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Girls high school basketball rankings: No. 21 Valley Vista returns to HIGHSCORE Top 25 after Arizona reverses course on season - HIGHSCORE
Girls high school basketball rankings: No. 21 Valley Vista returns to MaxPreps Top 25 after Arizona reverses course on season
There has never been a season like this one — and hopefully there never will be again.

Though some teams have been able to play a nearly full schedule, others have yet to start, and many key games have been canceled. The result? The Top 25, which always contains a fair amount of guesswork, is even more chancy than in the past. As always, we are sure the 25 we've listed are very good teams, and they deserve full respect for their achievements, but it must be noted that a lot of teams that might have been on this list aren't likely to play.

In fact, No. 24 Chiawana may drop out next week if Washington cancels its season, and California's governing body meets Jan. 25 to determine if the Golden State's teams will even be allowed to play in the spring. And yet, at the same time, No. 21 Valley Vista returned the rankings after the state of Arizona reversed course and allowed the basketball season to be played.

So who knows what's next? We don't, that's for sure, but all credit to the coaches, players and staff who've made it this far, whether they're in the Top 25 or not.

(NOTE: Please update schedules and results on MaxPreps. If there are issues, please reach out to [email protected] for assistance.)

MaxPreps Top 25 Girls High School Basketball Rankings

Record: 11-0 | Last week: 1
A key game against powerful Plant scheduled for Saturday has been canceled. The Highlanders have played one game in 2021. It's hoped the Jan. 29 matchup with Colonial will mark the No. 1 team's return to action.

Record: 0-0 | Last week: 2
Several Washington Catholic Athletic Conference teams have canceled their seasons, but the Mustanges are set to begin play Feb. 3 against Elizabeth Seton.

Record: 11-0 | Last week: 3
A big win Monday over strong Forest Park cements Lions' No. 3 ranking. Next up is a rematch Jan. 26 with a solid Langston Hughes team.

Record: 1-0 | Last week: 4
One of the most talented teams in the country, the Royals have begun league play. There may not be many tests the rest of the way, but at least Hopkins is playing again.

Record: 0-0 | Last week: 5
The Pioneers are set to begin play Jan. 27.

Record: 15-0 | Last week: 6
The Cougars finish the regular season with four games against teams it handled easily the first time around.

Record: 0-0 | Last week: 7
Though the Cadets have been playing as a club team, none of the results are official. It's anticipated St. John's will be able to play as a high school in the near future.

Record: 12-0 | Last week: 8
The Red Knights beat Westminster Christian by four the first time around, so Friday's rematch could be a serious test.

Record: 0-0 | Last week: 9
The Lancers get in the mix Jan. 21 against Raritan, but right now, the schedule calls for only 11 games.

Record: 19-0 | Last week: 10
The Cougars rolled over previously unbeaten Jersey Village 92-31 but Memorial and Cypress Ridge could be more of a challenge. Or not.

Record: 7-0 | Last week: 11
Oklahoma is loaded this year, but so far the Tigers look to the best. But Sooner State fans are already circling Feb. 11, when Classen SAS comes to Norman.

Record: 15-0 | Last week: NR
With wins over Wayne and Reynoldsburg — among others — the Wildcats jump into the Top 25 as Ohio's best. But Pickerington Central is the Jan. 20 opponent, so there's not much margin for error.

Record: 11-0 | Last week: 13
The Redskins play in a local tournament this weekend, and then draws 10-4 Bixby on Tuesday.

Record: 13-1 | Last week: 14
The Eagles get a serious test against 16-1 Plant on Friday, but there are only two more regular season games after that.

Record: 21-0 | Last week: 16
Hoover's game with perennial Georgia power St. Francis was canceled, but with 22-1 Hazel Green on the schedule Saturday, the Buccaneers have another chance to show just how good they are.

Record: 10-0 | Last week: 18
The Tigers have been on a break, but jump right in against 8-1 Father Ryan next Tuesday.

Record: 4-2 | Last week: 17
Next up for talented New Hope is Paul VI on Jan. 28, but it's possible coach Sam Caldwell will find some willing opponents before then.

Record: 12-0 | Last week: 20
The Silverwolves jump two spots, but 10-1 Syracuse, Friday's opponent, will show whether they deserved the bump.

Record: 0-0 | Last week: 19
The Argonauts begin the season Feb. 2

Record: 14-1| Last week: 21
The Eagles' ranking is a reflection of a very talented roster, but to keep it, a Saturday win over No. 23 Duncanville, at home, is mandatory.

