espnW 25 Power Rankings: Final

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Miami Country Day took six weeks off after winning a state title in Florida only to come back and win a national title in New York in the season's last act.

Ogechi Anyagaligbo, a Stony Brook signee, and Kelsey Marshall, an undeclared sophomore, led Miami Country Day to the championship at the Dick's Sporting Goods High School National Tournament last weekend. Miami Country Day handed Gonzaga Prep its only loss of the season in the semifinals and then avenged one of its two losses in the final by beating Dillard.

But the season belonged to Neumann-Goretti. Coach Andrea Peterson, who took over in November amid controversy over recruiting and eligibility, led the Saints to a 30-0 season and the espnW HoopGurlz national championship. She was named the Naismith Trophy High School Coach of the Year. The Saints lose Christina Aborowa, Ciani Cryor, A.J. Timbers and Sianni Martin, but juniors Felicia Aiyeotan and Alisha Kebbe return.

espnW 25 Power Rankings: Final
RANKSCHOOL/REC (CITY, STATE)TRENDINGCOMMENT
1Neumann-Goretti (30-0)
Philadelphia, PA
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Last Week: 1
The national champions survived every challenge on the court and every distraction off of it to win the Pennsylvania AA state championship on March 20 and complete a perfect (not to mention dominant) season. Farewell to A.J. Timbers (Towson), Sianni Martin (Towson), Ciani Cryor (Georgia Tech) and Christina Aborowa (Texas). Felicia Aiyeotan, an undeclared 6-foot-9 junior, and Alisha Kebbe return.

2Blackman (31-2)
Murfreesboro, TN
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Last Week: 2
The 2013-14 national champions won their second straight Tennessee 3A state title on March 8. MeMe Jackson is off to Tennessee, K.K. Williams is headed to Georgia State and Alex Johnson will play for Tennessee State. Returning for Blackman will be UConn recruit Crystal Dangerfield, a two-time Gatorade state player of the year, and undeclared junior Jazz Bond. Blackman's two losses were to Potter's House (Jacksonville, Florida) and Mater Dei.

3St. Mary's (34-1)
Stockton, CA
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Last Week: 3
St. Mary's won the CIF Open Division state title on March 28 by beating Mater Dei 76-69. With standouts Mi'Cole Cayton, Kat Tudor, Naje Murray and Aquira DeCosta all returning, St. Mary's figures to make another run at a national title next season. The Rams' lone loss was to No. 2 Blackman at the Nike Tournament of Champions in December.

4Cypress Woods (35-1)
Cypress, TX
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Last Week: 4
Behind Pepperdine signee Erica Ogwumike and Oklahoma recruit Nancy Mulkey, a 6-9 junior, Cypress Woods won the UIL 6A state title on March 7. Cypress Woods avenged its only loss of the season, to North Shore (Houston).

5Mater Dei (31-3)
Santa Ana, CA
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Last Week: 5
Mater Dei lost to No. 3 St. Mary's in the CIF Open Division state championship on March 28. Katie Lou Samuelson (UConn) and Andee Velasco (Loyola Marymount) graduate, but junior Allyson Rosenblum and sophomore Jayda Adams return.

6Hopkins (30-1)
Minnetonka, MN
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Last Week: 6
Hopkins won the Minnesota 4A state championship on March 21. Nia Hollie, the No. 14 junior prospect in the nation, and floor leader Ashley Bates return, but TT Starks is off to Iowa State.

7Country Day School (32-2)
Miami, FL
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Last Week: 8
Miami Country Day closed its season by claiming the Dick's Sporting Goods High School National Tournament title in New York with a win over in-state rival Dillard. Sophomores Kelsey Marshall, who had 28 points in a semifinal win over Gonzaga Prep, and Channise Lewis return. Michelle Berry (Cal State-Fullerton) and tournament MVP Ogechi Anyagalibo (Stony Brook) take their games to the next level. Keep an eye on Maria Alvaraez, an eighth-grader who made big contributions for Miami Country Day in New York.

8Paul VI (32-2)
Fairfax, VA
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Last Week: 7
Behind NC State signee Jonquanae Cole, Paul VI won its ninth straight Virginia Independent Schools championship on Feb. 28. Jasmine Whitney, a Pitt recruit, returns.
9Columbus North (28-1)
Columbus, IN
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Last Week: 9
Ali Patberg, a Notre Dame recruit, McDonald's All American and the Gatorade player of the year in Indiana, led Columbus North to the Indiana 4A state title on March 7.

