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High school football rankings: IMG Academy finishes year at No. 1, earns HIGHSCORE National Champion honors - HIGHSCORE
High school football rankings: IMG Academy finishes year at No. 1, earns MaxPreps National Champion honors
IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) finishes the year where it began as the No. 1 team in the MaxPreps Top 25 high school football rankings. The Ascenders have been named the MaxPreps National Champion for the first time in the program's eight-year history.

The Ascenders earned the title under first-year coach Bobby Acosta, who took over in Bradenton for Kevin Wright. IMG Academy's previous best finish was No. 2 in 2017. The program has finished in the top 10 of the MaxPreps Top 25 for the sixth straight season, compiling a 56-2 record during that span.

IMG Academy went 8-0 in 2020, winning each contest by at least 27 points while notching victories against No. 16 Duncanville, No. 38 Northwestern (Miami), Edgewater (Orlando), Ravenwood (Brentwood, Tenn.) and TRU Prep Academy (Miami Gardens, Fla.).

Michigan-bound quarterback J.J. McCarthy finished with nearly 1,500 yards passing and 16 touchdowns without an interception. Alabama-bound J.C. Latham, Michigan signee Greg Crippen and four-star junior offensive tackle Tyler Booker led the way in the trenches for the nation's best offensive line.

The defense, which never allowed more than 14 points in a game, was led by sophomore linebacker Malik Bryant, five-star safety Kamari Wilson, Kansas signee O.J. Burroughs and Ole Miss signee Markevious Brown.
Final MaxPreps Top 25 High School Football Rankings

Record: 8-0

Record: 14-0

Record: 14-0

Record: 6-0

Record: 10-0

Record: 14-0

Record: 14-1

Record: 15-0

Record: 14-0

Record: 10-0

Record: 11-0

Record: 14-0

Record: 10-0

Record: 8-1

Record: 12-2

Record: 10-2

Record: 13-1

Record: 8-1

Record: 13-1

Record: 10-2

Record: 11-2

Record: 8-1

Record: 15-0

Record: 10-0

Record: 11-0

Past MaxPreps National Champions

2008 – St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
2009 – Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.)
2010 – South Panola (Batesville, Miss.)
2011 – Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.)
2012 – John Curtis Christian (River Ridge, La.)
2013 – Booker T. Washington (Miami, Fla.)
2014 – Allen (Texas)
2015 – Katy (Texas)
2016 – Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.)
2017 – Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
2018 – North Shore (Houston, Texas)
2019 – St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.)


High school baseball rankings: Barbe slides to No. 2 in HIGHSCORE Top 25 after Buford, Jesuit stumble in playoffs - HIGHSCORE
High school baseball rankings: Barbe slides to No. 2 in MaxPreps Top 25 after Buford, Jesuit stumble in playoffs
After enjoying a season at or near the top of the MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings for most of the season, Buford (Ga.) and Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.) faced the possibility of dropping out this week. Here's why they're still in the rankings.

Buford, which had been No. 1 for the vast majority of the season, dropped to No. 14 last week after a couple of last-inning losses to Pope (Marietta, Ga.) in the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs. Pope (29-12), which was in the rankings last week at No. 13, was then eliminated from the postseason two rounds later by Lassiter and was also dropped from the rankings. So why is Buford still in this week's rankings?

For one, Buford has 32 wins on the season and just two losses, both of which occurred in the last at-bat. Additionally, Pope defeated Buford without ever facing National Player of the Year candidate Dylan Lesko, who didn't pitch during the series. In football and basketball rankings, two losses can be enough to knock a team from the rankings. Not so in baseball. So even though Buford will not be the Class 6A state champion, it still deserves to be ranked for its overall body of work.

Jesuit, meanwhile, picked the wrong time to lose to Jefferson (Tampa, Fla.). The Tigers had defeated Jefferson four times during the regular season and in the district tournament. However, Jefferson managed the 3-2 win in the second round of bi-district play. Like Buford, however, Jesuit's complete body of work can't be overlooked in favor of Jefferson's win.

Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.), was not as fortunate. Since it lost to Alhambra (23-1), which had a better record than Hamilton, in the semifinals, Alhambra had to move into the rankings and the Huskies dropped out.

