MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Basketball Rankings presented by the Army National Guard1. (No. 1 last week) Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), 23-0Stanley Johnson
led the way with 27 points as the Monarchs prevailed 69-57
in a showdown with No. 17 Whitney Young on Saturday at the Nike Extravaganza. Mater Dei's toughest remaining regular season test comes Friday at St. John Bosco (Bellflower).2. (2) Rainier Beach (Seattle), 19-0
The Vikings are one win away from an unbeaten regular season after pounding Bainbridge (Bainbridge Island) 96-35 over the weekend. Beach faces rival Franklin (Seattle) on Friday.3. (3) Curie (Chicago), 18-1
After a full week off, the Condors begin Chicago Public Schools tournament play Wednesday. 4. (4) Montverde Academy (Fla.), 22-1
Head coach Kevin Boyle's Eagles weren't particularly hospitable on the court at the Montverde Academy Invitational over the weekend, beating American Heritage (Plantation), Math, Civics & Sciences (Philadelphia) and Greensboro Day (N.C.) by a combined 103 points en route to the tournament title.5. (5) White Station (Memphis, Tenn.), 22-1
The Spartans close out the regular season this week with games against Memphis rivals Central, Overton and Melrose.