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.

Rank School Record Previous
1 Parkview HS, Lilburn, Ga.* 31-6 5
2 Columbus (Ga.) HS* 33-4 6
3 Carroll HS, Corpus Christi, Texas 33-4 8
4 Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas* 40-3 7
5 American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla.* 28-4 9
6 Archbishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla.* 27-4 10
7 Campolindo HS, Moraga, Calif.* 23-4 12
8 Chaparral HS, Scottsdale, Ariz.* 28-7 13
9 Spruce Creek HS, Port Orange, Fla.* 28-4 15
10 Martin HS, Arlington 36-5 18
11 Columbus HS, Miami* 27-5 16
12 Vista (Calif.) HS 30-4 24
13 Jesuit HS, Tampa* 28-2 17
14 Olympia HS, Orlando* 32-2 19
15 Oak Grove HS, Hattiesburg, Miss.* 34-3 20
16 Barbe HS, Lake Charles, La.* 35-6 22
17 Newbury Park HS, Thousand Oaks, Calif.* 21-7 NR
18 Orange (Calif.) Lutheran HS* 23-5 2
19 Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, Calif.* 24-6 4
20 Calallen HS, Corpus Christi, Texas* 33-2 1
21 Loganville (Ga.) HS* 31-5 NR
22 Pacifica HS, Garden Grove, Calif.* 28-5 NR
23 Venice (Fla.) HS* 24-8 23
24 Harvard-Westlake HS, Studio City, Calif.* 24-5 3
25 Cherry Creek HS, Greenwood Village, Colo. 24-3 NR
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.
*Season Complete