The top two teams in last week's Academy Top 10 presented by the Army National Guard passed important tests over the weekend, helping maintain a familiar feel in today's rankings.
No. 1 Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.)
locked down top-ranked high school team Marcus (Flower Mound, Texas) 47-39, getting 19 points and 12 rebounds from five-star senior forward Anthony Bennett
. The win ended a 42-game win streak for the Lone Star State school.
At the Marshall County Hoopfest in Kentucky, No. 2 Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
blew past Hales Franciscan of Chicago 108-66 and No. 8 La Lumiere of La Porte, Ind., 77-59.
Read on for a complete look at this week's rankings.Academy Top 10 presented by the Army National Guard
1. (No. 1 last week) Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) (7-0) *
The Pilots have won 14 games in a row during the month of December dating back to 2009. Good chance that streak extends through the New Year, setting up a huge month of January where they meet ranked high school teams Simeon (Chicago) and Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) over a six-day span.
2. (2) Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) (13-0)
The Warriors' December slate is brutal. Nationally-ranked high school squads Grace Prep (Arlington, Texas) and Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.) are both on the slate in the next 10 days, leading in to tournament appearances at the Chick-fil-A Classic in South Carolina and Les Schwab Invitational in Oregon.3. (3) Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.) (2-0)
The Mustangs opened the season by sweeping Hayfield (Alexandria, Va.) and Woodbridge (Va.) over the weekend. Against Hayfield, Montrose received scoring from 12 players and allowed a paltry 23 points in an easy victory. Virginia-bound senior Justin Anderson
erupted for 33 points against Woodbridge in a 92-49 win.4. (4) Huntington Prep (Huntington, W.Va.) (7-1) *
Prep is less than two weeks away from the biggest game in its short history. The Express meet Simeon (Chicago) on Dec. 17 in North Carolina. A win there would be the signature victory head coach Rob Fulford is looking for to put his talented team on the national map.5. (5) Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, Fla.) (4-0)Torian Graham
continued filling it up for the Apaches over the weekend in tough wins over Southwind (Memphis, Tenn.) and Callaway (Jackson, Miss.). Graham, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard, scored 17 against Southwind and 22 against Callaway. He is posting 24.8 points per game. 6. (6) Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) (3-0)
Head coach Kevin Boyle's squad is getting after it defensively. For the second time in three games this season, the Eagles held an opponent under 30 points, limiting Bartow to just 26 in a 49-point win last Wednesday. Can't wait to see Montverde at the City of Palms Classic, where Salesian (Richmond, Calif.) will have its hands full in the opening round.7. (7) Christ School (Arden, N.C.) (5-0)
Senior post Will Weeks
led another balanced effort with 13 points as the Greenies picked up a quality win Friday night against Dudley (Greensboro). Six other players scored between 12 and seven points in the victory. 8. (NR) St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.) (2-0
After a disastrous 2010-11 campaign, early returns indicate that new head coach Mark Taylor has turned things around in a hurry. The Gray Bees opened their season by dismantling St. Andrew's (Barrington, R.I.) 97-48 Friday night at the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. Post-graduate program Wilbraham & Monson Academy (Wilbraham, Mass.) was the victim a night later at the same event, 59-47. Melvin Johnson
, a 6-3 Miami pledge who joined the program after the doors were shuttered at Rice in New York City, averaged 24.5 points per game in the victories. Highly-touted freshman Isaiah Briscoe
made his debut with 11 points against St. Andrew's.9. (10) Friends' Central (Wynnewoode, Pa.) (2-0)
Friends' Central opened with a pair of wins at the Mid-Atlantic Prep League/Friends Schools Challenge over the weekend. Five-star senior forward Amile Jefferson
scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed seven boards in a 54-19 (yes 19) win over Mercersburg Academy on Friday. Jefferson tacked up 16 points and eight boards a night later against Peddie School (Hightstown, N.J.) in a 52-41 win. Sophomores Conrad Chambers
and Billy Cassidy added 13 points apiece against Peddie.10. (9) Quality Education Academy (Winston-Salem, N.C.) (7-1)
The Fighting Pharaohs hang on in the No. 10 spot by virtue of keeping it slightly closer than La Lumiere did against No. 2 Oak Hill Academy. QEA was taken to overtime by Thomasville Prep last Wednesday following an 11-day layoff.Dropped out:
No. 8 last week La Lumiere (LaPorte, Ind.)