espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 4


The espnW 25 Power Rankings welcomed one new face to the top 10 in Week 4, and the teams at the top continued to dig in their heels.

With coach Kevin Keirnan missing the game and Washington recruit Kelsey Plum racking up 30 points, No. 1 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) still managed to pull off a 70-52 victory over La Jolla Country Day (Calif.), which was ranked No. 19 earlier this season.

No. 2 Riverdale (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) stepped on the gas when it felt heat from highly regarded Oakland (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) and posted a 63-46 win to extend its winning streak to 39 games.

And speaking of winning streaks, No. 3 Duncanville (Texas) is at 54 games and counting.

Through games of Jan. 6.

espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 4
1Mater Dei (14-0)
Santa Ana, CA

Last Week: 1
Can anything stop the Monarchs? With head coach Kevin Kiernan under the weather and La Jolla Country Day senior Kelsey Plum scoring 30, the Monarchs still managed to win
2Riverdale (16-0)
Murfreesboro, TN

Last Week: 2
The Warriors started league play with a win over highly regarded Oakland (Murfreesboro, Tenn.).
3Duncanville (26-0)
Duncanville, TX

Last Week: 3
Just one game this week, but Cathy Self-Morgan's squad has Mansfield and DeSoto up next.
4Saint Johns College (13-0)
Washington, DC

Last Week: 5
St. John's got a W against a good Bishop McNamara squad last week and has a matchup with Holy Cross this week.
5Saint Marys (11-1)
Phoenix, AZ

Last Week: 4
The defending national champs are piling up wins with just the one loss to No. 1 Mater Dei.
6Marion County (15-0)
Lebanon, KY

Last Week: 6
The Knights' closest game has been a 21-point win.
7M. X. Shabazz (8-0)
Newark, NJ

Last Week: 7
Bishop Ford (Brooklyn, N.Y.) gave Shabazz all it could handle, but the Bulldogs remain unbeaten.
8Incarnate Word Academy (11-0)
Saint Louis, MO

Last Week: 8
Still unmatched in-state, but the Red Knights have the Raatz Fence Classic in a couple weeks to pose a challenge.
9Windward (14-0)
Los Angeles, CA

Last Week: 9
Windward looks ahead to a matchup with a scrappy Millikan team, which will make the Wildcats play.
10North Gwinnett (13-0)
Suwanee, GA

Last Week: 11
The Bulldogs are on a roll, scoring wins over Collins Hill and a feisty Mill Creek team.
11Pflugerville (25-0)
Pflugerville, TX

Last Week: 10
The perfection continues with Pflugerville knocking off Round Rock and McNeil.
12Fairmont (11-0)
Kettering, OH

Last Week: 12
Beavercreek offered little resistance, but the Classic in the Country is right around the corner.
13Dutch Fork (14-0)
Irmo, SC

Last Week: 13
The Silver Foxes picked up two wins in Florida at the Potter's House Challenge, including a win over the host team.
14Hopkins (13-0)
Minnetonka, MN

Last Week: 15
Hopkins scored another blowout win last week and will be hard-pressed to be challenged until playoff time.
15Martin Luther King (5-0)
Detroit, MI

Last Week: 16
The Crusaders had an off week and should be fresh heading into league play.
16Science Hill (15-2)
Johnson City, TN

Last Week: 17
Science Hill scored an easy win over Daniel Boone after returning from Florida.
17Good Counsel (9-2)
Olney, MD

Last Week: 18
Amanda Fioravanti scored 20 points in the road win at Elizabeth Seton and pushed the winning streak to six straight.
18Southwood (14-0)
Shreveport, LA

Last Week: 20
The Cowboys were off last week and travel to Parkway for their first game of the new year.
19New Hope Christian Academy (14-1)
Thomasville, NC

Last Week: 21
The Phoenix won their first game of 2013 over Carolina Day School.
20Long Beach Polytechnic (11-2)
Long Beach, CA

Last Week: 22
After an off week, the Jackrabbits kicked off 2013 with a game vs. Jordan. Compton is up next.
21Norcross (12-2)
Norcross, GA

Last Week: 23
Norcross bounced back from the Central Catholic (Portland, Ore.) loss with a rout of region opponent Duluth.
22Riverdale Baptist (14-2)
Upper Marlboro, MD

Last Week: 24
A runaway win on the road against Coolidge gave the Crusaders three wins in a row.
23Saint Marys (10-1)
Stockton, CA

Last Week: --
A win over previous No. 14 St. Mary's-Berkeley came from a spirited fourth-quarter run, and Tom Gonsalves' program is in the top 25 for the first time this season.
24Paul VI (14-0)
Fairfax, VA

Last Week: --
The Panthers are unbeaten and have a real test this week against No. 17 Our Lady of Good Counsel.
25Life Center Academy (13-0)
Burlington Township, NJ

Last Week: --
The Warriors kicked off 2013 with strong wins against HD Woodson and St. John-Vianney and have more quality opponents over the next two weeks.