espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 13


Say hello to a new No. 1. Philadelphia's Neumann-Goretti, which is perfect through 26 games this season, takes over the top spot in the espnW 25 Power Rankings for Week 13.

Mater Dei, which held the No. 1 ranking for 11 straight weeks, falls to No. 3 after losing to Chaminade College Prep 64-63 in the CIF Southern Section Open Division final. Blackman, the reigning national champion, slides into the No. 2 spot after winning the Tennessee 3A state title Sunday.

And there's a major overhaul below.

Cypress Woods, which finished its season with a single loss, bounds all the way up to No. 5 after winning a Texas state title behind Oklahoma recruit Nancy Mulkey, a 6-foot-9 force, and Pepperdine recruit Erica Ogwumike, who was named MVP of the title game. No. 10 Columbus North, No. 12 Gonzaga Prep, No. 13 Heritage Christian and No. 25 Argyle also celebrated state titles this past weekend.

espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 13
1Neumann-Goretti (26-0)
Philadelphia, PA

Last Week: 2
Georgia Tech recruit Ciani Cryor had 21 points and 10 assists in Neumann-Goretti's win over Trinity Catholic (Camp Hill, Pennsylvania) in the first round of the PIAA Class AA state playoffs. Next up is Minersville on Tuesday evening.

2Blackman (31-2)
Murfreesboro, TN

Last Week: 3
Blackman won the Tennessee 3A title with a 48-54 double-overtime win over Oakland (Murfreesboro, Tennessee). Connecticut recruit Crystal Dangerfield was named MVP of the state tourney after scoring 18 points in the final. MeMe Jackson, who joined Dangerfield on the all-tournament team, added 15. Alex Johnson and KK Williams also were named to the all-tournament team.

3Mater Dei (28-2)
Santa Ana, CA

Last Week: 1
Mater Dei, which had held the No. 1 spot since Week 2, fell to Chaminade Prep (West Hills, California) for the second time this season, both times by a single point. Mater Dei next plays Palisades (Pacific Palisades) in the Southern California regional open division playoffs.

4St. Mary's (30-1)
Stockton, CA

Last Week: 4
Freshman Aquira DeCosta scored 24 points and had 13 rebounds in St. Mary's 78-55 win over C.K. McClatchy (Sacramento, California) in the CIF San Joaquin division championship. St. Mary's next plays Friday against Modesto Christian in the NorCal open division regional.

5Cypress Woods (35-1)
Cypress, TX

Last Week: 13
Pepperdine recruit Erica Ogwumike had 26 points, eight rebounds and five steals to lift Cypress Woods over Skyline (Dallas) 57-49 to win the Texas 6A state championship. Cypress Woods' only loss this season came in November to North Shore (Houston), and the Wildcats avenged that loss in December.

6Hopkins (26-1)
Minnetonka, MN

Last Week: 5
Nia Hollie starred in wins over St. Louis Park and Edina to put Hopkins, which is on a 22-game winning streak, into the sectional finals. Hopkins plays Minnetonka on Wednesday in the sectional final.

7Eastview (27-1)
Apple Valley, MN

Last Week: 6
Madison Guebert, Sam Trammel and Rachel Ranke have powered Eastview into the sectional championship after wins over Henry Sibley (Mendota Heights, Minnesota) and Apple Valley. Rosemount, a team Eastview has already beat twice this season, awaits in the section championship game on Thursday.

8Paul VI (32-2)
Fairfax, VA

Last Week: 7
Paul VI won the its ninth straight Virginia Independent Schools championship on Feb. 28.

9Country Day School (30-2)
Miami, FL

Last Week: 8
Miami Country Day won the Florida 3A state title on Feb. 18.
10Columbus North (28-1)
Columbus, IN

Last Week: 10
Notre Dame recruit Ali Patberg had 31 points, nine rebounds and five assists to propel Columbus North to its first state title with a 62-56 win over Homestead (Fort Wayne, Indiana) in the Indiana 4A final. Patberg finished her career with 2,026 points.

