espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 6


After a busy weekend of holiday tournaments, the top 10 in the espnW 25 Power Rankings for Week 6 remains exactly the same.

The changes after that are drastic. Newcomer Miramonte (Orinda, California), led by McDonald's All American Sabrina Ionescu, moves into the rankings for the first time after an impressive neutral-court win over Mater Dei, which was once ranked as high as No. 3.

Other newcomers this week are No. 23 Wenonah (Birmingham Alabama), led by Alexis Dye and Kaitlyn Rodgers; No. 24 Lynnwood (Washington), led by Oregon State signee Mikayla Pivec and Colorado State signee Jordyn Edwards; and No. 25 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas), led by Oregon State signee Madison Washington and Utah signee Megan Jacobs.

Here's the Week 6 lineup:

-- Dan Olson

espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 6
1St. Mary's (17-0)
Stockton, CA

Last Week: 1
Nebraska signee Mi'Cole Cayton and Oregon State signee Kat Tudor propelled the juggernaut in an 84-47 win over Bishop Alemany (Mission Hills, California) in the Rams' opener of the MLK Showcase. Sophomore sensation Aquira DeCosta had 18 points and 17 rebounds in a 94-76 win over Palisades (Pacific Palisades, California) in their second tournament game.

2Duncanville (26-0)
Duncanville, TX

Last Week: 2
Sophomore Zarielle Green scored 18 points and Louisville recruit Ciera Johnson, who was named a McDonald's All American on Sunday, added 10 points in a 64-37 win over Midlothian (Texas).

3Riverdale Baptist (22-1)
Upper Marlboro, MD

Last Week: 3
Behind a big week from McDonald's All American and Maryland signee Kaila Charles, the Crusaders added three wins this past week.

4Centennial (17-1)
Las Vegas, NV

Last Week: 4
Of Centennial's 17 wins this season, 11 have been by a 40-point margin or more.

5Paul VI (18-1)
Fairfax, VA

Last Week: 5
Sophomore Amira Collins delivered in three wins for Paul VI. She had 25 points against Archbishop Carroll (Washington, D.C.), 15 points and 18 rebounds vs. Bishop O'Connell (Arlington, Virginia) and another 15 points against St. Mary's-Ryken (Leonardtown, Maryland).

6Montini (21-0)
Lombard, IL

Last Week: 6
Sophomore Lindsey Jarosinski had 55 points, 34 rebounds and 19 blocks in three Montini Catholic wins this past week.

7Neumann-Goretti (14-0)
Philadelphia, PA

Last Week: 7
Syracuse signee Alisha Kebbe, James Madison signee Kamiah Smalls and junior Chyna Nixon helped Neumann-Goretti stay perfect and extend its winning streak to 44 games.

8Hopkins (15-1)
Minnetonka, MN

Last Week: 8
Michigan State signee Nia Hollie scored 33 points in a win over Eden Prairie (Minnesota), and Wayne State (Nebraska) signee Evelyn Knox had 14 in a lopsided win over De La Salle (Chicago).

9National Christian Academy (20-0)
Fort Washington, MD

Last Week: 9
Junior Mykea Gray had 55 points in three National Christian wins this past week.

10Archbishop Mitty (11-3)
San Jose, CA

Last Week: 10
Four players, including freshman Haley Jones, scored in double figures in an easy win over St. Francis (Mountain View, California). Coach Sue Phillips is two wins shy of 600.

11Miramonte (15-0)
Orinda, CA

Last Week: --
Undeclared superstar Sabrina Ionescu and Miramonte storm the rankings after beating No. 21 Mater Dei 65-47 at the MLK Showcase. Ionescu, who was named a McDonald's All American on Sunday, had 26 points in the win.

12Forestville Military Academy (12-1)
Forestville, MD

Last Week: 13
Sophomore point guard Taleah Washington, an Old Dominion recruit, was named MVP of the Rose Classic as Forestville posted two wins.

13Blackman (18-2)
Murfreesboro, TN

Last Week: 15
South Florida signee Jazz Bond passed the 1,000-point milestone, Connecticut signee Crystal Dangerfield was named a McDonald's American and Blackman added three wins. A big game against rival Riverdale is scheduled for Friday.

14Saint Johns College (15-1)
Washington, DC

Last Week: 19
St. John's College tacked on a pair of wins and heads for a showdown against No. 5 Paul VI on Tuesday night.
15Riverdale (19-1)
Murfreesboro, TN

Last Week: 20
Anastasia Hayes scored 20 points and Riverdale hit 11 3-pointers in a win over Smyrna. Riverdale also topped LaVergne (Tennessee) and Archer (Lawrenceville, Georgia) this past week. A showdown with No. 13 Blackman is next.

16Little Rock Central (15-0)
Little Rock, AR

Last Week: 22
Little Rock Central escaped with a 47-45 win over Jonesboro (Arkansas) and then rolled by Mountain Home (Arkansas).

17St. Francis (19-1)
Alpharetta, GA

Last Week: 21
St. Francis, featuring a balanced but star-studded attack, had four wins this week.

18Lakota West (15-1)
West Chester, OH

Last Week: 18
West Virginia signee Nia Staples led Lakota West to wins over Pickerington Central (Ohio) and Reynoldsburg (Ohio) in the Classic In The Country.

19Good Counsel (14-3)
Olney, MD

Last Week: 11
Good Counsel fell 65-58 to the Patrick School (Elizabeth, New Jersey) at the MLK Classic in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Prior to that, Chloe Chapman, Lindsey Pulliam, Mariah Gray and Cara Judkins had led Good Counsel to three wins.

20Mater Dei (17-2)
Santa Ana, CA

Last Week: 16
The Monarch suffered their second loss of the season, falling to No. 11 Miramonte (Orinda, California) at the MLK Showcase in Stockton (California).

21Bellevue (14-0)
Bellevue, WA

Last Week: 24
Anna Wilson was name a McDonald's All American on Sunday night, and coach Leah Krautter earned her 100th victory.

22Columbus North (19-0)
Columbus, IN

Last Week: 17
Columbus North puts its undefeated record on the line Tuesday against Heritage Christian.

23Wenonah (22-0)
Wenonah, AL

Last Week: --
Welcome, Wenonah! Led by Kaitlyn Rodgers and Alexus Dye, Wenonah is a perfect 22-0 as it hits the home stretch of the season.

24Lynnwood (14-0)
Lynnwood, WA

Last Week: --
And hello, Lynnwood! Oregon State signee Mikayla Pivec has led Lynwood to a 14-0 start made up mostly of double-digit wins.

25Bishop Gorman (18-1)
Las Vegas, NV

Last Week: --
After beating two California teams this past week, Bishop Gorman joins the rankings. Their only loss is to The Bishop's School (La Jolla, California).
On the bubble:
Hamilton Heights (Tennessee)
Tabor Academy (Massachusetts)
Argyle (Texas)
Lawrence North (Indiana)
Mansfield Timberview (Texas)
St. John Vianney (New Jersey)
Long Beach Poly (California)
Miami Country Day (Florida)
Dropped out: Ribault (Florida)
Homestead (Indiana)
Providence Day (North Carolina)
Chaminade Prep (California)