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It was a rough week for the No. 1 team in the nation as Calvary Christian (Clearwater, Fla.) not only lost for the first time in two years, but it did so in the Florida Class 4A state championship game.
The 5-1 loss to Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) ended the nation's longest winning streak at 60 games. It also dropped the Warriors to No. 11, while Calvary Christian Academy enters the rankings at No. 10 despite a 17-15 record. Of those 15 losses, however, 11 are by forfeit for a rules violation on a transfer student.
With Calvary Christian's loss, a new No. 1 team is needed and that honor goes to Argyle (Texas). The Eagles soar past idle No. 2 Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) mainly because they are currently undefeated with a better overall record and they are playing in a postseason tournament. Montverde Academy does not participate in the playoffs in Florida.
Argyle has 19 wins by shutout this year and has only two games won by one run and 18 games won by at least 10 runs. The Eagles have reached the Texas Class 4A state finals.
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1. (Last week 3) Argyle (Texas), 33-0
Argyle routed Pleasant Grove (Texarkana) 11-1 in a single-game series to advance to the Class 4A regional finals. Argyle has won four playoff games by the 10-run mercy rule and has won 18 by that method during the season. They play Kilgore for the right to go to the state semifinals.2. (2) Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.), 26-0
Season over.3. (5) Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, Md.), 32-1
4. (6) John Curtis Christian (River Ridge, La.), 30-4
Louisiana Division I state champion. Season over.5. (8) Vianney (Kirkwood, Mo.), 35-2
Vianney advanced to the Missouri Class 5 semifinals against Blue Springs by knocking off Lafayette 9-3 in the first round and Jackson 9-2 in the second round.6. (10) Mountain Vista (Highlands Ranch, Colo.), 26-1
After losing to Arapahoe 8-1 in the first round of the Colorado Class 5A state playoffs for their first loss of the season, the Golden Eagles won five straight games to capture the state crown. They beat Rocky Mountain 2-1, Pine Creek 5-4, Heritage 5-0, Mountain Rage 14-4 and Heritage 7-2. Season over.7. (9) Har-Ber (Springdale, Ark.), 31-4
Arkansas Class 7A state champion. Season over.8. (11) Valley Christian (San Jose, Calif.), 29-3-1
The Warriors captured the Central Coast Section Open Division championship with a 4-3 win over Los Gatos. Valley Christian also topped San Benito (Hollister) 8-0 in the semifinals.9. (13) La Cueva (Albuquerque), 27-3
New Mexico Class 6A state champion. Season over.
10. (NR) Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 17-15
Calvary Christian Academy ended Calvary Christian's 60-game win streak with a 5-1 victory in the Florida Class 4A state championship. Forfeits account for 11 of Calvary's 15 losses. Season over.
11. (1) Calvary Christian (Clearwater, Fla.), 30-1
The Warriors had their 60-game win streak come to an end after losing to Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale) 5-1 in the Florida Class 4A state championship. Season over.
12. (15) Wesleyan Christian Academy (High Point, N.C.), 23-1
North Carolina NCISAA Class 3A state champion. Season over.13. (16) Faith Academy (Mobile, Ala.), 34-3
Alabama Class 5A state champion. Season over.14. (17) Reagan (San Antonio), 34-7
The Rattlers advanced to the Texas Class 6A regional finals by topping Alexander (Laredo) 10-2, 3-7, 5-2.
15. (18) Lake Travis (Austin, Texas), 31-4
Season over.16. (20) Parkview (Lilburn, Ga.), 36-6
Parkview captured the Georgia Region AAAAAAA state championship by beating Mill Creek 3-1, 5-2. Season over.
17. (21) O'Fallon (Ill.), 33-3-1
O'Fallon reached the Class 4A sectional semifinals by defeating Sacred Heart-Griffin 6-2, Quncy 5-0 and Edwardsville 6-5.18. (7) St. Xavier (Louisville, Ky.), 30-2
The Tigers lost to Male 7-5 in the District 26 championship, but will be back this week to compete in the regional playoffs.19. (23) Neuqua Valley (Naperville, Ill.), 30-3
Neuqua Valley advanced to the Class 4A sectional semifinals with three straight wins. They beat St. Charles East 11-6, Downers Grove North 16-0 and Yorkville 2-1.20. (24) Eastlake (Chula Vista, Calif.), 27-4-1
After losing to Poway 3-1 in the first round of the San Diego Open Division playoffs, Eastlake defeated Helix 5-0 and Cathedral Catholic 5-2 to advance to a quarterfinal rematch with Poway.21. (25) Greenwood (Ark.), 32-3
Arkansas Class 6A state champions. Season over.22. (26) Auburn (Ala.), 35-7
Alabama Class 7A state champions. Season over.
23. (27) Orange Lutheran (Orange, Calif.), 25-7
The Lancers advanced to the Southern Section Division 1 semifinals by defeating Gahr (Cerritos) 4-0 in the quarterfinals. Also defeated Corona 5-3 in the second round.
