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Jamie DeMoney and Jeremy Plowman's PrepNation.com
National Prep Basketball Poll - Week 11
Posted, February 21, 2005

The National Prep Basketball Poll is compiled by national high school sports experts Jamie DeMoney and Jeremy Plowman and a panel of sportswriters. The preseason national Top 25 and regional Top 10's follow with last season's won-loss records.

The National Prep Poll has been compiled weekly since 1987 and are the only national high school rankings distributed on the Associated Press national wire service.

# School Record Note LW
1. Manhasset, N.Y., St. Mary's 22-0 whipped NYC Catholic power St. Raymond's
2. Queens, N.Y., Christ the King 23-1 only loss to No. 1 St. Mary's
3. Jackson, Miss., Lanier 29-2 unbeaten versus in-state teams
4. Snellville, Ga., South Gwinnett 27-2 led by dynamic G Louis Williams
5. Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill 31-2 NBA Slam Dunk champ Josh Smith an alum
6. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha 23-1 only loss to No. 7 Westchester
7. Los Angeles, Calif., Westchester 18-3 seeks fifth city title in six years
8. St. Louis, Mo., Vashon 24-0 back-to-back unbeaten regular seasons
9. Harvey, Ill., Thornton 24-1 top-ranked in Chicago polls
10. Indianapolis, Ind., Arlington 21-0 won fourth straight league crown 10 
11. Niagara Falls, N.Y. 20-1 only loss to No. 8 Vashon 11 
12. Indianapolis, Ind., Lawrence North 15-2 beat state-ranked Bloomington South 12 
13. New York, N.Y., Rice 18-3 four state federation titles under coach Maurice Hicks 13 
14. Jacksonville, Fla., Arlington Country Day 23-3 captured district title 14 
15. Norcross, Ga. 28-0 41-point win to open postseason 15 
16. Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Etiwanda 26-1 only loss to No. 25 Dominguez 16 
17. West Orange, N.J., Seton Hall Prep 22-1 Brandon Costner hit 1,000-point mark 17 
18. Oklahoma City, Okla., Putnam City 21-1 in four straight state-title games 18 
19. Braham, Minn. 22-0 led by 6-6 blue chip junior Isaiah Dahlman 19 
20. Mobile, Ala., LeFlore 32-0 advanced to Class 6A regionals 20 
21. Mount Vernon, N.Y. 20-3 beat then-unbeaten Spring Valley 21 
22. Arlington, Va., O'Connell 23-2 led by North Carolina recruit G Marcus Ginyard 24 
23. Baltimore, Md., Mount St. Joseph 28-2 second MIAA title in three years 25 
24. Westchester, Ill., St. Joseph 22-1 featured in documentary "Hoop Dreams" 22 
25. Compton, Calif., Dominguez 21-5 2-1 versus Top 25 teams NR 

Northeast Region
1. Manhasset, N.Y., St. Mary's (22-0) (1)
2. Queens, N.Y., Christ the King (23-1) (2)
3. Niagara Falls, N.Y. (20-1) (3)
4. New York, N.Y., Rice (18-3) (4)
5. West Orange, N.J., Seton Hall Prep (22-1) (5)
6. Mount Vernon, N.Y. (20-3) (6)
7. Elizabeth, N.J., St. Patrick's (19-3) (8)
8. Harrisburg, Pa. (26-0) --
9. Merion, Pa., Episcopal (25-3) (9)
10. Waterbury, Conn., Crosby (17-0) (10)

East Coast Region
1. Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (31-2) (1)
2. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha (23-1) (2)
3. Arlington, Va., O'Connell (23-2) (3)
4. Baltimore, Md., Mount St. Joseph (28-2) (4)
5. Rockville, Md., Montrose Christian (22-3) (5)
6. Dumfries, Va., Potomac (23-0) (6)
7. Upper Marlboro, Md., Riverdale Baptist (25-2) (7)
8. Gaffney, S.C. (24-1) (8)
9. Huntersville, N.C., North Mecklenburg (25-1) (9)
10. Oxon Hill, Md., Potomac (21-0) (10)

