FloHoops' Top 25 Prep Rankings (Feb. 6)

With district, regional, and state titles awaiting several of the nation’s top teams, there is plenty of business left to take care of this next month, but it’s hard not to think about the possibility of competing for a national title as the first February rankings roll out.

No. 1 Montverde Academy (FL) and No. 2 Oak Hill Academy (VA) appear to be safe, no matter what, but it’s an intriguing race behind them. It’s time for teams to make a run and create some noise in their respective states to help their cases.

No squad has boosted its stock more these last two weeks than Sunrise Christian Academy (KS). Not only did the Buffaloes blaze through this past weekend’s St. James Invitational Tournament — taking down then-No. 4 Findlay Prep (NV) and then-No. 13 St. Benedict’s (NJ) — but they also beat No. 12 La Lumiere (IN) at the beginning of the season, which makes for an intriguing resume.

The national games are very limited at this point, too, and here is where everyone stacks up as the regular season winds down.

RANKSCHOOL (STATE)RECORDPREVIOUS RANK
1Montverde Academy (FL)29-01
2Oak Hill Academy (VA)35-02
3University School (FL)24-13
4Bishop Montgomery (CA)24-05
5McEachern (GA)22-26
6Garfield (WA)20-07
7Simeon (IL)20-38
8Paul VI (VA)22-29
9Findlay Prep (NV)27-44
10Shadow Mountain (AZ)20-110
11Gonzaga (DC)22-111
12La Lumiere (IN)17-312
13Memphis East (TN)17-314
14Sunrise Christian Academy (KS)20-221
15Oak Ridge (FL)22-316
16Guyer (TX)31-117
17St. Benedict's (NJ)22-113
18DeMatha Catholic (MD)19-415
19Jefferson (OR)16-318
20Cretin-Derham Hall (MN)16-119
21Imhotep Charter (PA)20-220
22Wesleyan Christian (NC)23-522
23Hudson Catholic (NJ)15-423
24Roselle Catholic (NJ)17-324
25Sierra Canyon (CA)19-325

BIGGEST RISER: Sunrise Christian Academy (KS)

BIGGEST FALLER: Findlay Prep (NV)

DROPPED OUT: None.

KNOCKING ON THE DOOR: Long Island Lutheran (NY), Upson-Lee (GA), Wasatch Academy (UT), Mater Dei (CA)

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