espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 3

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We warned you not to get too attached to the Week 2 rankings.

Paul VI remains in the top spot, but the shuffle below that is real.

The move of the week goes to Clovis West, which soars to No. 2 after winning the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix. Runner-up Miami Country Day climbs all the way up to No. 4.

Megan Walker and Monacan put up some signature wins at the Crescom Bank Invitational in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Not the least of which was a quarterfinal win over Norcross. Trailing by one with four seconds to go, Walker, a Connecticut signee, made two free throws to seal the win.

Here are the espnW 25 Power Rankings for Week 3.

-- Dan Olson

espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 3
RANKSCHOOL/REC (CITY, STATE)TRENDINGCOMMENT
1Paul VI (8-0)
Fairfax, VA
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Last Week: 1
After two more wins this past week, we come away with the same conclusion: Paul VI is loaded. Tennessee recruit Amira Collins had 16 points in a win over Chantilly (Virginia). Honesty Scott-Grayson had 20 points, eight steals, seven assists and five rebounds in a win over St. Mary's-Ryken (Leonardtown, Maryland). Notre Dame signee Mikayla Vaughn added 19 points in the victory. Paul VI heads to Florida for the Destin Holiday Classic and plays Georgia's Northwest Whitfield Wednesday.

2Clovis West (11-1)
Fresno, CA
6

Last Week: 8
Four wins over four ranked teams in four days. On the road. By an average of nearly 15 points. That's the epitome of impressive. Clovis West took the title at the Nike Tournament of Champions with wins over No. 17 St. John's College, No. 6 Centennial, No. 15 St. Mary's and No. 4 Miami Country Day. Sophomore Madison Campbell was named MVP and UC Santa Barbara-bound Sarah Bates made the all-tournament team. Next up is Prairie (Brush Prairie, Washington) in the West Coast Jamboree on Tuesday.

3Duncanville (17-1)
Duncanville, TX
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Last Week: 3
After a holiday break, Duncanville returns to play host for the Sandra Meadows Classic on Wednesday.
4Country Day School (13-1)
Miami, FL
9

Last Week: 13
Miami signee Kelsey Marshall and Illinois signee Channise Lewis made the all-tournament team after leading Miami Country Day to a runner-up finish at the Nike Tournament of Champions. Miami Country Day topped Elizabeth Seton, Long Beach Poly and Grandview before falling to Clovis West. Next up is the Naples Holiday Shootout back home in Florida.

5Grandview (7-1)
Aurora, CO
1

Last Week: 4
UCLA recruit Michaela Onyenwere led Grandview to wins over Archbishop Mitty, Seton Catholic and St. Mary's at the Nike Tournament of Champions. Grandview's lone loss was to Miami Country Day, and that was in overtime. Onyenwere was named to the all-tournament team.
6Centennial (8-2)
Las Vegas, NV
4

Last Week: 2
After falling to Clovis West, Centennial beat Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, Maryland) and Seton Catholic at the Nike Tournament of Champions. Arizona signee Samantha Thomas was named to the all-tournament team. Next up is the Las Vegas Holiday Classic on Wednesday.

7Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (12-0)
Chattanooga, TN
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Last Week: 7
Hamilton Heights returns from a holiday break at the Title IX Classic in Washington, D.C. First up is St. Laurent from Canada.
8Archbishop Mitty (6-2)
San Jose, CA
3

Last Week: 5
Sophomore Haley Jones was named to the all-tournament team after Archbishop Mitty went 2-2 at the Nike Tournament of Champions. Mitty fell to Grandview and St. John's College and beat St. Francis (Alpharetta, Georgia) and Elizabeth Seton (Bladensburg, Maryland).

9Montini (12-0)
Lombard, IL
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Last Week: 9
Montini Catholic, which hosts a holiday tournament this week, stayed perfect with an easy win over Mother McAuley (Chicago).
10Riverdale (7-0)
Murfreesboro, TN
4

Last Week: 6
Riverdale had an unexpected week off after travel complications prevented a run at the Nike Tournament of Champions. Riverdale hosts the State Farm Classic starting Wednesday.

