StringKing / Recruiting Rundown Top 25 High School Power Rankings: Week 8

bal-mcdonogh-vs-calvert-hall-20160426-002Six teams from Long Island and five from Maryland headline this week’s StringKing / Recruiting Rundown Top 25 High School Power Rankings, as a lot of shuffling and upsets took place throughout the past week. Hill Academy (Md.), Bullis (Md.) and McDonogh (Md.) make up the top three, with the latter two clinching key victories over teams from the most recent Sideline Swap/RR Top 25 Private School rankings (seen here).

McDonogh, seen left, put together a huge win over Calvert Hall and will host No. 6 Boys’ Latin this week in a game that will help determine seeding in the MIAA playoffs. No. 12 Connetquot (N.Y.) and No. 20 Smithtown West (N.Y.) are welcomed in after quality wins, while Landon (Md.) re-enters the fray after knocking off archrival Georgetown Prep on Friday night. Read below for the rest of the changes and check out last week’s rankings for reference. 

1. Hill Academy (Ont.), 9-0
Previous Rank: No. 1
Last Week: Idle
This Week: 5/7 at Hun (N.J.), 5/8 at Hill School (Pa.)

2. Bullis (Md.), 16-2
Previous Rank: No. 2
Last Week: Beat Shaker (N.Y.) 15-4, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.) 7-5
This Week: 5/2 vs. Oakdale (Md.), 5/3 at Lake Braddock (Va.), 5/6 at St. Albans (D.C.)

3. McDonogh (Md.), 13-1
Previous Rank: No. 3
Last Week: Beat Calvert Hall (Md.) 9-8 in 2OT, St. Mary’s (Md.) 15-5
This Week: 5/3 vs. Boys’ Latin (Md.), 5/6 vs. Spalding (Md.)

4. Darien (Conn.), 9-0
Previous Rank: No. 4
Last Week: Beat St. Joseph-Trumbull (Conn.) 20-2, New Canaan (Conn.) 10-7
This Week: 5/3 vs. Staples (Conn.), 5/5 vs. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.)

5. Victor (N.Y.), 9-0
Previous Rank: No. 6
Last Week: Beat Fairport (N.Y.) 17-7, Canandaigua (N.Y.) 6-1, Orchard Park (N.Y.) 19-5
This Week: 5/3 vs. Irondequoit (N.Y.), 5/5 vs. Pittsford (N.Y.), 5/7 at Cazenovia Central (N.Y.)

6. Boys’ Latin (Md.), 11-2
Previous Rank: No. 7
Last Week: Beat Mt. St. Joe (Md.) 18-8, Loyola Blakefield (Md.) 14-8
This Week: 5/3 at McDonogh (Md.), 5/6 vs. Gilman (Md.)

7. Gonzaga (D.C.), 16-2
Previous Rank: No. 8
Last Week: Beat St. Mary’s Ryken (Md.) 22-6, Bishop O’Connell (Va.) 14-3, St. John’s (D.C.) 14-6
This Week: WCAC Quarterfinals 5/3 vs. Bishop Ireton (Va.)

8. New Canaan (Conn.), 9-1
Previous Rank: No. 5
Last Week: Beat Staples (Conn.) 7-4, lost to Darien (Conn.) 10-7
This Week: 5/3 vs. Fairfield-Ludlowe (Conn.), 5/5 at Fairfield-Warde (Conn.), 5/7 vs. Brien McMahon (Conn.)

9. Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), 10-0
Previous Rank: No. 10
Last Week: Beat Manhasset (N.Y.) 11-7, Huntington (N.Y.) 13-5, Malverne (N.Y.) 17-2
This Week: 5/3 vs. Clarke (N.Y.), 5/6 vs. Locust Valley (N.Y.)

10. Culver (Ind.), 11-3
Previous Rank: No. 11
Last Week: Beat Forest Hills Central (Mich.) 21-9, St. Ignatius (Oh.) 10-5, Louisville Trinity (Ky.) 16-4
This Week: MSCLA Tournament 5/8

11. Delbarton (N.J.), 10-1
Previous Rank: No. 12
Last Week: Beat Westfield (N.J.) 8-3, Mountain Lakes (N.J.) 8-3
This Week: 5/3 vs. Jefferson Township (N.J.)

