ESPN 25 Power Rankings: Week: 2


After games of Dec. 2

Last week's Chicago Elite Classic and Marshall County Hoop Fest each featured a multitude of Top 25 squads in action, leading to some tweaks to the Week 2 rankings. Chicago powerhouses Whitney Young and Simeon both represented for Illinois at the Elite Classic, posting wins over DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) and Milton (Ga.), respectively. Whitney Young's rout knocked DeMatha to No. 20 and put top-ranked Simeon on notice that there's going to be some competition for the top spot in the Chi.

ESPN 100 talents Andrew Wiggins and Andrew Harrison put on a pair of noteworthy performances at the Hoop Fest, keeping their squads undefeated and in the top 10.

The lone change to this week's top 10: Lone Peak (Highland, Utah) and Southwind (Memphis, Tenn.) swapped spots after Southwind fell to Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.). Dropping out of the rankings: Indianapolis Cathedral, which was replaced by Ridgeway (Memphis, Tenn.), a 2-0 squad that has an experienced and talented roster.

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Note: This poll is compiled weekly by the RecruitingNation staff. All high school teams are eligible to be ranked as long as their roster does not include any fifth-year seniors.

ESPN 25 Power Rankings: Week: 2
1Neal F. Simeon (1-0)
Chicago, IL

Last Week: 1
Jabari Parker (6 points, 4 rebounds in 11 minutes) made a surprising return from injury in a 56-35 defeat of Milton (Ga.) on Dec. 1.
2Montverde Academy (4-0)
Montverde, FL

Last Week: 2
The Eagles have topped 70 points in each contest, winning all four games by double digits.
3Huntington Prep (7-0)
Huntington, WV

Last Week: 3
Prep moved to 7-0 with wins over Tennessee squads Memphis East and Briarcrest Christian. Andrew Wiggins averaged 27 points and 13 rebounds, while Moses Kingsley added 12 points and 5 blocks in the wins.
4Findlay Prep (11-0)
Henderson, NV

Last Week: 4
Indiana-bound forward Stanford Robinson (19 points) led the way as seven players reached double figures in a 108-40 rout of White Rock Christian Academy.
5Chester (0-0)
Chester, PA

Last Week: 5
The Clippers begin their state title defense against J.P. McCaskey on Dec. 11.
6Oak Hill Academy (10-0)
Mouth of Wilson, VA

Last Week: 6
The new-look Warriors proved they're still a threat at the top of the rankings by topping No. 10 Southwind 89-73 on Dec. 1.
7Fort Bend Travis (5-0)
Richmond, TX

Last Week: 7
The Tigers posted a pair of wins at the Marshall County Hoopfest, highlighted by a 25-point performance by Andrew Harrison in a 64-57 defeat of Madison Central. Sophomore Juwan Williams averaged 14 ppg in the two games.
8Long Beach Polytechnic (4-0)
Long Beach, CA

Last Week: 8
The Jackrabbits held off a furious comeback by Westchester to cop the Redondo Pacific Shores Tourney title, 60-55.
9St. Anthony (0-0)
Jersey City, NJ

Last Week: 9
The Friars look to extend their dominance in New Jersey with upcoming road tilts against Neptune (Dec. 16) and Newark Central.
10Lone Peak (2-0)
Highland, UT

Last Week: 11
BYU commits Nick Emery, Eric Mika and T.J. Haws combined for 61 points as Lone Peak dismantled Chicago power Proviso East 84-46.
11Southwind (4-1)
Memphis, TN

Last Week: 10
A loss to Oak Hill Academy drops Southwind out of the top 10, but this team has top-10 talent for sure.
12Archbishop Mitty (0-0)
San Jose, CA

Last Week: 12
Mitty opens the season Friday at the Dan Fitzgerald Classic.
13St. Benedict's Prep (3-0)
Newark, NJ

Last Week: 13
Isaiah Watkins, Isaiah Briscoe and Tyrell Green tallied 20 apiece to power the Gray Bees to a 105-49 win over CNC Prep.
14Whitney Young (1-0)
Chicago, IL

Last Week: 14
Jahlil Okafor showed why he's a top-three recruit in the 2014 class, pouring in 34 points and adding nine boards in a 72-58 defeat of then-No. 15 DeMatha.
15Montrose Christian (2-0)
Rockville, MD

Last Week: 16
Mark Williams led the team in scoring in each of the first two contests, tallying 37 points. Ishmail Wainright nearly averaged a triple-double.
16Neumann-Goretti (0-0)
Philadelphia, PA

Last Week: 19
Goretti has a tough matchup on Friday against Lower Merion, a 20-win squad from last season.
17Duncanville (12-1)
Duncanville, TX

Last Week: 17
A hiccup against Mansfield Timberview halted the Panthers' win streak, but it's clear Duncanville is among the top squads in Texas.
18Paul VI (0-0)
Fairfax, VA

Last Week: 18
The reigning WCAC champs will try to pull off an upset of No. 6 Oak Hill on Saturday at the Nike Hoops Festival.
19DeSoto (10-1)
DeSoto, TX

Last Week: 20
The Arlington Classic champs are on a roll since falling to Duncanville at the Thanksgiving Hoop Fest.
20DeMatha Catholic (0-1)
Hyattsville, MD

Last Week: 15
Jairus Lyles' 18 points wasn't enough to power the Stags to victory against Whitney Young at the Chicago Elite Classic.
21Lake Highland Prep (5-0)
Orlando, FL

Last Week: 24
Joel Berry is off to a white-hot start, averaging a near double-double with 28 points and just under 10 boards a contest.
22Gill-St. Bernard (0-0)
Gladstone, NJ

Last Week: 21
Bernard is still a little over a week from its season opener against Our Savior New American.
23Sheldon (1-0)
Sacramento, CA

Last Week: 23
Sheldon could make a big statement in Cali hoops with a win over No. 12 Archbishop Mitty on Saturday.
24Rainier Beach (0-0)
Seattle, WA

Last Week: 25
Beach begins the season with Ingraham, West Seattle and Chief Sealth before a road tilt at Metro power Seattle Prep.
25Ridgeway (2-0)
Memphis, TN

Last Week: --
White Station could've landed this spot but lost to the Roadrunners by four last week.
Dropped out: No. 22 Cathedral (Indianapolis)