Record: 0-0 | Last week: NR
Despite mounting COVID cases, Arizona's high school association reversed its decision to cancel winter sports — which means the Monsoon not only jump back into the rankings, but will play three games in the next week.

Record: 0-0 | Last week: 22
The Vikings plan to begin Jan. 29, and will face an "early" test Feb. 2 vs. Neumann-Goretti.

Record: 19-1 | Last week: 23
The Panthers have already lost to DeSoto once, and now must try to deal with DeSoto's height and talent on the road.

Record: 0-0 | Last week: 24
Even if the Riverhawks are given permission to play, star Talia Von Oelhoffen graduated early so she could start playing at Oregon State — which will make it very hard for Chiawana to hang on to this spot even if Washington allows basketball.

Record: 10-0 | Last week: 25
The talented Wildcats have a fairly easy week ahead, though it's always tough to play three games in that span of time, as Mississippi's best must do.

Dropped out: No. 12 Reynoldsburg (Ohio), No. 15 Sidwell Friends (Washington D.C.) season canceled.
HIGHSCORE/AVCA Players of the Week - HIGHSCORE
MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week
MaxPreps/AVCA High School Players of the Week
For the week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1

Alabama
6'1" | Senior | OH/MH
8 Sets Played

Kills: 74
Kills/Game: 9.25
Digs: 17
Digs/Game: 2.125
Blocks: 14

Arizona
6'2" | Junior
13 Sets Played

Kills: 76
Kills/Game: 5.85
Digs: 72
Digs/Game: 5.54
Receptions: 75
Rcpt/Game: 5.77
Aces: 9
Blocks: 8

Arkansas
5'10"  | Senior | OH/MB
10 Sets Played

Kills: 45
Kills/Game: 4.5
Digs: 4
Digs/Game: 0.4
Receptions: 7
Rcpt/Game: 0.7
Aces:
Blocks: 8

Connecticut
Senior | OH
10 Sets Played

Kills: 42
Kills/Game: 4.2
Digs: 11
Digs/Game: 1.1
Receptions: 41
Rcpt/Game: 4.1
Aces: 3

Florida
6'2"  | Senior | MH/OH
9 Sets Played

Kills: 53
Kills/Game: 5.9
Digs: 29
Digs/Game: 3.22
Receptions: 39
Rcpt/Game: 4.33
Blocks: 5

Georgia
5'7" | Senior | S
6 Sets Played

Assists: 84
Assists/Game: 14
Team Hitting%: 0.405
Digs: 13
Digs/Game: 2.17
Aces: 7

Indiana
Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger (Fort Wayne, IN), 32 - 2
6'1"  | Junior | OH
3 Sets Played

Kills: 37
Kills/Game: 12.33
Digs: 21
Digs/Game: 7
Receptions: 18
Rcpt/Game: 6
Aces: 3
Blocks: 3

Kansas
6'1" | Freshman | OH
18 Sets Played

Kills: 95
Kills/Game: 5.28
Digs: 53
Digs/Game: 2.94
Receptions: 40
Rcpt/Game: 2.22
Aces: 10
Blocks: 4

Kentucky
6'0" | Senior | OH
9 Sets Played

Kills: 76
Kills/Game: 8.44
Digs: 23
Digs/Game: 2.56
Receptions: 11
Rcpt/Game: 1.22
Aces: 2
Blocks: 1

Louisiana
5'10" | Senior | OH
11 Sets Played

Kills: 53
Kills/Game: 4.818
Digs: 48
Digs/Game: 4.36
Receptions: 44
Rcpt/Game: 4
Aces: 4
Blocks: 3

Massachusetts
5'5" | Senior | OH/DS/L
9 Sets Played

Kills: 36
Kills/Game: 4
Digs: 40
Digs/Game: 4.44
Receptions: 69
Rcpt/Game: 7.67
Aces: 5
Blocks: 1

Michigan
5'10" | Senior | S
16 Sets Played

Assists: 170
Assists/Game: 10.63
Team Hitting%: 0.247
Digs: 48
Digs/Game: 3
Aces: 3
Blocks: 14

Minnesota
5'10" | Senior | OH
8 Sets Played

Kills: 36
Kills/Game: 4.5
Digs: 23
Digs/Game: 2.88
Receptions: 38
Rcpt/Game: 4.75
Aces: 4
Blocks: 2

