High School Top 25: April 23

It took a comeback victory in extra innings, but Mater Dei High (Santa Ana, Calif.) held onto the top spot in the Baseball America/National High School Baseball Coaches Association Top 25. The Monarchs are on a 19-game winning streak after losing their first game of the season.

Movement was minimal in the latest poll as a couple teams’ losses were at the hands of ranked opponents. Tampa’s Jesuit High fell three spots after losing its last two games of the regular season, but one was by one run and the second was to No. 3 Venice (Fla.) High. Loganville (Ga.) High lost two games since the last poll and dropped to No. 11. Both losses came against Gainesville (Ga.) High—now No. 5 in the country.

The only new team to join the Top 25 is Great Bridge High in Chesapeake, Va. The Wildcats are off to a 12-0 start.

The staffs of Baseball America and the NHSBCA compile the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are as of April 21 and do not include ties.

Rank School Record Previous
1 Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, Calif. 19-1 1
2 Harvard-Westlake HS, Studio City, Calif. 18-3 2
3 Venice (Fla.) HS 22-3 3
4 American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla. 22-2 5
5 Gainesville (Ga.) HS 14-2 10
6 The Woodlands (Texas) HS 27-3 4
7 Carroll HS, Southlake, Texas 25-3 7
8 St. Francis HS, Mountain View, Calif. 22-1 11
9 Barbe HS, Lake Charles, La. 30-3 12
10 Klein HS, Spring, Texas 24-3 6
11 Loganville (Ga.) HS 20-4 8
12 Jesuit HS, Tampa 21-2 9
13 Rancho Bernardo HS, San Diego 18-3 16
14 Owasso (Okla.) HS 28-0 17
15 Pensacola (Fla.) Catholic HS 24-0 18
16 Tomball (Texas) HS 26-2 15
17 Lexington (S.C.) HS 20-3 20
18 Buchanan HS, Clovis, Calif. 20-2 23
19 Fountain Valley (Calif.) HS 20-1 24
20 Cherry Creek HS, Greenwood Village, Colo. 9-1 21
21 Coronado HS, Henderson, Nev. 19-2 25
22 Cathedral Catholic HS, San Diego 14-5 13
23 Parkview HS, Lilburn, Ga. 16-6 23
24 O’Connor HS, Phoenix 28-3 14
25 Great Bridge HS, Chesapeake, Va. 12-0 NR
Dropped out: No. 19 Hamilton HS, Chandler, Ariz.

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