Video: High school basketball Top 25Garfield and Bishop Montgomery on the verge of unbeaten regular seasons.
See the video above for a complete breakdown of this week's Xcellent 25 High School Basketball Rankings presented by the Army National Guard.
Here's a look at developments that shaped this week's Top 25:Sunrise Christian Academy Elite (Bel Aire, Kan.)
jumps 11 spots into the Top 10 after a strong showing at the Saint James Invitational in Maryland.
The Kansas power opened the tournament with an 86-30 win over Our Savior New American (Centereach, N.Y.)
and followed with wins over then-No. 6 Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.)
and then-No. 3 St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.)
The Buffaloes will look to continue in the role of giant killer this weekend when they take on undefeated Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
in the Heartland Hoops Classic.
Findlay Prep took the biggest hit in this week's rankings after falling to Sunrise Christian. The Pilots now appear to be squarely on the Dick's Nationals bubble and need a strong finish to avoid missing the event for the first time.
St. Benedict's Prep was trying for a three-peat at the Saint James Invitational after winning in 2016 and 2017 but instead saw its undefeated run come to an end.Top 10 WCAC showdown
As regular season play winds down, Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.)
and Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.)
continue to separate themselves from the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference pack.
Paul VI has reeled off 19 consecutive wins and remains unbeaten in WCAC play. The Panthers boast one of the strongest resumes in the nation and look poised to continue their stellar play down the stretch in preparation for postseason play.
Defending WCAC champion Gonzaga will look to avenge its only loss of the season against Paul VI on Friday in a pivotal conference showdown. Paul VI won the first meeting 67-53.
This matchup will likely determine who wins the regular season title with DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.)
falling to Bishop O'Connell (Arlington, Va.)
for a third conference loss last week.Postseason is here
Brandon Roy continues an unprecedented start to his high school coaching career, winning the first 49 games on the bench.
Roy and Garfield (Seattle)
crack the Top 5 this week after finishing the regular season unbeaten. The three-time NBA All-Star will look to duplicate last season's success, leading Nathan Hale (Seattle)
to an undefeated 29-0 record and Class 3A state title.Bishop Montgomery (Torrance, Calif.)
is another Top 5 team with an impressive streak. The Knights look to make it 40-straight wins dating back to last season when they face Cantwell-Sacred Heart (Montebello, Calif.)
in their regular season finale Wednesday.
Top-ranked Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.)
wraps up its regular season this weekend at the Metro Classic in New Jersey facing off against Roselle Catholic (Roselle, N.J.)
, Gill St. Bernard's (Gladstone, N.J.)
, and Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.)
. The Eagles have been dominant all year and will look to continue that trend with their eyes on the No. 1 seed at Dick's Nationals.Jordan Divens has covered high school basketball and compiled national rankings at HSHoopsElite.com since 2013. Follow him on Twitter @HSHoopsElite.