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American Heritage Returns To The Top

Tupelo loses three games to drop from No. 1




The curse of No. 1 continues as Tupelo (Miss.) High dropped three games after taking over the top spot. American Heritage High (Plantation, Fla.) returns to the spotlight with their team that has been compared with a junior college lineup. Plano (Texas) West High made another big jump to No. 6 from No. 15.

The staff of Baseball America and the National High School Baseball Coaches Association Ranking Committee compiles the top 25 rankings. In-season polls are conducted bi-weekly and released every Tuesday. The final poll will be released June 23. Records included are as of Sunday, April 13 and do not reflect ties.

BASEBALL AMERICA/HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION TOP 25
Rank Team Record Previous
1 American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla. 25-2 2
2 Sarasota (Fla.) HS 24-2 3
3 Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas 30-2 4
4 Brookwood HS, Snellville, Ga. 21-1 6
5 Moody HS, Corpus Christi, Texas 26-3 5
6 Plano (Texas) West HS 28-0 15
7 South Caldwell HS, Hudson, N.C. 18-1 12
8 Lutheran HS, Orange, Calif. 19-3 7
9 Sunrise Mountain HS, Peoria, Ariz. 26-3 14
10 Owasso (Okla.) HS 28-3 8
11 Washington HS, New York City 30-0 18
12 Tupelo (Miss.) HS 27-3 1
13 Bartlett HS, Memphis, Tenn. 21-4 22
14 Creighton Prep, Omaha 21-1 16
15 Plant HS, Tampa 24-3 11
16 Harrison HS, Kennesaw, Ga. 22-1 25
17 Valley Christian HS, San Jose, Calif. 21-5 9
18 Paul VI, Fairfax, Va. 21-1 17
19 Vista Murrieta, Murrieta, Calif. 17-5 13
20 Wilson HS, Long Beach, Calif. 21-5 10
21 Riverside (S.C.) HS 25-1 NR
22 Pleasure Ridge Park HS, Lousiville 16-1 NR
23 Calvert Hall HS, Baltimore 19-5 19
24 Malvern (Penn.) Prep 25-1 NR
25 Cherry Creek HS, Greenwood Village, Colo. 18-0 NR

Dropped Out: No. 20 Nova HS, Davie Fla.; No. 21 Cy-Fair HS, Cypress, Texas; No. 23 St. Xavier HS, Louisville; No. 24 Jupiter (Fla.) HS