StringKing / Recruiting Rundown Top 25 High School Power Rankings: Week 7

Kevin Lindley.jpgIt’s been a weird, parity-ridden week, so of course there’s a lot of movement in this edition of the StringKing / Recruiting Rundown Top 25. After losses by last week’s teams ranked 4 to 6 (Deerfield, Smithtown East and Calvert Hall), Connecticut public school programs Darien and New Canaan slide into the top five, while Victor (N.Y.) takes the No. 6 position. In addition, three other teams join the top 10: Boys’ Latin (Md.), Gonzaga (D.C.) and Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), who will face a challenge on Monday evening against Manhasset.

New Jersey’s Delbarton School catapults up to No. 12 after a key 7-5 victory against St. Anthony’s, adding to a body of work that also features a win over Malvern Prep last weekend. Also, Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.) and Ward Melville (N.Y.) are welcomed into the mix, with Loyola Blakefield (Md.) and Taft (Conn.) falling out for the time being. Read up below for an update on the rest of the happenings.

1. Hill Academy (Ont.), 9-0
Previous Rank: No. 1
Last Week: Beat La Salle (Pa.) 12-10, Salesianum (Del.) 10-9 OT
This Week: Idle

2. Bullis (Md.), 14-2
Previous Rank: No. 2
Last Week: Beat Potomac (Va.) 16-8, Georgetown Prep (Md.) 14-4
This Week: 4/26 vs. Shaker (N.Y.), 4/29 vs. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.)

3. McDonogh (Md.), 11-1
Previous Rank: No. 3
Last Week: Beat Loyola Blakefield (Md.) 13-11, Mt. St. Joe (Md.) 15-10
This Week: 4/26 vs. Calvert Hall (Md.), 4/29 at St. Mary’s (Md.)

4. Darien (Conn.), 7-0
Previous Rank: No. 7
Last Week: Beat Fairfield-Warde (Conn.) 21-4, Wilton (Conn.) 17-3
This Week: 4/26 at St. Joseph-Trumbull (Conn.), 4/30 vs. New Canaan (Conn.)

5. New Canaan (Conn.), 5-0
Previous Rank: No. 8
Last Week: Beat Greenwich (Conn.) 8-6, St. Joseph-Trumbull (Conn.) 11-4
This Week: 4/26 vs. Staples (Conn.), 4/30 at Darien (Conn.)

6. Victor (N.Y.), 6-0
Previous Rank: No. 9
Last Week: Beat Webster Schroeder (N.Y.) 14-3, McQuaid Jesuit (N.Y.) 17-4
This Week: 4/26 vs. Fairport (N.Y.), 4/28 at Canandaigua (N.Y.)

7. Boys’ Latin (Md.), 9-2
Previous Rank: No. 10
Last Week: Beat Calvert Hall (Md.) 6-5, Severn (Md.) 8-7
This Week: 4/26 vs. Mt. St. Joe (Md.), 4/29 at Loyola Blakefield (Md.)

8. Gonzaga (D.C.), 13-2
Previous Rank: No. 11
Last Week: Beat DeMatha (Md.) 11-7, Fordham Prep (N.Y.) 15-5
This Week: 4/25 vs. St. Mary’s Ryken (Md.), 4/28 at Bishop O’Connell (Va.)

9. Calvert Hall (Md.), 11-2
Previous Rank: No. 6
Last Week: Lost to Boys’ Latin (Md.) 6-5, beat Gilman (Md.) 13-6
This Week: 4/26 at McDonogh (Md.), 4/29 vs. Severn (Md.)

10. Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), 7-0
Previous Rank: No. 13
Last Week: Beat Oyster Bay (N.Y.) 17-1
This Week: 4/25 at Manhasset (N.Y.), 4/28 at Huntington (N.Y.), 4/30 vs. Malverne (N.Y.)

11. Culver (Ind.), 11-3
Previous Rank: No. 15
Last Week: Beat McCallie (Tenn.) 15-5, Christian Brothers (Tenn.) 19-5
This Week: 4/29 vs. Forest Hills Central (Mich.), 4/30 vs. St. Ignatius (Oh.), 5/1 vs. Louisville-Trinity (Ky.)

