espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 14


Duncanville (TX) moved up two spots to No. 4 with a convincing win over previously undefeated Cypress Creek (TX) in the Texas 6A Championship. Deja Kelly didn't disappoint, as the North Carolina-bound guard put on another clutch performance with 23 points and tournament MVP honors.

No. 7 Westlake (GA) repeated as Georgia 7A champions, defeating Collins Hill (GA) to extend its winning streak against in-state opponents to 78 games.

Mater Dei (CA) fell from No. 5 to No. 9 after it lost to unranked giant killer Long Beach Poly (CA) 55-50 in the CIF Open Division state tournament.

No. 14 Princess Anne won in the state quarters behind Aziaha James, who had 41 points, 10 rebounds and seven steals just days after she lost her brother, AJ, in an accidental shooting.

Hopkins (MN) remains atop the girls' basketball world, thanks to top-ranked prospect Paige Bueckers, who was named Gatorade National Girls' Basketball Player of the Year on Monday. Here are the complete Week 14 rankings. -- Dan Olson

espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 14
1Hopkins (28-0)
Minnetonka, MN

Last Week: 1
Hopkins won its 60th straight game as it beat Wayzata (MN) 86-76 behind 33 points from top prospect and Gatorade National Girls' Basketball Player of the Year Paige Bueckers.
2La Jolla Country Day School (31-1)
La Jolla, CA

Last Week: 2
La Jolla Country Day beat Etiwanda (CA) 54-44 in the CIF Open Division state tourney. Te-Hina Paopao scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds while center Breya Cunningham added 17 points.
3Mount Notre Dame (28-0)
Cincinnati, OH

Last Week: 4
KK Bransford had 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists as Mount Notre Dame beat Kettering-Fairmont (OH) 47-41 in the Ohio state tourney quarterfinals.
4Duncanville (40-3)
Duncanville, TX

Last Week: 6
Duncanville beat Cypress Creek (TX) 63-47 to win the Texas 6A State Title. Deja Kelly was superb, scoring 23 points and earning tourney MVP honors.
5Detroit Edison Academy (22-0)
Detroit, MI

Last Week: 3
Detroit Edison Academy beat University Prep (MI), 70-32 Gabrielle Elliott was selected as Michigan's Gatorade Player of the Year.
6Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (25-1)
Chattanooga, TN

Last Week: 7
Hamilton Heights Christian won the NACA National Championship 70-51 over 2019 GEICO national champion New Hope Academy. Treasure Hunt and Kamilla Cardoso combined for 27 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists in the win.
7Westlake (30-2)
Atlanta, GA

Last Week: 8
Westlake beat an undefeated Collins Hill (GA) 72-53 to capture the Georgia 7A championship. Ta'Niya Latson and Raven Johnson each scored 23 points.
8Bishop McNamara (27-5)
Forestville, MD

Last Week: 9
Liatu King scored 13 points to help give Bishop McNamara its first WCAC title since 2008 with a 43-40 win over No. 24 Paul VI (VA).
9Mater Dei (30-3)
Santa Ana, CA

Last Week: 5
Mater Dei lost to unranked Long Beach Poly (CA) 55-50 in the CIF Open Division State Tourney. Brooke Demetre scored 18 points in defeat.
10DeSoto (32-3)
DeSoto, TX

Last Week: 10
DeSoto lost to No. 6 Duncanville (TX) 47-43 in the regional semifinals. Jiya Perry scored 13 points in the loss for the team that entered Week 1 of the power rankings as the No. 1 team.
11Southeast Raleigh (27-1)
Raleigh, NC

Last Week: 12
Anya Poole's 15 points helped Southeast Raleigh beat Eugene Ashley (NC) 60-46, and teammate Jamia Hazell keyed an 18-0 second-quarter run in its 43-24 win over Millbrook (NC) in the North Carolina 4A State Tournament.
12Ensworth (29-0)
Nashville, TN

Last Week: 13
Ensworth beat Brentwood Academy (TN) 73-53 for its 45th straight victory and second TSSAA Division II title in a row. Dontavia Waggoner scored 31 points.
13Winston-Salem Prep (25-2)
Winston-Salem, NC

Last Week: 14
Winston-Salem Christian won the IE Independent School Championship over Blair Academy (NJ) 53-47. Junior forward Kiandra Browne was a force during the three-day tourney, earning MVP honors.
14Princess Anne (25-1)
Virginia Beach, VA

Last Week: 16
Princess Anne beat Henrico (VA) 91-48 as the backcourt of Aziaha James and Jasha Clinton combined for 66 points.
15Archbishop Mitty (25-3)
San Jose, CA

Last Week: 17
Archbishop Mitty beat Cardinal Newman (CA) 64-40 in the CIF NorCal Open Division semifinals. Olivia Williams and Ashley Hiraki scored 10 points apiece in the win, the Monarchs' 18th straight.
16Riverdale Baptist (27-4)
Upper Marlboro, MD

Last Week: 15
Riverdale Baptist lost to unranked New Hope Academy (MD) 60-53 in the NACA National Tourney.
17Sierra Canyon (25-7)
Chatsworth, CA

Last Week: 11
Ashley Chevalier scored 25 points and Alexis Mark added 11 points but Sierra Canyon lost to Windward (CA) 65-59 in the CIF Open Division State playoffs.
18Lake Highland Prep (29-2)
Orlando, FL

Last Week: 18
Lake Highland Prep beat Bishop Kenney (FL) 61-46 to win the FHSAA State 4A championship. Nyla Harris impressed, scoring 20 points, blocking three shots and grabbing five boards.
19Saint John Vianney (25-1)
Holmdel, NJ

Last Week: 21
St. John Vianney beat Manchester Township (NJ), 57-50 in the finals of the Shore Conference Tourney. Madison St. Rose scored 23 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had five steals to earn tourney MVP honors.
20Trenton Catholic (28-1)
Trenton, NJ

Last Week: 22
Trenton Catholic beat Moorestown Friends (NJ) 65-56 for its 22nd win in a row. Maniya Custis scored 26 points and Aalyah Del Rosario added 16 points and 14 rebounds in the win.
21Cypress Creek (41-1)
Houston, TX

Last Week: 19
Cypress Creek lost to No. 5 Duncanville (TX) 63-47 in the finals of the Texas 6A State Championship. Kyndall Hunter scored 24 points in the loss.
22Long Island Lutheran (22-1)
Brookville, NY

Last Week: 20
Long Island Lutheran was idle for the second week in a row. Kaylene Smikle and Paris Clark form a dynamic backcourt.
23Centennial (24-6)
Las Vegas, NV

Last Week: 23
Centennial won the Nevada State Championship, beating Desert Oasis (NV), 79-51 to win the 4A Title. Jade Thomas, Daejah Phillips and Aisha Brown combined for 45 points and 26 rebounds in the win.
24Paul VI (32-4)
Fairfax, VA

Last Week: 24
Paul VI won the VISAA State Championship, defeating Bishop O'Connell (VA) 52-43 for its 14th title. Junior guard Lee Volker was selected the WCAC Co-Player of the Year.
25Norman (24-1)
Norman, OK

Last Week: 25
Norman beat Sapulpa (OK) 61-42 in the Area Championship. Kelbie Washington scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while Chante Embry added 17 points and 10 boards.
On the bubble: Bentonville (AR), Valor Christian (CO), St. Joseph Central (WV), Blair Academy (NJ), Sacred Heart Academy (KY), Long Beach Poly (CA)