Barbe (Lake Charles, La.), moved into the No. 2 spot, ahead of IMG Academy, after winning the Louisiana Class 5A state championship with a win over West Monroe. Barbe's only two losses came against Southside and Sam Houston, two teams it also defeated. One of Barbe's win was a 1-0, 11-inning thriller in the playoff semifinals.

Barbe had to move ahead of IMG Academy, since it had 16 more wins and the same amount of losses while also playing in a state playoff (IMG Academy does not participate in Florida playoffs). Barbe now faces the opportunity to finish as the final No. 1 team in the nation, a ranking it held in 2014, should current No. 1 Friendswood stumble.

A total of four teams joined the rankings this week. Besides Lassiter and Alhambra, Jackson Prep (Miss.) moved in after winning its fourth straight MAIS championship. In the finals, the Patriots swept Madison-Ridgeland, a team that had handed Jackson Prep one of its three losses.

Butler (Vandalia, Ohio), which was ranked No. 2 in the state coaches association rankings behind Olentangy Orange, moved in this week after beating Orange on Monday.

Dropped out: Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.), Lakeland Christian (Lakeland, Fla.), Parkview Baptist (Baton Rouge, La.), Pope (Marietta, Ga.).

Game of the Week: Barbe 1, Sam Houston 0, 11 innings. Jack Walker pitched 10 no-hit innings with 13 strikeouts, but Gavin Guidry got the win by pitching the top of the 11th. Barbe won the game in the bottom of the inning when Kyle DeBarge was hit by a pitch, advanced to third and came home on Donovan LaSalle's fielder's choice. Barbe advanced to the championship game, where it defeated West Monroe for the Class 5A title.

Player of the Week: Maxwell Muncy, Thousand Oaks. Another big week for Muncy, who had three home runs, including a grand slam, with 10 RBI in three Thousand Oaks wins last week.

Recruit Watch: Jack Walker, Barbe. Walker finished a spectacular season season with a 10-inning no-hitter against Sam Houston in the semifinals of the Class 5A state tournament. He completed his career with a 13-0 record and 121 strikeouts.

Game to Watch: Stoneman Douglas vs. Columbus. The Eagles are coming off a quarterfinal win over Palm Beach Gardens that included a walk-off, three-run home run. Columbus (27-4) knocked off Braddock in the second round and Taravella 2-0 in the quarterfinals.

Milestones: A pair of longtime Oklahoma coaches called it a career last week following Roff's win over Red Oak in the Class B championship game. Roff coach Ead Simon has been named the school's superintendent and will step down from coaching. His team had a 59-game win streak and won a fall and spring championship during the past school year. He ends his career with 1,1,20 wins, according to Iwasatthegame.com. Red Oak coach Trey Booth, meanwhile, retires with 1,514 career wins, which ranks No. 5 in state history.

Streaks: Webster (Wis.) won three more games last week (9-0) to put its win streak at 46 wins in a row.
Jack Walker, Barbe
Photo by Roddy Johnson
Jack Walker, Barbe
MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings

1. Friendswood (Texas)
Record:
27-0 | Last week: 1
Results: Def. Fulshear, 7-0.
Stats: Jacob Rogers threw a one-hitters with 10 strikeouts in the win.
Next: Sat. vs. Port Neches Groves.

2. Barbe (Lake Charles, La.)
Record:
39-2 | Last week: 3
Results: Def Sam Houston, 1-0, in 11 innings; def. West Monroe, 5-0 for Class 5A state championship.
Stats: Jack Walker threw a 10-inning no-hitter against Sam Houston while Gavin Guidry had a two-hitter with nine strikeouts against West Monroe.
Next: Season over. Louisiana Class 5A state champions.

3. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Record:
23-2 | Last week: 2
Next: Season over

4. St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.)
Record:
30-1 | Last week: 6
Results: Def. Grand Blanc, 13-3; def. Dexter, 12-1; def. Catholic Central, 7-2
Stats: Alex Mooney was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI against Grand Blanc. Nolan Schubart was 2-for-4 with double and three RBI against Dexter. Ike Irish had a home run against Catholic Central.
Next: Tue. vs. Grosse Pointe North.

