Vantage Hoops Top 30 Power Poll: Week 3

High School
Virginia

Posted On: 12/19/16 12:17 PM

Heading into the Christmas break, a lot was shook up this past week with some great matchups and games that included a Hampton-Bethel thriller, a Paul VI-Bishop O’Connell overtime classic and a number of other big tournaments that included the Richmond Times Dispatch Invitational and the Bullis Holiday Classic that #1 Blue Ridge won. With some teams playing tough games while others were idle for exams, things got a little messy but that’s what you should expect early in the season. Expect even more shakeups with Holiday Tournaments around the corner.

 

Here’s a look at week three of our Vantage Hoops Top 30 Power Poll, ranking the best 30 teams in the VHSL and VISAA regardless of classification.

1) Blue Ridge

Overall Record: 9-0

Notable Wins: Bishop Sullivan, Atlantic Shores, Sanford (DE), Episcopal, Sidwell Friends (DC)

Notable Losses: N/A

Last Week: Wins over Sanford, Episcopal and Sidwell Friends

Previous Rank: #1

2) Paul VI

Overall Record: 5-1

Notable Wins: St. Mary’s-Ryekin (MD), Pebblebrook (GA), John Carrol (MD), Bishop O’Connell

Notable Losses: St. John’s

Last Week: Win over Bishop O’Connell (OT); Lost to St. John’s

Previous Rank: #2

3) LC Bird

Overall Record: 3-0

Notable Wins: Matoaca, Varina, Woodside

Notable Losses: N/A

Last Week: Win over Woodside

Previous Rank: #3

4) Trinity Episcopal

Overall Record: 9-0

Notable Wins: Episcopal, VA Academy, St. Stephen’s St. Agnes, Hargrave, Benedictine

Notable Losses: N/A

Last Week: Wins over Atlantic Shores, Hanover and Benedictine

Previous Rank: #4

5) Bishop O’Connell

Overall Record: 5-2

Notable Wins: Middleburg Academy, Bishop Ireton, Bulliss, Episcopal

Notable Losses: IMG Academy (FL), Paul VI

Last Week: Wins over Bishop M’cNamara (MD); Lost to Paul VI (OT)

Previous Rank: #5

6) Potomac

Overall Record: 6-0

Notable Wins: CD Hylton, Battlefield, Freedom

Notable Losses: N/A

Last Week: Wins over Patriot and Freedom

Previous Rank: #6

7) Hampton

Overall Record: 8-0

Notable Wins: Heritage, Varina, Woodside, Norcom, Bethel

Notable Losses: N/A

Last Week: Wins over Bethel, Kecoughtan and Norcom

Previous Rank: #7

8) Middleburg Academy

Overall Record: 4-1

Notable Wins: Battlefield, Cape Henry

Notable Losses: Bishop O’Connell

Last Week: Idle

Previous Rank: #9

9) Oscar Smith

Overall Record: 7-0

Notable Wins: Nansemond River, Lakeland, Deep Creek, Western Branch

Notable Losses: N/A

Last Week: Wins over Indian River, Western Branch and Booker T. Washington

Previous Rank: #12

10) Albemarle

Overall Record: 7-0

Notable Wins: Patrick Henry (Roanoke), Louisa, Western Albemarle, Charlottesville

Notable Losses: N/A

Last Week: Wins over Fluvanna County, Charlottesville and Atlee

Previous Rank: #17

11) Virginia Episcopal School

Overall Record: 3-0

Notable Wins: Amelia Academy, Lynchburg Home School

Notable Losses: N/A

Last Week: Idle

Previous Rank: #14

12) IC Norcom

Overall Record: 6-1

Notable Wins: Maury, Lake Taylor, Cape Henry

Notable Losses: Hampton

Last Week: Win over Wilson; Lost to Hampton

Previous Rank: #10

13) John Marshall

Overall Record: 6-1

Notable Wins: Armstrong, George Wythe, Kecoughtan, Highland Springs

Notable Losses: Varina

Last Week: Wins over Deep Run and Highland Springs; Lost to Varina

Previous Rank: #8

14) Episcopal

Overall Record: 5-4

Notable Wins: Georgetown Day, Calvert Hall, Atlantic Shores, Palotti (MD), Sanford (DE)

Notable Losses: Trinity Episcopal, Bishop O’Connell, Richard Montgomery (MD), Blue Ridge

