MaxPreps Cup: Rhode Island with best boys, girls high school sports programs

Kevin Askeland | MaxPreps.com Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Final rankings include regional top 10 teams, medium and small schools, public and private.

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The best boys and girls athletic programs in the nation are located just 13 miles apart in the smallest state in the union.

Bishop Hendricken (Warwick, R.I.) finished the school year with 1,518 points in the MaxPreps Cup boys sports standings, giving it the edge over Carmel (Ind.), which had 1,255 points, and overall MaxPreps Cup winner Jesuit (Portland, Ore.), which had 1,219.

An all-boys school, Bishop Hendricken won state championships in nine sports and was runner-up in two others. It finished No. 18 in the overall MaxPreps Cup standings.

La Salle Academy (Providence, R.I.), a coed school, finished the year as the No. 1 overall girls sports program with 1,280 points. Bishop England (Charleston, S.C.) finished second with 1,144 points and Bentonville (Ark.) was third with 1,095 points.

La Salle Academy, No. 3 in the overall MaxPreps Cup standings, won eight state championships in girls sports and was runner-up in two other sports.

The MaxPreps Cup is a formula that seeks to determine the best overall high school sports program in the nation. Schools receive points for state championships, runner-up finishes and placement on national rankings. Also taken into account are the type of sport, size of the state, enrollment level of the school and the number of participating teams in that enrollment level.

The 2018-19 MaxPreps Cup also lists the Top 10 regional sports programs. Jesuit (Portland, Ore.) was the top school in the West, Albuquerque Academy (Albuquerque) was the top school in the Southwest, Carmel (Ind.) was the top school in the Midwest, Bishop England (Charleston, S.C.) is the top school in the South and La Salle Academy (Providence, R.I.) is the top school in the Northeast.

Bishop England also finished as the No. 1 medium school in the nation while Haddonfield (N.J.) is the top small school. Medium schools are those that play in enrollment divisions that are generally between 1,000 and 2,000 students while small schools are those under 1,000 students.

Carmel (Ind.) finished as the No. 1 public school while Jesuit (Portland, Ore.) was the top private school.
Helio Sousa, Bishop Hendricken
File photo by Mike Braca
Helio Sousa, Bishop Hendricken
Boys Programs
1. Bishop Hendricken (Warwick, R.I.), 1,518
2. Carmel (Ind.), 1,255
3. Jesuit (Portland, Ore.), 1,219
4. Christian Brothers Academy (Lincroft, N.J.), 1,162
5. Weddington (Matthews, N.C.), 1,114
6. Highland Park (Dallas), 1,104
7. Punahou (Honolulu), 1,057
8. Salesianum (Wilmington, Del.), 1,038
9. St. Xavier (Louisville, Ky.), 1,026
10. Christian Brothers (St. Louis), 1,015
11. Catholic-B.R. (Baton Rouge, La.), 1,012
12. Haddonfield (N.J.), 973
13. Westminster (Atlanta), 956
14. Green Hope (Cary, N.C.), 953
15. Jenks (Okla.), 943
16. Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.), 935
17. Western Albemarle (Crozet, Va.), 929
18. Bozeman (Mont.), 913
19. Delbarton (Morristown, N.J.), 886
20. Deep Run (Glen Allen, Va.), 880
21. Cleveland (Rio Rancho, N.M.), 877
22. Broken Arrow (Okla.), 873
23. Rocky Mountain (Meridian, Idaho), 872
24. Brophy College Prep (Phoenix), 863
25. Sugar-Salem (Sugar City, Idaho), 857

Girls Programs
1. La Salle Academy (Providence, R.I.), 1,280
2. Bishop England (Charleston, S.C.), 1,144
3. Bentonville (Ark.), 1,095
4. Sacred Heart (Louisville, Ky.), 1,063
5. Jesuit (Portland, Ore.), 1,024
6. Niwot (Colo.), 968
7. Bishop Kelly (Boise, Idaho), 958
8. Montgomery Academy (Montgomery, Ala.), 934
9. Lincoln Southwest (Lincoln, Neb.), 921
10. Xavier College Prep (Phoenix), 918
11. Lone Peak (Highland, Utah), 914
12. Immaculate Heart Academy (Washington Township, N.J.), 888
13. Auburn (Riner, Va.), 883
14. Dimond (Anchorage, Alaska), 876
15. Walker Governor's (Richmond, Va.), 847
16. Bolles (Jacksonville, Fla.), 839
17. Homewood (Ala.), 832
18. Carmel (Ind.), 832
19. Champlain Valley Union (Hinesburg, Vt.), 828
20. Western Albemarle (Crozet, Va.), 826
21. American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.), 800
22. Bozeman (Mont.), 793
23. Cuthbertson (Waxhaw, N.C.), 780
24. Century (Bismarck, N.D.), 779
25. Albuquerque Academy (Albuquerque), 776
Bentonville (Ark.) girls basketball
File photo by Ted McClenning
Bentonville (Ark.) girls basketball
REGIONAL RANKINGS

Northeast
1. La Salle Academy (Providence, R.I.), 2,035
2. Haddonfield (N.J.), 1,702
3. Bishop Hendricken (Warwick, R.I.), 1,518
4. North Allegheny (Wexford, Pa.), 1,470
5.Champlain Valley Union (Hinesburg, Vt.), 1,458
6. Moorestown (N.J.), 1,340
7. St. John's (Washington, D.C.), 1,284
8. Scarborough (Maine), 1,205
9. Bedford (N.H.), 1,198
10. Wellesley (Mass.), 1,192

