StringKing / Recruiting Rundown Top 25 High School Power Rankings: Week 5

16800933004_8a16373e15_oAdditional tests for some of North America’s top teams will take place this week, but for now, change is minimal in the top half of the StringKing / Recruiting Rundown Top 25 HS Power Rankings. New England prep powerhouse Deerfield, however, receives a strong promotion up five spots to No. 4 after a 10-6 win over Westminster School. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), Summit (N.J.) and Syosset (N.Y.) – a team that began the year No. 10 but fell out after a loss – all enter the rankings this week, while Ward Melville (N.Y.), St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) and Hun (N.J.) fall out after getting upset.

A lot of notable teams will deal with multiple key showdowns this week, especially Landon (Md.), Malvern Prep (Pa.) and New Canaan (Conn.), among others. No. 1 Hill Academy (Ont.) and No. 2 Bullis (Md.) have matchups with No. 14 Culver (Ind.) and No. 19 Landon (Md.), respectively. 

1. Hill Academy (Ont.),  6-0 
Previous Rank: No. 1
Last Week: Beat IMG Academy (Fla.) 18-8
This Week: 4/17 vs. Culver (Ind.) – neutral

2. Bullis (Md.), 11-2 
Previous Rank: No. 2
Last Week: Beat Corner Canyon (Ut.) 15-6, Episcopal (Va.) 14-7, Good Counsel (Md.) 11-3
This Week: 4/15 at Landon (Md.)

3. McDonogh (Md.), 7-1 
Previous Rank: No. 3
Last Week: Idle
This Week: 4/12 at St. Paul’s (Md.), 4/15 vs. Severn (Md.)

4. Deerfield (Mass.), 3-0 
Previous Rank: No. 9
Last Week: Beat Berkshire (Mass.) 17-4, Westminster (Conn.) 10-6
This Week: 4/16 at Choate (Conn.)

5. Smithtown East (N.Y.), 5-0 
Previous Rank: No. 5
Last Week: Beat Northport (N.Y.) 13-6, Bay Shore (N.Y.) 19-7
This Week: 4/13 at West Islip (N.Y.), 4/15 vs. Riverhead (N.Y.)

6. Calvert Hall (Md.), 8-1 
Previous Rank: No. 6
Last Week
: Beat Fallston (Md.) 17-5
This Week: 4/12 at Mt. St. Joe (Md.), 4/15 vs. Spalding (Md.)

7. Victor (N.Y.), 2-0
Previous Rank: No. 7
Last Week: Beat Webster Thomas (N.Y.) 21-7
This Week: 4/12 at Honeoye Falls-Lima (N.Y.), 4/14 vs. Hilton (N.Y.)

8. Darien (Conn.), 3-0
Previous Rank: No. 8
Last Week: Beat Brien McMahon (Conn.) 23-0, Niskayuna (N.Y.) 20-16
This Week: 4/12 vs. Fairfield-Ludlowe (Conn.), 4/16 vs. Manhasset (N.Y.)

9. New Canaan (Conn.), 2-0
Previous Rank: No. 10
Last Week: Beat Fairfield Prep (Conn.) 8-7
This Week: 4/12 at Wilton (Conn.), 4/15 vs. Stamford (Conn.), 4/16 at Brunswick (Conn.)

10. Malvern Prep (Pa.), 6-1 
Previous Rank: No. 11
Last Week
: Beat La Salle (Pa.) 15-10
This Week: 4/12 vs. Haverford (Pa.), 4/14 at Germantown Academy (Pa.), 4/16 vs. Delbarton (N.J.)

11. Boys’ Latin (Md.), 5-2
Previous Rank: No. 12 
Last Week: Beat Kent Island (Md.) 14-7
This Week: 4/12 at Spalding (Md.), 4/15 vs. St. Mary’s (Md.)

12. Gonzaga (D.C.), 9-2
Previous Rank: No. 13
Last Week
: Beat Paul VI (Va.) 12-6, Haverford (Pa.) 14-8
This Week: 4/12 at Landon (Md.), 4/15 at Good Counsel (Md.)

13. Loyola Blakefield (Md.), 3-2
Previous Rank: No. 15 
Last Week
: Idle
This Week: 4/12 vs. St. Mary’s (Md.), 4/16 vs. Gilman (Md.)

14. Culver (Ind.), 8-2
Previous Rank: No. 16
Last Week: Beat University of Detroit Jesuit (Mich.) 21-8, Brother Rice (Mich.) 9-8
This Week: 4/16 at Cranbrook (Mich.), 4/17 vs. Hill Academy (Ont.)

15. IMG Academy (Fla.), 9-1
Previous Rank: No. 4
Last Week: Lost to Hill Academy (Ont.) 18-8, beat Army Prep (N.Y.) 22-15, Westfield (N.J.) 9-5, Bergen Catholic (N.J.) 14-11
This Week: 4/13 at Lawrenceville (N.J.), 4/14 at St. Augustine (N.J.), 4/16 at Seton Hall Prep (N.J.)

16. Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), 4-0
Previous Rank: No. 18
Last Week: Idle
This Week: 4/12 at Island Trees (N.Y.), 4/15 at Mineola (N.Y.)

17. Manhasset (N.Y.), 5-0
Previous Rank: No. 22
Last Week: Beat South Side (N.Y.) 11-5, John Jay (N.Y.) 11-9, Chaminade (N.Y.) 10-5
This Week: 4/13 vs. MacArthur (N.Y.), 4/16 vs. Darien (Conn.)

18. Brunswick (Conn.), 4-1
Previous Rank: No. 19
Last Week: Beat Kent (Conn.) 14-4, Loomis Chaffee (Conn.) 19-4
This Week: 4/13 at Taft (Conn.), 4/16 vs. New Canaan (Conn.)

19. Landon (Md.), 11-1
Previous Rank: No. 20
Last Week: Beat Mt. St. Joe (Md.) 13-8, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.) 7-5
This Week: 4/12 vs. Gonzaga (D.C.), 4/15 vs. Bullis (Md.)

20. Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.), 4-0
Previous Rank: No. 21
Last Week: Beat North Hunterdon (N.J.) 12-7, Garden City (N.Y.) 9-6
This Week: 4/13 vs. Moorestown (N.J.), 4/16 vs. Somerville (N.J.)

21. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), 5-0
Previous Rank: NR
Last Week: Beat Chaminade (N.Y.) 5-4, Iona Prep (N.Y.) 8-3, Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 8-7
This Week: 4/16 vs. Niskayuna (N.Y.)

22. Haverford (Pa.), 5-3
Previous Rank: No. 17
Last Week: Beat St. Joseph’s Prep (Pa.) 14-10, lost to Gonzaga (D.C.) 14-8
This Week: 4/12 at Malvern Prep (Pa.), 4/15 v. Episcopal Academy (Pa.), 4/16 vs. Salisbury (Conn.)

23. Syosset (N.Y.), 4-1
Previous Rank: NR
Last Week: Beat Northport (N.Y.) 16-9
This Week: 4/12 vs. Oceanside (N.Y.), 4/15 at Farmingdale (N.Y.)

24. Summit (N.J.), 4-0
Previous Rank: NR
Last Week: Beat West Essex (N.J.) 10-3, Mahwah (N.J.) 8-1, West Morris Central (N.J.)
This Week: 4/12 vs. Mendham (N.J.), 4/14 at Westfield (N.J.), 4/16 vs. Princeton (N.J.)

25. Westminster (Conn.), 0-1
Previous Rank: NR
Last Week: Lost to Deerfield (Mass.) 10-6
This Week: 4/13 at Choate (Conn.), 4/16 at Taft (Conn.)

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