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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — State champion Los Alamitos and fellow California school Norco start 2018 the same way they finished last season — as the top two teams in the USA Today Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 poll — after both cruised through their first two games.

No. 3 Oakleaf (6-0), which closed last season ranked 15th, dodged an upset bid by Baker in its opener and has outscored its opponents 57-5 since that one-run victory to win its first six, while Texas’ The Colony (5-0-2) has been similarly successful, collecting five wins and two ties so far.

Fifth-ranked Fort Myers (3-0) of Florida is one of three other undefeated teams in the first Super 25, winning its first two by identical 15-0 scores, before dealing Estero its lone loss, 1-0, last Friday. California’s Gahr (1-0) at No. 8 and Alabama’s Hazel Green (1-0) are the others.

Perennial Arizona powerhouse Pinnacle (4-2) is the lone team in the rankings with losses in 2018, but has won three of its last four after dropping its opener, 5-3 to rival Horizon, a week ago.

The remaining 17 teams in the poll have yet to start playing. Those schools include No. 7 Hurricane (W. Va.), which has won three straight state crowns; No. 11 Scott County (Ky.), which boasts nine college signees; No. 10 Bishop O’Connell (Va.), which is counting on getting USA Junior National Team pitcher Kat Sandercock back from a labrum injury; and reigning Kansas state 5A titlist Shawnee Heights at No. 13.

State rankings submitted by NFCA member coaches are used to compile the USA Today Sports/NFCA High School Super 25.

USA Today Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 Poll – March 1, 2018

Rank

Team

2018 Record

1

Los Alamitos (Calif.)

2-0

2

Norco (Calif.)

2-0

3

Oakleaf (Fla.)

6-0

4

The Colony (Texas)

5-0-2

5

Fort Myers (Fla.)

3-0

6

Pinnacle (Ariz.)

4-2

7

Hurricane (W. Va.)

0-0

8

Gahr (Calif.)

1-0

9

Barrington (Ill.)

0-0

10

Bishop O’Connell (Va.)

0-0

11

Scott County (Ky.)

0-0

12

Immaculate Heart Academy (N.J.)

0-0

13

Shawnee Heights (Kan.)

0-0

14

Prior Lake (Minn.)

0-0

15

Clarkston (Mich.)

0-0

16

Hazel Green (Ala.)

1-0

17

Madisonville-North Hopkins (Ky.)

0-0

18

Louisville Male (Ky.)

0-0

19

Olathe Northwest (Kan.)

0-0

20

King’s Academy (Tenn.)

0-0

21

Spain Park (Ala.)

0-0

22

West (Utah)

0-0

23

Grand Terrace (Calif.)

0-0

24

East Islip (N.Y.)

0-0

25

Ramsey (N.J.)

0-0

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