espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 5


With freshman Azzi Fudd leading the way, St. John's got the biggest win of the week, 51-45 on the road over Paul VI. The win propelled St. John's up to No. 4 in the espnW 25 Power Rankings for Week 5.

There are three signature showdowns this week that will reverberate next week: Centennial (Las Vegas) vs. St. Mary's (Stockton, California), Paul VI (Fairfax, Virginia) vs. Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Maryland) and Mercer County (Harrodsburg, Kentucky) vs. Hamilton Heights Christian (Chattanooga, Tennessee).

Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, California), meanwhile, continues to fly above them all.

-- Dan Olson

espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 5
1Archbishop Mitty (13-0)
San Jose, CA

Last Week: 1
There will soon be even more reason to celebrate at Archbishop Mitty. Junior Haley Jones is 16 points shy of the 1,000-point milestone.
2Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (14-2)
Chattanooga, TN

Last Week: 3
Treasure Hunt had 27 points in a win over Arlington (Tennessee). A clash with Mercer County (Harrodsburg, Kentucky) is on the schedule for Monday at the MLK Music City Roundball Classic in Nashville.
3Duncanville (26-1)
Duncanville, TX

Last Week: 4
Tennessee signee Zarielle Green averaged 22 points in two Duncanville wins this past week.

4Saint Johns College (12-1)
Washington, DC

Last Week: 7
Freshman -- yes, freshman, Azzi Fudd scored 27 points in a 51-45 win over Paul VI, which was ranked No. 2 last week.
5Riverdale (16-1)
Murfreesboro, TN

Last Week: 5
Aislynn Hayes and Alasia Hayes combined for 31 points and 12 rebounds in a win over Oakland (Tennessee). Riverdale plays rival Blackman (Murfreesboro, Tennessee) Tuesday and has Winder-Barrow (Winder, Georgia), featuring UConn-bound superstar Olivia Nelson-Ododa on Monday at the MLK Music City Roundball Classic in Nashville.
6Paul VI (12-2)
Fairfax, VA

Last Week: 2
Ashley Owusu, a junior Maryland commit, was hampered by leg cramps but still had 18 points in a 51-45 loss to St. John's. Paul VI rebounded for a 76-55 win over Manasquan (New Jersey), and Owusu had 37 points and 12 rebounds.
7St. Mary's (13-2)
Stockton, CA

Last Week: 6
Baylor signee Aquira DeCosta continued to dominate, and St. Mary's added two more wins this past week. St. Mary's hosts the MLK Showcase this weekend and plays No. 9 Centennial on Saturday.

8Southeast Raleigh (13-0)
Raleigh, NC

Last Week: 8
Darn bomb cyclone. Southeast Raleigh returns to the court for three conference games after a week of cancellations.
9Centennial (14-2)
Las Vegas, NV

Last Week: 9
Undeclared junior Eboni Walker had 16 points and 12 rebounds in Centennial's lone win of the week. Next up is a national showdown with No. 7 St. Mary's at the MLK Showcase in Stockton, California.

10Riverdale Baptist (12-3)
Upper Marlboro, MD

Last Week: 10
Maryland signee Shakira Austin and undeclared junior Yanni Hendley each had 16 points in a 73-65 win over previously ranked Rock Creek Christian (Upper Marlboro, Maryland).

11Westridge Academy (18-1)
Kernersville, NC

Last Week: 11
Juniors Jordan Tuff and Kirsten Deans have been spectacular and Westridge had been rolling.

12Mercer County (15-1)
Harrodsburg, KY

Last Week: 12
Led by Emmy Souder and Seygan Robins, Mercer County has won 15 straight. The streak will get a big test Monday against No. 2 Hamilton Heights Christian at the MLK Music City Roundball Classic in Nashville.
13Princess Anne (11-1)
Virginia Beach, VA

Last Week: 13
Princess Anne makes its 2018 debut Jan. 16 vs. Bayside (Virginia Beach, Virginia).
14Bishop McNamara (10-1)
Forestville, MD

Last Week: 14
Aliyah Matharu had 24 points in a 68-62 win over Good Counsel (Olney, Maryland). A showdown with No. 6 Paul VI is on the schedule for Friday.

15Christ the King (9-0)
Middle Village, NY

Last Week: 15
Christ the King rolled by talented South Shore (Brooklyn, New York). Next up is Syracuse signee Emily Engstler and St. Francis Prep (Fresh Meadows, New York).

16Long Island Lutheran (7-3)
Brookville, NY

Last Week: 16
Texas recruit Celeste Taylor combined for 40 points in wins over Franklin (Somerset, New Jersey) and Roland Park Country Day (Baltimore, Maryland). The Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Massachusetts is next.

17Detroit Edison Academy (6-0)
Detroit, MI

Last Week: 18
Blasted weather. Edison is scheduled to return to the court Thursday against Arbor Prep (Ypsilanti, Michigan).
18Westlake (13-1)
Atlanta, GA

Last Week: 19
Taylor Hosendove, Anastasia Warren and Raven Johnson led Westlake to two more wins this past week.
19Hoover (18-0)
Birmingham, AL

Last Week: 17
Hoover has yet to put its perfect record to a test in 2018.
20Southridge (11-1)
Beaverton, OR

Last Week: 20
Cameron Brink averaged 15 points and 13 rebounds in two Southridge wins this past week.
21Central Valley (10-0)
Veradale, WA

Last Week: 21
Central Valley takes on reigning state champion Kentridge (Kent, Washington) on Monday.

22Winter Haven (14-0)
Winter Haven, FL

Last Week: 22
Diamond Battles and Winter Haven are headed for a good matchup Friday against South Carolina signee Destanni Henderson and Fort Myers (Florida).

23Roland Park (13-2)
Baltimore, MD

Last Week: --
Hello, Roland Park. Sophomore Mir McLean has been dominant, and Roland Park's lone losses are to Hamilton Heights and Long Island Lutheran.

24Carmel (18-1)
Carmel, IN

Last Week: 24
Michigan signee Amy Dilk had a triple-double of 20 points, 10 steals and 10 assists in a win over Fort Wayne South.

25North Little Rock (12-2)
N Little Rock, AR

Last Week: 25
TCU signee Yo'Myris Morris had her 14th straight double-double (13 points and 11 rebounds) in a 68-62 win over Little Rock Central.

On the bubble:
Hickory Ridge (North Carolina)
North Central (Indiana)
Manhattan (Kansas)
Collins Hill (Georgia)
Hopkins (Minnesota)
Manasquan (New Jersey)
Holy Innocents' (Georgia)
Dropped out:
Rock Creek Christian (Maryland)