High School Top 25: June 5
It's been a trend for the No. 1 team to falter this season, but this time around that extended through the top four teams in the Baseball America/National High School Baseball Coaches Association Top 25. With Calallen (Corpus Christi, Texas), Orange (Calif.) Lutheran, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) and Harvard-Westlake (Studio City, Calif.) seeing their seasons end without a state or section title, Parkview High (Lilburn, Ga.) moved up from No. 5 to the top spot. The Panthers had an extremely difficult schedule and showed well at the National High School Invitational before going on to win the 5-A state title in Georgia.
Carroll High (Corpus Christi, Texas) moved up to No. 3 and jumped Bishop Gorman High (Las Vegas) after advancing to the 5-A state tournament in Texas. The Tigers could face No. 10 Martin High (Arlington) in the finals. Loganville (Ga.) High started the season in the Top 25, but a slow start dropped the Red Devils from the poll, but they're back in after winning the 4-A state title and will return most of the team in 2013. Newbury Park High of Thousand Oaks, Calif., joins the rankings at No. 17 after winning the Southern Section Division I title—one of the most difficult feats in the country.
The staffs of Baseball America and the NHSBCA compile the Top 25
rankings. Records indicated are as of June 3 and do not include ties. The next poll will be released on June 12 and expand to 50 teams. If needed, a final poll will be released again on June 19.
||Parkview HS, Lilburn, Ga.*
||Columbus (Ga.) HS*
||Carroll HS, Corpus Christi, Texas
||Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas*
||American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla.*
||Archbishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla.*
||Campolindo HS, Moraga, Calif.*
||Chaparral HS, Scottsdale, Ariz.*
||Spruce Creek HS, Port Orange, Fla.*
||Martin HS, Arlington
||Columbus HS, Miami*
||Vista (Calif.) HS
||Jesuit HS, Tampa*
||Olympia HS, Orlando*
||Oak Grove HS, Hattiesburg, Miss.*
||Barbe HS, Lake Charles, La.*
||Newbury Park HS, Thousand Oaks, Calif.*
||Orange (Calif.) Lutheran HS*
||Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, Calif.*
||Calallen HS, Corpus Christi, Texas*
||Loganville (Ga.) HS*
||Pacifica HS, Garden Grove, Calif.*
||Venice (Fla.) HS*
||Harvard-Westlake HS, Studio City, Calif.*
||Cherry Creek HS, Greenwood Village, Colo.
|Dropped out: No. 11 Gainesville (Ga.) HS; No. 14 North HS, Riverside, Calif.; No. 21 Moody HS, Corpus Christi, Texas; No. 25 Defiance (Ohio) HS.