StringKing / Recruiting Rundown Top 25 High School Power Rankings: Week 6


Hill’s Jeff Henrich and BL’s Logan Wisnauskas from a game on March 14th (Photo: Craig Chase)

Consistency Is King. No change took place among the top six of another edition of the StringKing / Recruiting Rundown Top 25 High School Power Rankings, though close to a dozen programs received promotions this week.

No. 1 Hill Academy of Canada not only survived another test from a ranked program, but did so in fashion with a 12-4 stomping of Culver (Ind.) on Sunday afternoon. The five teams ranked behind the Pride – Bullis (Md.), McDonogh (Md.),  Deerfield (Mass.), Smithtown East (NY.) and Calvert Hall (Md.) – coasted over the course of the past week, all beating their opponents by three goals or more. 
Fairfield County public powers Darien and New Canaan were rewarded for momentum-boosting victories over Manhasset (N.Y.) and Brunswick (Conn.), respectively, moving up slightly in the Top 10. Taft (Conn.) and Delbarton (N.J.) enter the fray after wins over teams from last week’s Top 25, Connecticut’s Westminster School and Pennsylvania’s Malvern Prep.

For reference, check out a scoreboard featuring over 20 top games from the weekend as well as the most recent Sideline Swap / Recruiting Rundown Top 25 Private School Rankings. The first public school Top 25 and Prep Top 10 rankings will be up later this week. Read up on who else moved up the list in Week 6 and follow along on Twitter @tyxanders and @RecruitRundown.

1. Hill Academy (Ont.), 7-0
Previous Rank: No. 1
Last Week: Beat Culver (Ind.) 12-4
This Week: 4/22 at La Salle (Pa.), 4/23 at Salesianum (Del.)

2. Bullis (Md.), 12-2
Previous Rank: No. 2
Last Week: Beat Good Counsel (Md.) 11-3 Landon (Md.) 11-7
This Week: 4/19 vs. Potomac School (Md.), 4/22 at Georgetown Prep (Md.)

3. McDonogh (Md.), 9-1
Previous Rank: No. 3
Last Week: Beat St. Paul’s (Md.) 10-7, Severn (Md.) 12-7
This Week: 4/19 vs. Loyola Blakefield (Md.), 4/22 at Mt. St. Joe (Md.)

4. Deerfield (Mass.), 5-0
Previous Rank: No. 4
Last Week: Beat Navy Prep (R.I.) 10-5, Choate (Conn.) 15-5
This Week: 4/20 vs. Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.), 4/23 vs. Taft (Conn.)

5. Smithtown East (N.Y.), 7-0
Previous Rank: No. 5
Last Week: Beat West Islip (N.Y.) 16-7, Riverhead (N.Y.) 15-7
This Week: 4/18 at Ward Melville (N.Y.), 4/20 vs. Huntington (N.Y.)

6. Calvert Hall (Md.), 10-1
Previous Rank: No. 6
Last Week: Beat Mt. St. Joe (Md.) 17-5, Spalding (Md.) 12-4
This Week: 4/19 at Boys’ Latin (Md.), 4/22 vs. Gilman (Md.)

7. Darien (Conn.), 5-0
Previous Rank: No. 8
Last Week: Beat Fairfield-Ludlowe (Conn.) 14-4, Manhasset (N.Y.) 11-8
This Week: 4/19 vs. Fairfield-Warde (Conn.), 4/23 vs. Wilton (Conn.)

8. New Canaan (Conn.), 5-0
Previous Rank: No. 9
Last Week: Beat Wilton (Conn.) 11-2, Stamford (Conn.) 16-3, Brunswick (Conn.) 13-8
This Week: 4/20 at Norwalk (Conn.), 4/21 at Greenwich (Conn.), 4/23 at St. Joseph-Trumbull (Conn.)

9. Victor (N.Y.), 4-0
Previous Rank: No. 7
Last Week: Beat Honey Falls-Lima (N.Y.) 18-2, Hilton (Conn.) 18-2
This Week: 4/19 vs. Webster Schroeder (N.Y.), 4/21 at McQuaid Jesuit (N.Y.), 4/23 at Aquinas Institute (N.Y.)

10. Boys’ Latin (Md.), 7-2
Previous Rank: No. 11
Last Week: Beat Spalding (Md.) 12-7, St. Mary’s (Md.) 15-10
This Week: 4/19 vs. Calvert Hall (Md.), 4/22 at Severn (Md.)

