Recruiting Rundown’s High School Top 25, Week 2 – March 29th

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This week’s edition of the Recruiting Rundown High School Top 25 saw a ton of changes (following losses by nine previously ranked teams) and a new No. 1 in the land: Hill Academy from Ontario. The Pride rolled into the states and returned to the Great White North unblemished with notable wins over Boys’ Latin, Loyola Blakefield, IMG Academy and Noble & Greenough, among others. They supplant Culver (Ind.), who fell to Haverford (Pa.) in double overtime on Sunday.

Perhaps most notably, a pair of former Top 10 teams drop out of the rankings entirely after suffering shocking early season losses. Ranked 8th to begin the year, Long Island power Smithtown East had a 9-8 setback at the hands of county foe Commack, while preseason No. 9 Calvert Hall of the MIAA fell to both Malvern Prep and Conestoga. They’ll both have plenty of opportunities to return to the fray, though squads like St. Paul’s (Md.), Torrey Pines (Calif.) and St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) join the Top 25 for now.

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1. Hill Academy (Ont.), 8-0 | Previously: No. 2
Last Few Weeks: beat Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.) 12-5, Penn Charter (Pa.) 15-5, Christian Brothers (Tenn.) 16-7, Loyola Blakefield (Md.) 14-12, Boys’ Latin (Md.) 6-5, IMG Academy (Fla.) 11-10, Taft (Conn.) 12-7, Noble & Greenough (Mass.) 14-5
This Week: 3/30 at Salesianum (Del.), 3/31 at La Salle (Pa.), 4/1 at St. Joe’s Prep (Pa.)

2. McDonogh (Md.), 4-0 | Previously: No. 3
Last Few Weeks: beat Durham Academy (N.C.) 23-5, Highland Park (Tex.) 13-5, Haverford (Pa.) 17-9, Chaminade (N.Y.) 10-6
This Week: 3/29 vs. Culver, 3/31 vs. Bullis (Md.), 4/4 vs. Hereford (Md.)

3. Darien (Conn.), 0-0 | Previously: No. 4
Opener: 4/1 vs. Yorktown (N.Y.)

4. Deerfield (Mass.), 0-0 | Previously: No. 5
Opener: 4/1 at Brunswick (Conn.)

5. Landon (Md.), 4-0 | Previously: No. 6
Last Few Weeks: beat Paul VI (Va.) 8-4, McCallie (Tenn.) 17-9, St. Marys (Md.) 15-7, Brunswick (Conn.) 11-6
This Week: 3/30 vs. Northern (Md.), 4/1 vs. Mt. St. Joe (Md.), 4/4 at Severn (Md.)

6. Malvern Prep (Pa.), 3-0 | Previously: No. 7
Last Few Weeks: beat Calvert Hall (Md.) 13-7, Garnet Valley (Pa.) 15-6, St. Joe’s Prep (Pa.) 16-3
This Week: 3/30 vs. Loyola Blakefield (Md.), 4/1 at Strath Haven (Pa.), 4/4 vs. La Salle (Pa.)

7. Avon Old Farms (Conn.), 2-0 | Previously: No. 11
Last Few Weeks: beat Woodberry Forest (Va.) 11-6, Gilman (Md.) 14-9
This Week: 3/29 vs. Army Prep, 4/1 vs. Navy Prep (R.I.)

8. Boys’ Latin (Md.), 4-1 | Previously: No. 12
Last Few Weeks: beat Oxbridge Academy (Fla.) 14-9, St. Andrew’s (Fla.) 11-7, lost to Hill Academy (Ont.) 6-5, beat Springfield-Delco (Pa.) 13-4, Fallston (Md.) 13-7
This Week: 3/31 vs. Gonzaga (D.C.), 4/4 at Haverford (Pa.)

9. Culver (Ind.), 5-1 | Previously: No. 1
Last Few Weeks: beat Carmel (Ind.) 19-6, Louisville Trinity (Ky.) 24-3, DeSmet Jesuit (Mo.) 11-3, Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 11-6, lost to Haverford (Pa.) 8-7 in 2OT, beat Gonzaga (D.C.) 13-6
This Week: 3/29 at McDonogh (Md.), 3/31 at St. Paul’s (Md.)

10. Chaminade (N.Y.), 0-1 | Previously: No. 10
Last Few Weeks: lost to McDonogh (Md.) 10-6
This Week: 3/29 vs. Iona Prep (N.Y.)

