FloHoops' Top 25 Prep Rankings (Jan. 23)

As Montverde Academy (FL) and Oak Hill Academy (VA) took center stage at the ARS Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest in Tampa, FL, one thing became clearer than ever before: Those are the best two teams in the country, and it’s not even close.

Sure, both the No. 1 Eagles and No. 2 Warriors have played, and won, more meaningful games this season, but as the home stretch nears, what’s important is each took care of business and continues to do so no matter what.

While the hoops world will debate which squad is better, and there likely is a legitimate case for both teams, the only place it could be settled is at DICK’s Nationals. Just know Montverde, which hosts a star-studded tournament this weekend, and Oak Hill are in a league of their own while everyone else battles for the spots behind them.

RANKSCHOOL (STATE)RECORDPREVIOUS RANK
1Montverde Academy (FL)24-01
2Oak Hill Academy (VA)30-02
3University School (FL)20-13
4Findlay Prep (NV)23-24
5Bishop Montgomery (CA)19-05
6McEachern (GA)14-26
7Shadow Mountain (AZ)14-07
8Garfield (WA)16-08
9Simeon (IL)17-39
10Paul VI (VA)16-211
11Gonzaga (DC)17-113
12La Lumiere School (IN)15-312
13St. Benedict's (NJ)17-014
14Memphis East (TN)13-315
15DeMatha Catholic (MD)15-310
16Oak Ridge (FL)17-317
17Hudson Catholic (NJ)9-318
18Guyer (TX)27-122
19Jefferson (OR)13-319
20Cretin-Derham Hall (MN)12-120
21Imhotep Charter (PA)14-221
22Roselle Catholic (NJ)12-224
23Wesleyan Christian (NC)19-523
24Sunrise Christian Academy (KS)15-2NR
25Sierra Canyon (CA)14-317

BIGGEST RISER: Guyer (TX)

BIGGEST FALLER: Sierra Canyon (CA)

NEWCOMER: Sunrise Christian Academy (KS)

DROPPED OUT: Mater Dei (CA)

KNOCKING ON THE DOOR: Riverside Academy (LA), Upson-Lee (GA), Long Island Lutheran (NY), Greensboro Day (NC), IMG Academy (FL), Cox Mill (NC)

Kentucky, Duke Using August Trips To Expedite Maturation For Young Teams

According to the latest odds from the betting site Bovada, Kentucky and Duke are the two favorites to cut down the nets in Minneapolis next April.

Kentucky vs Memphis Headlines 6 Burning Recruiting Questions For August

The July live period is over but recruiting continues to heat up like the weather as players in the class of 2019 cut their lists, take unofficial visits, and plan their officials.

Health Issues Have Basketball Lifer Larry Brown Down But Not Out

Adam Zagoria will write a weekly column for FloHoops.com. His first story deals with Naismith Hall of Famer Larry Brown, a basketball lifer who can't quit the game at 77.

FloHoops Boosts College Basketball Coverage With Multiyear SIAC Partnership

SIAC joins Big 12 Conference, the Big Ten Network, Mountain West, Conference USA, and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association to air major sports across FloSports’ OTT channels

FloSports Adds Hundreds Of Live Events Across Its Network In 2018-19

AUSTIN, Texas — Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, announced a first-of-its-kind arrangement for live events with ELEVEN SPORTS US. Under the agreement, FloSports will have exclusive digital-only rights to distribute an ELEVEN SPORTS programming feed that includes nearly 500 men’s and women’s live events over the next 12 months.

PSA Cardinals Guard James Bouknight Storms Back After Meniscus Tear

When James Bouknight went down with a torn left meniscus in January at the Hoophall Classic, he wasn't sure when he would be able to return to the court.

Scholarships Are Fine, But Championships Are Better: AAU Nationals Notebook

M.A.T.T.S. Mustangs, a team of Kentucky-based players, drove all the way to the finals of the 17U bracket, where they lost to Team Loaded NC, 71-38. 

Clash Of Styles Highlights Riveting AAU 15U Title Game

The boys 15U championship brought together Team Loaded VA — undefeated on the AAU circuit this spring and summer — and the New York Gauchos. And in every way the action in Orlando, Florida, lived up to its billing as a battle for the crown.

'Baby Westbrook' Jalen Lecque Honing College List Amid Hard NC State Push

Jalen Lecque, aka 'Baby Westbrook,' Bounces His Way To Peach Jam

Jalen Lecque won't be on the recruiting trail for the final NCAA evaluation period this week, but he remains in high demand for college coaches.

2018 AAU 8th Grade Super Showcase Schedule

The 2018 AAU 8th Grade Super Showcase, live on FloHoops.