High School Top 25: May 8





Southern states have started playoffs and the lack of upsets early means there is very little movement in the latest Baseball America/National High School Baseball Coaches Association Top 25. The most notable change is arguably Mater Dei High (Santa Ana, Calif.) dropping four spots to No. 6. The Monarchs recently split two games with Orange (Calif.) Lutheran High, but ultimately lost the season series.

North High of Riverside, Calif., returns to the Top 25 while riding a 10-game winning streak since a tough showing at the Anaheim Lions Tournament. Arizona teams are mercilessly beating each other up, but with a state champion to be crowned in the next couple of weeks, Scottsdale's Chaparral looks like a strong favorite.

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 8 and do not include ties.

Rank School Record Previous
1 Jesuit HS, Tampa 26-1 1
2 Olympia HS, Orlando 28-0 3
3 Calallen HS, Corpus Christi, Texas 30-1 4
4 Harvard-Westlake HS, Studio City, Calif. 23-3 5
5 Orange (Calif.) Lutheran HS 19-4 6
6 Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, Calif. 19-5 2
7 Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas 31-2 7
8 Carroll HS, Corpus Christi, Texas 25-3 10
9 Parkview HS, Lilburn, Ga. 23-5 9
10 Columbus (Ga.) HS 23-3 8
11 Columbus HS, Miami 24-4 11
12 Seven Lakes HS, Katy, Texas 27-4 12
13 Archbishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla. 23-4 13
14 American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla. 21-4 14
15 Spanish Fork (Utah) HS 19-3 15
16 Broken Arrow (Okla.) HS 33-4 16
17 Clovis West HS, Fresno, Calif. 26-4 23
18 Owasso (Okla.) HS 30-4 18
19 Gainesville (Ga.) HS 27-0 20
20 North HS, Riverside, Calif. 23-4 NR
21 Campolindo HS, Moraga, Calif. 15-4 17
22 Nova HS, Davie, Fla. 22-1 NR
23 Lake Braddock HS, Burke, Va. 16-1 NR
24 Chaparral HS, Scottsdale, Ariz. 25-7 NR
25 Mount Carmel (Ill.) HS 23-2 NR
Dropped out: No. 19 Gloucester Catholic HS, Gloucester City, N.J.; No. 21 El Toro HS, Lake Forest, Calif.; No. 22 St. Francis HS, Mountain View, Calif.; No. 24 Sunrise Mountain HS, Peoria, Ariz.; No. 25 Pelham (Ala.) HS