Missouri
5'8" | Junior | OH
16 Sets Played

Kills: 106
Kills/Game: 6.63
Digs: 71
Digs/Game: 4.438
Receptions: 106
Rcpt/Game: 6.63
Aces: 4
Blocks: 7

Montana
5'8" | Junior | OH
19 Sets Played

Kills: 88
Kills/Game: 4.63
Digs: 44
Digs/Game: 2.32
Receptions: 28
Rcpt/Game: 1.47
Aces: 4
Blocks: 3

Nebraska
5'11 | Sophomore | OH
10 Sets Played

Kills: 52
Kills/Game: 5.2
Digs: 38
Digs/Game: 3.8
Receptions: 22
Rcpt/Game: 2.2
Aces: 2
Blocks: 4

New Hampshire
Junior | OH/DS
12 Sets Played
Kills: 38
Kills/Game: 3.17
Digs: 40
Digs/Game: 3.33
Aces: 12
Blocks: 2

North Carolina
Senior | OH
6 Sets Played

Kills: 24
Kills/Game: 4
Digs: 13
Digs/Game: 2.17
Receptions: 31
Rcpt/Game: 5.17
Aces: 5

North Dakota
5'8 | Senior | MH
10 Sets Played

Kills: 37
Kills/Game: 3.7
Digs: 33
Digs/Game: 3.3
Receptions: 6
Rcpt/Game: 0.6
Aces: 3
Blocks: 2

Ohio
Sophomore
8 Sets Played

Assists: 112
Assists/Game: 14
Team Hitting%: 0.263
Digs: 13
Digs/Game: 1.63
Aces: 3

Pennsylvania
5'5 | Senior | S/DS
11 Sets Played

Assists: 129
Assists/Game: 11.73
Team Hitting%: 0.279
Digs: 17
Digs/Game: 1.54
Aces: 7
Blocks: 2

South Carolina
6'1 | Senior | OH
7 Sets Played
Kills: 44
Kills/Game: 6.29
Digs: 25
Digs/Game: 3.5
Receptions: 39
Rcpt/Game: 5.57
Aces: 1
Blocks: 2

South Dakota
Warner High School (Warner, SD), 19 - 1
5'7 | Junior | OH
8 Sets Played

Kills: 42
Kills/Game: 5.25
Digs: 4
Digs/Game: 0.5
Receptions: 3
Rcpt/Game: 0.38

Texas
6'2 | Senior | MH
10 Sets Played
Kills: 58
Kills/Game: 5.8
Digs: 13
Digs/Game: 1.3
Receptions: 2
Rcpt/Game: 0.2
Aces: 1
Blocks: 3

Utah
Senior | OH
12 Sets Played
Kills: 67
Kills/Game: 5.58
Digs: 49
Digs/Game: 4.08
Receptions: 52
Rcpt/Game: 4.3

Virginia
Sophomore | OH/DS
12 Sets Played
Kills: 59
Kills/Game: 4.917
Digs: 75
Digs/Game: 6.25
Receptions: 35
Rcpt/Game: 2.92
Aces: 10
Blocks: 1

West Virginia
Senior | OH/DS/OPP
12 Sets Played

Kills: 45
Kills/Game: 3.75
Digs: 26
Digs/Game: 2.1669999999999998
Receptions: 51
Rcpt/Game: 4.25
Aces: 7
Blocks: 2

Wisconsin
5'8 | Senior | OH
8 Sets Played

Kills: 38
Kills/Game: 4.75
Digs: 31
Digs/Game: 3.88
Receptions: 51
Rcpt/Game: 6.38
Aces: 2
Blocks: 5

Wyoming
5'11 Junior, OH
14 Sets Played

Kills: 65
Kills/Game: 4.64
Digs: 54
Digs/Game: 3.86
Receptions: 42
Rcpt/Game: 3
Aces: 4
Blocks: 3

About the MaxPreps/AVCA High School Player of the Week Program
The MaxPreps/AVCA High School Player of the Week Program is a partnership between the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and CBS MaxPreps, Inc. Each week MaxPreps and the AVCA recognize deserving student-athletes at the high school level who have demonstrated outstanding play on the court throughout the week of competition. Coaches must submit statistics to MaxPreps.com in order for their athletes to be considered for the program. To obtain your free access code to MaxPreps.com call (800) 329-7324 x1 or email [email protected] For more information on AVCA, check out the AVCA website at www.avca.org.
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MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week
MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week
For the week of April 12-18

Boys

Midwest Region
(Includes: Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota)

Matt Cosgrove, Parkway West (Ballwin, Missouri)
6'6 | Senior | OH

10 Games Played
Kills: 39
Kills/Game: 3.90
Digs: 22
Digs/Game: 2.20
Receptions: 42
Rcpt/Game: 4.20
Aces: 10
Blocks: 4

Clayton Roark, St. Xavier (Louisville, Kentucky)
6'4 | Junior | OPP

11 Games Played
Kills: 37
Kills/Game: 3.36
Digs: 8
Receptions: 8
Blocks: 3

Northeast Region
(Includes: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington D.C.)

