The Woodlands (Texas) completed its season with a convincing 9-5 win in the Texas Class 5A championship, but the No. 5 Highlanders were unable to move up in the Xcellent 50 National Baseball Rankings due to a logjam at the top.
Venice, the Florida 7A state champion, is the No. 4 team in the rankings and has a win over The Woodlands from the National High School Invitational. Meanwhile, No. 3 Harvard-Westlake (Studio City) is the Southern Section Division I champion in California and has a win over Venice from the same tournament.
Then there is No. 2 Owasso with a 36-0 record and an Oklahoma state championship and No. 1 Pensacola Catholic with a Florida Class 4A state title and an undefeated 30-0 mark.
Thus The Woodlands stays at No. 5 for the penultimate Xcellent 50 National Rankings.
One Texas team that moved up is Tomball, which won the Class 4A state title and jumps from No. 11 to No. 8. Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati) also moved into the top 10 at No. 7 with a Division I state championship in Ohio.
The final MaxPreps Xcellent 50 National Baseball Rankings will appear next week after the culmination of the Indiana and Michigan state championships. Indiana has a pair of teams in the Top 25 with undefeated Indianapolis Cathedral (28-0) at No. 22 and once beaten Elkhart Central (31-1) at No. 25.MaxPreps Xcellent 50 National Baseball Rankings*State champion
*1. (1 last week) Pensacola Catholic (Fla.), 30-0
Florida 4A state champions. Season over.*2. (2) Owasso (Okla.), 36-0
Oklahoma Class 6A champion. Season over.3. (3) Harvard-Westlake (Studio City, Calif.), 28-4
Southern Section Division I champion. Season over.*4. (4) Venice (Fla.), 29-3
Florida Class 7A champion. Season over.5. (5) The Woodlands (Texas), 38-4
Texas Class 5A champion. Season over.
Story6. (6) Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), 24-3
Season over.*7. (10) Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati), 31-2-1
The Crusaders won the Division I state title for the second year in a row with a 7-1 win over St. Ignatius. Season over.*8. (11) Tomball (Texas), 34-4
Texas Class 4A champion. Season over. Story*9. (7) Lexington (S.C.), 28-5
South Carolina Class 4A state champion. Season over.*10. (8) Desert Mountain (Scottsdale, Ariz.), 31-4
Arizona Division I state champions. Season over.*11. (9) Magnolia Heights (Senatobia, Miss.), 34-0
MAIS Class AAA II state champion. Season over.*12. (12) Lake Brantley (Altamonte Springs, Fla.), 26-5
Florida Class 8A state champion. Season over.*13. (13) Coronado (Henderson, Nev.), 36-4
Nevada Class 4A state champions. Season over.14. (14) St. Francis (Mountain View, Calif.), 29-4
Central Coast Section Division I champions. Season over.*15. (15) Archbishop McCarthy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 22-5-1
Florida Class 6A state champion. Season over.16. (21) Fort Bend Dulles (Sugar Land, Texas), 32-8
Lost to The Woodlands 9-5 in Class 5A state final. Defeated Martin (Arlington) 3-0 in the semifinals. Season over.*17. (16) Flora (Columbia, S.C.), 26-6
South Carolina Class 3A state champion. Season over.*18. (18) Howell (St. Charles, Mo.), 33-5
Missouri Division 5 champion. Season over.19. (19) Rancho Bernardo (San Diego), 30-5
San Diego Section Open Division champion. Season over.*20. (20) Milton (Ga.), 31-9-1
Georgia Class 6A champion. Season over.
21. (23) Indianapolis Cathedral, 28-0
Advanced to the Class 4A championship game against Elkhart Central with a 3-0 win over Greenfield-Central, a 5-0 win over Brownsburg and a 4-3 win over Jeffersonville.22. (NR) Gloucester Catholic (Gloucester City, N.J.), 29-5
Defeated Seton Hall Prep (West Orange, N.J.), 2-0 to win fourth straight Non-Public A state championship.23. (24) Bay City Western (Auburn, Mich.), 38-2
Opened the Division I state playoffs with an 8-0 win over Traverse City West.*24. (25) ThunderRidge (Highlands Ranch, Colo.), 21-5
Colorado 5A state champion. Season over.25. (46) Elkhart Central (Ind.), 31-1
Advanced to the Class 4A state final against Indianapolis Cathedral with a 2-1 win over Jefferson (Lafayette).The Next 25*26. (26) Christian Brothers (Memphis, Tenn.), 35-7
Tennessee Division II AA state champion. Season over.27. (28) Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village, Colo.), 21-4
28. (29) Mosley (Lynn Haven, Fla.), 28-4
Season over.*29. (30) Atlantic Shores Christian (Chesapeake, Va.), 33-2
VISAA Division II state champion.*30. (45) Mount Carmel (Chicago), 33-8
Illinois Class 4A state champion. Season over.*31. (31) Southaven (Miss.), 25-8
Mississippi Class 6A state champion.*32. (32) Pope (Marietta, Ga.), 28-10
Georgia Class 5A state champion.33. (22) Martin (Arlington, Texas), 36-8-1
Lost to Fort Bend Dulles (Sugar Land) in Class 5A semifinals.34. (27) Carroll (Southlake, Texas), 34-6-1
Season over.35. (33) Harrison Central (Gulfport, Miss.), 28-5
Season over.*36. (35) Ponte Vedra (Fla.), 21-11
Florida Class 5A state champion. Season over.37. (36) Estero (Fla.), 22-10
Season over.38. (37) Durant (Plant City, Fla.), 25-6
Season over.39. (38) Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.), 27-3
Season over.40. (39) American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.), 25-3
Season over.41. (34) Seton Hall Prep (West Orange, N.J.), 30-2
Advanced to the Non-Public A state finals with a win over St. Joseph Regional. Lost to Gloucester Catholic in state final 2-0. Season over.
42. (17) St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.), 29-2
Lost to Seton Hall Prep 10-2 in Non-Public A North regional. Season over.*43. (40) Fayetteville (Ark.), 27-2
Arkansas Class 7A state champion. Season over.*44. (41) Seaman (Topeka, Kan.), 23-2
Kansas Class 5A state champion. Season over.*45. (42) Pelham (Ala.), 31-11
Alabama Class 6A state champion. Season over.46. (43) Marina (Huntington Beach, Calif.), 22-9
Season over.47. (44) Cypress (Calif.), 26-8
Southern Section Division II champion. Season over.*48. (47) Hanover (Mechanicsville, Va.), 23-4
Defeated Great Bridge 2-1 for Virginia AAA state championship. Season over.*49. (48) Westminster Christian (St. Louis), 33-3
Missouri Class 4A state champion. Season over.*50. (49) Charlotte Christian (N.C.), 30-4
NCISAA 3A state champion. Season over.Dropped Out
: No. 47 O'Connor (Helotes, Texas), No. 50 St. Francis De Sales (Toledo).