South
1. Bishop England (Charleston, S.C.), 1,941
2. Western Albemarle (Crozet, Va.), 1,755
3. Auburn (Riner, Va.), 1,686
4. Bentonville (Ark.), 1,667
5. Westminster (Atlanta), 1,647
6. Homewood (Ala.), 1,563
7. Bolles (Jacksonville, Fla.), 1,523
8. Deep Run (Glen Allen, Va.), 1,521
9. St. Pius X Catholic (Atlanta), 1,516
10. Green Hope (Cary, N.C.), 1,492

Southwest
1. Albuquerque Academy (Albuquerque), 1,432
2. Highland Park (Dallas, Texas), 1,384
3. Jenks (Okla.), 1,358
4. La Cueva (Albuquerque), 1,328
5. Bishop Kelley (Tulsa, Okla.), 1,232
6. Kinkaid (Houston), 1,180
7. Cleveland (Rio Rancho, N.M.), 1,136
8. Carroll (Southlake, Texas), 1,106
9. Salpointe Catholic (Tucson, Ariz.), 1,060
10. Broken Arrow (Okla.), 1,038

Midwest
1. Carmel (Ind.), 2,087
2. Bozeman (Mont.), 1,706
3. Edina (Minn.), 1,577
4. Century (Bismarck), 1,466
5. Lincoln (Sioux Falls, S.D.), 1,235
6. Aquinas (Overland Park, Kan.), 1,214
7. Waukee (Iowa), 1,199
8. Middleton (Wis.), 1,184
9. Xavier (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), 1,050
10. Burroughs (St. Louis), 1,045

West
1. Jesuit (Portland, Ore.), 2,243
2. Punahou (Honolulu), 1,746
3. Lone Peak (Highland, Utah), 1,601
4. Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village, Colo.), 1,576
5. Bishop Kelly (Boise, Idaho), 1,370
6. Sugar-Salem (Sugar City, Idaho), 1,349
7. Niwot (Colo.), 1,281
8. Rocky Mountain (Meridian, Idaho), 1,264
9. Dimond (Anchorage, Ala.), 1,250
10. Eagle (Idaho), 1,172

Medium Schools
1. Bishop England (Charleston S.C.), 1,941
2. Western Albemarle (Crozet, Va.), 1,755
3. Edina (Minn.), 1,577
4. Bolles (Jacksonville, Fla.), 1,523
5. St. Pius X Catholic (Atlanta), 1,516
6. Albuquerque Academy (Albuquerque), 1,432
7. Bishop Kelly (Boise, Idaho), 1,370
8. Sugar-Salem (Sugar City, Idaho), 1,349
9. Moorestown (N.J.), 1,340
10. Weddington (Matthews, N.C.), 1,289
11. (tie) St. Thomas More (Lafayette, La.), 1,281
11. (tie) Niwot (Colo.), 1,281
13. American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.), 1,245
14. Aquinas (Overland Park, Kan.), 1,214
15. University Lab (Baton Rouge, La.), 1,124
16. Montgomery Academy (Montgomery, Ala.), 1,118
17. Blacksburg (Va.), 1,105
18. Webb (Knoxville, Tenn.), 1,103
19. Cuthbertson (Waxhaw, N.C.), 1,100
20. Marvin Ridge (Waxhaw, N.C.), 1,065
21. Episcopal (Baton Rouge, La.), 1,053
22. Xavier (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), 1,050
23. Burroughs (St. Louis), 1,045
24. Weston (Conn.), 1,024
25. Starr's Mill (Fayetteville, Ga.), 1,021

Small Schools
1. Haddonfield (N.J.), 1,702
2. Auburn (Riner, Va.), 1,686
3. Westminster (Atlanta), 1,647
4. Walker Governor's (Richmond, Va.), 1,484
5. Oceanside Collegiate Academy (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.), 1,047
6. Signal Mountain (Tenn.), 1,035
7. Wesleyan (Norcross, Ga.), 1,028
8. North Lincoln (Lincolnton, N.C.), 960
9. Lake Highland Prep (Orlando, Fla.), 953
10. Lovett (Atlanta, Ga.), 939

Public Schools
1. Carmel (Ind.), 2,087
2. Western Albemarle (Crozet, Va.), 1,755
3. Bozeman (Mont.), 1,706
4. Haddonfield (N.J.), 1,702
5. Auburn (Riner, Va.), 1,686
6. Bentonville (Ark.), 1,667
7. Lone Peak (Highland, Utah), 1,601
8. Edina (Minn.), 1,577
9. Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village, Colo.), 1,576
10. Homewood (Ala.), 1,563

Private Schools
1. Jesuit (Portland, Ore.), 2,243
2. La Salle Academy (Providence, R.I.), 2,035
3. Bishop England (Charleston, S.C.), 1,941
4. Punahou (Honolulu), 1,746
5. Westminster (Atlanta), 1,647
6. Bolles (Jacksonville, Fla.), 1,523
7. Bishop Hendricken (Warwick, R.I.), 1,518
8. St. Pius X Catholic (Atlanta, Ga.), 1,516
9. Albuquerque Academy (Albuquerque), 1,432
10. Bishop Kelly (Boise, Idaho), 1,370