10Eastview (31-2)
Apple Valley, MN
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Last Week: 10
Eastview fell in the state championship game to No. 6 Hopkins 68-60 on March 21. Madison Guebert is off to South Dakota State and Samantha Trammel is headed to Michigan.

11Heritage Christian (28-2)
Indianapolis, IN
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Last Week: 12
Heritage Christian won the Indiana 2A state title for the second year in a row on March 7. Juniors Darby Foresman (Indiana) and Tyasha Harris (undeclared) return. Heritage Christian is set to move up to Class 3A next year.

12Myers Park (29-1)
Charlotte, NC
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Last Week: 13
Myers Park won the North Carolina 4A state title for the second year in a row on March 14. Aliyah Mazyck (USC) and Rydeiah Rogers (NC State), daughter of former NBA standout Rodney Rogers and sister of Georgia Tech standout Roddreka Rogers, are off to play at the next level.

13Gonzaga Prep School (27-1)
Spokane, WA
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Last Week: 11
Gonzaga Prep lost its first -- and last -- game of the season to No. 7 Miami Country Day in the semifinals of the Dick's Sporting Goods High School National Tournament. The inside-outside punch of Otiona Gildon and Laura Stockton, daughter of NBA legend John Stockton, were spectacular to the very end. Gildon (Oregon) scored 26 points and pulled down 19 rebounds while Stockton (Gonzaga) scored 16 points, dished out seven assists and grabbed five rebounds in the 60-59 loss.

14Elizabethtown (32-3)
Elizabethtown, KY
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Last Week: 14
Elizabethtown fell in the state quarterfinals but returns Notre Dame recruit and Gatorade state player of the year Erin Boley.

15Dillard (31-2)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Last Week: 15
Dillard, which won the 5A Florida state title on Feb. 21, beat South Shore in the semifinals of the Dick's Sporting Goods High School National Tournament but fell 57-41 to No. 7 Miami Country Day in the final. Juniors Jacaira Allen and Destiny Frazier return.

16Bedford North Lawrence (26-1)
Bedford, IN
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Last Week: 16
Bedford North Lawrence suffered its lone loss of the season in the regional championship game on Feb. 24. Seniors Jenna Allen (Michigan State), Dominique McBryde (Purdue) and Alexa Bailey (Butler) finished their careers with a 104-5 record and two state titles.
17Chaminade College Prep School (27-4)
West Hills, CA
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Last Week: 17
Chaminade lost to No. 5 Mater Dei 44-40 in a regional final on March 21 after beating the Monarchs by a single point twice previously. Super junior Leaonna Odom returns.

18Skyline (31-7)
Dallas, TX
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Last Week: 18
Skyline lost to No. 4 Cypress Woods in the state finals on March 7. Alexandria Gulley will be headed to Baylor and Dai'Ja Thomas to SMU.

19Whitney Young (28-2)
Chicago, IL
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Last Week: 19
Whitney Young fell in its sectional final to Trinity (River Forest, Illinois) last month. Undeclared junior Kiara Lewis returns.

20Lakota West (28-2)
West Chester, OH
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Last Week: 20
Lakota West won its first Division I state title on March 21. Junior Lexi Wasan returns, but Lauren Cannatelli (Dayton) is off to play at the next level next season.

21Long Beach Polytechnic (26-4)
Long Beach, CA
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Last Week: 21
Long Beach Poly lost to No. 5 Mater Dei in the CIF Southern California Open Division semifinals. Tania Lamb is off to Pittsburgh, Eliza Matthews, a junior Cal State-Northridge recruit, returns.

22New Hope Christian Academy (29-2)
Thomasville, NC
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Last Week: 22
New Hope Christian won the National Independent School Athletic Association title on March 8. Kiana Rudd, an NC State recruit and the daughter of former NBA player Delaney Rudd, returns for her senior season.

23Vista Ridge (36-3)
Cedar Park, TX
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Last Week: 23
Vista Ridge's season ended with a loss in the Texas 5A semifinals. Japreece Dean is off to Texas Tech and Katrina Pardee is headed to West Virginia.

24Argyle (32-5)
Argyle, TX
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Last Week: 24
Behind super sophomore Vivian Gray, Argyle won the UIL 4A state title on March 7.

25Long Island Lutheran (21-4)
Brookville, NY
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Last Week: 25
Michigan signee Boogie Brozoski, the Gatorade player of the year in New York, led Long Island Lutheran to New York's federation championship on March 28.

On the bubble:
Warren Easton Charter (Louisiana)
South Salem (Oregon)
Dropped out:
None