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Updated HS Circuit Top 25: Week 4

By Samad Hines, 12/06/21, 12:00PM EST

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The official Week 4 updated national top-25 rankings are in and we certainly had one of the craziest weeks and weekends that we will have in the world of high school hoops. 

This past week and weekend was filled with a few upsets, head-to-head matchups, and statement games across the country. The top-30 have definitely made multiple shifts and below we check out our latest top-25 rankings. 

1. IMG Academy (FL)
Record: 5-1

IMG Academy earns the new number one spot in our latest top-25 national rankings after defeating former number one, Montverde Academy (FL), this past weekend on their home floor as part of the start of NIBC play. 

2. Montverde Academy (FL)
Record: 5-1

The Eagles drop a spot after losing to new number one, IMG Academy (FL), at the buzzer this past weekend as part of the start of NIBC play. Montverde and IMG set to meet again next month at the Spalding Hoophall Classic. 

3. Sunrise Christian (KS)
Record: 5-1

Sunrise Christian took their first loss of the season to now No. 2 Montverde Academy (FL) this past weekend. The Buffaloes stay put at number three, even though you can argue they are the number one team in the country. Sunrise Christian will have another top-5 matchup this weekend versus No. 4 La Lumiere (IN).

 

4. La Lumiere (IN)
Record: 8-0

The Lakers go 3-0 to begin NIBC play this weekend in the DMV. La Lumiere will have a major matchup with No. 3 Sunrise Christian (KS) this weekend. 

5. Southern California Academy (CA)
Record: 6-0

Southern California Academy holds their spot at number five after having the week off last week. The Rams have two top-25 games this weekend versus No. 6 Link Academy (MO) and No. 23 Combine Academy (NC). 

6. Link Academy (MO)
Record: 11-0

Link Academy continues to build on their resume this season improving to an 11-0 record after defeating Dream City Christian (AZ) and Denver Prep (CO) at the Battle at the Rock in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The Lions will have another battle this weekend against No. 5 SoCal Academy (CA).  

 

7. Prolific Prep (CA)
Record: 10-2

Prolific Prep goes 3-0 at the Marshall County Hoopfest and capturing high quality wins over Ballard (KY), Our Saviour Lutheran (NY), and Dream City Christian (AZ). The Crew will head to Phoenix later this week to face Legacy Early College (SC) and Donda Academy (CA). 

8. Richardson (TX)
Record: 9-0

Richardson wins their two games they had last week to improve to a 9-0 overall record on the season. The Eagles travel to Memphis this weekend to compete in the Battle in the Bluff and will face Kenwood Academy (IL) and North Little Rock (AR), two key games. 

9. AZ Compass Prep (AZ)
Record: 10-1

Dragons bounce back after their lost to Richardson (TX) last weekend in Dallas and defeat Bella Vista Prep (AZ) in their only game last week. AZ Compass Prep will have two key games this weekend against No. 22 Dream City Christian (AZ) and No. 13 Wasatch Academy (UT). 

 

10. Duncanville (TX) 
Record: 8-0

Duncanville rounds out our top-10 for this week after going 3-0 this past week and 2-0 at the Red River Hoopfest this weekend. The Panthers have themselves a war scheduled with No. 2 Montverde Academy (FL) in Phoenix later this week at the Hoophall West. 

11. Greensboro Day (NC) 
Record: 11-0

Greensboro Day holds their spot at number eleven after going 3-0 in their three games last week. The Bengals will have four games this week before their trip to the City of Palms in a couple weeks. 

12. Sierra Canyon (CA)
Record: 7-1

Trailblazers bounce back after their lost to Duncanville (TX) last weekend in Dallas and go 3-0 to improve to a 7-1 record on the year. The Trailblazers will be playing in Phoenix at the Hoophall West this weekend. 

13. Wasatch Academy (UT) 
Record: 4-2

Wasatch Academy goes 1-2 to begin NIBC play this past weekend in the DMV. The Tigers will have to move forward as they have a matchup with a pair of top-10 teams versus No. 2 Montverde Academy (FL) and No. 9 AZ Compass Prep (AZ). 

14. Oak Hill Academy (VA)
Record: 8-4

Oak Hill Academy goes 0-3 to begin NIBC play this past weekend in Florida. The Warriors will have one more game before they head out West to Phoenix to face Legacy Early College (SC) and No. 9 AZ Compass Prep (AZ) in the Hoophall West. 

15. St. Frances Academy (MD)
Record: 8-0

St. Frances Academy makes their debut as a top-25 ranked team for the first time this season after winning two impressive games last weekend over Huntington Prep (WV) and DeMatha Catholic (MD), two ranked teams, at the National HS Hoopfest at DeMatha. 

16. Camden (NJ)
Record: 0-0

Camden will begin their 2021-2022 high school against No. 21 Roselle Catholic (NJ) on December 17th in a North Jersey, South Jersey showdown. 

17. Long Island Lutheran (NY)
Record: 1-0

The Crusaders win their season opener last week in tremendous fashion and move up to now ranked number seventeen. Long Island Lutheran will have a key matchup versus Iona Prep (NY) this Friday night. 

18. DeMatha Catholic (MD)
Record: 2-1

The Stags dropped their first game of the season this past weekend to now No. 15 St. Frances Academy (MD) at the National HS Hoopfest. DeMatha Catholic will have one game this week before they head out West to compete in the Hoophall West in Phoenix. 

19. Westtown School (PA)
Record: 5-1

The Moose took a lost to No. 18 DeMatha Catholic (MD) this past weekend at the National HS Hoopfest which puts them at a 5-1 record for now. Westtown School will have three more games this week

 

20. Gonzaga HS College (DC)
Record: 3-0

Gonzaga High School College, out the DMV, makes their debut in our top-25 national rankings for the first time this high school season after defeating top-25 Whitney Young (IL) at the Chicago Elite Classic this past weekend. Eagles host the Gonzaga Classic this upcoming weekend. 
 

21. Roselle Catholic (NJ)
Record: 0-0

Roselle Catholic won't begin their 2021-2022 high school season until December 17th when they travel to No. 16  Camden (NJ).

22. Dream City Christian (AZ)
Record: 9-4

Dream City Christian makes their debut in our latest top-25 national rankings. The Eagles went 2-2 in their East Coast trip and will have a key matchup later this week versus No. 9 AZ Compass Prep (AZ), a team they lost to earlier in the season by a buzzer beater. 

 

23. Combine Academy (NC)
Record: 6-1

Combine Academy loses their first game of the season this past weekend at the Tyler Lewis Hoopfest to a very good Moravian Prep (NC) squad. The Goats will have to leave that one in the past as they will have two key matchups against No. 5 SoCal Academy (CA) and Hillcrest Prep (AZ) at the Battle in the Bluff in Memphis. 

24. Huntington Prep (WV)
Record: 3-3

Huntington Prep goes 1-1 in the DMV at the National HS Hoopfest and will have two homes games later on this week. 

25. Calvary Christian (FL)
Record: 3-0

Calvary Christian improves to a 3-0 record after winning two games last week at home. The Eagles will have one more game this week before they hit the City of Palms Classic in a couple weeks in Fort Myers, Florida. 

NEXT FIVE:
26. Moravian Prep (NC) (6-0)
27. Whitney Young (IL) (0-1)
28. Dr. Phillips (FL) (2-1)
29. North Little Rock (AR) (5-1)
30. Archbishop Stepinac (NY) (1-0)

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