11. Gonzaga (D.C.), 11-2
Previous Rank: No. 12
Last Week: Beat Landon (Md.) 13-9, Good Counsel (Md.) 13-6
This Week: 4/19 vs. DeMatha (Md.), 4/23 vs. Fordham Prep (N.Y.)

12. Loyola Blakefield (Md.), 5-2
Previous Rank: No. 13
Last Week: Beat St. Mary’s (Md.) 24-6, Gilman (Md.) 15-9
This Week: 4/19 at McDonogh (Md.), 4/22 vs. St. Paul’s (Md.)

13. Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), 6-0
Previous Rank: No. 18
Last Week: Beat Island Trees (N.Y.) 16-0, Mineola (N.Y.) 17-0
This Week: 4/21 vs. Oyster Bay (N.Y.)

14. IMG Academy (Fla.), 12-1
Previous Rank: No. 15
Last Week: Beat Lawrenceville (N.J.) 7-6 OT, St. Augustine Prep (N.J.) 12-11, Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) 19-6

15. Culver (Ind.), 9-3
Previous Rank: No. 14
Last Week: Beat Cranbrook (Mich.) 21-2, lost to Hill Academy (Ont.) 12-4
This Week: 4/23 vs. McCallie (Tenn.), 4/24 vs. Christian Brothers (Tenn.)

16. Haverford (Pa.), 8-3
Previous Rank: No. 22
Last Week: Beat Malvern Prep (Pa.) 10-9, Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 15-8, Salisbury (Conn.) 9-5
This Week: 4/19 at Penn Charter (Pa.), 4/22 vs. Germantown Academy (Pa.), 4/23 vs. Brunswick (Conn.) at Radnor HS

17. Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.), 6-0
Previous Rank: No. 20
Last Week: Beat Moorestown (N.J.) 11-5, Somerville (N.J.) 11-3
This Week: 4/20 at Hunterdon Central (N.J.), 4/23 at West Essex (N.J.)

18. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), 6-0
Previous Rank: No. 21
Last Week: Beat Niskayuna (N.Y.) 20-9
This Week: 4/19 at Kellenberg Memorial (N.Y.), 4/21 vs. St. John The Baptist (N.Y.), 4/23 at Delbarton (N.J.)

19. Summit (N.J.), 7-0
Previous Rank: No. 24
Last Week: Beat Mendham (N.J.) 14-2, Westfield (N.J.) 8-5, Princeton (N.J.) 9-2
This Week: 4/20 vs. Manasquan (N.J.), 4/23 vs. Chatham (N.J.)

20. Delbarton (N.J.), 6-1
Previous Rank: NR
Last Week: Beat Kinnelon (N.J.) 13-4, Chatham (N.J.) 9-8 OT, Malvern Prep (Pa.) 13-11
This Week: 4/20 at West Morris Central (N.J.), 4/23 vs. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.)

21. Manhasset (N.Y.), 6-1
Previous Rank: No. 17
Last Week: Beat MacArthur (N.Y.) 10-3, lost to Darien (Conn.) 11-8
This Week: 4/20 at Calhoun (N.Y.)

22. Malvern Prep (Pa.), 7-3
Previous Rank: No. 10
Last Week: Lost to Haverford (Pa.) 10-9, beat Germantown Academy (Pa.) 9-5, lost to Delbarton (N.J.) 13-11
This Week: 4/19 vs. Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.), 4/21 at Penn Charter (Pa.)

23. Brunswick (Conn.), 5-2
Previous Rank: No. 18
Last Week: Beat Taft (Conn.) 9-8 OT, lost to New Canaan (Conn.) 13-8
This Week: 4/20 at Lawrenceville (N.J.), 4/22 vs. Hotchkiss (Conn.), 4/23 vs. Haverford School (Pa.) at Radnor HS

24. Syosset (N.Y.), 6-1
Previous Rank: No. 23
Last Week: Beat Oceanside (N.Y.) 18-5, Farmingdale (N.Y.) 9-4
This Week: 4/19 at East Meadow (N.Y.), 4/21 vs. Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.)

25. Taft (Conn.), 6-1
Previous Rank: Unranked
Last Week: Lost to Brunswick (Conn.) 9-8 OT, beat Westminster (Conn.) 12-6
This Week: 4/20 vs. Millbrook (N.Y.), 4/23 at Deerfield (Mass.)

Landon (Md.), 11-3
Westminster (Conn.), 1-2

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