Junior | S
16 Games Played
Assists: 128
Assists/Game: 8
Team Hitting%: 0.128
Digs: 34
Digs/Game: 2.125
Aces: 13
Blocks: 3

Max Jacobsen, Hall (West Hartford, Connecticut)
Senior | RS/MH

12 Games Played
Kills: 49
Kills/Game: 4.08
Digs: 17
Digs/Game: 1.42
Aces: 3
Blocks: 5

South Region
(Includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina,Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas)

Gabriel Blandin, Cypress Bay (Weston, Florida)
6'2 | Senior

16 Games Played
Kills: 66
Kills/Game: 4.13
Digs: 35
Digs/Game: 2.19
Aces: 4
Blocks: 3

Ignacio Brito, Columbus (Miami, Florida)
6'3 | Sophomore | OH/RS

10 Games Played
Kills: 65
Kills/Game: 6.50
Digs: 21
Digs/Game: 2.10
Receptions: 51
Rcpt/Game: 5.10
Aces: 3
Blocks: 3

West Region
(Includes: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)

Trenton Moser, Gilbert (Arizona)
6'7 | Junior | OH

10 Games Played
Kills: 52
Kills/Game: 5.20
Digs: 26
Digs/Game: 2.60
Receptions: 60
Rcpt/Game: 6.00
Aces: 4
Blocks: 7

Max Pfeifer, Arbor View (Las Vegas, Nevada)
6'0 | Senior | OH/L

7 Games Played
Kills: 32
Kills/Game: 4.57
Digs: 5
Receptions: 13
Rcpt/Game: 1.86
Aces: 4
Blocks: 2

Girls

California
Ximena Cordero, Otay Ranch (Chula Vista)
5'10" | Freshman | OH
7 Sets Played
Kills: 43
Kills/Game: 6.14
Digs: 19
Digs/Game: 2.71
Receptions: 37
Rcpt/Game: 5.29
Aces: 6
Blocks: 1

Colorado
Tierney Barlow, Liberty (Colorado Springs)
6'2" | Junior | OH | MH

12 Sets Played
Kills: 77
Kills/Game: 6.42
Digs: 38
Digs/Game: 3.17
Receptions: 37
Rcpt/Game: 3.08
Aces: 2
Blocks: 6

Illinois
Juju Mize, Decatur Lutheran/Decatur Christian
5'2" | Sophomore | S

8 Sets Played
Assists: 108
Assists/Game: 13.5
Team Hitting%: 0.265
Digs: 40
Digs/Game: 5
Aces: 6

Massachusetts
Eva Haralabatos, Melrose
Senior | S

6 Sets Played
Assists: 70
Assists/Game: 11.67
Team Hitting%:
Digs: 6
Digs/Game: 1

New Jersey
Kasey Walsh, Summit
Senior | S | DS
5 Sets Played
Assists: 27
Assists/Game: 5.4
Team Hitting%: 0.186
Digs: 4
Digs/Game: 0.8
Aces: 3

New York
Jashawna Luke, Irondequoit (Rochester)
5'9" | Senior | OH

8 Sets Played
Kills: 49
Kills/Game: 6.13
Digs: 22
Digs/Game: 2.75
Receptions: 31
Rcpt/Game: 3.88
Aces: 5
Blocks: 4

Rhode Island
Ajeana Coleman, Woonsocket
Junior | OH

6 Sets Played
Kills: 15
Kills/Game: 2.5
Digs: 9
Digs/Game: 1.5
Receptions: 15
Rcpt/Game: 2.5
Aces: 13

Virginia
Ashley Stanley, Gate City
Junior | S/OH

9 Sets Played
Assists: 109
Assists/Game: 12.11
Team Hitting%: 0.395
Digs: 14
Digs/Game: 1.56
Aces: 7
Blocks: 3

Wisconsin
Molly Crneckiy, Royall (Elroy)
5'8" | Senior | S
12 Sets Played
Assists: 135
Assists/Game: 11.25
Team Hitting%: 0.162
Digs: 32
Digs/Game: 2.67
Aces: 2
Blocks: 2
Girls high school basketball rankings: No. 12 Paul VI among four newcomers to this week's HIGHSCORE Top 25 rankings - HIGHSCORE
Girls high school basketball rankings: No. 12 Paul VI among four newcomers to this week's MaxPreps Top 25 rankings
As always, Washington, D.C., is loaded with talent — but the pandemic is keeping a lot of teams away from the court.

