espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 17

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In the second-to-last rankings of the 2013-14 season, Long Beach Poly (Calif.) made the biggest wave and left girls' basketball fans with something to look forward to for years to come.

Freshman Ayanna Clark had 19 points and 15 rebounds on Saturday and led Long Beach Poly to the CIF State Open Division championship with a 70-52 win over No. 17 Salesian. The Jackrabbits move up to No. 3 in the espnW HoopGurlz Week 17 rankings. McDonald's All American Lajahna Drummer had 11 points and nine rebounds in her finale for Poly. Fellow McDonald's All American Mariya Moore had 16 points for Salesian.

Also in California, No. 20 Sierra Canyon won the Division IV state title with a 64-37 win over Justin-Siena to take the CIF Division IV Title for the second year in a row

The final act of the season takes place this weekend at the Dick's Sporting Goods High School National Tournament. Fremont (Utah), which won the state 5A championship with a 24-2 record, takes on No. 25 Miami Senior (Fla.), and No. 15 Riverdale Baptist (Md.) plays Edgewater (Fla.), winners of three straight state championships, on ESPNU and Watch ESPN on Friday. The winners meet on Saturday at 10 a.m. (ESPN2/Watch ESPN) at Madison Square Garden.

espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 17
RANKSCHOOL/REC (CITY, STATE)TRENDINGCOMMENT
1Blackman (34-1)
Murfreesboro, TN
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Last Week: 1
Season over. Blackman claimed its first state title on March 8. The Lady Blaze's lone loss was to No. 2 Incarnate Word Academy, which it later avenged.
2Incarnate Word Academy (31-1)
Saint Louis, MO
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Last Week: 2
Season over. Incarnate Word concluded its stellar season on March 22 with its second straight state championship. IWA's lone loss was to No. 1 Blackman back in January.
3Long Beach Polytechnic (27-3)
Long Beach, CA
1

Last Week: 4
Long Beach Poly concluded its season on Saturday with a 70-52 victory No. 17 Salesian (Calif.) to win the CIF State tournament Open Division championship. Among the Jackrabbits' 27 victories are quality wins over No. 7 Mater Dei, No. 8 Regis Jesuit and No. 19 Etiwanda. UCLA recruit Lajahna Drummer will play in the McDonald's All American Games on Wednesday.
4Duncanville (35-1)
Duncanville, TX
1

Last Week: 3
Season over. Duncanville fell to No. 6 Manvel in the Texas state final on March 1, and its 105-game winning streak came to a close. Texas recruit Ariel Atkins, the Morgan Wootten Player of the Year, will play at the McDonald's All American Games on Wednesday.
5Windward (26-3)
Los Angeles, CA
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Last Week: 5
Season over. Windward lost to No. 19 Etiwanda in the CIF State tournament Open Division regional semifinals. Windward counts two wins over No. 3 Long Beach Poly on its record. UCLA recruit Jordin Canada will play in the McDonald's All American Games on Wednesday.
6Manvel (38-2)
Manvel, TX
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Last Week: 6
Season over. Manvel beat No. 3 Duncanville in the state final on March 1 to avenge one of its two losses on the season. Gatorade Player of the Year and Notre Dame recruit Brianna Turner will play in the McDonald's All American Games on Wednesday.
7Mater Dei (25-3)
Santa Ana, CA
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Last Week: 7
Season over. Mater Dei spent 10 weeks in the No. 1 spot but lost to No. 3 Long Beach Poly in the CIF State tournament Open Division regional semifinals.
8Regis Jesuit (26-2)
Aurora, CO
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Last Week: 8
Season over. Regis Jesuit claimed the Colorado state title on March 15 with a win over Fossil Ridge.
9Myers Park (30-1)
Charlotte, NC
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Last Week: 9
Season over. Myers Park won its first state title on March 15.
10Bedford North Lawrence (27-1)
Bedford, IN
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Last Week: 10
Season over. Bedford North Lawrence won its second straight state title on March 8.
11Rock Bridge (27-3)
Columbia, MO
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Last Week: 11
Season over. Rock Bridge claimed its third straight state title on March 22.
12Whitney Young (32-3)
Chicago, IL
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Last Week: 12
Season over. Whitney Young won the Illinois state title on March 8.
13Lawrence North (25-2)
Indianapolis, IN
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Last Week: 13
Season over. Lawrence North lost to eventual state champion, No. 10 Bedford North Lawrence, in the state tournament.
14M. X. Shabazz (33-1)
Newark, NJ
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Last Week: 14
Season over. Shabazz won the New Jersey Tournament of Champions for the second straight year and has not lost a game in New Jersey in two years.
15Riverdale Baptist (27-3)
Upper Marlboro, MD
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Last Week: 15
Riverdale Baptist concludes its season this weekend in New York at the Dick's Sporting Goods High School National Tournament.
16Salmen (33-1)
Slidell, LA
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Last Week: 16
Season over. Salmen won its second straight Louisiana state title on March 8.
17Salesian (30-7)
Richmond, CA
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Last Week: 17
Salesian's magical run ended in the CIF State Open Division championship with a 70-52 loss to No. 3 Long Beach Poly. Louisville recruit Mariya Moore will play in the McDonald's All American Games on Wednesday night in Chicago.
18McEachern (28-2)
Powder Springs, GA
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Last Week: 18
Season over. McEachern won the Georgia state title on March 8.
19Etiwanda (22-7)
Etiwanda, CA
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Last Week: 19
Season over. Etiwanda lost to No. 3 Long Beach Poly in the CIF State Open Division regional finals.
20Sierra Canyon (28-4)
Chatsworth, CA
1

Last Week: 21
Junior Cheyenne Wallace had 21 points and 18 rebounds on Saturday to lift Sierra Canyon to the CIF Division IV State Championship with a 64-37 win over Justin-Siena.
21New Hope Christian Academy (30-1)
Thomasville, NC
1

Last Week: 20
Season over. New Hope Christian lost its only game in its final game, a heartbreaker to Riverdale Baptist in the National Association of Christian Athletes national championship game.
22Southwest Dekalb (30-3)
Decatur, GA
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Last Week: 22
Season over. Southwest Dekalb lost to Tucker in the Georgia state championship on March 7.
23Cosby (26-0)
Chesterfield, VA
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Last Week: 23
Season over. Cosby won a state championship on March 14 and completed an undefeated season.
24St. Mary's (25-5)
Stockton, CA
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Last Week: 24
Season over. St. Mary's lost to Miramonte in the CIF State Open Division regional quarterfinals.
25Miami Senior (31-1)
Miami, FL
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Last Week: 25
Miami concludes its season in New York at the Dick's Sporting Goods High School National Tournament this weekend.
On the bubble:
Waco La Vega (Texas)
Ribault (Fla.)
Montini Catholic (Ill.)
Dropped out:
None

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