espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 14


There's sure to be plenty of drama in store for ranked teams going for state titles in California, Pennsylvania and Minnesota. But they'll have a hard time topping the storybook ending written by Maryland state champion Forestville. Days after the school received a letter from Prince George County officials notifying it that the school would be shut down at the end of the year, the girls' basketball team celebrated its second straight state title. With the win and the trophy, Forestville moves up to No. 7 in the espnW Power 25 rankings for Week 14.

Meanwhile, St. Mary's looks to stay in the driver's seat for the national championship as it continues play in the California state championships. No. 6 Miramonte and No. 21 Chaminade Prep are hoping to foil those plans.

espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 14
1St. Mary's (28-0)
Stockton, CA

Last Week: 1
Naje Murray had 21 points, Kat Tudor had 18 and Mi'Cole Cayton had 14, which added up to an easy win over Carondelet. Next up is Pinewood (Los Altos Hills, California) in the CIF Open Division regional semifinals on Tuesday night.

2Duncanville (39-0)
Duncanville, TX

Last Week: 2
Ciera Johnson, Madison Townley, Zarielle Green and the rest of the Duncanville squad capped their magical season with a state title earlier this month.

3Paul VI (33-1)
Fairfax, VA

Last Week: 3
Raven James, Jasmine Whitney, Amira Collins, Kate Klimkiewicz and Ashley Owusu capped their near-perfect season earlier this month with a Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association state championship. This, after winning their third straight Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title. Paul VI's only loss was to Good Counsel, and they later avenged it.

4Centennial (31-1)
Las Vegas, NV

Last Week: 4
Centennial rocked and rolled all season long and won its second straight state title last month. Its lone loss was to Riverdale Baptist.

5Riverdale Baptist (36-3)
Upper Marlboro, MD

Last Week: 5
Maryland signee Kaila Charles and Riverdale Baptist finished in style, beating Good Counsel to claim the Bishop Walsh Invitational after winning the National Association of Christian Athletes national championship.

6Miramonte (30-0)
Orinda, CA

Last Week: 7
Sabrina Ionescu, the California Gatorade player of the year, had 33 points, 13 assists and six rebounds in an easy win over Brookside Christian (Stockton, California). Next up is Salesian (Richmond, California) in the CIF Open Division regional semifinals on Tuesday night.

7Forestville Military Academy (25-2)
Forestville, MD

Last Week: 8
Days after being notified that their school would be closing next season, Forestville won its second straight Maryland state title. Old Dominion signee Tyasia Moore scored 19 points and Syracuse signee Kiara Smith, who has been sidelined with injury, capped the storybook season with a late 3-pointer. Freshman Anissa Rivera added 15 points.

8Neumann-Goretti (27-1)
Philadelphia, PA

Last Week: 9
Alisha Kebbe, Chyna Nixon and Neumann-Goretti take their state title defense into the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association semifinals Tuesday night against Dunmore (Scranton, Pennsylvania).

9Hopkins (27-2)
Minnetonka, MN

Last Week: 10
Defending state champion Hopkins won its sectional title with a victory over Wayzata (Plymouth, Minnesota). Michigan State signee Nia Hollie had 27 points and Hampton signee Ashley Bates had 11 rebounds. Next up is Park Center (Brooklyn Park, Minnesota) in the state quarterfinals on Tuesday.

10St. Francis (31-1)
Alpharetta, GA

Last Week: 11
St. Francis won its second straight state title earlier this month and cracks the top 10 for the first time this season. St. Francis' lone loss was to Forestville.

11Bellevue (29-0)
Bellevue, WA

Last Week: 12
Stanford signee Anna Wilson, Colorado signee Quinessa Caylao-Do and Shelby Cansler led Bellevue to a perfect season and a state title earlier this month.

12Archbishop Mitty (23-4)
San Jose, CA

Last Week: 6
Archbishop Mitty's season came to an end with a 70-66 loss to Salesian the CIF Open Division regional semifinals. Junior guard Heleyna Hill and freshman Haley Jones each scored 15 points each in defeat.

13Saint Johns College (26-7)
Washington, DC

Last Week: 13
Michigan signee Kayla Robbins led Saint John's College to the District of Columbia championship earlier this month.

14Argyle (35-1)
Argyle, TX

Last Week: 14
With junior Vivian Gray and sophomore Gabby Standifer leading the way, Argyle won its second straight Texas state title earlier this month.

15Wenonah (33-1)
Wenonah, AL

Last Week: 15
Led by double-doubles from Alexus Dye and Mississippi signee Kaitlyn Rodgers, Wenonah won its third straight state title earlier this month.

16Saint John Vianney (29-1)
Holmdel, NJ

Last Week: 16
St. John Vianney tacked on two more wins and claimed the Non-Public A state championship. Next up is the New Jersey Tournament of Champions.

17Dekaney (37-2)
Spring, TX

Last Week: 18
Dekaney's season came to an end with a loss to No. 2 Duncanville in the Texas state final.

18Riverdale (32-4)
Murfreesboro, TN

Last Week: 19
Junior Anastasia Hayes scored 27 points and was named MVP of the state tournament, and Riverdale won its third Tennessee state title in the past five years.

19Country Day School (26-6)
Miami, FL

Last Week: 17
Juniors Kelsey Marshall and Channise Lewis led Miami Country Day to its third straight state title last month.

20Montini (31-3)
Lombard, IL

Last Week: 21
Montini Catholic's season came to an unexpected end last month with a loss in the super sectionals.

21Chaminade College Prep School (28-4)
West Hills, CA

Last Week: 22
Duke signee Leaonna Odom, who transferred to Chaminade Prep for her junior season, scored her 1,000th point at Chaminade in a 79-67 win over Palisades in the CIF Open Division regional quarterfinals. Next up is Mission Hills (San Marcos, California) in the regional semifinals on Tuesday night.

22Good Counsel (24-7)
Olney, MD

Last Week: 23
A tested and talented Good Counsel team closed its season with a loss at the Bishop Walsh Invitational.

23Blackman (28-4)
Murfreesboro, TN

Last Week: 24
Connecticut signee Crystal Dangerfield was named the Morgan Wootten player of the year and the Tennessee Gatorade player of the year last week and will play in the McDonald's All American Games at the end of the month. Blackman's season ended last month with a loss to Riverdale in the regional final.

24Canyon (35-1)
Canyon, TX

Last Week: --
Canyon won its third straight Texas state title earlier this month. It was the 18th state title for coach Joe Lombard, including 12 at Canyon.

25National Christian Academy (27-4)
Fort Washington, MD

Last Week: 25
Junior Mykea Gray was named the Maryland Gatorade player of the year.
On the bubble:
Hamilton Heights (Tennessee)
Ribault (Florida)
Providence Day (North Carolina)
Dropped out:
William Mason (Ohio)