StringKing / Recruiting Rundown Top 25 High School Power Rankings: Week 3

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Last week was supposed to provide clarity to the rankings – and it did, in many ways. Occupying spots within the top five, Culver and Gonzaga essentially battled for the No. 3 spot, with the latter winning due to a furious fourth quarter comeback to capture a 9-6 victory. However, a few hours after that game finished up in the nation’s capital, word spread that Bullis (Md.) toppled No. 2 McDonogh (Md.) not too far away in Potomac.

This made things complicated and interesting. Despite the loss, McDonogh stays in the No. 2 spot, holding four quality wins including one over Gonzaga (D.C.), who beat Bullis 11-4 to open the year back on March 7th. After Thursday’s result, it’s hard to argue against the fact that Bullis was the better team on McDonogh. With that said, rankings are meant to reflect a team’s résumé – McDonogh’s looks elite with four quality wins including a pair over teams ranked in last week’s top five.

Staying in the Mid-Atlantic, other notable changes include Calvert Hall moving up No. 6 after a thrilling 7-6 overtime win over then-No. 5 Malvern Prep (Pa.), now ranked No. 11 in North America. Elsewhere, Smithtown East (N.Y.) receives a massive eight-spot promotion to the No. 5 position after a huge season-opening win over perennial power Massapequa, 17-16. Loaded on offense, the Bulls are now the top team in New York, passing defending state champion Victor HS up in the Rochester area.

Read up on the rest of the changes below:

1. Hill Academy (Ont.), 5-0
Last Week: Idle
This Week: 4/4 vs. IMG Academy (Fla.) at Canisius College (N.Y.)

2. McDonogh (Md.), 5-1
Last Week: Beat Culver (Ind.) 9-8 OT, lost to Bullis (Md.) 8-7
This Week: 3/29 vs. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 4/1 at Episcopal Academy (Pa.)

3. Gonzaga (D.C.), 6-1
Last Week: Beat Bishop Ireton (Va.) 18-3, Culver (Ind.) 9-6
This Week: 3/29 vs. Boys’ Latin (Md.), 4/1 vs. Georgetown Prep (Md.)

4. Bullis (Md.), 6-2
Last Week: Beat Bishop Sullivan (Va.) 14-4, McDonogh (Md.) 8-7, Poolesville (Md.) 15-2, Linganore (Md.) 13-5
This Week: 3/29 vs. Shaker Heights (Oh.), 4/1 at Boys’ Latin (Md.)

5. Smithtown East (N.Y.), 1-0
Last Week: Beat Massapequa (N.Y.) 17-16
This Week: 3/29 vs. Half Hollow Hills East (N.Y.), 3/31 at Whitman (N.Y.)

6. Calvert Hall (Md.), 5-1
Last Week: Beat Malvern Prep (Pa.) 7-6 OT
This Week: 3/29 vs. Half Hollow Hills West (N.Y.) at Rutgers, 4/1 vs. Conestoga (Pa.) at Loyola

7. Victor (N.Y.), 1-0
Last Week: Beat Corning (N.Y.) 16-6
This Week: Idle

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

9. Brunswick (Conn.), 2-0
Last Week: Beat West Linn (Ore.) 12-4, Kent Denver (Conn.) 11-5
This Week: 4/2 at Deerfield (Mass.)

10. IMG Academy National (Fla.), 2-0
Last Week: Beat West Linn (Ore.) 23-3, Brewster Academy (N.H.) 23-5
This Week: 3/29 vs. St. John’s (D.C.), 3/30 vs. Don Bosco Prep (N.J.), 4/1 vs. Mullen (Colo.), 4/3 vs. Everest Academy (Ont.)

11. Malvern Prep (Pa.), 3-1
Last Week: Lost to Calvert Hall (Md.) 7-6 in OT
Next Week: 3/30 vs. St. Augustine (N.J.), 4/2 vs. Garnet Valley (Pa.)

12. Loyola Blakefield (Md.), 2-1
Last Week: Beat Landon (Md.) 11-9
This Week: 3/30 at St. Anne’s Belfield (Va.), 4/2

13. Syosset (N.Y.), 2-0
Last Week: Beat Garden City (N.Y.) 6-3, South Side (N.Y.) 10-6
This Week: 3/29 at Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), 4/2 vs. Bronxville (N.Y.)

14. Hun (N.J.), 1-0
Last Week: Beat Georgetown Prep (Md.) 14-8
This Week: 4/2 vs. Blair (N.J.)

15. Culver (Ind.), 5-2
Last Week: Lost to McDonogh (Md.) 9-8 OT, beat Salesianum (Del.) 16-9, lost to Gonzaga (D.C.) 9-6
This Week: 4/2 vs. Detroit Country Day (Mich.)

16. Haverford (Pa.), 3-2
Last Week: Beat Cathedral Catholic (Calif.) 13-9, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.) 9-5
This Week: 3/29 vs. Gilman (Md.)

17. New Canaan (Conn.), 0-0
First Game: 4/2 at Loyola Blakefield (Md.)

18. Chaminade (N.Y.), 1-0
Last Week: Beat West Islip (N.Y.)
This Week: 3/29 at Iona Prep (N.Y.), 3/31 vs. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 4/2 vs. Ward Melville (N.Y.)

19. Boys’ Latin (Md.), 3-1
Last Week: Beat St. Andrew’s (Fla.) 10-5
This Week: 3/29 at Gonzaga (D.C.), 4/1 vs. Bullis (Md.) at Loyola

20. Landon (Md.), 7-1
Last Week: Lost to Loyola Blakefield (Md.) 11-9, beat McCallie (Tenn.) 15-4, Coronado (Calif.) 14-3
This Week: 3/31 vs. Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.), 4/2 vs. St. Augustine Prep (N.J.)

21. Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.), 0-0
First Game: 3/30 at Watchung Hills (N.J.)

22. Manhasset (N.Y.), 1-0
Last Week: Idle
Next Game: 4/2 vs. Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.)

23. Westminster (Conn.), 0-0
First Game: 4/6 at Rivers (Mass.)

24. Massapequa (N.Y.), 0-1
Last Week: Beat Carey (N.Y.) 15-3, lost to Smithtown East (N.Y.) 17-16
This Week: 3/30 at Garden City (N.Y.)

25. Georgetown Prep (Md.), 5-1
Last Week: Lost to Hun (N.J.) 14-8, beat St. Joseph’s Prep (Pa.) 8-7
This Week: 3/29 at St. Paul’s (Md.), 4/1 at Gonzaga (D.C.)

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