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SBLive/Sports Illustrated Power 25: Bishop Gorman's Nevada state championship streak ends at nine

Check out our latest Power 25 national high school boys basketball rankings, sponsored by Discount Tire

Bishop Gorman's season-long quest for a record 10th consecutive Nevada 5A state championship ended in heartbreaking fashion on Saturday.

The No. 16 Gaels lost to Liberty (Nev.) in overtime, 63-62, after senior Ryan Abelman's 3-pointer at the buzzer fell short, ending the program's legendary run of state titles one shy of a national record. 

Gorman becomes the latest Power 25 program to fall short of a state title, thus eliminating itself from contention for a State Champions Invitational bid in early April.

Gorman was among several teams that moved slightly in our latest SBLive/Sports Illustrated Power 25 national high school boys basketball rankings.

Find the complete breakdown of the SBLive/SI Power 25 below.

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The Power 25, sponsored by Discount Tire, is a collaboration between SBLive and Sports Illustrated. Power 25 rankings are compiled by SBLive reporter Andy Buhler and SI Director of Basketball Recruiting Jason Jordan based on observations and conversations with an extensive network of coaching and media sources across the country. You can reach Andy on Twitter @AndyBuhler or email him at

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Feb. 28, 2022

1. Sunrise Christian (Bel Aire, Kan.) (25-1)

Up next: TBD

Last ranking: No. 1

Beat Shaun Dumas Academy 99-40 on Friday.

2. Duncanville (Duncanville, Tex.) (30-1)

Up next: Mar. 1 vs. DeSoto (Tex.) (UIL Class 6A Playoffs)

Last ranking: No. 2

Beat Shoemaker in the 6A bi-district round and Rockwall-Health on Friday by nine points.

3. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) (21-4)

Up next: TBD

Last ranking: No. 3

Did not play.

4. Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) (19-4)

Up next: TBD

Last ranking: No. 4

Did not play.

Up next: March 4 vs. Lake Norman Christian (N.C.)

Last ranking: No. 5

Beat Central (Neb.) 79-31 on senior night. Jordan Walsh led three Lions in double-digit scoring with 15.

6. Richardson (Richardson, Tex.) (32-1)

Up next: Mar. 1 vs. McKinney (Tex.)

Last ranking: No. 6

Collected playoff wins over Grand Prairie and Allen.

7. Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) (22-2)

Up next: Mar. 3 vs. Lake Highland Prep (Fla.)

Last ranking: No. 7

Advanced to face Lake Highland Prep in the 4A FHSAA state semifinals after wins over North Broward Prep and Mater Lakes Academy.

8. La Lumiere School (La Porte, Ind.) (21-4) 

Up next: TBD

Last ranking: No. 8

Beat Spire Institute 111-58 and Elite Prep Academy, 71-34.

9. Camden (Camden, N.J.) (23-2)

Up next: Feb. 28 vs. Oakcrest (N.J.)

Last ranking: No. 9

Defeated Seneca 88-44 and Bishop Eustace Prep, 82-44, to head into NJSIAA state tournament.

10. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) (29-7)

Up next: Mar. 4 vs. Carolina Basketball Academy (N.C.)

Last ranking: No. 10

Defeated St. Vincent-St. Mary (Ohio) in the Play by Play Classic and Vertical Academy (N.C.) at home on ESPN to honor outgoing head coach Steve Smith’s final home game.

11. Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.) (25-5)

Up next: Mar. 4 vs. Seminole (Fla.)

Last ranking: No. 11

Defeated Olympia, which it lost to in districts last week, 81-49 in the FHSAA 7A state tournament regional semifinals. Panthers seek to defend its first 7A state title in Friday’s semifinals.

12. Roselle Catholic (Roselle, N.J.) (23-2)

Up next: TBD

Last ranking: No. 13

Beat Linden 62-47 and Elizabeth 63-58 behind Nebraska-bound Jamarques Lawrence’s 23 points to win the Union County Tournament championship.

13. North Little Rock (Little Rock, Ark.) (25-3)

Up next: AAA regional tournament

Last ranking: No. 13

Defeated Little Rock Central 79-51, then Cabot 87-52 to close out regular season.

14. Corona Centennial (Corona, Calif.) (30-1) 

Up next: CIF Open Division State quarterfinals (Mar. 5)

Last ranking: No. 16

Defeated Harvard Westlake 68-48 for the CIF Southern Section championship behind five-star Jared McCain’s game-high 20. Enter CIF Open Division Championships the No. 1 seed.

15. Combine Academy (Lincolnton, N.C.) (22-4)

Up next: TBD

Last ranking: No. 14

Defeated First Love Christian (Penn.), Liberty Heights (N.C.) and Word of God (N.C.) at Big Shots Nationals.

16. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) (30-1)

Up next: Feb. 25 vs. Spanish Springs (Nev.)

Last ranking: No. 15

Nine-straight 5A Nevada state title run ended on Saturday with a 63-62 overtime loss to Liberty (Nev.) in the state championship, eliminating the Gaels from contention for upstart GEICO Nationals spinoff State Champions Invitational.

17. Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.) (24-4) 

Up next: Mar. 2 vs. St. Augustine (CIF Open Division State Playoffs - first round)

Last ranking: No. 10

After being knockedout of CIF Southern Section pool play by being upset at home by Notre Dame-bound Brady Dunlap and Harvard-Westlake, the Trailblazers enter CIF Open Division playoffs with 6-seed St. Augustine on Wednesday.

18. Glenbard West (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) (30-1) 

Up next: Mar. 1 vs. Naperville North (IHSA 4A state playoffs)

Last ranking: No. 18

Plays for the sectional semifinals.

19. St. Paul VI (Chantilly, Va.) (25-4)

Up next: Feb. 28 vs. Bishop McNamara (WCAC tournament championship)

Last ranking: No. 20

Beat Gonzaga College 61-54 in the WCAC tournament semifinals, getting 20 points from Ben Hammond, to book a trip to the conference finals.

20. Centerville (Centerville, Oh.) (25-0)

Up next: Mar. 6 vs. Lakota West (OHSAA Division I - District Championship)

Last ranking: No. 21

Make that 41 straight victories as the Gabe Cupps-led Elks are on the doorstep of a district title after beating Lakota East.

21. Pebblebrook (Mableton, Ga.) (23-2) 

Up next: Mar. 2 vs. Milton (GHSA 7A State Semifinals)

Last ranking: No. 22

Defeated Parkview by floor and Collins Hill 72-37 Georgia Class 7A state quarterfinals.

22. Greensboro Day (Greensboro, N.C.) (32-4) 

Up next: TBD

Last ranking: No. 19

Lost to No. 1 Carmel Christian in the NCISAA 4A state championship 71-66 despite Jaydon Young’s 22 points.

23. Wasatch Academy (Mount Pleasant, Utah) (14-10)

Up next: TBD

Last ranking: No. 23

Did not play.

24. Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.) (19-3) 

Up next: Feb. 28 vs. Paul VI (WCAC Championship)

Last ranking: No. 24

Beat DeMatha in the WCAC semifinals to earn its first conference title berth since 1995.

25. Archbishop Stepinac (White Plains, N.Y.) (24-3)

Up next: TBD

Last ranking: NR

Returns to the Power 25 after beating No. 25 Cardinal Hayes on Saturday for the New York Archdiocesan Championship, 51-40.

Who qualifies for the Power 25?

In order to qualify, programs must be either affiliated with the state high school athletic association in the state it resides in or recognized by the association and allowed to play member high schools in its home state.

— Andy Buhler, SBLive – @AndyBuhler

— Jason Jordan, SI – @JasonJordanSI