24. (28) George Jenkins (Lakeland, Fla.), 26-3
The Eagles knocked off Hagerty 8-1 in the regional finals and take on St. Thomas Aquinas on June 1 in the Class 8A state semifinals.25. (29) St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 25-3
The Raiders defeated Nova 10-1 in the regional finals and play George Jenkins on June 1 in the Class 8A state semifinals.Next 25
26. (30) Pope (Marietta, Ga.), 33-7
Pope defeated Allatoona 8-4, 9-11, 10-2 for the Region AAAAAA state championship. Season over.27. (31) Bishop England (Charleston, S.C.), 31-2
South Carolina Class 3A state champions. Season over.28, (NR) Prosper (Texas), 34-7-2
Prosper advanced to the Texas Class 5A regional finals with a 5-3, 1-2, 17-2 series win over Cleburne.29. (4) Cleburne (Texas), 35-3-2
Cleburne was eliminated from the Texas Class 5A state playoffs with a 3-5, 2-1, 2-17 series loss to Prosper. Season over.30. (NR) Merritt Island (Fla.), 23-6
Merritt Island advanced to the Class 6A state semifinals with a 2-0 win over American Heritage.31. (12) American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.), 25-4
The Patriots were eliminated from the postseason after a 2-0 loss to Merritt Island. Season over.32. (33) Joliet Catholic (Joliet, Ill.), 30-5
The Hilltoppers defeated Morris 12-2, LaSalle-Peru 8-0, and Naperville North 5-1 to reach the sectional semifinals.33. (34) Central (Baton Rouge, La.), 28-12-1
Louisiana Class 5A state champion. Season over.34. (35) Zachary (La.), 35-4
Season over.35. (38) New Hanover (Wilmington, N.C.), 26-1
New Hanover advanced to the Class 3A state finals against Crest by defeating Terry Sanford 3-0, 0-3, 3-0.
36. (39) O'Connor (Phoenix), 22-10
Arizona Class 6A state champion. Season over.37. (41) Beckman (Irvine, Calif.), 23-3-1
Beckman defeated Rio Mesa 10-4 and Calabasas 7-2 to advance to Southern Section Division 2 semifinals against Camarillo.38. (42) Loganville (Ga.), 35-6
The Red Devils defeated Buford 13-3, 3-2 to win the Georgia Region AAAAA state championship. Season over.39. (43) DeSoto Central (Southaven, Miss.), 29-9
Mississippi Class 6A state champion. Season over.40. (44) Ardrey Kell (Charlotte, N.C.), 26-5
Defeated East Forsyth 8-1, 7-6 to advance to the North Carolina Class 4A state finals against Fuquay-Varina.
41. (45) Bishop Kelley (Tulsa, Okla.), 29-5
Oklahoma Class 5A state champion. Season over.
42. (46) Baldwin (Wailuku, Hawaii), 17-1
Hawaii Division I state champion. Season over.43. (47) Aurora (Mo.), 29-1
The Houn Dogs advanced to the Missouri Class 4 state semifinals with a 6-5 win over Nevada and a 1-0 win over Helias Cathtolic. They play 24-1 Boonville, which topped 29-2 Westminster.
44. (40) Bay City Western (Auburn, Mich.), 31-4
The Warriors won the Saginaw Valley League championships by sweeping John Glenn 15-3, 6-1. Played four more nonleague games during the week and beat Howell 5-2 and Grand Blanc 6-1, but lost to Flushing 3-0 and Dakota 4-1.45. (NR) Jefferson (Ga.), 28-12
The Dragons captured the Region AAAA state championship with a 5-4, 3-9, 6-3 series win over Cartersville. Season over.
46. (NR) Blessed Trinity (Roswell, Ga.), 34-6
Season over.47. (NR) Columbus (Miami), 24-4
The Explorers advanced to the Class 9A state semifinals with a 1-0 win over Miami Beach. They play Jupiter in the semifinals.48. (NR) Poway (Calif.), 26-6
The Titans advanced to the third round of the San Diego Open Division playoffs with a 3-1 win over Eastlake (Chula Vista) and an 8-3 win over Cathedral Catholic (San Diego). They play Eastlake again in the quarterfinals.49. (NR) Carroll (Southlake, Texas), 31-6
The Dragons are undefeated in the playoffs, including a 5-3, 3-1 sweep of Timber Creek (Keller) in the regional finals. Will play Marcus (Flower Mound) in the regional finals.50. (NR) Cypress Ranch (Houston, Texas), 30-7
The Mustangs advanced to the Class 6A regional finals with a 2-5, 10-7, 9-4 win over Atascocita.Dropped out:
No. 14 Liberty Christian (Lynchburg, Va.), No. 19 Mill Creek (Hoschton, Ga.), No. 22 Huntington Beach (Calif.), No. 32 Colleyville Heritage (Colleyville, Texas), No. 36 Vero Beach (Fla.), No. 37 La Mirada (Calif.), No. 48 Science Hill (Johnson City, Tenn.), No. 49 Benjamin (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.), No. 50 Allatoona (Acworth, Ga.).