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Top 25 national girls high school basketball rankings: Archbishop Mitty hangs on to No. 1 (2/20/2024)

Bishop McNamara (Maryland) latest to lose ground in national girls basketball rankings after loss to Bishop Ireton

Things are about to get plenty more difficult for top-ranked Archbishop Mitty (California) the rest of the way in the California (CIF) Open Division girls basketball playoffs.

While that is going on, No. 2 Long Island Lutheran (New York) keeps posting top-10 national wins, this time over Montverde Academy and Morris Catholic Next up - Sidwell Friends.

Check out the latest SBLive/Sports Illustrated Power 25 national high school girls basketball rankings below.

The SBLive/Sports Illustrated Power 25 rankings are compiled by SBLive reporters Lance Smith and Todd Milles based on observations and conversations with an extensive network of coaching and media sources across the country. Reach Lance on Twitter (@LanceSmithTPC) or email him at


Feb. 20, 2024


1. Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, CA) (25-0 – 1st)

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Opened CIF-CCS playoffs with 77-36 win over Saint Francis (Mountain View). Archbishop Mitty continues pool play against Archbishop Riordan and Pinewood.

2. Long Island Lutheran (Brookville, NY) (19-1 – 2nd)

Yet another amazing week, defeating Montverde (73-55) and Morris Catholic (81-58). Next in big early-week test against Sidwell Friends.

3. Etiwanda (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) (28-3 – 3rd)

For third consecutive year, Eagles advance to face Sierra Canyon in CIF-SS Open Division finals without any close calls during pool play.

4. Grayson (Loganville, GA) (27-0 – 4th)

Finally, it's postseason time ... after an undefeated regular season in which Rams were hardly tested. They open playoffs Wednesday against Richmond Hill.

5. IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL) (23-3 – 5th)

Had a week off after beating Montverde to finish regular season. Just waiting for more opportunities to move up.

6. Montverde Academy (Montverde, FL) (21-3 – 7th)

After devastating IMG Academy loss, Eagles dropped another game, this time to LuHi (73-55) before rebounding with impressive win over Sidwell Friends.

7. Sidwell Friends (Washington, DC) (21-4 – 9th)

Ran out of gas late against Montverde Academy in 81-72 loss. Monday brings another chance at a monumental win facing Long Island Lutheran.

8. Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, CA) (30-1 – 10th)

Overcame slow start to roll past Mater Dei and cement its third consecutive Southern Section Open Division finals appearance.

9. Morris Catholic (Denville, NJ) (24-1 – 8th)

Dreams of undefeated season were dashed after 81-58 loss to LuHi. Loss should serve as a good tuneup before the playoffs.

10. Bishop McNamara (Forestville, MD) (22-4 – 6th)

After 64-58 loss to Bishop Ireton, Mustangs saw 16-game winning streak snapped. Still atop WCAL standings.

11. Incarnate Word Academy (Bel-Nor, MO) (24-0 – 11th)

Broke state record with 124th consecutive victory in victory over Ursuline Academy (75-32) - and team plays Burroughs on Wednesday.

12. DeSoto (DeSoto, TX) (25-5 – 12th)

So far, so good through two playoff games. But Round 3 brings a major test in Cedar Hill, which played DeSoto down to the wire (63-61) earlier this month.

13. Duncanville (Duncanville, TX) (28-4 – 13th)

Held first two playoff foes to 35 points apiece in easy victories - and that could happen against this week against Lake Ridge.

14. Westtown (West Chester, PA) (20-2 – 14th)

Been off a week after winning fourth consecutive FSL championship - after not winning one for nearly two decades. Playoffs next.

15. Mansfield Timberview (Arlington, TX) (36-1 – 15th)

Two playoff games, two blowout wins. Mansfield will be the favorite to keep it rolling Monday against Ryan.

16. Hebron Christian (Dacula, GA) (25-2 – 16th)

Finally done with regional play after a dominant 10-0 showing in AAA Region 8. Next up, playoffs. 

17. Grace Christian (Sanford, NC) (28-0 – 17th)

While it's often the Sarah Strong show, junior Icyss Storm (22 points) led n Grace Christian's playoff opener, an 87-31 rout of Forsyth Country Day.

18. Thomas Dale (Chester, VA) (21-0 – 18th)

After defeating Cosby, 81-37, to end regular season, Thomas Dale beat same foe worse to open playoffs (90-13). Plays Glen Allen next.

19. Johnston (Johnston, IA) (24-0 – 19th)

Thrashed Des Moines North (79-23) to begin playoffs. Johnston continues the quest on Tuesday against Sioux City West.

20. Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa, CA) (26-2 – 20th)

Coming off a bye week due to an automatic semifinals berth, Cardinal Newman opens the CIF-NCS Open Division playoffs against Carondelet.

21. Folsom (Folsom, CA) (25-4 – 21st)

After steamrolling its way to Sac-Joaquin Section finals, Bulldogs play St. Mary's, which they defeated 58-53 in last year's championship.

22. Rutgers Prep (Somerset, NJ) (21-4 – 22nd)

Held off Gill St. Bernard's for the third time this season to end the regular season on a high note.

23. Loyola Academy (Wilmette, IL) (33-0 – 23rd)

Blew out Lincoln Park and Taft to open postseason, and is favorite in upcoming sectional semifinal match with Glenbrook North.

24. Purcell Marian (Cincinatti, OH) (21-1 – 24th)

Cruised past New Richmond (84-45) in its only OHSAA game of the week to stay sharp. Plays Hughest on Wednesday in next round.

25. South Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, TX) (28-3 – Bubble)

Hasn't lost since turn of new year. Currently on a 13-game winning streak with only losses coming against Mansfield Timberview (twice) and Sierra Canyon.



Burroughs (St. Louis, MO)

Camden (Camden, SC)

Clark (San Antonio, TX)

Gabriel Richard (Ann Arbor, MI)

Lawrence Central (Indianapolis, IN)

Lincoln (Lincoln, IL)

Lone Peak (Highland, UT)

Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA)

Ontario Christian (Ontario, CA)

Pickerington Central (Pickerington, OH)

Sage Hill (Newport Beach, CA)

Wesleyan (Peachtree Corners, GA)

– Lance Smith | | @sbliveca