Playoffs always seem to shake up rankings, but this week’s poll saw some unprecedented changes. Seven teams dropped out of the Baseball America/National High School Baseball Coaches Association Top 25, three of which were in the top five spots. Klein High of Spring, Texas jumped from No. 9 to the top spot after a bi-district win in the Texas state tournament.
Colleyville Heritage High (Colleyville, Texas) fell victim to a historic upset in the bi-district round, getting swept by Flower Mound’s Marcus High and dropping the Panthers from No. 2. After starting their season 18-0, Sarasota (Fla.) High lost four out of five to end the regular season. The Sailors then lost in their district championship game and had to face the defending 6-A champs in Alonso High of Tampa in the region quaterfinals. Alonso ended the Sailors season with a 5-1 win.
Bishop Amat of La Puente, Calif. made the biggest jump of any team, going from No. 24 to No. 2, thanks to a very strong non-district schedule and the collapse of other teams in the poll. Also making a big jump was Rockwall-Heath High of Heath, Texas. The Hawks’ perfect season is still in tact after they swept Centennial High of Frisco, Texas in the bi-district round.
The staffs of Baseball America and the NHSBCA compile the Top 25 rankings. In-season polls will be conducted every two weeks and released every other Tuesday throughout the season. Records indicated are as of May 9 and do not include ties.
|1||Klein HS, Spring, Texas||25-5||9|
|2||Bishop Amat HS, La Puente, Calif.||24-2||24|
|3||Rockwall-Heath HS, Heath, Texas.||34-0||18|
|4||Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas||29-3||8|
|5||Sumrall (Miss.) HS||31-1||9|
|6||The Bolles School, Jacksonville||25-3||17|
|7||Clovis West HS, Fresno, Calif.||25-3||1|
|8||Germantown Academy, Fort Washington, Pa.||22-1||12|
|9||Walsh Jesuit HS, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio||21-1||7|
|10||Canyon Del Oro HS, Oro Valley, Ariz.||27-2||14|
|11||Parkview HS, Lilburn, Ga.||25-3||20|
|12||Flanagan HS, Pembroke Pines, Fla.||22-2||23|
|13||Bellaire (Texas) HS||30-3||15|
|14||Archbishop Mitty HS, San Jose, Calif.||24-3||5|
|15||Rocky Mountain HS, Fort Collins, Colo.||17-2||22|
|16||Madison (Miss.) Central HS||28-2||21|
|17||Moeller HS, Cincinnati||22-1||NR|
|18||Pace (Fla.) HS||26-2||NR|
|19||Farragut HS, Knoxville||33-5||6|
|20||Elk Grove (Calif.) HS||21-3||NR|
|21||St. Rita HS, Chicago||23-3||16|
|22||Redlands (Calif.) East Valley HS||22-4||NR|
|23||Millard West HS, Omaha||27-3||NR|
|24||Owasso (Okla.) HS||28-5||NR|
|25||Rio Rancho (N.M.) HS||25-3||NR|
|Dropped Out: No. 2 Heritage HS, Colleyville, Texas; No. 3 Sarasota (Fla.) HS; No. 4 Menchville HS, Newport News, Va.; No. 10 Hamilton HS, Chandler, Ariz.; No. 13 Lakewood (Calif.) HS; No. 19 Florida Christian HS, Miami; No. 25 Blue Valley HS, Stillwell, Kan.|