STARKVILLE, Miss. – Keystone (Ohio) moves up two spots to No. 1 in this week’s USA Today/NFCA High School Top 25 poll, released by the Association Thursday. The Wildcats finished the season with a record of 32-0 after being named the Ohio Division II state champions and breaking the state record with 45 home runs in a season.
In the No. 2 spot this week is Norco (Calif.), which recently captured the Southern Section DI championship. At No. 3 on the week is Northern (Md.) (25-0), which finished its season last week with a big win as the Maryland 3A state champion.
Once again rounding out the top five this week are Porter Ridge (N.C.) (33-1) and Bishop O’Connell (Va.) (27-1), respectively. Porter Ridge competed in a three game series against Holly Springs and came out on top to take the title as Class 4A state champion. Bishop O’Connell’s season also ended on a high note with the Virginia state title.
As the season comes to a close for most schools, next week’s USA Today/NFCA High School Top 25 poll will be the final rankings for the 2012 season.
The USA Today/NFCA High School Top 25 poll is compiled by state representatives from across the country.
To view the entire poll, click here.