Thursday, December 25, 2014

Penn Wood climbs national rankings

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

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.).

About this blog
Bill Iezzi has covered high school sports for The Inquirer since 1985 and South Jersey sports since 2006.

Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer high school sports reporter since 2004. He was named the 2007 media person of the year by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association.

Don Beideman has covered high school sports for The Inquirer since 1989. Among his favorites are field hockey and lacrosse.

Rick O’Brien has been at The Inquirer since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Phil Anastasia has followed the South Jersey sports scene since 1980. A South Jersey native, Phil joined the Inquirer as a sports columnist in May 2008 after nearly 30 years with the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill.

Marc Narducci has covered South Jersey high school sports for the majority of his tenure with The Inquirer, which began in 1983. After a few years of covering the NFL and NBA, Marc returns to South Jersey, serving as the assigning editor, columnist and beat writer for various sports.

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