Sidwell Friends was ranked in the preseason MaxPreps Top 25 girls high school basketball rankings but will not play this season. Meanwhile St. John's, which was ranked last week, is down a four-game schedule. So neither is in this week's Top 25, because part of being a top team is testing the talent on the roster — and four games (or no games) simply doesn't ask enough of a team and a coach.

Yes, teams are ranked that have yet to play, but their schedules are expected to kick in soon, so unfortunately, Sidwell Friends and St. John's must join teams from California, Oregon and Washington on the rankings sidelines. (Teams from the last three states may actually play more than four games, but won't start — if they do start — until the spring.)

And further complicating the process is the lack of major tournaments and intersectional games, which are the best way to measure teams from different regions. As always, though, we are confident the following 25 teams are very good girls high school basketball teams — but this year, more than any other, there could easily be better teams that are not on the list or on the court.

(NOTE: Please update schedules and results on MaxPreps. If there are issues, please reach out to [email protected] for assistance.)
Jennah Isai, Valley Vista
Photo by Mark Jones
Jennah Isai, Valley Vista
MaxPreps Top 25 Girls High School Basketball Rankings

1. Lake Highland Prep (Orlando, Fla.)
Record: 12-0 | Last week: 1
District playoffs now begin for the Highlanders, but given the too-many divisions in Florida postseason, don't expect too much competition in the 4A bracket.

2. Westlake (Atlanta)
Record: 14-0 | Last week: 3
Westlake moves up to No. 2, and after a game Feb. 3, will begin postseason — and there are some pretty good teams standing between Westlake and a AAAAAA title.

3. Mount Notre Dame (Cincinnati)
Record: 19-0 | Last week: 6
Another team with just one game left before the playoffs begin, the Cougars are now No. 3 thanks to a tougher schedule than the schools ranked lower.

4. Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.)

Record: 5-0 | Last week: 4
There are about 53,000 people in Minnetonka, but a very surprising number of those people are very talented high school girls' basketball players. Hopkins has a lot of them, of course, but so does crosstown rival, Minnetonka, which lost to the Royals by one last week.

5. Edison Academy (Detroit)
Record: 0-0 | Last week: 5
Eventually, Edison will get to play, or so we're led to believe. Supposedly games can begin in Michigan on Thursday, but as is the case everywhere, you never know.

6. Incarnate Word Academy (St. Louis)
Record: 16-0 | Last week: 8
Incarnate Word's next opponent is 19-3 Whitfield, which lost to IWA by only 14 the first time around — this game, though, is in the friendly confines.

7. Cypress Creek (Houston)
Record: 23-0 | Last week: 10
Cypress Creek finishes up the regular season this week, and draws 20-1 Jersey Village on Friday. But that one Jersey Village loss was to Cypress Creek — by 61.

8. Norman (Okla.)
Record: 11-0 | Last week: 11
Classen SAS has a win over No. 13 DeSoto and only one loss all year, so the Feb. 11 game matching Norman and Classen SAS could shake up the MaxPreps Top 25.

9. St. John-Vianney (Holmdel, N.J.)
Record: 0-0 | Last week: 9
St. John-Vianney finally gets under way Feb. 3 — and with the addition of a game against talented Trenton Catholic to the schedule, we'll get to see if SJV is really a Top 10 team.

10. Ensworth (Nashville, Tenn.)
Record: 12-0 | Last week: 12
It's going to be a challenging weekend for Ensworth. First up, on Friday, is 14-6 Brentwood Academy, which lost to Ensworth by nine earlier this year, followed by 16-1 Bearden on Saturday afternoon.

11. Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.)
Record: 19-1 | Last week: 14
Montverde outlasted previously unbeaten Winter Haven 76-66 last week, and since Montverde doesn't participate in the Florida postseason, that could be it for the season.

12. Paul VI (Chantilly, Va.)
Record: 7-0 | Last week: NR
The Panthers hammered Elizabeth Seton 71-51, which matters because Seton turned around and beat previous No. 2 Bishop McNamara. And then, more to the point, PVI knocked off previous No. 17 New Hope Academy to earn a spot in the Top 25.