5. Thousand Oaks (Calif.)
Record:
22-0 | Last week: 7
Results: Def. Calabasas, 5-3, 7-3; def. Newbury Park, 8-3.
Stats: Cody Carson struck out 10 and Maxwell Muncy hit a home run in the 5-3 win. Dylan Jackson and Muncy each homered in the second game. Muncy also had a double and a grand slam against Newbury Park with Jackson adding a home run.
Next: Wed./Fri. vs. Newbury Park

6. Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, Fla.)
Record:
26-2 | Last week: 8
Results: Def. Park Vista, 5-3; def. Palm Beach Gardens, 6-4
Stats: Santiago Ordonez had a double and a walk-off, three-run home run against Palm Beach Gardens. Chris Arroyo hit a home run against Park Vista.
Next: Fri. vs. Columbus (Miami)

7. Madison Central (Madison, Miss.)
Record:
30-2 | Last week: 5
Results: Def. Starkville 14-1, lost 3-2, won 19-1.
Stats: Braden Montgomery struck out 11 and Ross Highfill and Connor Nation each homered in the first win over Starkville. Nation also hit three doubles and Connor Chisolm hit a home run in the 19-1 win.
Next: Thur. vs. Tupelo

8. Gregory-Portland (Portland, Texas)
Record:
33-2-1 | Last week: 10
Results: Def. Sharyland, 3-2, 7-0
Stats: Robbie Spencer had two doubles and got the win in the first game while Malachi Lott and Walker Janek combined for a no-hitter in the second game.
Next: Fri. vs. Carroll (Corpus Christi)

9. Baylor (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
Record:
22-4 | Last week: 15
Results: Did not play
Next: Playoffs Friday, opponent TBD

10. Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)
Record:
29-4-2 | Last week: 16
Results: Def. Churchill (San Antonio), 4-1, 6-0.
Stats: Luke Jackson had eight strikeouts in the first win while Ethan Roark had 10 strikeouts in the second game.
Next: Fri. vs. Round Rock.

11. Reagan (San Antonio, Texas)
Record:
33-4 | Last week: 17
Results: Def. Cedar Ridge, 11-1, 6-1.
Stats: Stayton Ankrom, Britton Moore and Cole Tabor each had a triple in the first win and Ryan Beaird had 10 strikeouts in the second win.
Next: Sat. vs. Smithson Valley

12. Buchanan (Clovis, Calif.)
Record:
21-1 | Last week: 18
Results: Def. Central (Fresno), 5-3, 13-0, 5-2.
Next: Tue./Thur/Sat vs. Clovis West.

13. Roff (Okla.)
Record:
33-0 | Last week: 19
Season over, Oklahoma Class B state champions.

14. Trinity (Louisville, Ky.)
Record:
23-1 | Last week: 21
Results: Def. Silver Creek, 3-2; def. Bardstown, 6-0; def. Christian Academy, 4-0; def. St. Henry, 10-6, def. Ashland Blazer, 6-2.
Stats: Daylen Lile hit a triple and home run against Christian Academy and a double and a home run against St. Henry.
Next: Tue. vs. Butler; Wed. vs. Collins.

15. Orange Lutheran (Orange, Calif.)
Record:
22-2 | Last week: 24
Results: Def. Santa Margarita, 19-14, 10-0, 2-0.
Stats: Gabe Miranda and Mikey Romero each had a home run and Matthew Polk had a grand slam in the first game.
Next: Tues/Wed. vs. St. John Bosco.

16. Allatoona (Acworth, Ga.)
Record:
32-6 | Last week: 12
Results: Def. Glynn Academy, 6-2, 9-1; def. Houston County, 6-0, lost to Houston County, 6-1.
Stats: Aidan Jolley went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI in the first game while Hunter Paulsen had a home run in the second game against Glynn Academy.
Next: Houston County, TBD

17. Buford (Ga.)
Record:
32-2 | Last week: 14
Season over.

18. St. Christopher's (Richmond, Va.)
Record:
20-0-1 | Last week: 23
Results: Def. Woodberry Forest, 5-3; def. St. Anne's Belfield, 14-1, 14-0.
Next: Postseason, opponents TBD.

