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High School Top 50

The Woodlands remains in top spot



DURHAM, N.C.--The Woodlands (Texas) High snapped a trend, becoming the first team this season to retain the No. 1 ranking in the Baseball America/National High School Baseball Coaches Association poll. The suburban-Houston powerhouse had won 17 in a row.

No. 2 Monsignor Pace High (Opa Locka, Fla.), No. 3 Agoura (Calif.) High and No. 4 Fallbrook (Calif.) High combined for nine losses in a two-week span, opening the top 10 for five new teams.

Nova High (Davie, Fla.) continued its climb, rising five spots to No. 2. No. 3 Jackson High (Mill Creek, Wash.) and No. 4 Cypress (Calif.) High climbed two spots each while Archbishop Rummel High (Metairie, La.) moved from No. 10 to No. 5.

The staff of Baseball America and the National High School Baseball Coaches Association compiles the Top 50 rankings. The next in-season poll will be conducted May 7, with the final poll released June 12. Records indicated as of April 17 and do not include ties.

RankSchoolRecordPrevious
1.The Woodlands (Texas) HS24-11
2.Nova HS, Davie, Fla.23-07
3.Jackson HS, Mill Creek, Wash.12-05
4.Cypress (Calif.) HS14-16
5.Archbishop Rummel HS, Metairie, La.26-210
6.Brenham (Texas) HS26-115
7.Flanagan HS, Pembroke Pines, Fla.19-216
8.Chatsworth (Calif.) HS19-113
9.Silverado HS, Las Vegas18-114
10.Starr's Mill HS, Fayetteville, Ga.18-020
11.Bellarmine Prep, San Jose, Calif.19-28
12.Jesuit HS, New Orleans25-211
13.Palm Beach Central HS, Wellington, Fla.21-024
14.Elder HS, Cincinnati12-023
15.Owasso (Okla.) HS24-117
16.Monsignor Pace HS, Opa Locka, Fla. 20-32
17.El Camino Real HS, Woodland Hills, Calif.15-312
18.Chaparral HS, Scottsdale, Ariz.20-325
19.Goleman HS, Hialeah, Fla.18-121
20.Fallbrook (Calif.) HS 12-34
21.Christian Brothers HS, Memphis20-137
22.Bishop Hendricken HS, Warwick, R.I.5-036
23.Poly HS, Riverside, Calif.10-39
24.Jesuit HS, Tampa19-319
25.Osbourn HS, Manassas, Va.11-0NR
26.La Cueva HS, Albuquerque16-231
27.Lassiter HS, Marietta, Ga.14-340
28.Cherry Creek HS, Englewood, Colo.10-042
29.Mosley HS, Lynn Haven, Fla. 20-343
30.Saint Rita HS, Chicago13-147
31.Agoura (Calif.) HS12-53
32.Riverside HS, Greer, S.C.23-218
33.Saint Ignatius HS, Cleveland8-0NR
34.Shawnee Mission (Kan.) Northwest HS9-0NR
35.Bishop Kelley HS, Tulsa25-129
36.Greenbrier Christian Academy, Chesapeake, Va.16-135
37.Capistrano Valley HS, Mission Viejo, Calif.18-233
38.Wando HS, Mount Pleasant, S.C.24-1NR
39.Calvert Hall HS, Baltimore14-222
40.North Forsyth HS, Winston-Salem, N.C.17-0NR
41.Blue Springs (Mo.) HS12-0NR
42.Northwest Rankin HS, Brandon, Miss.25-444
43.James Monroe HS, Bronx, N.Y.22-0NR
44.Tucson (Ariz.) HS19-2NR
45.Shades Valley HS, Birmingham, Ala.23-3NR
46.Florida Christian HS, Miami17-627
47.Brophy Prep, Phoenix21-430
48.Centennial HS, Boise3-0NR
49.Seton Hall Prep, West Orange, N.J.2-148
50.Mehlville HS, St. Louis12-249
DROPPED OUT: No. 26 Ooltewah (Tenn.) HS (19-4); No. 28 Free State HS, Lawrence, Kan. (7-2); No. 32 Grand Street HS, Brooklyn (5-1); No. 34 Brownsburg (Ind.) HS (6-2); No. 38 Mills Godwin HS, Richmond (9-3); No. 39 Lexington (Ky.) Catholic HS (16-4); No. 41 Watson Chapel HS, Pine Bluff, Ark. (20-4); No. 45 Princes Anne HS, Virginia Beach (7-4); No. 46 D.H. Conley HS, Greenville, N.C. (9-3); No. 50 Hudson's Bay HS, Vancouver, Wash. (9-5)