13. DeSoto (Texas)
Record: 20-1 | Last week: 15
DeSoto shouldn't have too much trouble in the final two regular season games, but the 6A playoffs that follow will be a much tougher test.

14. North Central (Indianapolis)
Record: 21-2 | Last week: 16
North Central is now in the 4A playoffs, but note that Bedford North Lawrence, which beat North Central earlier this season, will be the likely semifinal opponent.

15. Fremont (Plain City, Utah)
Record: 16-0 | Last week: 18
Fremont has one more tough league game left against a solid Syracuse team, but Herriman looks like the biggest threat when the 6A playoffs begin.

16. Newark (Ohio)
Record: 18-1 | Last week: 20
Newark beat its next two opponents by a combined score of 146-29 the first time around, so look for Newark to take another jump next week if teams ranked higher should falter.

17. Grandview (Aurora, Colo.)
Record: 2-0 | Last week: NR
Grandview appears in the rankings for the first time, and not coincidentally, Colorado just started playing. Plans call for a 14-game schedule plus postseason so Grandview will have a chance to prove it belongs.

18. Archbishop Wood (Warminster, Pa.)
Record: 1-0 | Last week: 22
Neumann-Goretti and Cardinal O'Hara are traditionally two of the strongest teams in Philadelphia, and those two just happen to be Archbishop Wood's next two opponents.

19. Rutgers Prep (Somerset, N.J.)
Record: 2-0 | Last week: 19
Rutgers Prep continues its abbreviated schedule but what appears to be a lack of quality opponents could be an issue for continued ranking.

20. Valley Vista (Surprise, Ariz.)
Record: 2-0 | Last week: 21
Valley Vista has one more game this week, and one the next. And then plays five games in six days.

21.Hazel Green (Ala.)
Record: 28-1 | Last week: 23
Hazel Green begins the 6A playoffs, but note that Hoover, considered the next strongest team in the state, will be in 7A. Which means there will be no rematch of the Jan. 23 win that put Hazel Green in the Top 25, and knocked Hoover out.

22. Anderson County (Lawrenceburg, Ky.)
Record: 12-0 | Last week: 24
Bethlehem has only one loss, on the road by one point to unbeaten Boyd County, so Thursday's opponent will be a test for Anderson County.

23. Ponchatoula (La.)
Record: 22-0 | Last week: 25
In the middle of a four-games-in-seven-day stretch, Ponchatoula must travel to 15-4 Mandeville and host 18-4 Mt. Carmel. So while last week's 31-28 win over Anchorage Christian was a big one, there's still work to do.

24. Johnston (Iowa)
Record: 10-0 | Last week: NR
Johnston jumps to the top of the Iowa list, and into the Top 25, but must deal with more experienced, and very talented, Waukee later this week. And it won't get easier, as there are a lot of strong teams in Iowa this year.

25. Upperman (Baxter, Tenn.)
Record: 23-0 | Last week: NR
Upperman joins the Volunteer State's Ensworth in the Top 25, but the two will not play in postseason. Ensworth is a 3A school and Upperman is 2A.

Dropped out: No. 2 Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.); No. 7 St. John's (Washington D.C.); No. 13 Union (Tulsa, Okla.); No. 17 New Hope Academy (Landover Hills, Md.).
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MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week
MaxPreps/AVCA High School Players of the Week
For the week of Feb. 22-28

Virginia
Freshman | OH
6 Sets Played

Kills: 25
Kills/Game: 4.17
Digs: 4
Digs/Game: 0.67
Receptions: 11
Rcpt/Game: 1.83
Aces: 5
Blocks: 9

Washington
5'8" | Senior | S
7 Sets Played

Assists: 82
Assists/Game: 11.71
Team Hitting%: 0.168
Digs: 21
Digs/Game: 3
Aces: 3
Blocks: 5


About the MaxPreps/AVCA High School Player of the Week Program:
The MaxPreps/AVCA High School Player of the Week Program is a partnership between the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and CBS MaxPreps, Inc. Each week MaxPreps and the AVCA recognize deserving student-athletes at the high school level who have demonstrated outstanding play on the court throughout the week of competition. Coaches must submit statistics to MaxPreps in order for their athletes to be considered for the program. To obtain your free access code to MaxPreps.com call (800) 329-7324 x1 or email [email protected] For more information on the AVCA, check out the AVCA website at www.avca.org