WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — Public and private high school girls basketball teams from Washington, D.C., Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George’s and Washington counties in Maryland, and Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun and Prince William counties in Virginia. Rankings are compiled by DC News Now sports reporters Alex Flum and Jake Rohm. Records and information as of 6:00 p.m. Thursday.
1. Sidwell Friends (15-2) – Last week: 1
No brainer here. Sidwell Friends holds on to the top spot after another week making national headlines.
2. Bishop McNamara (13-5) – Last week: 3
Bishop McNamara continues to impress. They move up to No. 2 after wins over Bishop O’Connell and St. Mary’s Ryken.
3. Paul VI (15-5) – Last week: 2
After a loss to Good Counsel, Paul VI falls to No. 3. The Panthers also beat Bishop Ireton this week.
4. Bullis (13-6) – Last week: 4
Despite a loss to Maret, Bullis holds on to the No. 4 spot. Maryland commit senior guard/forward Riley Nelson was named a McDonald’s All-American this week.
5. St. John’s (15-6) – Last week: 6
After a 3-0 week, St. John’s moves into the top five.
6. Shabach Christian Academy (15-4) – Last week: 7
Shabach Christian Academy’s Laila Reynolds was also named a McDonald’s All-American this week.
7. Georgetown Visitation (13-4) – Last week: 5
Georgetown Visitation takes a slight dip in the rankings this week. Their lone game this past week was a win over St. Andrew’s.
8. Pallotti (12-6) – Last week: 7
A win over Archbishop Spalding and two losses to Poly and St. Frances Academy has the Panthers down a spot from last week.
9. Maret (11-5) – Last week: 9
A tough loss to Georgetown Visitation and a win over Holy Child. The Frogs will stay at No. 9, with Bullis Thursday night (after rankings were released).
10. Robinson (13-1) – Last week: 14
After their loss to Virginia Academy in their season opener, the Rams have won 13 straight and are fresh off a dominant 42-21 win over West Springfield.
11. Bishop Ireton (12-6) – Last week: 11
Lost to Georgetown Visitation, but beat St. Mary’s Ryken. The Cardinals will have another test this Friday in our Game of the Week vs. Paul VI.
12. Riverdale Baptist (12-6) – Last week: 10
Split games on the road this week. The Crusaders return home Friday vs. La Lumiere.
13. Mount Zion Prep (14-9) – Last week: 12
The schedule didn’t get any easier for the Warriors this past week, falling to nationally-ranked Montverde by 32.
14. Virginia Academy (12-5) – Last week: 13
No one local on the schedule last week, but 1-2 in those games dropped Virginia Academy one spot in our rankings.
15. Osbourn Park (14-3) – Last week: 17
Took care of business against district foes Osbourn and Patriot.
16. Gainesville (15-2) – Last week: 18
Gainesville went 3-0 in the last week, with wins over South Lakes, Hylton, and John Champe.
17. Madison (13-2) – Last week: 19
Two wins over district rivals Centreville and Oakton has the Warhawks up two sports from last week. Even after graduating a ton of talent, head coach Kirsten Stone has Madison at the top of the Concorde.
18. Clarksburg (10-1) – Last week: honorable mention
A big jump from honorable mention to 18 for Clarksburg, after dominant wins over Damascus and Gaithersburg.
19. Oxon Hill (11-2) – Last week: honorable mention
Beat previously ranked Gwynn Park, as well as Friendly and Douglass. The win over Gwynn Park jumped Oxon Hill into the rankings at No. 19.
20. Flowers (9-2) – Last week: 16
A loss to Parkdale drops Flowers four spots in our rankings.
21. Wise (10-1) – Last week: honorable mention
Two wins over Northwestern and High Point places the Pumas at 20.
22. Patriot (11-5) – Last Week: 20
A win over Battlefield, but a loss to Osbourn Park drops the Pioneers two spots.
23. Potomac School (VA) (13-3) – Last week: 21
Only one game in the past week for Potomac School, which resulted in a loss to Bullis.
24. Churchill (8-2) – Last week: 24
Churchill holds strong at No. 24 after two wins over BCC and Blair.
25. Parkdale (9-3) – Last week: honorable mention
Parkdale rounds out the top 25, as they jump into the rankings after their win over Flowers.
Williamsport (11-0), Meridian (13-1), Edison (11-3), Bishop O’Connell (9-7), Centreville (10-4), Gwynn Park (9-5), Linganore (12-1), Good Counsel (4-6), Briar Woods (12-1), Seneca Valley (8-3)