espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 12


The high school girls' basketball season has come to an end in Texas, but fans in the Lone Star State will be talking about Duncanville for years to come.

Led by senior Kiara Perry, an SMU signee, and juniors Ariel Atkins and Tasia Foman, both Texas recruits, Duncanville capped its perfect season with a 59-36 win over Steele (Cibolo, Texas) in the 5A girls state championship in Austin. It was the second state title in a row for Duncanville, and the Pantherettes ended their season on a 70-game winning streak.

With Mater Dei's loss to Etiwanda (Calif.) last week, three teams moved up in the espnW 25 Power Rankings for Week 11. Riverdale (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) moved into the No. 1 spot, Duncanville moved up to No. 2 and Windward (Los Angeles) sits one spot ahead of Mater Dei at No 3. Only Duncanville's season is complete.

espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 12
1Riverdale (32-0)
Murfreesboro, TN

Last Week: 2
The Warriors are cruising through the AAA state championship bracket with a fourth win over Blackman this season followed by a 74-32 drubbing of White County (Sparta, Tenn.). Brentwood (Tenn.) is up next.
2Duncanville (42-0)
Duncanville, TX

Last Week: 3
The Pantherettes took care of business in Austin, winning their second straight 5A state crown and finishing the season with a 70-game winning streak intact.
3Windward (30-0)
Los Angeles, CA

Last Week: 4
Windward crushed Serra (Gardena, Calif.) and moves on to the CIF Open Division championships with a first-round bye, awaiting the winner of La Jolla Country Day (Calif.) and Troy (Fullerton, Calif.).
4Mater Dei (28-1)
Santa Ana, CA

Last Week: 1
The Monarchs fell for the first time this season in a classic case of a bad matchup. The team now moves on to the CIF Open Division for a chance to end its season on a high note after the one-point loss to Etiwanda (Calif.)
5Saint Marys (29-1)
Phoenix, AZ

Last Week: 5
Season complete. St. Mary's won its third straight state title last month.
6Saint Johns College (29-1)
Washington, DC

Last Week: 6
St. John's beat No. 21 Good Counsel 67-66 in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship game behind 28 points from Notre Dame recruit Lindsay Allen, who was a perfect 16 of 16 from the free-throw line.
7Marion County (34-0)
Lebanon, KY

Last Week: 7
The Knights have reached the Region 5 championship game and will take on Larue County (Hodgenville, Ky.) this week.
8Incarnate Word Academy (27-0)
Saint Louis, MO

Last Week: 8
The Red Knights made easy work of Miller Career Academy (St. Louis, Mo.) in the second round of the playoffs. MICDS is up next.
9North Gwinnett (29-1)
Suwanee, GA

Last Week: 9
The Bulldogs and Maryland recruit Lexie Brown advanced to the state championship game and draw Norcross and North Carolina recruit Diamond DeShields for the fourth time this season.
10Fairmont (25-1)
Kettering, OH

Last Week: 12
The Firebirds won the district championship and play Mason (Ohio) next in the OHSAA tournament.
11M. X. Shabazz (28-1)
Newark, NJ

Last Week: 13
Shabazz scored its first playoff win of the season with a 50-23 win over Ridgefield Park (N.J.)
12Dutch Fork (29-0)
Irmo, SC

Last Week: 14
South Carolina recruit Alaina Coates and her Dutch Fork teammates escaped in the state final with a 46-43 win over Dorman (Roebuck, S.C.). Despite an undefeated season and a 40-game winning streak, the limited strength of schedule kept this team out of the top 10.
13Martin Luther King (19-0)
Detroit, MI

Last Week: 15
King improved to 19-0 on the season and moves into the Michigan playoff bracket after dispatching Pershing (Detroit) 66-38.
14Millbrook (26-0)
Raleigh, NC

Last Week: 16
Millbrook has advanced to the regional semifinal and a win would put it in the state's final four.
15Bishop O'Dowd (26-3)
Oakland, CA

Last Week: 18
The Dragons made easy work of Miramonte (Orinda, Calif.) in the divisional final and now move on to the hyper competitive CIF Open Division.
16Steele (23-3)
Cibolo, TX

Last Week: --
Led by 2014 Baylor recruit McKenzie Calvert, Steele upset last week's No. 10 team, Pflugerville, in the state semis before falling to second-ranked Duncanville in the final.
17Pflugerville (38-1)
Pflugerville, TX

Last Week: 10
Pflugerville never got the matchup it wanted against No. 2 Duncanville in the state final because it slipped in the semis to Steele (Cibolo, Texas).
18Centerville (23-1)
Centerville, OH

Last Week: 20
Centerville has advanced to the final 16 in Division I and will take on Princeton (Cincinnati, Ohio) and the nation's No. 4 junior, Kelsey Mitchell, in the first round.
19Bedford North Lawrence (28-0)
Bedford, IN

Last Week: 21
North Lawrence won a 4A state title with a 54-51 over Fort Wayne South (Ind.) and completed the perfect season.
20Saint Marys (29-2)
Stockton, CA

Last Week: 22
The Rams cruised to a sectional title and now move on to play Miramonte in the opening round of the CIF Open Division.
21Good Counsel (25-5)
Olney, MD

Last Week: 19
Going 1-2 against the No. 6 team in the country is nothing to be ashamed of, but St. John's did find a way to spoil a 30-point night by Penn State recruit Lindsey Spann.
22Science Hill (33-3)
Johnson City, TN

Last Week: 23
Science Hill has won 12 in a row since a loss to No. 7 Marion County and now will play Bradley Central in the AAA semifinals.
23New Hope Christian Academy (31-1)
Thomasville, NC

Last Week: 11
The Phoenix made the championship of the NACA Nationals but fell 54-51 to Life Center Academy (Burlington, N.J.)
24Paul VI (29-4)
Fairfax, VA

Last Week: 24
Paul VI bounced back with three wins, the latest over Liberty Christian (Lynchburg, Va.) in the Virginia state final.
25Portland Central Catholic (23-3)
Portland, OR

Last Week: 25
The Rams draw Westview (Ore.) and a matchup against No. 13 junior Jaime Nared in the second round of the OSAA state tournament.