11Elizabethtown (31-2)
Elizabethtown, KY

Last Week: 9
Notre Dame recruit Erin Boley, who had 23 points and 17 rebounds, lifted Elizabethtown to its eighth regional title with a 66-38 win over Nelson County (Bardstown, Kentucky). Elizabethtown, which is undefeated against in-state teams, next plays Mercer County (Harrodsburg, Kentucky) on Thursday in the Sweet 16 of Kentucky's state tournament.

12Gonzaga Prep School (27-0)
Spokane, WA

Last Week: 11
Gonzaga Prep celebrated its second straight state title and a perfect 27-0 season after beating Inglemoor (Kenmore , Washington) 57-52 in double overtime. Laura Stockton, who had 13 points and six assists in the final, was named tournament MVP. Otiona Gildon scored 17 points and was named to the all-tournament team. Gonzaga Prep takes a 50-game winning streak into next season.

13Heritage Christian (28-2)
Indianapolis, IN

Last Week: 12
Heritage Christian won its second straight 2A state championship in Indiana with a 73-53 win over Fort Wayne Canterbury. Junior Tyasha Harris had 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds in the final.

14Myers Park (28-1)
Charlotte, NC

Last Week: 14
Myers Park won its regional title with a 58-38 win over Northwest Guilford (Greensboro, North Carolina). USC recruit Aaliyah Mazyck was named MVP of the tourney. Myers Park plays for the North Carolina 4A state championship Saturday against Southeast Raleigh.

15Dillard (30-1)
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Last Week: 15
Dillard won the 5A Florida state title on Feb. 21.
16Chaminade College Prep School (25-3)
West Hills, CA

Last Week: --
Chaminade, ranked as high as ninth this season, returns to the espnW 25 rankings after knocking off previous No. 1 Mater Dei 64-63 in the CIF Southern Section Open Division championship game. It was Chaminade's second win over Mater Dei this season, both by a single point. Next up is Narbonne, the Los Angeles section runner-up, in the Southern California regional open division playoffs on Friday. Narbonne had been disqualified for wearing uniforms with pink numbers in its sectional semifinal but was later reinstated.

17Bedford North Lawrence (26-1)
Bedford, IN

Last Week: 16
Bedford North Lawrence suffered its lone loss of the season in the regional championship game to No. 10 Columbus North on Feb. 24.

18Long Beach Polytechnic (25-3)
Long Beach, CA

Last Week: 17
Long Beach Poly returns to the court on Friday to take on Mission Hills (San Marcos, California) in the Southern California regional open division playoffs.

19Whitney Young (28-2)
Chicago, IL

Last Week: 18
Whitney Young fell in its sectional final to Trinity (River Forest, Illinois) last month.

20Skyline (31-7)
Dallas, TX

Last Week: --
SMU recruit Dai'Ja Thomas had 24 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks, but Skyline fell to No. 5 Cypress Woods in the Texas 6A state championship game.

21Lakota West (24-2)
West Chester, OH

Last Week: 21
Dayton recruit Lauren Cannatelli and freshman Abby Prohaska propelled Lakota West to an easy win in its district championship game. Next up is a regional semifinal on Wednesday against Cincinnati McAuley.

22New Hope Christian Academy (29-2)
Thomasville, NC

Last Week: 22
NC State recruit Kiana Rudd was named tournament MVP, and New Hope Christian beat National Christian Academy (Washington, Maryland) 61-50 to win the National Independent School Athletic Association title.

23Vista Ridge (36-3)
Cedar Park, TX

Last Week: 19
Vista Ridge fell to Bryan Adams (Dallas) 65-64 in the Texas 5A semifinals.

24Lawrence North (27-2)
Indianapolis, IN

Last Week: 24
Lawrence North lost to No. 10 Columbus North 69-60 in the Indiana semi-state.

25Argyle (32-5)
Argyle, TX

Last Week: --
Sophomore Vivian Gray had 21 points and 12 rebounds in a 46-25 win over Abilene Wylie in the Texas 4A state championship game. Gray was named MVP.

On the bubble:
South Salem (Oregon)
Warren Easton Charter (Louisiana)
Long Island Lutheran (New York )
Dropped out:
Parkview (Georgia)
La Vega (Texas)
Northside (Fort Smith, Arkansas)