High School Top 25: March 16

Miami's Columbus High takes over at No. 1





The first in-season Baseball America/National High School Baseball Coaches Association poll saw a change at the top, but relatively minimal shifting as some teams are yet to play. Bellaire (Texas) High lost its season opener, then rattled off 14 wins before losing a second game and dropping to No. 2. Miami's Columbus High has bounced back from an early loss and stands at 7-1 with key wins over city foes South High, Braddock High and Southwest High.

Capistrano Valley High of Mission Viejo, Calif. took the biggest tumble, falling to No. 23 after losing two of its first five contests. Only one team entered the top 25 this week. Northshore High of Slidell, Miss. is off to a hot start and jumped up from being ranked No. 32 in the preseason.

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 March 14 and do not include ties.

Rk. Team Record Previous
1 Columbus HS, Miami 10-1 2
2 Bellaire (Texas) HS 14-2 1
3 Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas 2-0 5
4 Farragut HS, Knoxville 0-0 4
5 Edison HS, Huntington Beach, Calif. 4-1 3
6 Menchville HS, Newport News, Va. 0-0 6
7 Naples (Fla.) HS 7-1 8
8 Roswell (Ga.) HS 7-0 11
9 Sumrall (Miss.) HS 6-0 12
10 Rocky Mountain HS, Fort Collins, Colo. 0-0 10
11 Barbe HS, Lake Charles, La. 10-1 15
12 Hamilton HS, Chandler, Ariz. 8-1 16
13 St. Rita HS, Chicago 0-0 13
14 Rancho Buena Vista HS, Vista, Calif. 2-0 14
15 Owasso (Okla.) HS 7-0 17
16 Walsh Jesuit HS, Cuyaoga Falls, Ohio 0-0 19
17 The Woodlands (Texas) HS 10-3 9
18 Alonso HS, Tampa 6-1 18
19 Clovis West HS, Fresno, Calif. 7-1 21
20 Thomas HS, New York 0-0 20
21 Northshore HS, Slidell, Miss. 11-1 32
22 Germantown Academy, Fort Washington, Pa. 0-0 22
23 Capistrano Valley HS, Mission Viejo, Calif. 3-2 7
24 St. Edward HS, Lakewood, Ohio 0-0 24
25 Severna Park (Md.) HS 0-0 25
Dropped Out: Charlotte Christian School