espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 13


It wasn't easy, but No. 6 Duncanville closed its season with a second straight Texas state title and moved one step closer to the top. Canyon and Argyle likewise celebrated in the Lone Star State and remained among the elite in the espnW 25 Power Rankings for Week 13.

The same can't be said for Illinois powerhouses Edwardsville and Montini Catholic, which both took late tumbles to fall out of the rankings, and Washington's Central Valley, which lost its 52-game winning streak.

There's lots of basketball still to be played in California -- No. 5 Clovis West, No. 8 Archbishop Mitty and No. 12 Long Beach Poly are still going strong -- and notable games are coming up in Colorado, Tennessee Virginia, New Jersey and Georgia.

Things are far from settled. Here's where we stand. For now.

-- Dan Olson

espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 13
1Centennial (30-2)
Las Vegas, NV

Last Week: 1
Centennial won its third straight Nevada state title. The team will lose nine seniors, including Pamela Wilmore (New Mexico State), Samantha Thomas (Arizona) and Jayden Eggleston (Iona), but plenty of talent returns, including junior guard Justice Ethridge.
2Saint Johns College (31-2)
Washington, DC

Last Week: 2
St. John's closed its season with three wins to claim the Washington, D.C., city title. Sophomore Malu Tshitenge-Mutombo scored 17 points and had nine rebounds in the final. She was named MVP. Standouts Aisha Sheppard (Virginia Tech) and Niya Beverley graduate, but plenty of talent will be around next season.
3Paul VI (32-2)
Fairfax, VA

Last Week: 3
Paul VI claimed its 11th consecutive VISAA championship. Star Mikayla Vaughn is headed to Notre Dame, but Amira Collins (Tennessee) and Ashley Owusu will be back to lead another charge.

4Country Day School (29-1)
Miami, FL

Last Week: 4
Miami Country Day won its fourth straight state title and is now hoping for a return to the Dick's Sporting Goods national tournament. Kelsey Marshall (Miami) and Channise Lewis (Illinois) are graduating; sophomore Maria Alvarez is just hitting her stride.
5Clovis West (30-2)
Fresno, CA

Last Week: 5
Behind big games from Bre'yanna Sanders and Danae Marquez, Clovis West won the CIF Central Section title. Next up is Troy in the CIF Open Division state championship.

6Duncanville (39-2)
Duncanville, TX

Last Week: 7
Zarielle Green scored 25 points, Aniya Thomas had 19 and Starr Jacobs added 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead Duncanville to a 76-65 win over Cypress Ranch and its second straight state title. Those three standouts all return.

7Grandview (25-1)
Aurora, CO

Last Week: 6
Senior Michaela Onyenwere, sophomore Alisha Davis and junior Jaiden Galloway powered Grandview into the state final four. Next up is a Thursday showdown with dunking sensation Francesca Belibi and Regis Jesuit in the state semifinal.

8Archbishop Mitty (25-2)
San Jose, CA

Last Week: 8
Haley Jones and Madeline Holland led Mitty to the CIF Central Coast Section title. Next up is Sacred Heart in the CIF Open Division state championship.

9Riverdale (31-0)
Murfreesboro, TN

Last Week: 9
Anastasia Hayes and Alexis Whittington have powered Riverdale into the state quarterfinals. Next up is Morristown West on Wednesday.

10Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (28-1)
Chattanooga, TN

Last Week: 10
Elizabeth Balogun, Treasure Hunt, Kamilla Cardosa, Jazmine Massengill and Hamilton Heights celebrated their second national title, claiming the USA Prep national championships. Hamilton Heights is hoping for an invitation to the Dick's Sporting Goods national tournament.

11Monacan (29-0)
Richmond, VA

Last Week: 11
Megan Walker scored her 2,000th career point in a win over Lake Taylor in the Virginia state semifinals. Now the No. 1 prospect and UConn recruit has one more game, the state final against King's Fork on Friday.

12Long Beach Polytechnic (25-3)
Long Beach, CA

Last Week: 12
Ayanna Clark and Jasmine Jones led Long Beach Poly to the CIF Southern Section title. Next up is Fairfax in the CIF Open Division state playoffs.

13Rutgers Prep (28-1)
Somerset, NJ

Last Week: 13
Leilani Correa, Gabi Redden and Madison Stanley have propelled Rutgers Prep into the sectional finals on Wednesday.

14Mesquite (31-1)
Gilbert, AZ

Last Week: 14
Mesquite celebrated its first state title in school history. Junior stars Shaylee Gonzales and Lindsey VanAllen both return.

15Norcross (29-2)
Norcross, GA

Last Week: 15
Vanessa Blagmon, Taylor Mason and Tehya Lyons led Norcross into Saturday's state final against McEachern.

16Canyon (31-3)
Canyon, TX

Last Week: 24
Angel Hayden was named MVP and Canyon won its fourth straight state championship with a come-from-behind 47-45 win over No. 17 Timberview. With the victory, Canyon avenged a regular-season loss to Timberview.

17Timberview (37-3)
Mansfield, TX

Last Week: 16
Chennedy Carter and Timberview made a run to the state final, and came oh-so-close to a title, before falling to Canyon 47-45. Carter, an Aggies recruit, is expected to play in the McDonald's All American Games later this month.

18Seton Catholic (29-3)
Chandler, AZ

Last Week: 17
Seton Catholic celebrated capped its season with an Arizona State title. Jenn Wirth and LeeAnne Wirth are off to Gonzaga. Junior guard Sarah Barcello returns.

19Butler Traditional (32-2)
Louisville, KY

Last Week: 19
Molly Lockhart has turned it up down the stretch, and Butler is into the Sweet 16 against Sacred Heart Academy.

20Argyle (37-2)
Argyle, TX

Last Week: 22
Argyle won its third straight state title with a tough 40-30 victory over Liberty Hill and star Sedona Prince. Vivian Gray, who will play alongside her sister at Fort Lewis College next year, had 39 points and 30 rebounds in the final two games of her epic high school career.

21Hopkins (28-0)
Minnetonka, MN

Last Week: 21
Freshman Paige Bueckers, averaging 23.3 points per game, continued to shine in two more Hopkins wins. Next up is Wayzata in the sectional finals.

22Cypress Ranch (32-7)
Cypress, TX

Last Week: --
No shame here. Cypress Ranch fell to Duncanville in the state final. Senior guard Ariana Whitfield (SMU) was sensational, scoring 32 points, including 8 3-pointers.

23Ribault (26-3)
Jacksonville, FL

Last Week: 23
Rennia Davis and Day'Nesha Banks powered Ribabult to its second straight state title. Davis is expected to play in the McDonald's All American Games.

24Rufus King (25-0)
Milwaukee, WI

Last Week: --
Welcome to Rufus King. Sophomores Kaye Clarke and Sydnee Roby powered King into the state semifinals, where fellow unbeaten Appleton North awaits.

25St. Frances Academy (30-0)
Baltimore, MD

Last Week: --
Welcome, too, to St. Frances! Mia Davis and Nia Clouden helped St. Frances complete a pefect season, capped by a title at the Bishop Walsh Invitational.

On the bubble:
Geneva (Illinois)
Dropped out:
Central Valley (Washington)
Montini Catholic (Illinois)
Edwardsville (Illinois)
Indianola (Iowa)
St. Francis (Georgia)