19. Jackson Prep (Jackson, Miss.)
Record:
35-3 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Madison Ridgeland Academy, 3-0, 5-1
Season over, MAIS state champion

20. Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.)
Record:
26-3 | Last week: 4
Results: Lost to Jefferson, 3-2.
Season over.

21. Puyallup (Wash.)
Record:
16-0 | Last week: 22
Season over.

22. Auburn (Ala.)
Record:
32-6 | Last week: 25
Results: Def. Central, 7-6, 2-1
Stats: Riley Austin had two home runs in the first game.
Next: Wed./Thur. vs. Hoover

23. Alhambra (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Record:
23-1 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Hamilton, 3-2
Next: Tue. vs. Liberty, Class 6A state championship game.

24. Butler (Vandalia, Ohio)
Record:
25-2 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Olentangy Orange, 3-2
Next: Postseason, opponent TBD

25. Lassiter (Marietta, Ga.)
Record:
32-6 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Pope, 3-2, 3-0
Next: Class 6A championship game, opponent TBD

NFHS names 23 high school Coaches of the Year for 2020 - HIGHSCORE
NFHS names 23 high school Coaches of the Year for 2020
Michael Bowler, Mary Beth Bourgoin and Anne Ellett were three of 23 high school coaches honored Monday for their excellence by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association.

Bowler, a lacrosse coach at Rocky Point (N.Y.), was selected in the "other" category for boys sports, and Bourgoin, a field hockey coach at Winslow (Maine), was chosen in the "other" category for girls sports.

Ellett of Centennial (Gresham, Ore.) was the National Coach of the Year Award for spirit. She's been the school's dance coach since 1966 and is one of the longest-tenured coaches in any sport in state history.

The 2020 National Coaches of the Year awards recognize current leaders who coached in the the 2019-20 school year. The NFHS has recognized coaches through an awards program since 1982 and honors the top 10 girls sports and top 10 boys sports (by participation numbers) in addition to three others.

Recipients of this year's national awards for boys sports are:

Ron Murphy, baseball, Rio Rancho (N.M.)
Jerry Petitgoue, basketball, Cuba City (Wis.)
Kevin Ryan, cross country, Bellingham (Wash.)
Gerry Pannoni, football, South County (Lorton, Va.)
Steve Kanner, golf, Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.)
David Halligan, soccer, Falmouth (Maine)
Douglas Krecklow, swimming and diving, Omaha Westside (Omaha, Neb.)
Robert Palazzo, track and field, Classical (Providence, R.I.)
Douglas Hislop, wrestling, Imbler (Ore.)
Ron Murphy, Rio Rancho baseball
File photo by Jim Smith
Ron Murphy, Rio Rancho baseball
The recipients of the 2020 NFHS national awards for girls sports are:

Michael Rose, swimming and diving, Brookfield East (Brookfield, Wis.)
Willie Smith, track and field, Beachwood (Ohio)
Kevin Bordewick, volleyball, Washburn Rural (Topeka, Kan.)
Donna Moir, basketball, Sacred Heart (Louisville, Ky.)
William Clifton, cross country, Middletown South (Middletown, N.J.)
Tim Carey, lacrosse, Hoover (Fresno, Calif.)
Stephen Estelle, soccer, Gateway Regional (Huntington, Mass.)
Mary Truesdale, softball, Sheldon (Sacramento, Calif.)

The NFHS has a contact in each state responsible for selecting deserving coach award recipients.

This person often works with the state coaches' association in his or her respective state. He or she contacts the potential state award recipients to complete a coach profile form that requests information regarding the coach's record, membership in and affiliation with coaching and other professional organizations, involvement with other school and community activities and programs, and coaching philosophy.

To be approved as an award recipient and considered for sectional and national coach of the year consideration, this profile form must be completed by the coach or designee and then approved by the executive director (or designee) of the state athletic/activities association.

The NFHS Coaches Association has an advisory committee composed of a chair and eight sectional representatives. The sectional committee representatives evaluate the state award recipients from the states in their respective sections and select the best candidates for the sectional award in each sport category.

