High School Top 25: March 30

Knoxville's Farragut High takes over top spot

Farragut High of Knoxville is off to a hot start at 10-2 and takes over the top spot after Miami's Columbus High dropped a game against Coral Springs (Fla.) Charter School. Farragut is looking to defend back-to-back state titles and is a regular in the Baseball America/National High School Baseball Coaches Association Top 25. Columbus fell to No. 5 after taking its second loss of the season.

The weather is warming up around the country and only a few teams are left with no record. That means there is more movement as six teams hit some early bumps and dropped from the rankings. Sarasota (Fla.) High is highest ranked of the new teams. The Sailors checked in at No. 13 after beating then No. 7 Naples (Fla.) High. Sarasota hosts its annual baseball tournament this week and 2010 marks the 25th anniversary of the event. No. 16 Archbishop McCarthy (Southwest Ranches, Fla.) High is also in the tournament as well as American Heritage High (Plantation, Fla.), the 2008 National Champions that are banging on the door of the 2010 rankings.

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 March 28 and do not include ties.

Rank School Record Previous
1 Farragut HS, Knoxville 10-2 4
2 Bellaire (Texas) HS 17-2 2
3 Menchville HS, Newport News, Va. 5-0 6
4 Roswell (Ga.) HS 12-0 8
5 Columbus HS, Miami 12-2 1
6 Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas 6-2 3
7 Owasso (Okla.) HS 11-0 15
8 Clovis West HS, Fresno, Calif. 11-2 19
9 Sumrall (Miss.) HS 14-0 9
10 Rocky Mountain HS, Fort Collins, Colo. 0-0 10
11 Rancho Buena Vista HS, Vista, Calif. 6-2 14
12 Hamilton HS, Chandler, Ariz. 12-2 12
13 Sarasota (Fla.) HS 8-0 NR
14 St. Rita HS, Chicago 3-1 13
15 Walsh Jesuit HS, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 0-0 16
16 Archbishop McCarthy HS,
Southwest Ranches, Fla.
12-1 NR
17 Germantown Academy, Fort Washington, Pa. 10-0 22
18 Archbishop Mitty HS, San Jose, Calif. 13-1 NR
19 The Bolles School, Jacksonville 12-1 NR
20 Thomas HS, New York 0-0 20
21 Heritage HS, Colleyville, Texas 19-1 NR
22 Naples (Fla.) HS 9-2 7
23 Lakewood (Calif.) HS 12-1 NR
24 St. Edwards HS, Lakewood, Ohio 0-0 24
25 Severna Park (Md.) HS 2-0 25
Dropped Out: No. 5 Edison HS, Huntington Beach, Calif.; No. 11 Barbe HS, Lake Charles, La.; No. 17 The Woodlands (Texas) HS; No. 18 Alonso HS, Tampa; No. 21 Northshore HS, Slidell, La.; No. 23 Capistrano Valley HS, Mission Viejo, Calif.

Editor's Note: This article was edited on March 31, 2010. Farragut High's record was originally reported to Baseball America incorrectly. The Admirals are 10-2.