11Timberview (16-1)
Mansfield, TX
1

Last Week: 10
Mansfield Timberview worked overtime to beat Red Oak (Texas) 61-58 before taking a holiday break.

12Argyle (7-1)
Argyle, TX
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Last Week: 12
Vivian Gray and Argyle travel to Missouri for a Tuesday game against Marshfield.

13Homewood-Flossmoor (7-1)
Flossmoor, IL
2

Last Week: 15
Homewood-Flossmoor heads to Miami for the Junior Orange Bowl Classic. First up is Ferguson (Miami) on Wednesday.

14Monacan (8-0)
Richmond, VA
3

Last Week: 17
While much of the national attention was on the Nike Tournament of Champions in Arizona, Connecticut signee Megan Walker and Monacan were working their magic at the Crescom Bank Invitational in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Walker was named MVP after leading Monacan to wins over Prairie View (Colorado) and Georgia's Norcross and Winder-Barrow. Playing against No. 1 junior Olivia Nelson-Ododa in the final, Walker had 22 points and seven rebounds. Nelson-Ododa, who was named most outstanding player, had 16 points and 22 rebounds.
15St. Mary's (7-2)
Stockton, CA
6

Last Week: 21
St. Mary's went 2-2 at the Nike Tournament of Champions and Aquira DeCosta was named to the all-tournament team.
16Seton Catholic (13-2)
Chandler, AZ
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Last Week: --
A warm welcome to Seton Catholic. Junior Sarah Barcello was named to the all-tournament team after leading Seton Catholic to a 2-2 record at the Nike Tournament of Champions.
17Saint Johns College (9-1)
Washington, DC
7

Last Week: 24
St. John's College won three straight, including a 71-53 victory over Archbishop Mitty, at the Nike Tournament of Champions after dropping its opener against Clovis West.

18Detroit Country Day School (5-0)
Beverly Hills, MI
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Last Week: 18
Detroit Country Day stayed perfect with a win over Midland Dow (Michigan). Next up is Eastmoor Academy (Columbus, Ohio) on Wednesday.

19National Christian Academy (5-1)
Fort Washington, MD
1

Last Week: 20
National Christian plays in the Title IX Classic this week. First up is Jamesville-Dewitt (New York) on Wednesday.

20Norcross (15-1)
Norcross, GA
6

Last Week: 14
Norcross went 3-1 at the Crescom Bank Invitational, falling to Monacan 58-57 in the quarterfinals. South Florida recruit Vanessa Blagmon scored 28 points in the loss to Monacan and was selected to the all-tournament team along with Miami signee Taylor Mason.
21Mesquite (15-1)
Gilbert, AZ
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Last Week: --
Hello to Mesquite. Led by Shaylee Gonzales and Lindsey Van Allen, Mesquite went 4-0 in the John Anderson division of the Nike Tournament of Champions.
22Central Valley (7-0)
Veradale, WA
3

Last Week: 19
Central Valley takes a 35-game winning streak into a Thursday game against Kentlake (Kent, Washington).

23St. Rose (3-0)
Belmar, NJ
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Last Week: --
Led by Elizabeth Marsicano, St. Rose has yet to be challenged.
24Incarnate Word Academy (9-2)
Saint Louis, MO
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Last Week: --
Led by Marisa Warren and Sonya Morris, Incarnate Word was runner-up to Mesquite in the John Anderson division of the Nike Tournament of Champions.
25Long Beach Polytechnic (4-3)
Long Beach, CA
14

Last Week: 11
Led by Jasmine Jones and Ayanna Clark, Long Beach Poly went 2-2 in the Nike Tournament of Champions and heads to the Title IX Classic this week.
On the bubble:
Detroit Edison Academy (Michigan)
Huber Heights Wayne (Ohio)
Lincoln Christian (Nebraska)
Dropped out: St. Francis (Georgia)
South Shore (New York)
Wenonah (Alabama)
Canyon (Texas)