12. Connetquot (N.Y.), 11-0
Previous Rank: NR
Last Week: Beat Ward Melville (N.Y.) 8-7 in OT
This Week: 5/3 at Huntington (N.Y.), 5/5 vs. West Islip (N.Y.), 5/7 at Smithtown East (N.Y.)

13. Deerfield (Mass.), 8-1
Previous Rank: No. 13
Last Week: Beat Loomis Chaffee (Conn.) 14-4, Phillips Andover (Mass.) 11-4
This Week: 5/4 vs. Lawrenceville (N.J.), 5/7 vs. Hotchkiss (Conn.)

14. Calvert Hall (Md.), 12-3
Previous Rank: No. 9
Last Week: Lost to McDonogh (Md.) 9-8 in 2OT, beat Severn (Md.) 17-6
This Week: 5/3 at St. Mary’s (Md.), 5/6 at St. Paul’s (Md.)

15. Brunswick (Conn.), 10-2
Previous Rank: No. 18
Last Week: Beat Ridgefield (Conn.) 14-9, Hun (N.J.) 7-6
This Week: 5/4 vs. Choate (Conn.), 5/7 vs. Westminster (Conn.)

16. Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.), 10-0
Previous Rank: No. 17
Last Week: Beat Montgomery (N.J.) 8-7, Bronxville (N.Y.) 10-5
This Week: 5/4 vs. Hillsborough (N.J.), 5/7 at Rumon-Fair Haven (N.J.)

17. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), 10-1
Previous Rank: No. 24
Last Week: Beat Syosset (N.Y.) 7-6, Yorktown (N.Y.) 9-6
This Week: 5/5 at Darien (Conn.), 5/6 at St. Dominic’s (N.Y.)

18. Summit (N.J.), 12-0
Previous Rank: No. 22
Last Week: Beat Glen Rock (N.J.) 16-3, Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) 5-3, Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.) 9-5
This Week: 5/2 at Old Bridge (N.J.)

19. Haverford (Pa.), 13-4
Previous Rank: No. 20
Last Week: Beat Manheim Township (Pa.) 16-7, Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.)  13-6, Malvern Prep (Pa.) 16-12
This Week: 5/3 at Episcopal Academy (Pa.), 5/6 vs. Penn Charter (Pa.)

20. Smithtown West (N.Y.), 9-3
Previous Rank: NR
Last Week: Beat Smithtown East (N.Y.) 10-9 in OT, Ward Melville (N.Y.) 3-1
This Week: 5/3 at Riverhead (N.Y.), 5/5 vs. Northport (N.Y.)

21. Landon (Md.), 14-3
Previous Rank: NR
Last Week: Beat Georgetown Prep (Md.) 10-5
This Week: 5/3 vs. Robinson (Va.), 5/6 vs. Episcopal (Va.)

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

23. Ward Melville (N.Y.), 9-3
Previous Rank: No. 15
Last Week: Lost to Connetquot (N.Y.) 8-7 in OT, beat Sachem East (N.Y.) 9-6, lost to Smithtown West (N.Y.) 3-1
This Week: 5/3 at Half Hollow Hills West (N.Y.), 5/5 vs. Half Hollow Hills East (N.Y.)

24. Smithtown East (N.Y.), 9-2
Previous Rank: No. 16
Last Week: Lost to Smithtown West (N.Y.) 10-9 in OT, beat Half Hollow Hills West (N.Y.) 13-12
This Week: 5/5 vs. Sachem North (N.Y.), 5/7 vs. Connetquot (N.Y.)

25. Malvern Prep (Pa.), 12-4
Previous Rank: No. 21
Last Week: Beat Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 14-9, lost to Haverford (Pa.) 16-12, beat Strath Haven (Pa.) 14-8
This Week: 5/3 vs. Germantown Academy (Pa.), 5/6 at Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.), 5/7 vs. Hill School (Pa.)

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