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High School Top 25

Orange (Calif.) Lutheran HS Enters The Top 25

The top 25 teams are selected through a poll of representatives from the Baseball Coaches Association (BCA) and Baseball America. This is the sixth in-season top 25 ranking of the 2018 season. The BCA and BA will update the top 25 rankings every other week through May.

Blessed Trinity High (Roswell, Ga.) has created some consistency in the No. 1 spot of the Baseball America High School Top 25 Rankings, which are powered by DeMarini.

After three consecutive rankings where the No. 1 team was shuffled, Blessed Trinity retains the top spot for the second consecutive ranking, with Calvary Christian High (Clearwater, Fla.) also solidifying its spot as the No. 2 team in the country, with a winning streak that has now climbed to 58 straight games. The Southeast region as a whole is represented well in the top 25, with the top two teams, as well as five other teams represented—more than any other region in the country.

The top 16 teams in the rankings all return from being ranked last week, which is less turnover than might have been expected given the number of teams involved in playoffs in states like Georgia, Florida, Texas and others. The BCA weighs playoff success and failure heavily in top-25 rankings, and strong play can catapult teams up the pecking order—like No. 18 George County High—or remove a highly ranked team from the top 25 entirely. This was the case with previous No. 3 Seton Catholic High (Chandler, Ariz.) who fell out of the rankings after losing twice in Arizona’s 4-A state tournament.

The Baseball America Top 25 will expand to 50 in the next update.

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