Hamilton SE remains at No. 1 in this week's edition of the POWERADE state rankings, but it wasn't easy for the Royals. They trailed No. 8 Carmel by as much as seven points in the second half before rallying for a 58-56 win. The close call keeps No. 2 Homestead at bay for now. Undefeated Homestead had a fairly routine week, winning its lone game by a 75-65 score over Norwell.
POWERADE State Basketball Rankings
Hamilton SE (17-2) — Last week: No. 1
Homestead (18-0) — Last week: No. 2
North Central (17-4) — Last week: No. 3