High School Top 25: May 11

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.