MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Basketball Rankings presented by the Army National Guard1. (No. 1 preseason) Montverde Academy (Fla.), 6-0Ben Simmons
and the Eagles took care of business at the Buckeye Elite National Showcase in West Virginia, posting double-digit wins over Ballard (Louisville, Ky.) and then-No. 10 Plano West (Texas). Up next is a showdown with No. 7 Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland, Calif.). Though some may look at last year's forfeit win over Curie of Chicago as a loss, Montverde Academy has officially won 40 games in a row dating back to January of 2013.2. (2) Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), 14-0
The Warriors held on late for a 68-66 win over then-No. 15 Our Savior New American (Centereach, N.Y.) at the Marshall County Hoopfest in Kentucky. Oak Hill Academy also registered a 97-60 win over Reach Your Dreams Prep (Memphis, Tenn.) at the event.3. (3) Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), 8-0
Shadow Mountain (Phoenix) will take a crack at the Pilots this weekend. Defending state champs in Arizona, the Matadors are coached by former NBA point guard Mike Bibby and led by junior floor general Mike Bibby Jr.4. (4) La Lumiere (LaPorte, Ind.), 7-0
The Lakers drew rave reviews for their 77-48 thrashing of Christ Presbyterian Academy (Nashville, Tenn.) at the Marshall County Hoopfest. Canadian import Nolan Narain
notched 17 points and 14 rebounds in the win.5. (5) Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.), 0-0
Opens Dec. 10 vs. Yeshiva University of Los Angeles.