11. Victor (N.Y.), 0-0 | Previously: No. 15
Last Few Weeks: beat Corning (N.Y.) 10-8
This Week: 4/4 at Rush-Henrietta (N.Y.)

12. New Canaan (Conn.), 0-0 | Previously: No. 16
Opener: 4/5 vs. Wilton (Conn.)

13. Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), 2-0 | Previously: No. 19
Last Few Weeks: beat Smithtown West (N.Y.) 10-9, Syosset (N.Y.) 16-12
This Week: 3/31 at South Side (N.Y.), 4/4 at Oyster Bay (N.Y.)

14. Salisbury (Conn.), 0-0 | Previously: No. 17
Opener: 4/1 vs. IMG Academy (Fla.)

15. Brunswick (Conn.), 0-1 | Previously: No. 13
Last Few Weeks: lost to Landon (Md.) 11-6
This Week: 4/1 vs. Deerfield (Mass.)

16. St. Paul’s (Md.), 6-0 | Previously: NR
Last Few Weeks: beat La Jolla (Calif.) 11-2, Poway (Calif.) 9-6, St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.) 17-10, St. Peter & Paul (Md.) 17-2, Haverford (Pa.) 8-7 in OT, beat Glenelg Country (Md.) 16-1
This Week: 3/31 vs. Culver (Ind.), 4/4 vs. John Carroll (Md.)

17. Haverford (Pa.), 1-2 | Previously: No. 25
Last Few Weeks: lost to McDonogh (Md.) 17-9, lost to St. Paul’s (Md.) 8-7 in OT, beat Culver (Ind.) 8-7 in 2OT
This Week: 4/4 vs. Boys’ Latin (Md.)

18. Bullis (Md.), 6-0 | Previously: No. 23
Last Few Weeks: beat Plano East (Tex.) 14-2, St. Mary’s Ryken (Md.) 11-4, Calverton (Md.) 15-3, Gonzaga (D.C.) 7-3, Bishop Sullivan (Va.) 17-5, Cape Henry Collegiate (Va.) 16-5
This Week: 3/31 at McDonogh (Md.), 4/1 vs. Delmar (Del.), 4/4 vs. Good Counsel (Md.)

19. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 7-0 | Previously: NR
Last Few Weeks: beat Cathedral Catholic (Calif.) 16-8, Lawrenceville (N.J.) 10-9, San Dieguito (Calif.) 21-2, St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) 14-11, Loyola (Calif.) 9-7, St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.) 14-7, Arapahoe (Colo.) 17-4
This Week: 3/30 vs. Regis Jesuit (Colo.), 4/1 vs. Corona del Mar (Calif.), 4/3 at Canyon Crest (Calif.), 4/4 vs. San Ramon Valley (Calif.)

20. Ward Melville (N.Y.), 1-0 | Previously: No. 20
Last Few Weeks: beat Huntington (N.Y.) 12-1
This Week: 3/30 at Lindenhurst (N.Y.)

21. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), 1-0 | Previously: NR
Last Few Weeks: beat Manhasset (N.Y.) 14-12
This Week: 3/30 at Kellenberg Memorial (N.Y.), 4/1 at Greenwich (Conn.)

22. IMG Academy (Fla.), 4-1 | Previously: No. 18
Last Few Weeks: lost to Hill Academy (Ont.) 11-10, beat St. Sebastian’s (Mass.) 19-12, Westminster (Conn.) 19-6, Taft (Conn.) 21-9, Everest Academy (Ont.) 17-13
This Week: 3/29 vs. Rumson-Fair Haven (N.J.), 3/31 at Hotchkiss (Conn.), 4/1 vs. Salisbury (Conn.)

23. Delbarton (N.J.), 0-0 | Previously: No. 21
Opener: 3/29 vs. West Morris Central (N.J.)

24. La Salle (Pa.), 2-0 | Previously: No. 22
Last Few Weeks: beat Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (Pa.) 10-5, Archbishop Wood (Pa.) 17-4
This Week: 3/31 vs. Hill Academy (Ont.), 4/4 at Malvern Prep (Pa.)

25. Brother Rice (Mich.), 1-0 | Previously: No. 24
Last Few Weeks: beat New Trier (Ill.) 9-7
This Week: 3/31 at Cathedral (Ind.), 4/1 vs. MICDS (Mo.), 4/4 vs. Detroit Jesuit (Mich.)

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