espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 5


It's a little bit of same old, same old in the espnW 25 Power Rankings for Week 5. The top 10, led by Paul VI at No. 1, dug in and didn't move an inch.

Even the new has a familiar ring. Led by Dara Mabrey (yes, her sisters are former Notre Dame star Michaela Mabrey and current Irish sophomore Marina Mabrey), New Jersey's Manasquan debuts in the rankings.

Last week's No. 11, St. Mary's (Stockton, California), took a step back after a loss despite a superb effort from a prospect you've already heard a lot about and are sure to hear a lot more.

-- Dan Olson

espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 5
1Paul VI (13-0)
Fairfax, VA

Last Week: 1
Notre Dame recruit Makayla Vaughn had 15 points and 11 rebounds in a victory over Bishop Ireton (Alexandria, Virginia), and Tennessee-bound junior Amira Collins and undeclared junior Honesty Scott-Grayson each scored her1,000th career point in the win. Freshman Ashley Owusu, with 26 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals, was the star in a win over Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Maryland). Next up is Good Counsel on Tuesday.

2Clovis West (14-1)
Fresno, CA

Last Week: 2
California's top team posted a pair of wins, over Vanden (Fairfield, California) and Sacred Heart Cathedral (San Francisco).

3Country Day School (19-1)
Miami, FL

Last Week: 3
Illinois recruit Channise Lewis led the way to three more wins for Miami Country Day.

4Grandview (9-1)
Aurora, CO

Last Week: 4
Led by sophomore Alisha Davis and UCLA-bound senior Michaela Onyenwere, Grandview rolled by two in-state opponents.

5Centennial (16-2)
Las Vegas, NV

Last Week: 5
Coach Karen Weitz celebrated her 600th win and Centennial rolled to two easy wins.

6Duncanville (23-2)
Duncanville, TX

Last Week: 6
Undeclared junior Zarielle Green had 22 points in a win over Cedar Hill (Texas) and 34 in a win over Nimitz (Irving, Texas).

7Archbishop Mitty (10-2)
San Jose, CA

Last Week: 7
St. Mary's recruit Madeline Holland and sophomore Haley Jones stood tall in a win over Lincoln (Stockton, California).

8Montini (18-0)
Lombard, IL

Last Week: 8
Ohio-bound senior Kaylee Bambule had 15 points, all on 3-pointers, in a 56-52 win over Byron (Illinois). Bambule had 21 points, all on 3-pointers, in a win over Simeon (Chicago).

9Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (15-1)
Chattanooga, TN

Last Week: 9
Led by Elizabeth Balogun, the No. 15 junior in the country, and Rokia Doumbia, a member of the Mali national team, Hamilton Heights topped Brentwood Academy (Tennessee).
10Riverdale (12-0)
Murfreesboro, TN

Last Week: 10
Behind Tennessee signee Anastasia Hayes and junior Brinae Alexander, Riverdale cruised to two more wins.
11Monacan (10-0)
Richmond, VA

Last Week: 12
Connecticut recruit Megan Walker continues to put up big numbers to help keep a zero in the loss column for Monacan.

12Seton Catholic (15-2)
Chandler, AZ

Last Week: 13
Undeclared junior Sarah Barcello, who is averaging more than 16 points per game, led Seton Catholic's balaanced attack in two wins.

13Saint Johns College (11-1)
Washington, DC

Last Week: 14
Junior guard Sydney Wood led St. John's College to wins over Good Counsel and Holy Cross (Kensington, Maryland).

14Detroit Country Day School (10-0)
Beverly Hills, MI

Last Week: 15
In his 50th year coaching, Frank Orlando and his team have scored a perfect 10.

15Norcross (15-1)
Norcross, GA

Last Week: 16
Norcross rolled by Parkview (Lilburn) in its only game of the week.

16Long Beach Polytechnic (7-3)
Long Beach, CA

Last Week: 18
Led by Ayanna Clark, Long Beach Poly continues to click.

17Mesquite (16-1)
Gilbert, AZ

Last Week: 17
Three cheers for a double double-double. Junior BYU recruit Shaylee Gonzales had 10 points and 10 assists and junior forward Lauren Gustin had 19 points and 15 rebounds in a win over Desert Edge (Goodyear, Arizona).

18St. Mary's (11-3)
Stockton, CA

Last Week: 11
Junior Aquira DeCosta had 34 points and 17 rebounds in a 71-69 loss to Carondelet (Concord, California).

19Timberview (22-2)
Mansfield, TX

Last Week: 19
Timberview battled the flu and two opponents and came out with two wins. Texas AaM recruit Chennedy Carter, who sat out vs. Midlothian (Texas), returned against Legacy (Mansfield, Texas) and had 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists in a 57-46 win.

20Central Valley (11-0)
Veradale, WA

Last Week: 20
With wins over Spokane's Gonzaga Prep and Shadle Park, Central Valley's winning streak is at 39 games.

21Incarnate Word Academy (12-2)
Saint Louis, MO

Last Week: 21
Incarnate Word is 5-0 since falling to Mesquite at the Nike Tournament of Champions.

22Homewood-Flossmoor (10-2)
Flossmoor, IL

Last Week: 23
Arizona State recruit Eva Rubin and Missouri recruit Nadia Green led the way to win No. 10.
23Manasquan (9-0)
Manasquan, NJ

Last Week: --
Junior guard Dara Mabrey had 31 points in a 71-67 double-overtime win over Long Island Lutheran.

24Hopkins (14-0)
Minnetonka, MN

Last Week: 25
Believe it or not, freshman guard Paige Bueckers really is a freshman guard. She had 25 points in one Hopkins win this week and 19 in the other.

25North Central (18-0)
Indianapolis, IN

Last Week: --
Sophomore Rikki Harris and junior Ajah Stallings have provided the power for North Central's undefeated run.
On the bubble:
Mason (Ohio)
Detroit Edison Academy (Michigan)
Forest Trail Academy (North Carolina)
St. Francis (Georgia)
North Little Rock (Arkansas)
Sierra Canyon (Arizona)
Edwardsville (Illinois)
Dropped out:
South Shore (New York)
Argyle (Texas)