12. Delbarton (N.J.), 8-1
Previous Rank: No. 20
Last Week: Beat West Morris Central (N.J.) 9-2, St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) 7-5
This Week: 4/27 at Westfield (N.J.), 4/30 at Mountain Lakes (N.J.)

13. Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.), 6-1
Previous Rank: NR
Last Week: Beat Deerfield (Mass.) 12-11 OT, Westminster (Conn.) 15-2
This Week: 4/27 vs. Northfield-Mt. Hermon (Mass.), 4/30 at Berkshire (Mass.)

14. Deerfield (Mass.), 6-1
Previous Rank: No. 4
Last Week: Lost to Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.) 12-11 OT, beat Taft (Conn.) 14-7
This Week: 4/27 at Loomis Chaffee (Conn.), 4/30 vs. Phillips Andover (Mass.)

15. Ward Melville (N.Y.), 8-1
Previous Rank: NR
Last Week: Beat Smithtown East (N.Y.) 13-12, Riverhead (N.Y.) 7-5
This Week: 4/26 at Connetquot (N.Y.), 4/28 vs. Sachem East (N.Y.)

16. Smithtown East (N.Y.), 8-1
Previous Rank: No. 5
Last Week: Lost to Ward Melville (N.Y.) 13-12, beat Huntington (N.Y.) 10-9
This Week: 4/26 vs. Smithtown West (N.Y.), 4/28 at Half Hollow Hills West (N.Y.)

17. Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.), 8-0
Previous Rank: No. 17
Last Week: Beat Hunterdon Central (N.J.) 11-9, West Essex (N.J.) 13-3
This Week: 4/27 vs. Montgomery (N.J.), 4/30 at Bronxville (N.Y.)

18. Brunswick (Conn.), 8-2
Previous Rank: No. 23
Last Week: Beat Lawrenceville (N.J.) 14-7, Hotchkiss (Conn.) 14-3, Haverford (Pa.) 12-6
This Week: 4/27 at Ridgefield (Conn.), 4/30 at Hun (N.J.)

19. Manhasset (N.Y.), 7-1
Previous Rank: No. 21
Last Week: Beat Calhoun (N.Y.) 13-2
This Week: 4/25 vs. Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), 4/27 vs. New Hyde Park (N.Y.), 4/30 at Garden City (N.Y.)

20. Haverford (Pa.), 10-4
Previous Rank: No. 16
Last Week: Beat Penn Charter (Pa.) 12-5, Germantown Academy (Pa.) 15-5, lost to Brunswick (Conn.) 12-6
This Week: 4/25 vs. Manheim Township (Pa.), 4/26 at Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.), 4/29 vs. Malvern Prep (Pa.)

21. Malvern Prep (Pa.), 10-3
Previous Rank: No. 22
Last Week: Beat Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.) 16-6, Penn Charter (Pa.) 18-8, Hun (N.J.) 15-6
This Week: 4/26 vs. Episcopal Academy (Pa.), 4/29 at Haverford (Pa.), 4/30 vs. Strath Haven (Pa.)

22. Summit (N.J.), 9-0
Previous Rank: No. 19
Last Week: Beat Manasquan (N.J.) 12-3, Chatham (N.J.) 6-5
This Week: 4/25 at Glen Rock (N.J.), 4/27 vs. Seton Hall Prep (N.J.), 4/30 vs. Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.)

23. IMG Academy (Fla.), 14-1
Previous Rank: No. 14

24. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), 8-1
Previous Rank: No. 18
Last Week: Beat Kellenberg (N.Y.) 12-5, St. John The Baptist (N.Y.) 16-4, lost to Delbarton (N.J.) 7-5
This Week: 4/26 at St. Dominic’s (N.Y.), 4/28 vs. Syosset (N.Y.), 4/30 vs. Yorktown (N.Y.)

25. Syosset (N.Y.), 8-1
Previous Rank: No. 24
Last Week: Beat East Meadow (N.Y.) 19-2, Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.) 12-11 OT
This Week: 4/26 vs. Plainview-JFK (N.Y.), 4/28 at St. Anthony’s (N.Y.)


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