espnW 25 Power Rankings: Final

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New Hope Academy made its case on the court by taking down Nos. 1 and 2 at the GEICO Nationals in New York last weekend. Now it's official. The team, in just its second year of existence, is the 2018-19 espnW HoopGurlz national champion.

Led by sophomore point guard Jada Walker, Kylie Kornegay-Lucas (Virginia), Demi Washington (Vanderbilt) and Jennifer Ezeh (Duke), New Hope becomes the third -- and final -- team from the DMV to reach No. 1 this season.


-- Dan Olson

espnW 25 Power Rankings: Final
RANKSCHOOL/REC (CITY, STATE)TRENDINGCOMMENT
1New Hope Academy (40-3)
Landover, MD
6

Last Week: 7
New Hope, ranked seventh a week ago, clinched the No. 1 ranking with two wins at the GEICO Nationals. First, New Hope avenged its heartbreaker at the Nike Tournament of Champions by beating previous No. 1 Miami Country Day, 60-52. Then, Sam Caldwell's club rolled by previous No. 2 St. John's College, 45-34. Sophomore Jada Walker was named tournament MVP. New Hope ended on a 25-game winning streak.

2Africentric (28-0)
Columbus, OH
1

Last Week: 3
Tennessee signee Jordan Horston and Africentric completed a perfect season with an Ohio state title. Horston was then named MVP of the McDonald's All American Games.

3St. John's College (36-2)
Washington, DC
1

Last Week: 2
Sophomore Azzi Fudd scored 27 points in St. John's 63-61 win over previous No. 4 Centennial at the GEICO Nationals. But Fudd and company fell to New Hope 45-34 in the final. St. John's, which started the season No. 1, loses North Carolina commit Malu Tshitenge-Mutombo.

4Country Day School (26-2)
Miami, FL
3

Last Week: 1
A magical season came to a close with a 60-52 semifinal loss to New Hope Academy at the GEICO Nationals. Vanderbilt signee Koi Love had 21 points and 11 rebounds in her final game. Point guard Maria Alvarez is off to South Florida.

5Centennial (31-2)
Las Vegas, NV
1

Last Week: 4
Centennial came up just short against St. John's in the semifinals of the GEICO Nationals. Arizona State signee Eboni Walker had 18 points and 10 rebounds in her final game.

6Detroit Edison Academy (27-1)
Detroit, MI
1

Last Week: 5
Mississippi State signee Rickea Jackson helped carry Edison to its third straight state championship. Gabrielle Elliott and Damiya Hagemann lead a talented group that returns.

7Christ the King (27-4)
Middle Village, NY
1

Last Week: 6
The New York federation champions lose Kaelynn Satterfield (Ohio State), Cavina Rickards (Florida) and Klarke Sconiers (Minnesota). Junior post player Natalija Marshall returns.

8Bishop McNamara (31-4)
Forestville, MD
--

Last Week: 8
Jakia Brown-Turner is off to NC State after propelling Bishop McNamara to No. 1 for a large chunk of the season. Junior wing Madison Scott returns.

9Sierra Canyon (33-1)
Chatsworth, CA
--

Last Week: 9
They're back! The CIF Open Division champs return junior Ashley Chevalier and Vanessa DeJesus, who combined for 37 points in the final vs. Pinewood (Los Altos, California).

10Westridge Academy (30-0)
Kernersville, NC
--

Last Week: 10
The dynamic backcourt of seniors Kirsten Deans (West Virginia) and Jordan Tuff (Cincinnati) gave Westridge the firepower for a perfect season.
11Judson (38-5)
Converse, TX
--

Last Week: 11
Corina Carter is off to New Mexico after leading Judson to a state title.

12Hopkins (32-0)
Minnetonka, MN
--

Last Week: 12
Junior point guard Paige Bueckers gave a verbal to UConn after leading Hopkins to a state championship and an undefeated season.

13Mount Notre Dame (27-2)
Cincinnati, OH
--

Last Week: 13
Seniors Gabbie Marshall (Iowa) and Julia Hoefling (Loyola-Chicago) led Mount Notre Dame to the state title.

14Beaver Dam (27-1)
Beaver Dam, WI
--

Last Week: 14
Sophomore Matyson Wilke and seniors Tara Stauffacher (Wisconsin) and Aly VanLoo (North Dakota) helped lift Beaver Dam to its third straight state title.

15Maine West (36-0)
Des Plaines, IL
--

Last Week: 15
Saint Louis signee Rachel Kent and junior Angela Dugalic led Maine West to an undefeated season and a state title.
16Amarillo (37-4)
Amarillo, TX
--

Last Week: 16
Senior Ashlyn Milton led Amarillo to its second straight state championship. Junior Zayla Tinner returns.
17Princess Anne (25-1)
Virginia Beach, VA
--

Last Week: 17
Brianna Jackson is off to Miami after leading Princess Anne to its sixth straight state title.

18Hamilton Southeastern (27-1)
Fishers, IN
--

Last Week: 18
Junior Sydney Parrish returns after leading Hamilton Southeastern to a state title.

19Hoover (34-1)
Birmingham, AL
--

Last Week: 19
Joiya Maddox is headed to Rutgers after Hoover finished with a 32-game winning streak and a state title.

20DeSoto (30-7)
DeSoto, TX
--

Last Week: 20
DeSoto returns a trio of talented juniors after falling to Judson in the state title game.

21Westlake (30-0)
Atlanta, GA
--

Last Week: 21
Sophomore Raven Johnson returns after leading Westlake to a state title and an undefeated season.

22Incarnate Word Academy (30-2)
Saint Louis, MO
--

Last Week: 22
Belmont signee Kiki Britzmann led Incarnate Word to its ninth state title in the last 13 years.

23Franklin (34-0)
Somerset, NJ
--

Last Week: 23
Maryland signee Diamond Miller led Franklin to a perfect season and a New Jersey state title.

24Riverdale Baptist (32-7)
Upper Marlboro, MD
--

Last Week: 24
Junior Elizabeth Martino returns for the perennial contender.

25Bishop Miege (24-0)
Shawnee Mission, KS
--

Last Week: 25
Sophomore Payton Verhulst and junior Ashton Verhulst both return after Bishop Miege's perfect state championship season.

On the bubble:
Chartiers Valley (Pennsylvania)
Captain Shreve (Louisiana)
Dropped out:
None