DURHAM, N.C.-Monsignor Pace High (Opa Locka, Fla.) took over the top
spot in the Baseball America/National High School Baseball Coaches
Association Top 25 poll. The Spartans won each of their first seven
games and moved ahead of previous No. 1 Russell County High (Seale,
Ala.), which fell to No. 17 after losing two of its first five games.
2 El Camino Real High (Woodland Hills, Calif.) and No. 3 Agoura
(Calif.) High each moved up one spot from the preseason poll. No. 4
Florida Christian High (Miami), No. 5 The Woodlands (Texas) High and
No. 6 Flanagan High (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) were also off to undefeated
starts and each jumped two spots in the poll.
Chaparral High (Scottsdale, Ariz.) fell two spots following a 3-2 loss
to No. 25 Chandler (Ariz.) High. No. 8 Jesuit High (New Orleans)
climbed six spots, while No. 9 Cypress (Calif) High and 10th-ranked
Jackson High (Mill Creek, Wash.) were stagnant.
The staff of
Baseball America and the National High School Baseball Coaches
Association determine the Top 25 rankings. In-season polls are
conducted every other week, with the final poll released June 12.
Records indicated as of March 4 and do not include ties.
|Rank||Team (2005 Record)||Preseason|
|1.||Monsignor Pace HS, Opa Locka, Fla. (7-0)||2|
|2.||El Camino Real HS, Woodland Hills, Calif. (1-0)||3|
|3.||Agoura (Calif.) HS (1-0)||4|
|4.||Florida Christian HS, Miami (6-0)||6|
|5.||The Woodlands (Texas) HS (8-1)||7|
|6.||Flanagan HS, Pembroke Pines, Fla. (7-0)||8|
|7.||Chaparral HS, Scottsdale, Ariz. (4-1)||5|
|8.||Jesuit HS, New Orleans (7-0)||14|
|9.||Cypress (Calif.) HS (1-0)||9|
|10.||Jackson HS, Mill Creek, Wash. (0-0)||10|
|11.||Poly HS, Riverside, Calif. (0-0)||12|
|12.||Chatsworth (Calif.) HS (1-0)||13|
|13.||Bellarmine Prep, San Jose, Calif. (7-0)||16|
|14.||Northwest Rankin HS, Brandon, Miss. (7-0)||18|
|15.||Jesuit HS, Tampa (8-0)||19|
|16.||Mosley HS, Lynn Haven, Fla. (6-1)||28|
|17.||Russell County HS, Seale, Ala. (5-2)||1|
|18.||Owasso (Okla.) HS (3-0)||23|
|19.||Lassiter HS, Marietta, Ga. (1-1)||15|
|20.||Hudson’s Bay HS, Vancouver, Wash. (0-0)||22|
|21.||Holt HS, Wentzville, Mo. (0-0)||24|
|22.||Mills Godwin HS, Richmond (0-0)||26|
|23.||Grand Street HS, Brooklyn (0-0)||25|
|24.||Fallbrook (Calif.) HS (0-0)||30|
|25.||Chandler (Ariz.) HS (6-0)||NR|
No. 11 Sarasota (Fla.) HS (4-2); No. 17 Kingwood (Texas) HS (9-2); No.
20 De La Salle HS, Concord, Calif. (1-1); No. 21 Mansfield (Texas) HS