Penn Wood climbs national rankings

Penn Wood is ranked 22d in the latest ESPN Rise Fab 50 boys’ basketball national rankings.

The Patriots moved up eight spots in the listing that was released yesterday. ESPN Rise also has the Patriots ranked eighth in the East region.

Penn Wood (10-0) is also the top-ranked Southeastern Pennsylvania team by The Inquirer.

While the Patriots climbed in the national rankings, Neumann-Goretti dropped eight spots to No. 33. The Inquirer’s sixth-ranked Saints (6-1) are also ranked 12th in the East region by ESPN Rise.

-- Keith Pompey

 

Here's the entire updated ESPN Rise Fab 50 rankings.

 

Records through Jan. 4.

ESPN RISE FAB 50 BOYS' BASKETBALL RANKINGS: WEEK 9
Rank Team Record Previous Rank
1. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) 14-0 1
2. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) 19-0 2
3. St. Benedict's (Newark, N.J.) 11-0 3
4. St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.) 7-1 4
5. Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) 14-0 5
6. Madison (San Antonio) 21-1 6
7. LeFlore (Mobile, Ala.) 15-2 7
8. Christ School (Arden, N.C.) 18-0 9
9. South Atlanta (Atlanta) 11-1 8
10. Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.) 9-1 11
11. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) 9-1 12
12. Rice (Manhattan, N.Y.) 4-1 13
13. Strake Jesuit (Houston) 20-0 19
14. Winter Park (Fla.) 11-2 15
15. Westchester (Los Angeles) 14-1 16
16. Rainier Beach (Seattle) 3-0 15
17. Fairfax (Los Angeles) 11-2 10
18. Boyd Anderson (Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.) 14-0 43
19. Detroit Country Day (Beverly Hills, Mich.) 6-0 20
20. Lawrence North (Indianapolis) 9-1 34
21. Lincoln (Brooklyn, N.Y.) 7-3 23
22. Penn Wood (Lansdowne, Pa.) 9-0 30
23. Northland (Columbus, Ohio) 4-0 21
24. Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.) 8-0 21
25. Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.) 9-1 NR
26. Olympia (Orlando, Fla.) 10-2 39
27. St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.) 8-1 24
28. Wheatley (Houston) 18-2 NR
29. McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.) 10-1 NR
30. McClymonds (Oakland, Calif.) 13-0 27
31. De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 9-1 28
32. Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.) 9-1 18
33. Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia) 5-1 25
34. Bloomington South (Bloomington, Ill.) 7-0 31
35. Wheeler (Marietta, Ga,) 7-5 26
36. Pershing (Detroit) 6-0 36
37. Plano West (Plano, Texas) 18-2 33
38. Martin Luther King (Riverside, Calif.) 9-1 35
39. Bethel (Hampton, Va.) 8-1 37
40. Dominguez (Compton, Calif.) 11-4 NR
41. Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, Fla.) 12-4 41
42. North Lawndale (Chicago) 11-2 42
43. Mountain State Academy (Beckley, W.Va.) 9-3 43
44. Fayetteville (Ark.) 12-0 47
45. Butler (Huntsville, Ala.) 21-2 29
46. Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.) 7-2 48
47. Hall (Little Rock, Ark.) 13-1 49
48. Franklin (Seattle) 7-0 NR
49. Jamesville-Dewitt (Dewitt, N.Y.) 9-0 NR
50. Etiwanda (Calif.) 10-3 32

Dropped out: Previous No. 17 Pinewood Prep (Summerville, S.C.); No. 37 Cedar Hill (Texas); No. 40 Duncanville (Texas); No. 45 De La Salle (Chicago); No. 46 Bishop O'Connell (Arlington, Va.); No. 50 Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.).

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