Southeast Region
1. Jackson, Miss., Lanier (29-2) (1)
2. Snellville, Ga., South Gwinnett (27-2) (2)
3. Jacksonville, Fla., Arlington Country Day (23-3) (3)
4. Norcross, Ga. (28-0) (4)
5. Mobile, Ala., LeFlore (32-0) (5)
6. Gainesville, Ga., East Hall (24-1) (6)
7. Lafayette, La., Northside (33-1) (8)
8. Memphis, Tenn., Fairley (25-3) --
9. Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., Boyd Anderson (25-2) (9)
10. Louisville, Ky., Ballard (21-2) --

Midwest Region
1. Harvey, Ill., Thornton (24-1) (1)
2. Indianapolis, Ind., Arlington (21-0) (2)
3. Indianapolis, Ind., Lawrence North (15-2) (3)
4. Westchester, Ill., St. Joseph (22-1) (4)
5. Indianapolis, Ind., Pike (20-1) (6)
6. Benton Harbor, Mich. (19-0) (7)
7. Chicago, Ill., Westinghouse (23-3) (8)
8. Chicago, Ill., Simeon (23-4) --
9. Whitefish Bay, Wis., Dominican (20-0) --
10. Canton, Ohio, McKinley (18-1) (10)

Midlands Region
1. St. Louis, Mo., Vashon (24-0) (1)
2. Braham, Minn. (22-0) (2)
3. Bellevue, Neb., West (22-1) (3)
4. Springfield, Mo., Kickapoo (24-1) (4)
5. Poplar Bluff, Mo. (21-4) (5)
6. Littleton, Colo., Heritage (22-1) (6)
7. Marion, Iowa, Linn-Mar (17-1) (8)
8. Richfield, Minn. (19-3) --
9. Highlands Ranch, Colo., ThunderRidge (20-3) (10)
10. Salt Lake City, Utah, Olympus (19-1) --

Southwest Region
1. Oklahoma City, Okla., Putnam City (21-1) (1)
2. Las Vegas, Nev., Bishop Gorman (29-3) (2)
3. Beaumont, Texas, Ozen (24-0) (3)
4. Dallas, Texas, Lincoln (23-6) (6)
5. Fort Bend, Texas, Marshall (31-2) (5)
6. Glendale, Ariz., Deer Valley (26-1) (8)
7. DeSoto, Texas (32-3) (4)
8. Oklahoma City, Okla., Southeast (21-0) (9)
9. Dallas, Texas, Seagoville (30-2) --
10. Mesa, Ariz., Mountain View (26-1) (7)

West Coast Region
1. Los Angeles, Calif., Westchester (18-3) (1)
2. Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Etiwanda (26-1) (2)
3. Compton, Calif., Dominguez (21-5) (4)
4. Portland, Ore., Jesuit (21-1) (5)
5. Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei (24-3) (6)
6. Seattle, Wash., Seattle Prep (19-4) (3)
7. Portland, Ore., Jefferson (19-3) (7)
8. Spring Valley, Calif., Steele Canyon (25-1) (8)
9. Newark, Calif., Memorial (24-3) (9)
10. Los Angeles, Calif., Fairfax (22-4) (10)

FEATS OF THE WEEK: Aurora, Ill., West beat Naperville, Central, 70-58, to earn coach Gordie Kerkman his 600th win. Kerkman is now 600-225 since becoming West's coach in 1976 . . . Jon Brockman of Snohomish, Wash., scored 51 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in a 99-86 win over Stanwood. The 6-foot-7 senior is averaging 30 points per game this season. He has signed to play at the University of Washington . . . Lawrence Westbrook of Chandler, Ariz., scored 43 points in a 79-68 win over Gilbert. The performance allowed Westbrook to finish the regular season averaging a state-record 40.14 points per game . . . Regionally ranked Dallas, Lincoln came from behind to defeat regionally ranked DeSoto, 60-57, in the finale of the Dallas Morning News Classic at Reunion Arena. The loss snapped DeSoto's 28-game winning streak. More than 7,000 fans attended the pre-playoffs tune-up that featured eight of the top teams in Texas.

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