High School Top 25: May 22




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As state champions start to be crowned across the country, the Baseball America/National High School Baseball Coaches Association Top 25 sees more changes. The top two teams—Tampa's Jesuit High and Orlando's Olympia High—fell short of a state title and took a significant hit in the poll. Those upsets opened the door for Calallen High (Corpus Christi, Texas) to return to No. 1 as the Wildcats are still alive in the Texas playoffs.

Las Vegas' Bishop Gorman High claimed a seventh straight state title in Nevada, but held fast at No. 7 as the Gaels had to go through the losers' bracket to qualify for the state tournament. Of the top six teams, only Calallen has the chance to still be playing after the next poll is released on June 5. The other five will know where they stand within in their states and could be watching Calallen's fate closely.

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 20 and do not include ties.

Rank School Record Previous
1 Calallen HS, Corpus Christi, Texas 33-1 3
2 Orange (Calif.) Lutheran HS 22-4 5
3 Harvard-Westlake HS, Studio City, Calif. 24-4 4
4 Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, Calif. 22-5 6
5 Parkview HS, Lilburn, Ga. 26-6 9
6 Columbus (Ga.) HS 29-3 10
7 Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas* 40-3 7
8 Carroll HS, Corpus Christi, Texas 28-4 8
9 American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla.* 28-4 14
10 Archbishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla.* 27-4 13
11 Gainesville (Ga.) HS 31-0 19
12 Campolindo HS, Moraga, Calif. 19-4 21
13 Chaparral HS, Scottsdale, Ariz.* 28-7 24
14 North HS, Riverside, Calif. 25-5 20
15 Spruce Creek HS, Port Orange, Fla.* 28-4 NR
16 Columbus HS, Miami* 27-5 11
17 Jesuit HS, Tampa* 28-2 1
18 Martin HS, Arlington 32-3 NR
19 Olympia HS, Orlando* 29-1 2
20 Oak Grove HS, Hattiesburg, Miss.* 34-3 NR
21 Moody HS, Corpus Christi, Texas 27-3 NR
22 Barbe HS, Lake Charles, La.* 35-6 NR
23 Venice (Fla.) HS* 24-8 NR
24 Vista (Calif.) HS 27-3 NR
25 Defiance (Ohio) HS 29-1 NR
Dropped out: No. 12 Seven Lakes HS, Katy, Texas; No. 15 Spanish Fork (Utah) HS; No. 16 Broken Arrow (Okla.) HS; No. 17 Clovis West HS, Fresno, Calif.; No. 18 Owasso (Okla.) HS; No. 22 Nova HS, Davie, Fla.; No. 23 Lake Braddock HS, Burke, Va.; No. 25 Mount Carmel (Ill.) HS

*Season Complete