Last Week: Wins over Palotti and Sanford; Lost to Blue Ridge

Previous Rank: #16

15) Gate City

Overall Record: 3-0

Notable Wins: Tennessee HS, Daniel Boone (TN), Knoxville Christian (TN)

Notable Losses: N/A

Last Week: Wins over Daniel Boone and Knoxville Christian

Previous Rank: #18

16) Millwood

Overall Record: 7-2

Notable Wins: National Christian (DC), Woodside, Amelia Academy, Life Christian

Notable Losses: Capitol Christian (DC), National Christian (DC)

Last Week: Win over Fork Union Military Academy

Previous Rank: #19

17) Green Run

Overall Record: 5-1

Notable Wins: Bayside, Cox, Landstown, Norview

Notable Losses: Salem (VB)

Last Week: Win over Norview; Lost to Salem (VB)

Previous Rank: #15

18) Wakefield

Overall Record: 4-2

Notable Wins: Yorktown, Battlefield, Orem (Utah), JEB Stuart

Notable Losses: Wasatch Academy (Utah), Smokey Hill (CO)

Last Week: Win over JEB Stuart

Previous Rank: #20

19) VA Academy

Overall Record: 4-3

Notable Wins: Battlefield, Calvert Hall (MD), National Christian (DC), Christ Chapel

Notable Losses: Trinity Episcopal, Capitol Christian (DC), Bulliss (MD)

Last Week: Idle

Previous Rank: #21

20) Loudoun Valley

Overall Record: 6-0

Notable Wins: Heritage, Millbrook, Freedom

Notable Losses: N/A

Last Week: Wins over Freedom and Loudoun County

Previous Rank: #22

21) Cape Henry 

Overall Record: 2-2

Notable Wins: Capitol Christian (DC), USA Homeschool

Notable Losses: Middleburg Academy, IC Norcom

Last Week: Idle

Previous Rank: #24

22) Bishop Sullivan

Overall Record: 5-3

Notable Wins: Forsyth Country Day (NC), Heritage (NN), Neuse Christian (NC)

Notable Losses: Providence Day (NC), Conrad Academy (FL), Blue Ridge

Last Week: Idle

Previous Rank: #26

23) Varina

Overall Record: 5-2

Notable Wins: John Marshall, Henrico, St. Christopher’s, Matoaca

Notable Losses: LC Bird, Hampton

Last Week: Wins over John Marshall and St. Christopher’s

Previous Rank: Unranked

24) Northside

Overall Record: 5-1

Notable Wins: Cave Spring, Salem, Blacksburg

Notable Losses: Alleghany

Last Week: Win over Salem; Lost to Alleghany

Previous Rank: #23

25) Bethel

Overal Record: 6-2

Notable Wins: Jamestown, Kecoughtan, Phoebus, Lake Taylor

Notable Losses: Hampton, Woodside

Last Week: Wins over Lake Taylor; Lost to Hampton and Woodside

Previous Rank: #27

26) WT Woodson

Overall Record: 6-1

Notable Wins: Robinson, Fairfax, South Lakes, Lake Braddock

Notable Losses: St. John’s (MD)

Last Week: Wins over Lake Braddock and Mount Vernon

Previous Rank: #29

27) Monacan

Overall Record: 5-0

Notable Wins: Dinwiddie, Hanover, Clover Hill

Notable Losses: N/A

Last Week: Idle

Previous Rank: Unranked

28) Lake Taylor

Overall Record: 4-3

Notable Wins: Norview, Maury, Greensville County, Booker T. Washington

Notable Losses: Oak Hill Academy, Norcom, Bethel

Last Week: Win over Booker T. Washington; Lost to Bethel

Previous Rank: #13

29) Miller School

Overall Record: 3-1

Notable Wins: STAB, Covenant, Amelia Academy

Notable Losses: Bishop Ireton

Last Week: Win over Covenant

Previous Rank: Unranked

30) Salem (VB)

Overall Record: 6-0

Notable Wins: Green Run, Cox, Tallwood, Bayside, Kellam

Notable Losses: N/A

Last Week: Win over Green Run

Previous Rank: Unranked

 

Just Missed

St. Christopher’s, Spotswood, Martinsville, Eastern View, Williamsburg Christian, Jamestown, Handley , West Potomac, Hargrave, Chantilly