espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 10


Now is not the time for a misstep.

The top four teams in the espnW 25 Power Rankings remained perfect last week as they began their bids for state titles.

Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), which has been in the top spot since Week 2, opened with an easy win over Woodrow Wilson (Long Beach, Calif.). No. 2 Riverdale (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) cruised past Smyrna (Tenn.). Duncanville (Texas) is into its regional quarterfinals after two wins. And Windward (Los Angeles) also has two postseason wins under its belt.

The Week 10 rankings also feature two newcomers. Bedford North Lawrence (Ind.) debuts in the rankings while Science Hill (Johnson City, Tenn.) returns.

Rankings and records include games through Sunday.

espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 10
1Mater Dei (26-0)
Santa Ana, CA

Last Week: 1
Southern Sectional Round 1 offered little resistance as the Monarchs rolled past Woodrow Wilson (Long Beach, Calif.)
2Riverdale (27-0)
Murfreesboro, TN

Last Week: 2
The Warriors beat Smyrna (Tenn.) in the district semifinal last week, next up is the AAA District 7 championship game against No. 17 Blackman.
3Duncanville (37-0)
Duncanville, TX

Last Week: 3
The Pantherettes advanced to the regional quarterfinals by beating Bell (Hurst, Texas) and took on Cedar Hill Monday.
4Windward (27-0)
Los Angeles, CA

Last Week: 4
Windward has won its first two Southern Section games and will take on a 23-3 Morro Bay (Calif.) next.
5Saint Marys (26-1)
Phoenix, AZ

Last Week: 5
The Knights moved on to the state quarterfinal round on Monday after cruising past Desert Vista (Phoenix, Ariz.) last week.
6Saint Johns College (27-1)
Washington, DC

Last Week: 6
St. John's won the rematch against No. 20 Paul VI 64-60 and the school finished the regular season on a 12-game winning streak.
7Marion County (30-0)
Lebanon, KY

Last Week: 7
The Knights beat Mercy (Louisville, Ky.) soundly to close out the regular season undefeated.
8Incarnate Word Academy (24-0)
Saint Louis, MO

Last Week: 8
The Red Knights put on a show last week against Jefferson City (Mo.), winning 80-18.
9North Gwinnett (25-1)
Suwanee, GA

Last Week: 11
The Bulldogs won the rubber match against Norcross in the regional final and are headed to the state playoffs this week with Lambert (Suwanee, Ga.) up first.
10Pflugerville (34-0)
Pflugerville, TX

Last Week: 9
Pflugerville won its second-round state playoff matchup against Forest (Klein, Texas), and Bowie (Austin, Texas) is all that is standing between the team and the regional semifinal.
11New Hope Christian Academy (23-1)
Thomasville, NC

Last Week: 10
A schedule change matches up the Phoenix with New Garden Friends (Greensboro, N.C.) before heading to the NACA championship.
12Fairmont (22-1)
Kettering, OH

Last Week: 12
The Firebirds earned a first-round bye in their district playoffs and open on Thursday.
13M. X. Shabazz (21-1)
Newark, NJ

Last Week: 14
Shabazz bounced back from its first loss of the season by picking up wins against Newark Academy (Livingston, N.J.) and Mount St. Dominic (Caldwell, N.J.)
14Dutch Fork (25-0)
Irmo, SC

Last Week: 15
Goose Creek (S.C.) gave the Silver Foxes a better game than expected, but in the state playoffs, a win is a win.
15Martin Luther King (15-0)
Detroit, MI

Last Week: 17
King slid past Cass Tech (Detroit, Mich.) and made easy work of Renaissance (Detroit, Mich.) this past week.
16Millbrook (21-0)
Raleigh, NC

Last Week: 18
Millbrook picked up two more wins when neither Wake Forest-Rolesville (N.C.) nor Enloe (Raleigh, N.C.) could offer much resistance.
17Blackman (23-2)
Murfreesboro, TN

Last Week: 19
Blackman was hoping the third time would be the charm against No. 2 Riverdale.
18Edwardsville (29-0)
Edwardsville, IL

Last Week: 20
Edwardsville downed Springfield (Ill.) 72-30 in the second round of the playoffs.
19Bishop O'Dowd (23-3)
Oakland, CA

Last Week: 21
The Dragons took care of Piedmont (Calif. ) and Alameda (Calif.) and are waiting on CIF pairings and some potentially season-changing matchups if selected for the Super Division bracket.
20Paul VI (25-3)
Fairfax, VA

Last Week: 16
The only thing certain about Paul VI's league is that St. John's came out the best of the bunch. But losing another nail-biter ends its regular season on a sour note.
21Good Counsel (22-4)
Olney, MD

Last Week: 13
Good Counsel saw its win streak snapped at 11 with the loss to Holy Cross in as brutal of a league as you will find in the country.
22Centerville (20-1)
Centerville, OH

Last Week: 23
The Elks are moving on in the regional playoffs after a win over West Carrollton (Ohio).
23Bedford North Lawrence (26-0)
Bedford, IN

Last Week: --
By easily knocking off previously unbeaten North Columbus, the Stars advance in the playoffs and take a spot in the top 25 in the process.
24Saint Marys (24-2)
Stockton, CA

Last Week: 25
The Rams thrashed St. Francis (Sacramento, Calif.) to move on to the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Sectional playoffs.
25Science Hill (28-3)
Johnson City, TN

Last Week: --
Science Hill has won seven straight, has advanced to the district championship and earned its way back into the top 25.