espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 13


A week ago there were two undefeated teams in the top 10 of the espnW 25 Power Rankings. This week there are none.

No. 3 Duncanville (35-1), which took a 105-game winning streak into the state finals, suffered a 58-53 loss to Manvel, which moves up to No. 6. Notre Dame recruit Brianna Turner stepped up with 17 points and 17 rebounds in the win.

No. 19 New Hope Christian (30-1) can match Duncanville in the heartache department. With the ball and leading by two in the final seconds of the National Association of Christian Athletes title game, Riverdale Baptist's Chloe Jackson stole the ball and made a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

And don't be surprised if the drama comes in waves. This weekend features a California showdown between No. 1 Mater Dei and No. 5 Windward in the Southern Section Open Division playoffs. Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee, Louisiana and Georgia will award state titles this weekend.

espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 13
1Mater Dei (25-1)
Santa Ana, CA

Last Week: 1
Mater Dei beat No. 23 Sierra Canyon 75-28 and No. 18 Etiwanda 56-54 in the Southern Section Open Division playoffs. Next up is a clash with No. 5 Windward in the final.
2Blackman (31-1)
Murfreesboro, TN

Last Week: 3
Blackman beat Cumberland County 72-39 to claim a sectional championship and opens the state tournament Wednesday.
3Duncanville (35-1)
Duncanville, TX

Last Week: 2
Duncanville lost 58-53 to No. 6 Manvel in the state finals, and its incredible 105-game winning streak came to an end.
4Incarnate Word Academy (25-1)
Saint Louis, MO

Last Week: 4
In its only game of the week, Incarnate Word beat Ursuline Academy 84-38 and now turns to the state tournament.
5Windward (25-2)
Los Angeles, CA

Last Week: 5
Behind 27 points from Jordin Canada, Windward advanced to the Southern Section Open Division final with a 62-49 win over No. 8 Long Beach Poly. Kristen Simon added 14 points and 17 boards. Next up: No. 1 Mater Dei for the title.
6Manvel (38-2)
Manvel, TX

Last Week: 16
Manvel pulled off the upset of the season, beating No. 2 Duncanville 58-53 and ending the Pantherettes' 105-game winning streak. Brianna Turner stood tall with a 17-point, 17-rebound performance in the state final. Manvel, which has completed its season, boasted perhaps the best front line in the nation with Rangie Bessard (Minnesota) and junior Jordan Hosey.
7Regis Jesuit (22-2)
Aurora, CO

Last Week: 7
Regis Jesuit beat Rocky Mountain 67-32 and plays Ralston Valley Tuesday night in the Sweet 16 of the Colorado state tournament.
8Long Beach Polytechnic (23-3)
Long Beach, CA

Last Week: 6
Long Beach Poly lost to No. 5 Windward 62-49 in the Southern Section Open Division semifinals. The Jackrabbits open the state playoffs this weekend.
9Myers Park (27-1)
Charlotte, NC

Last Week: 10
Myers Park beat Butler 73-53 and Hopewell 65-48. Next up is a regional semifinal game against West Forsyth.
10Bedford North Lawrence (26-1)
Bedford, IN

Last Week: 11
Bedford North Lawrence beat rival Lawrence North 62-54 in overtime in the state semifinals in front of 5,700 fans. Junior Alexa Bailey led the way with 23 points, including 15 from the free-throw line, to help seal the victory. BNL plays Penn on Saturday for the state title.
11Lawrence North (25-2)
Indianapolis, IN

Last Week: 9
Lawrence North's season came to a close with a 62-54 overtime loss to No. 10 Bedford North Lawrence in the state semifinals. Lawrence North had defeated BNL 59-49 in January.
12St. Mary's (23-5)
Stockton, CA

Last Week: 12
Sophomore Katherine Tudor hit 11 3-pointers over the past two games. St. Mary's plays McClatchy in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I semifinals on Tuesday.
13Rock Bridge (21-3)
Columbia, MO

Last Week: 14
Rock Bridge opens its bid for a state title this weekend.
14Whitney Young (30-3)
Chicago, IL

Last Week: 15
Khaalia Hillsman had 18 points and 14 rebounds in Whitney Young's 57-39 win over Neuqua Valley in a supersectional. Next up is a state semifinal showdown against defending champion Marian Catholic.
15Riverdale Baptist (27-3)
Upper Marlboro, MD

Last Week: 17
Chloe Jackson hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Riverdale Baptist to a 59-58 win over New Hope Christian Academy (N.C.) in the National Association of Christian Athletes title game. It was the Crusaders' 15th NACA title. Chania Ray was tournament MVP.
16M. X. Shabazz (26-1)
Newark, NJ

Last Week: 18
Shabazz takes a 25-game winning streak into its state tournament.
17Southwest Dekalb (30-2)
Decatur, GA

Last Week: 19
Southwest Dekalb beat Forest Park 59-32 in the state semifinals and takes its 23-game winning streak into the finals against Tucker.
18Etiwanda (20-6)
Etiwanda, CA

Last Week: 13
Etiwanda stuck with No. 1 Mater Dei in the Southern Section Open Division semifinals but came up short, 56-54. McKynzie Fort had a team-high 18 points. Next up is the state playoffs
19New Hope Christian Academy (30-1)
Thomasville, NC

Last Week: 8
New Hope lost a 59-58 heartbreaker to No. 15 Riverdale Baptist (Md.) in the finals of the NACA national championship.
20Salmen (31-1)
Slidell, LA

Last Week: 20
Salmen got 19 points and 16 rebounds from Kalani Brown in a 54-30 win over Ellender and advanced to the state semifinals.
21Christ the King (21-3)
Middle Village, NY

Last Week: 21
Sierra Calhoun had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead Christ the King Beat past Molloy in the finals of the Catholic High School Athletic Association Brooklyn/Queens Division I tournament . Christ the King is the top seed in the CHSAA state tournament.
22Salesian (26-5)
Richmond, CA

Last Week: 23
Salesian posted two easy wins this past week and plays Arcata in the Division 4 North Coast section semifinals on Wednesday.
23Sierra Canyon (23-4)
Chatsworth, CA

Last Week: 22
Sierra Canyon opens its state tournament this weekend after losing to No. 1 Mater Dei 75-28 in the quarterfinals of the Southern Section Open Division playoffs.
24Neumann-Goretti (25-0)
Philadelphia, PA

Last Week: 25
Newcomer Neumann a Goretti won its district title and plays Camp Hill Friday in the first round of the Pennsylvania state tournament.
25Miami Senior (33-1)
Miami, FL

Last Week: --
Junior Beatrice Mompremier had 13 points and 15 rebounds as Miami beat Treasure Coast in Florida's 8A state final.
On the bubble:
Jean Ribault (Fla.)
Paul VI (Va.)
Elizabethtown (Ky.)
McEachern (Ga.)
Clovis (N.M.)
Dropped out:
Nazareth (N.Y.)