StringKing / Recruiting Rundown Top 25 High School Power Rankings: Week 2

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We’re two weeks into the high school season and things are already heating up, as notable Mid-Atlantic results have caused a ripple effect. Top-ranked Hill Academy (Ont.) went a perfect 5-0 during their spring break trip including four wins over programs ranked in last week’s StringKing / RR Top 25 rankings. Culver (Ind.) moves up from No. 4 after unseating former No. 3 Haverford (Pa.) 9-8 in an awesome overtime showdown up in suburban Philly. Perhaps most notably, Malvern Prep (Pa.) receives a well deserved promotion from No. 18 after passing the eye test in a crazy comeback vs. Loyola Blakefield (Md.), winning 11-9. The Friars will be tested once again this week as they host Calvert Hall on Tuesday evening.

Read up on the rest of the changes this week & take a look at the first Sideline Swap / RR Top 25 private school rankings, which will be released each Wednesday throughout the spring. 

1. Hill Academy (Ont.), 5-0
Last Week: Beat Boys’ Latin (Md.) 14-8, St. Paul’s (Md.) 12-9, Calvert Hall (Md.) 11-7, Bullis (Md.) 13-9
Next Game: 4/4 vs. IMG Academy (Fla.)

2. McDonogh (Md.), 4-0
Last Week: Beat Lake Highland Prep (Fla.) 15-8, St. Andrew’s (Fla.) 13-8
This Week: 3/22 vs. Culver (Ind.), 3/24 at Bullis (Md.)

3. Culver (Ind.), 4-0
Last Week: Beat Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 10-1, Haverford (Pa.) 9-8 OT
This Week: 3/22 at McDonogh (Md.)

4. Gonzaga (D.C.), 4-1
Last Week: Beat Dallas Jesuit (Tex.) 18-7, St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) 9-3
This Week: 3/22 at Bishop Ireton (Va.), 3/24 vs. Culver (Ind.)

5. Malvern Prep (Pa.), 3-0
Last Week: Beat Loyola Blakefield (Md.) 11-9
This Week: 3/22 vs. Calvert Hall (Md.)

6. Victor (N.Y.)
First Game: 3/22 vs. Corning (N.Y.)

7. Darien (Conn.)
First Game: 4/2 at Yorktown (N.Y.)

8. Brunswick (Conn.)
First Game: 3/22 vs. West Linn (Ore.)

9. IMG Academy National (Fla.)
First Game: 3/23 vs. West Linn (Ore.)

10. Syosset (N.Y.), 0-0
First Game: 3/22 at Garden City (N.Y.)

11. Loyola Blakefield (Md.), 1-1
Last Week: Beat Haverford (Pa.) 16-14, lost to Malvern Prep (Pa.) 11-9
This Week: 3/22 at Landon (Md.)

12. Hun School (N.J.)
First Game: 3/22 vs. Georgetown Prep (Md.)

13. Smithtown East (N.Y.)
First Game: 3/26 at Massapequa (N.Y.)

14. Calvert Hall (Md.), 4-1
Last Week: Lost to Hill Academy (Ont.) 11-7
This Week: 3/22 at Malvern Prep (Pa.)

15. Landon (Md.), 5-0
Last Week: Beat Gilman (Md.) 12-8, Calverton (Md.) 14-10
This Week: 3/22 vs. Loyola Blakefield (Md.), 3/24 vs. McCallie (Tenn.), 3/25 vs. Coronado (Calif.)

16. Haverford (Pa.), 1-2
Last Week: Lost to Loyola Blakefield (Md.) 16-14, Culver (Ind.) 9-8 OT
This Week: 3/22 vs. Cathedral Catholic (Calif.), 3/23 vs. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.)

17. New Canaan (Conn.)
First Game: 4/2 at Loyola Blakefield (Md.)

18. Chaminade (N.Y.)
First Game: 3/26 vs. West Islip (N.Y.)

19. Georgetown Prep (Md.), 4-0
Last Week: Beat St. John’s (D.C.) 10-3, The Heights (Md.) 9-6
This Week: 3/22 at Hun (N.J.), 3/24 at St. Joseph’s Prep (Pa.)

20. Boys’ Latin (Md.), 2-1
Last Week: Lost to Hill Academy (Ont.) 14-8, beat Lake Highland Prep (Fla.) 19-6
This Week: 3/22 at St. Andrew’s (Fla.)

21. Massapequa (N.Y.)
First Game: 3/22 at Carey (N.Y.)

22. Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.)
First Game: 3/30 at Watchung Hills (N.J.)

23. Westminster (Conn.)
First Game: 4/6 at Rivers (Mass.)

24. Manhasset (N.Y.)
Last Week: Beat Smithtown West (N.Y.), 12-11
Next Game: 4/2 vs. Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.)

25. St. Paul’s (Md.), 1-2
Last Week: Lost to Hill Academy (Ont.) 12-9, beat Episcopal (Va.) 8-4
This Week: 3/22 at Fallston (Md.)

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