Video: Top 25 high school basketball rankingsNational Basketball Editor Jordan Divens breaks down action as postseason heats up.
In a season of upsets, last week marked the first time in six weeks where none of the top five teams in the MaxPreps Top 25 national high school basketball rankings were upended.
In perhaps the calmest week of action all season, only previous No. 22 Westlake (Austin, Texas) dropped from the rankings after a season-ending loss in the UIL Class 6A state tournament.
Replacing Westlake is Alabama Class 7A champion Lee (Montgomery), which re-enters the Top 25 for the first time since Jan. 28.
Five of our Top 10 teams have already wrapped up regular season play, while No. 2 Grayson (Loganville, Ga.) and No. 3 Dorman (Roebuck, S.C.) each will compete for their respective state title this weekend.
With a GEICO Nationals announcement expected to come next week, a number of ranked teams will be on edge in the coming days hoping to have done enough to earn an invitation to the national championship event.
MaxPreps Top 25 national high school basketball rankings
1. (Last week 1) Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.), 25-0
Regular season complete. The Eagles are expected to be the top seed in GEICO Nationals.
Defeated Norcross 65-27 and McEachern (Powder Springs) 82-76 to advance to Saturday's AAAAAAA state title game against Wheeler (Marietta).
Face off against Dutch Fork on Friday night, with a chance to capture a fourth consecutive state title. The Cavaliers extended their in-state winning streak to 58 games last week, defeating Spartanburg 57-51 and Wade Hampton (Greenville) 66-40.
5. (5) Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.), 22-3
Regular season complete. The Buffaloes should earn their second consecutive GEICO Nationals berth.
the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title, the Stags have one more challenge — competing in the Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament from March 12-14.
The Crew have one major challenge remaining prior to a potential invite to GEICO Nationals, competing in the Grind Session championship from March 9-12.
Regular season complete. The Lakers are on the GEICO Nationals bubble.
Closed out regular season play with a 77-64 victory at Minnetonka. The Eagles begin section playoffs Wednesday with an opening-round contest against Chanhassen.
This talented group doesn't return to the court until March 27 for the New York State Federation Tournament of Champions. The Crusaders are heavy favorites to repeat as champions.
12. (12) Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Chattanooga, Tenn.), 28-3
Finished the season winning the NACA
National Championship by defeating Victory Christian Center (Charlotte, N.C.) 80-60, Evangel Christian (Long Island City, N.Y.) 82-63 and Tennesee Prep (Memphis) 64-54.
The Hornets have a first-round bye before facing the winner between Jesuit (New Orleans) and Archbishop Shaw (Marrero) in Friday's state quarterfinal contest.
Closed out regular season play with a 81-38 victory over Maranatha Christian Academy (Brooklyn Park). The Red Hawks take on Combo Park (St. Paul) on Wednesday night in the first round of section playoffs.
Captured ninth consecutive state championship, blowing past Desert Pines (Las Vegas) 65-37 in title game.
defending CIF Open Division state champions captured their second consecutive CIF Southern
Section Open Division crown, defeating Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 59-48. The Trailblazers open state tournament play against the winner of Harvard-Westlake (Studio City) and Centennial (Corona) in the CIF Southern California Open Division quarterfinals.
After closing out the regular season with one loss, the Panthers open NJSIAA Group 2 state tournament play Tuesday against Lower Cape May (Cape May).
Captured the Baltimore Catholic League tournament crown over the weekend, evening the season series with Mount St. Joseph (Baltimore) with an 81-65 victory. The Panthers have the week off before competing in the Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament from March 12-14.
Begin MPSSAA Class 3A state tournament play against Franklin (Reiterstown) on Tuesday. The Engineers are heavy favorites to win a fourth consecutive state title.
20. (20) IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 19-6
Regular season complete. The defending national
champions are a long shot to earn a GEICO Nationals bid.
The defending Class 6A state
champions continue UIL Class 6A state tournament play Tuesday against Grand Prairie .
The Tigers ride a 31-game winning streak into their UIL Class 5A regional quarterfinal showdown with Sulphur Springs on Tuesday.
Season complete. Captured the New Jersey
Prep A State title.
Open their postseason journey Tuesday against Columbus East (Columbus).
Re-enter the rankings after capturing the program's first Class 7A state title, beating three-time defending champions Mountain Brook (Birmingham) 40-38 over the weekend.
Westlake (Austin, Texas)