A total of 707 coaches will be recognized this year with state, sectional and national awards.
10 extreme high schools as seen via Google Earth - HIGHSCORE
10 extreme high schools as seen via Google Earth
Video: 10 extreme high schools seen from Google Earth
These campuses are big and small and across the corners of the U.S.

The view from Google Earth allows a different perspective - a bird's eye look. It allows you to search some of the most extreme locations in the world.

MaxPreps has already taken a look at 10 unique high schools in the U.S., as well as schools of players in the Michael Jordan documentary "The Last Dance," and 10 high school football stadiums named after NFL players.

The latest installment in the series dives into some of the extreme schools in the United States.

School at lowest elevation
West Shores Academy (Salton City, Calif.): In the 1960s, Salton City was a tourist attraction capable of housing 40,000 residents on 12,000 lots, according to Wikipedia. Most of those lots are now empty and the town has a population of about 4,000. It is located 125 feet below sea level.
School at highest elevation
Lake County (Leadville, Colo.): Believed to be the school at the highest elevation in the United States at 9,983 feet above sea level.
Westernmost school that plays football
Gold Beach (Ore.): With its football field bordering the beach and the Pacific Ocean, Gold Beach is the westernmost school in the contiguous United States that plays football.
Northernmost school in United States
Barrow (Alaska): At 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, Barrow is the northernmost school in the United States. It gets approximately 20 hours of daylight the spring/summer months. It is located 5,642 miles from the southernmost school in the contiguous United States, Key West.
Southernmost school in contiguous United States
Key West (Fla.):
Located at the tip of the Florida Keys, Key West plays in a league with schools from Miami. Key West is actually closer to Havana, Cuba (106 miles) than it is to its league opponents (160 miles).
Southernmost school in 50 states
Ka'u (Pahala, Hawaii):
Located toward the southern end of the Big Island in Hawaii, Ka'u is about 50 miles south of Key West, the southernmost school in the contiguous United States.
School with largest enrollment
Brooklyn Tech (Brooklyn, N.Y.):
At nine stories tall, Brooklyn Tech houses the largest enrollment of any school in the nation with over 8,000 students. The athletic facilities are located several miles away with a gymnasium and football field.
Smallest School that plays Football
Banner County (Harrisburg, Neb.):
A school that plays 6-man football, Banner County is believed to be the smallest school in the nation that fields a football team. According to the Nebraska School Activities Association, Banner County has nine boys enrolled in the school.
Easternmost school
Shead Memorial (Eastport, Maine):
Located on an island in eastern Maine, Shead Memorial is just a few miles from the eastern border of the United States and Canada. Shead fields basketball, soccer and baseball teams.
Westernmost school
Unalaska (Alaska):
Located on the Aleutian Islands, Unalaska is close to the international dateline. It does not field a football team, but it does field basketball, soccer and volleyball teams. Unalaska is 5,737 miles, by land, from the easternmost school, Shead Memorial.

Girls high school basketball rankings: No. 6 Mount Notre Dame lone HIGHSCORE Top 25 team with out-of-state MLK matchup - HIGHSCORE
Girls high school basketball rankings: No. 6 Mount Notre Dame lone MaxPreps Top 25 team with out-of-state MLK matchup
Usually, the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend is full of big games with lots of impact on the rankings — but right now, "usual" is a word that's conspicuous by its absence.

There is one team in the MaxPreps Top 25 girls high school basketball rankings playing a major event this weekend that will draw out-of-state competition — No. 6 Mount Notre Dame of Ohio vs. Compass Prep of Arizona. As for ranked teams from different areas of the country going head-to-head? Not likely this year.

Which means that making sense of the national rankings — always a difficult task — is even more complicated in 2021, especially with some states (such as California) not even playing in the winter and thus not included.

Still, we're confident every one of the teams in the list below is a very good. It's just unfortunate that we're unlikely to find out how good, as schools are wisely staying local as much as possible and doing all in their power to keep players, coaches, officials, fans and relatives safe.

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MaxPreps Top 25 Girls High School Basketball Rankings

Record: 11-0 | Last week: 1
The Highlanders took care of a major challenge last week by jumping on No. 14 Montverde early and rolling to a 57-47 win. DME Sports Academy, at 10-3, is Monday's test.

