NEW High School Top 50
The field of ranked teams expands to 50 today, for the first time since Baseball America released its preseason high school team rankings back in February, with Parkview High (Lilburn, Ga.) claiming the top spot after winning the Georgia 7-A state championship and finishing the season with a 36-6 overall record. The Baseball America High School rankings are powered by DeMarini.
The final 50 teams could be tweaked in a week with several schools in consideration or currently ranked in the top 50 still playing a few more games, but the current list will not shift much and Parkview will become the Baseball America High School Team of the Year for the second time in the last seven years. The school also won the honor after a 2012 season in which it won the Georgia 5-A state championship for the second year in a row.
Much of the top 10 in the current top 50 rankings remains similar to our previous ranking, with eight teams currently ranked in the top 10 who were in the same section previously. The two teams who fell outside of the top 10 are Orange (Calif.) Lutheran High—previously No. 2 and now No. 32—and George Jenkins (Lakeland, Fla.) High—previously No. 7 and now unranked.
Notable risers in the top 50 include Capistrano Valley (Mission Viejo, Calif.) High, Argyle (Texas) High, Union (Tulsa, Okla.) High, Monsignor Pace (Miami) High and Yucaipa (Calif.) High. These teams occupy the No. 12 through No. 16 spots in the rankings and each won their state’s respective state championships. Argyle is the highest-ranked undefeated team in the top 50 with a perfect 37-0 record, joined only by No. 40 Greenwood (Ark.) High which finished 31-0 and won the Arkansas 6-A state championship.