MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Basketball Rankings presented by the Army National Guard1. (No. 1 preseason) Montverde Academy (Fla.), 7-0
The Eagles – winners of 41 in a row – were in attack mode and wore out then-No. 7 Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland, Calif.) 78-64 in an ESPN-televised showdown Friday. Australian phenom Ben Simmons
notched a triple-double with 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. A three-peat attempt at the prestigious City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, Fla., is up next.2. (2) Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), 17-0
After a 70-54 win over then-No. 22 Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.) over the weekend at the National High School Hoops Festival in Maryland, the Warriors head to the Iolani Classic in Hawaii. Aforementioned Bishop O'Dowd and Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.) are among the contenders that will join Oak Hill Academy in the Iolani field.3. (3) Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), 10-0
The Pilots ran away in the second half for an 82-66 win over Mike Bibby's Shadow Mountain (Phoenix) team Saturday night. Findlay will stay close to home for the Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas this week.4. (4) La Lumiere (LaPorte, Ind.), 9-0Jalen Coleman
pumped in 28 points as the Lakers remained unbeaten with an 83-55 win over Midwest Elite Prep Academy (Merrillville, Ind.) on Saturday. La Lumiere is headed to Fort Myers for the Signature Series portion of the City of Palms Classic.5. (5) Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.), 1-0
After opening their season with a 94-38 win over Yeshiva University (Los Angeles) last week, the Trailblazers head to the City of Palms Classic. Sierra Canyon opens play Thursday against Trinity (Louisville, Ky.).