
12. Lake Oswego, Ore. (19-0)
13. Midwest City, Okla. (19-0)
14. Oak Hill Academy, Mouth of Wilson, Va. (22-4)*
15. Mater Dei, Santa Ana, Calif. (24-1)
16. Long Beach Poly (22-2)
17. West, Iowa City (17-0)
18. DeSoto, Texas (27-2)
19. Ely, Pompano Beach, Fla. (20-1)
20. Olympic, Charlotte (18-0)
21. Arlington Country Day, Jacksonville (23-2)*
22. Pershing, Detroit (15-0)
23. Irmo, Columbia, S.C. (22-0)
24. Northland, Columbus, Ohio (19-0)
25. Germantown, Wis. (17-0)
*Does not compete for a state championship
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