LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With many teams finished for the season, there was just one change in the top 10 behind leader Los Alamitos in this week’s USA Today Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 poll.
Last week’s No. 8 team, Oshkosh North, dropped out in favor of new No. 14 Kaukauna (28-2), who defeated the Spartans in the state quarterfinals. In the only other action among the first 15 teams, No. 3 Oak Park-River Forest (38-1) wrapped up its season with Chardonnay Harris’ three-hitter (16 strikeouts) in the Illinois state 4A final, while No. 7 Crown Point (30-2) rolled to the Indiana state 4A title behind Alexis Holloway’s 66 strikeouts over six straight victories.
No. 17 Immaculate Heart Academy (30-4) returned to the poll for the first time since week 3 of the rankings — March 30 — after winning its third straight Non-Public School A title and defeating Lodi Immaculate in the inaugural New Jersey Tournament of Champions. Similarly, Madisonville-North Hopkins joined the ranking at No. 24, just ahead of the Male team it beat, 5-3, for the Kentucky state championship.
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 – June 15, 2017
|1||Los Alamitos (Calif.)||28-3||1|
|3||Oak Park-River Forest (Ill.)||38-1||3|
|5||Bishop O’Connell (Va.)||27-0||5|
|6||Coral Springs Charter (Fla.)||30-1||6|
|7||Crown Point (Ind.)||30-2||7|
|8||Egg Harbor (N.J.)||23-0||9|
|9||Hurricane (W. Va.)||36-1||10|
|11||La Cueva (N.M.)||28-0||12|
|17||Immaculate Heart Academy (N.J.)||30-4||NR|
|18||Donovan Catholic (N.J.)||25-1||19|
|21||North Davidson (N.C.)||29-5||22|
|24||Madisonville-North Hopkins (Ky.)||38-6||NR|
Dropped out: Oshkosh North (Wis.), Scott County (Ky.) and Westminster Christian (Ala.).