High School Top 25: May 11

Seven teams depart from the rankings this week





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.

Rank School Record Previous
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.