Archive for April, 2004


Top 25 Baseball Poll

Sunday, April 11th, 2004

This Top 25 high school poll is selected in conjunction with the BASEBALL AMERICA. Regular in-season polls will be conducted every two weeks, and also can be found at Baseball America Online.

3/21 4/3 Team Record Points
1 1 Monsignor Pace HS, Opa Locka, Fla. 18-0 300
2 2 Riverside HS, Greer, S.C. 17-1 288
4 3 The Woodlands (Texas) 20-1 270
3 4 Nova HS, Davie, Fla. 14-1 268
5 5 Wolfson HS, Jacksonville 14-1 258
6 6 Rancho Bernardo HS, San Diego 10-1 241
11 7 Tomball (Texas) 20-1 224
7 8 Destrehan (La.) 21-1 219
10 9 La Cueva HS, Albuquerque 12-0 207
9 10 Farragut HS, Knoxville, Tenn. 14-1 196
13 11 Westminster Academy, Fort Lauderdale 15-1 184
17 12 St. Francis HS, Mountain View, Calif 15-0 164
18 13 Chatsworth (Calif.) 12-0 143
12 14 Bellaire (Texas) 17-2 132
22 15 Heritage HS, Littleton, Colo 23-1 109
23 16 Petal (Miss.) 23-1 108
NR 17 Vestavia Hills HS, Birmingham, Ala. 21-1 97
15 18 Moody HS, Corpus Christi, Texas 22-1 95
NR 19 Reno (Nev.) 15-0 76
25 20 DeMatha Catholic HS, Hyattsville, Md 7-1 48
NR 21 La Quinta HS, Westminster, Calif. 12-0 46
NR 22 Bryant (Ark.) 20-0 45
21 23 Tottenville HS, Staten Island, N.Y. 12-1 34
NR 24 Edwardsville (Ill.) 3-0 22
NR 25 Maize (Kan.) 1-0 17

DROPPED OUT: No. 8 Crespi HS, Encino, Calif. (11-2); No. 14 Houston HS, Germantown, Tenn. (11-2); No. 16 Santaluces HS, Lake Worth, Fla. (14-2); No. 19 Horizon HS, Scottsdale, Ariz. (15-2); No. 20 La Costa Canyon HS, Carlsbad, Calif. (7-3); No. 24 Gulliver Prep, Miami (15-4).

Monsignor Pace keeps firm hold on No. 1 in Top 25 BELLA VISTA, AR-Unbeaten Monsignor Pace (FL) continued to hold a firm grip on the No. 1 position in the third regular-season BCA-Baseball America Top 25 rankings. Pace improved to 18-0 with seven victories, including four wins in capturing the Sarasota Classic. The only change in the first six places saw The Woodlands (TX) and Nova (FL) exchange places at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively. Riverside (SC) stayed at No. 2 with Wolfson (FL) fifth and California’s Rancho Bernardo sixth. Tomball (TX) jumped from 11th to No. 7 with Destrehan (LA) eighth. La Cueva (NM) and Farragut (TN) switched places at Nos. 9 and 10, respectively. La Cueva (12-0) was one of nine unbeaten teams in the Top 25, while Farragut (14-1) dropped a 5-4 game to rival Oakland for its first defeat. California’s St. Francis and Chatsworth climbed into the Nos. 12 and 13 spots on the basis of their 15-0 and 12-0 records. Heritage (CO) and Petal (MS) advanced to the 15th and 16th positions and Vestavia Hills (AL) made its first Top 25 appearance at No. 17. Unbeatens Reno (NV), La Quinta (CA), Bryant (AR), Edwardsville (IL) and Maize (KS) were five other newcomers. Others mentioned for the TOP 25: ARIZONA-Chaparral, Desert Mountain, Horizon; ARKANSAS-Springdale; CALIFORNIA-Crespi, Mission Bay; FLORIDA-Gulliver Prep, Santaluces; IDAHO-Timberline; ILLINOIS-Lyons Township; MISSISSIPPI-Olive Branch; MISSOURI-Parkway South, Rockhurst, Sikeston; NEBRASKA-Creighton Prep, Omaha Burke, Papillion-LaVista; NEVADA-Centennial, Green Valley; OKLAHOMA- Owasso; TENNESSEE-Germantown Houston; UTAH-Taylorsville; WEST VIRGINIA-Cabell Midland.

 

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