Xcellent 25 National Basketball Rankings presented by the Army National Guard1. (No. 1 last week) Simeon (Chicago), 1-0
After a Wednesday tune-up against Harlan (Chicago), business picks up for the Wolverines with a Thursday trip to Texas to face No. 16 DeSoto. The contest will be televised by ESPN.2. (3) Lone Peak (Highland, Utah), 6-0
The Knights are averaging nearly 75 points per game and pounding opponents by an average of more than 30 points per outing. Lone Peak is a little over a week away from opening at the City of Palms Classic against Callaway (Jackson, Miss.).3. (4) Long Beach Poly (Calif.), 4-0
The Jackrabbits did not play last week and will get a final City of Palms Classic tune-up Monday against Cabrillo (Long Beach).4. (5) Chester (Pa.), 0-0
Season opener: Dec. 11 vs. J.P. McCaskey (Lancaster).5. (6) Rainier Beach (Seattle), 2-0
The Vikings opened impressively last week, crushing Ingraham (Seattle) 110-52 and West Seattle 84-57. A showdown with Metro League rival Seattle Prep is set for Thursday.