Oak Hill Academy and Findlay Prep have held the top two spots in the Academy Top 10 presented by the Army National Guard all season.
Over the weekend at the Spalding Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass., the Warriors and Pilots showed why by crushing two of the top high school teams in the country.
Oak Hill Academy smoked City of Palms Classic champion Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas) on Saturday, 85-55. Findlay Prep was equally as impressive two days later on the same floor in a 75-50 win over two-time defending Illinois Class 4A state champion Simeon (Chicago).
Oak Hill and Findlay Prep have never played a regular season game against each other, but there is hope for a matchup down the road. Both are virtual locks to participate in the National High School Invitational scheduled for late March.
Read on for a complete look at this week's rankings.Academy Top 10 Basketball Rankings presented by the Army National Guard1. (No. 1 last week) Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) (28-0)
Oak Hill, VA vs. Milton, GA
The backcourt trio of Jordan Adams
, Tyler Lewis
and D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera
was clicking against Prestonwood Christian in Springfield, combining for 54 points in Oak Hill's 30-point victory
.2. (2) Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) (18-1) *
The Pilots meet Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) at Cox Pavilion on Saturday in Nevada's game of the year.
3. (3) Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.) (11-1)
A pair of recent games have been postponed, meaning the Mustangs have taken the court just twice in the last 26 days.
4. (4) Huntington Prep (W. Va.) (12-1) *
Huntington Prep overwhelmed a pair of Ohio opponents over the weekend at Flyin' to the Hoop in Dayton
, winning by 59 and 54 points.5. (6) St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.) (14-1)
First-year head coach Mark Taylor has the Gray Bees firing on all cylinders, beating Aquille Carr and Patterson (Baltimore) by 26 over the weekend at the Dan Finn Classic in Jersey City. Carr went for 38 points in the loss.
6. (5) Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, Fla.) (9-1)
The Apaches suffered a couple of tough losses last week. First, star senior guard Torian Graham mysteriously left the school for Christian Faith Center in North Carolina. Then ACD dropped a game to upstart Faith Baptist Christian (Brandon), 76-74.7. (8) La Lumiere (LaPorte, Ind.) (16-2)
The Lakers tore through the Midwest Prep Championship – winning three games by an average of 37 points per game – before heading to Flyin' to the Hoop in Dayton and getting a close decision over Westerville North.8. (6) Montverde Academy (Fla.) (15-2)
Kevin Boyle's Eagles have a key weekend ahead at Penny Hardaway's Hoopfest in Memphis, taking on perennial local powers Ridgeway and White Station.9. (9) Christ School (Arden, N.C.) (19-2)Shannon Hale
– a 6-foot-8 junior committed to Alabama – averaged 19.7 points per game in four victories last week.10. (10) Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.) (14-4)
The Buffaloes have stayed hot following their holiday tournament success, beating Save Our Youth Leadership Academy (Tulsa, Okla.) by 36 and Hogan Prep Charter (Kansas City, Mo.) – a defending state champ – by 20.
* Record includes forfeit victory