Fri. Jul 19th, 2024

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Lake Creek remained undefeated and atop the 2023 USA TODAY Sports activities/NFCA Excessive Faculty Tremendous 25 for a nineteenth straight week.

The defending Texas state 5A champion (26-0) Lions surrendered only one run mixed in lopsided victories over A&M Consolidated (11-1 final Friday) and Rudder (12-0 on Tuesday) to increase their win streak to 67. Lake Creek has now gained 105 of 107 video games over the past three seasons. The one losses over that stretch have been pair of defeats (one in further innings) to eventual state champ Barbers Hill within the best-of-three regional finals in Might 2021. The Lions play Faculty Station subsequent on Friday.

Roncalli (Ind.) will maintain onto the No. 2 spot for no less than one other week. The Royals lastly begin their 2023 season on Tuesday versus Columbus North. Third-ranked Benton (6-1) is probably going anxious to get on the sector as properly, after not taking part in since a 16-1 win over Scorching Springs on March 14. The Panthers don’t play once more till April 11 at El Dorado.

In the meantime, California powers Norco (13-1) and Los Alamitos (8-2) moved up one place apiece to fill out the primary 5, whereas Neshoba Central (10-2) is No. 6 this week, adopted by unbeaten newcomers Saint Francis (5-0) and Jackson (7-0), still-perfect Moorpark (9-0) and one-loss St. Amant (23-1).

No. 14 Rockridge (4-0), No. 16 Coral Springs Constitution (11-0-2) and 18th-ranked West Stanly (9-1) are the three others to interrupt into the rankings this week.

State rankings submitted by the 2023 NFCA Excessive Faculty Steering Committee are used to compile the USA TODAY Sports activities/NFCA Excessive Faculty Tremendous 25. Groups are chosen primarily based on efficiency, roster high quality, energy of schedule, and lively NFCA membership.

USA TODAY Sports activities/NFCA Excessive Faculty Tremendous 25 Ballot – April 6, 2023
1. Lake Creek (Texas)

Report: 28-0 | PR: 1

2. Roncalli (Ind.)

Report: 1-0-1 | PR: 2

3. Benton (Ark.)

Report: 6-1 | PR: 3

4. Los Alamitos (Calif.)

Report: 14-2 | PR: 5

5. Neshoba Central (Miss.)

Report: 17-2 | PR: 6

6. Saint Francis (Calif.)

Report: 9-1 | PR: 7

7. Jackson (Wash.)

Report: 10-0 | PR: 8

8. Moorpark (Calif.)

Report: 11-0 | PR: 9

9. St. Amant (La.)

Report: 26-1 | PR: 10

10. Willow Canyon (Ariz.)

Report: 18-0-1 | PR: 11

11. Bentonville (Ark.)

Report: 11-1 | PR: 12

12. Watkins Memorial (Ohio)

Report: 5-0 | PR: 13

13. Rockridge (In poor health.)

Report: 7-0 | PR: 14

14. Norco (Calif.)

Report: 16-2 | PR: 4

15. Mount Vernon (Mo.)

Report: 14-1 | PR: NR

16. Coral Springs Constitution (Fla.)

Report: 13-0-2 | PR: 16

17. Salpointe Catholic (Ariz.)

Report: 23-1 | PR: 17

18. West Stanly (N.C.)

Report: 13-1 | PR: 18

19. Anthony Wayne (Ohio)

Report: 1-0 | PR: 19

20. Spanish Fork (Utah)

Report: 6-1 | PR: 20

21. Queen Creek (Ariz.)

Report: 18-1-1 | PR: 21

22. Bend (Ore.)

Report: 6-2 | PR: 22

23. Bingham (Utah)

Report: 3-2 | PR: 23

24. Immaculate Coronary heart Academy (N.J.)

Report: 2-0 | PR: 24

25. Donovan Catholic (N.J.)

Report: 3-0 | PR: 25

Dropped out: North Augusta (S.C.).

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