16. (21) Blanche Ely (Pompano Beach, Fla.), 8-0
After beating up on local competition to go 8-0, the Tigers are headed to the Chick-fil-A Classic in South Carolina. Perennial NYC power Christ the King (Middle Village) is the opening-round opponent.17. (22) Olympic (Charlotte, N.C.), 6-0
The Trojans passed a key test Saturday with a 74-73 win over Davie (Mocksville) and its two sets of standout twins. Up next is a showcase game Dec. 19 at the Chick-fil-A Classic against Ridge View (Columbia, S.C.).18. (23) West Charlotte (N.C.), 6-0
Future North Carolina Tar Heel Kennedy Meeks
paced the Lions with 18 points in a 75-34 win over Hopewell (Huntersville) on Friday. West Charlotte is one win away from heading to the Junior Orange Bowl Classic in Miami after Christmas with an unbeaten mark.19. (24) Iowa City West (Iowa), 6-0
The balanced Trojans feature five players averaging between 13.8 (Wyatt Lohaus
) and 8.4 points per game. West has outscored its first six opponents by an average of more than 23 points per game.20. (NR) St. Frances Academy (Baltimore), 9-0
Top programs from Baltimore to D.C. have taken turns cutting each other down early on. Fresh off a win over No. 22 Fort Bend Travis on Saturday and still unbeaten, the Panthers have the most impressive resume at this point outside of Paul VI. A Dec. 27 matchup with Lower Merion (Ardmore, Pa.) should be a good measuring stick.