4-26-2013 April 25 NFCA HS Poll

NFCA HS POLL

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Northern (Md.) remains at No. 1 for the third week in a row according to the latest USA Today/NFCA High School Top 25 poll that was released by the Association on Thursday. The Patriots remain unblemished this season with perfect 12-0 record after tacking on another win this past week.

The number two and three spots also remain unchanged with Bishop O’Connell (Va.) (15-0) and John Curtis (La.) (29-1) filling those positions, respectively.

Moving up one spot into fourth in the rankings is Logan (Calif.), knocking Amador Valley (Calif.) down a pair of slots into sixth. Rounding out the top five while continuing its climb up the ranks is Mission Viejo (Calif.).

After receiving votes during past polls, three schools made their way into the latest rating:  No. 20 Hagerty (Fla.), with a record of 26-1, Niceville (Fla.) (25-1) at No. 21 and Sunrise Mountain (Ariz.) (29-1) at No. 22.

The USA Today/NFCA High School Top 25 poll is compiled by state representatives from across the country.  Records for this week’s poll include all games played through April 23, 2013.

To view the entire USA Today/NFCA High School Top 25, please click this link.

USA Today/NFCA High School Top 25 Poll #5 – April 25, 2013

The USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association High School Top 25 is compiled by state representatives from across the country. Records as of April 23, 2013 are included. Among the criteria considered is a school’s strength of schedule, the quality of competition in its state or league, and the quality of its players.

Rankings

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Previous

1 Northern (MD) 12-0 1
2 Bishop O’Connell (VA) 15-0 2
3 John Curtis (LA) 29-1 3
4 Logan (CA) 14-1 5
5 Mission Viejo (CA) 21-1 8
6 Amador Valley (CA) 14-2 4
7 Pearland (TX) 31-2 6
8 Woodinville (WA) 13-1 9
9 Alexander Central (NC) 20-1 10
10 Coronado (TX) 29-2 7
11 Cy-Fair (TX) 29-2 12
12 Arch Bishop Mitty (CA) 20-0 14
13 El Diamante (CA) 22-1-1 15
14 Lake City (ID) 11-0
15 Barbers Hill (TX) 28-1 20
16 Immaculate Heart (NJ) 11-0 21
17 Frontier (CA) 21-5 16
18 Keystone (OH) 11-3 11
19 Horizon (AZ) 26-4 13
20 Hagerty (FL) 26-1
21 Niceville (FL) 25-1
22 Sunrise Mountain (AZ) 29-1
23 Cienega (AZ) 25-3 18
24 Sierra (CA) 18-2 24
25 North Medford (OR) 15-1 25

Others receiving votes:

Caravel Academy (DE), Carolina Forest (SC), Connell (WA), Fayetteville Britt (NC), Greenwood (KY), La Grange (TX), Marina (CA), Mountain Ridge (AZ), Naperville Central (IL), North Canton (OH), North Johnston (NC), Pelham (AL), Salem (NH), Scottsboro (AL), Sparkman (AL), Yorba Linda (CA)

Dropped out:

No. 17 Basha (AZ), No. 22 Jack Britt (NC), No. 23 Santiago (CA)

 

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