Record: 0-0 | Last week: 2
Still looking at a Feb. 1 start.

Record: 8-0 | Last week: 3
It won't be an easy week for Westlake, with 11-1 Langston Hughes on Friday and 8-2 Forest Park on Monday. Though Langston Hughes has the better record, note that Forest Park took No. 14 Montverde to overtime earlier this season.

Record: 0-0 | Last week: 4
Wayzata isn't quite as strong as it was last year, when it was Hopkins' main Minnesota rival, but next Tuesday's game should still be a serious test for the No. 4 team in the country.

Record: 0-0 | Last week: 5
Another team still sitting in limbo.

Record: 12-0 | Last week: 6
If the Journey to the Tourney can be played this weekend, the Cougars take on Compass Prep of Arizona on Saturday and 11-3 Springboro on Sunday.

Record: 0-0 | Last week: 7
There was some concern the Cadets might not play at all this year, but it appears that games will be played and some sort of schedule will be announced soon.

Record: 3-0 | Last week: 8
After disposing of unbeaten Marquette 60-42, the Red Knights have only one game this week — against 1-3 Nerinx Hall.

Record: 0-0 | Last week: 9
The Lancers' first game should be played Jan. 21.

Record: 18-0 | Last week: 10
Jersey Village is 15-0 — and coming off a 69-0 win Saturday — so that Jan. 13 game might be a serious test. Then again, Jersey Village hasn't played anyone nearly as good as the Cougars.

Record: 6-0 | Last week: 13
If the Tigers hold on to this No. 13 ranking, it will have earned it: First up is powerful Moore on Friday, then rival Norman North on Saturday and finally young but talented Edmonds North on Tuesday. Oklahoma is awfully good this year.

Record: 5-0 | Last week: 12
We'll know a lot more very soon, as the Raiders play once-beaten traditional power Pickerington Central on Thursday, and then unbeaten Wayne on Saturday.

Record: 9-0 | Last week: NR
The Redskins are the first newcomer jumps into the rankings thanks to a big win over previous No. 11. Classen, which had beaten No. 21 DeSoto. But it's one thing to get into the rankings — it's another thing to stay there.

Record: 13-1 | Last week: 14
You can't really punish a team for losing to No. 1, but the Eagles needs to be ready for 12-3 Mekiva on Thursday. At this point, the margin for error is slim.

Record: 0-0 | Last week: 15
No word on when or if the Quakers will begin their season.

Record: 18-0 | Last week: 16
That perfect record will be tested by 12-4 Thompson on Friday and perennial power St. Francis of Georgia (now 8-1) Monday.

Record: 4-1 | Last week: 17
As a team that relied heavily on scheduling out-of-area games, New Hope's future slate is uncertain. What is certain is the level of talent on the roster.

Record: 7-0 | Last week: 19
After Friday's game against Harpeth Hall, the Tigers are off until Jan. 26.

Record: 0-0 | Last week: 20
The Argonauts are still searching for their first game — which may be harder to find than the golden fleece.

Record: 10-0 | Last week: 25
The Silverwolves have lots of talent in a smaller state, so the next challenge probably won't come until Jan. 22, when Syracuse shows up on the schedule.

Record: 14-1 | Last week: 18
The Eagles should have a relatively easy time of it, at least until Jan. 23. That's the date of the rematch with No. 23 Duncanville.

Record: 0-0 | Last week: 22
There's hope for games, but nothing confirmed yet — still, expect some schedule info soon.

Record: 18-1 | Last week: 23
There are three Texas teams in the Top 25 right now — likely there will be only two after the Panthers and DeSoto play Jan. 23.

Record: 0-0 | Last week: 24
It seems less and less likely the Riverhawks will play basketball this winter, but we won't know for sure until a Washington Interscholastic Activities Association meeting Jan. 19.

Record: 9-0 | Last week: NR
With a win over previously unbeaten Madison Central, the Wildcats jump into the Top 25 — which is unfamiliar territory for Mississippi schools.

Dropped out:
No. 11 Classen SAS (Oklahoma City), No. 21 Valley Vista (Surprise, Ariz.).