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The end of the 2021-22 high school boys basketball season is drawing near. NIBC league play is done and regional and state playoffs are underway in most states.

There was a big SBLive/Sports Illustrated Power 25 upset last week — No. 10 Sierra Canyon (California) losing to Harvard-Westlake in CIF Southern Section pool play — as well as a Power 25 head-to-head matchup with Paul VI (Virginia) knocking off Bishop McNamara (Maryland). Those games resulted in several changes to our latest Power 25 rankings.

Find the complete breakdown of the updated SBLive/SI Power 25 national boys basketball rankings below.


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

Watch their weekly Power 25 breakdowns on Mondays live on Instagram at 11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time @SBLiveSports and @SIAllAmerican.



Feb. 21, 2022

1. Sunrise Christian (Bel Aire, Kan.) (24-1)

Up next: TBD

Last ranking: No. 1

Two comfortable wins at the Dr. Pepper Classic.

2. Duncanville (Duncanville, Tex.) (28-1)

Up next: Feb. 22 vs. Shoemaker (Tex.)

Last ranking: No. 2

Begins the UIL 6A state playoffs on Tuesday. Closed out the regular season with a 73-point win over Waco

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 Tennessee Prep at home on Friday, 77-55.

6. Richardson (Richardson, Tex.) (30-1)

Up next: Feb. 21 vs. Grand Prairie (Tex.)

Last ranking: No. 6

Beat Dallas Jesuit 82-61 ahead of its first round 6A UIL state playoff opener on Monday.

7. Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) (20-2)

Up next: Feb. 22 vs. North Broward Prep (Fla.)

Last ranking: No. 7

Beat Hallendale by 43 to open the 4A FHSAA state playoffs. 

8. La Lumiere School (La Porte, Ind.) (19-4)

Up next: Feb. 22 vs. Spire Institute (Ohio)

Last ranking: No. 8

Three straight home games, three straight comfortable home wins last week against Benet Academy (Ill), Rich Township (Ill.) and Western Reserve Academy (Ohio).

9. Camden (Camden, N.J.) (21-2)

Up next: Feb. 22 vs. Seneca (N.J.)

Last ranking: No. 9 

Logged double-digit wins over Camden Catholic (twice, one home and away) and a win at Rutgers Prep.

10. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) (27-7)

Up next: Feb. 21 vs. St. Vincent-St. Mary (Ohio)

Last ranking: No. 11

Beat Liberty Heights Cardinals (N.C.) and Virginia Episcopal (Va.) — both by double-digits — but the biggest news of the week? The school announced coach Steve Smith’s successor: Ridge View (S.C.)’s Yerrick Stoneman, an assistant under Smith from 1996-2007 (which included five national titles).

11. Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.) (23-5)

Up next: Feb. 22 vs. Olympia (Fla.)

Last ranking: No. 12

Rematches with Olympia — which it lost to in districts last week — in the FHSAA 7A state tournament regional semifinals. Panthers seek to defend its first 7A state title.

12. Roselle Catholic (Roselle, N.J.) (21-2)

Up next: Feb. 23 vs. Linden (N.J.)

Last ranking: No. 13

Edged Patrick School 66-63, then opened the Union County Tournament with a 73-56 quarterfinal win over Oratory (N.J.).

13. North Little Rock (Little Rock, Ark.) (24-3)

Up next: Feb. 22 vs. Little Rock Central (Ark.)

Last ranking: No. 14

Oregon pledge Kel’el Ware was sidelined with a wrist injury, but the Charging Wildcats kept rolling with comfortable wins over Bryant and Conway.

14. Combine Academy (Lincolnton, N.C.) (19-4)

Up next: Feb. 22 vs. Elevation Prep (N.C.)

Last ranking: No. 15

Edged Quality Education Academy (N.C.) 59-57 behind A.J. Smith’s 23 points.

15. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) (29-0)

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

Last ranking: No. 16

Senior Darrior Williams had 29 points as the Gaels capped a sweep to the Nevada 5A Southern Region championship with a 77-61 win over Liberty on Friday. Opens playoffs Friday.

16. Corona Centennial (Corona, Calif.) (29-1)

Up next: Feb. 25 vs. Harvard Westlake (Calif.)

Last ranking: No. 17

Walloped Crean Lutheran 91-46 in CIF Southern Section Open Division pool play on Friday. Up next? A Southern Section Open Division title Friday showdown with Harvard Westlake, which is coming off of an upset at Sierra Canyon.

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

Up next: CIF Open Division State Playoffs

Last ranking: No. 10

After beating Mater Dei, the Trailblazers were upset at home by Notre Dame-bound Brady Dunlap and Harvard-Westlake without Nebraska-bound point guard Ramel Lloyd in the CIF Southern Section Open Division Pool Play.

18. Glenbard West (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) (29-1)

Up next: IHSA 4A state playoffs

Last ranking: No. 18

Chicago city power Simeon looked poised to hand them their first loss to an Illinois team in the regular season finale, but the Hilltoppers had other plans. Glenbard West thrashed them 60-32.

19. Greensboro Day (Greensboro, N.C.) (31-3)

Up next: Feb. 22 vs. Cannon (NCISAA 4A state semifinals)

Last ranking: No. 19

Beat 7-seed Charlotte Christian in the NCISAA 4A state quarterfinals 55-33, setting up a semifinal matchup with 6-seed Cannon, which it beat by seven in early December.

20. St. Paul VI (Chantilly, Va.) (23-3)

Up next: WCAC playoffs

Last ranking: No. 21

Beat No. 23 Bishop McNamara 69-64, clearing the way to finish atop the WCAC standings. Wrap up WCAC regular season play at Bishop O’Connell Monday.

21. Centerville (Centerville, Oh.) (23-0)

Up next: OHSAA Division I Playoffs

Last ranking: No. 20

The Elks have not been stopped or slowed in 2021-22 and that continued last week when they beat Fairborn (Ohio) by 40 in a regional playoff game.

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

Up next: Feb. 22 vs. Parkview (Fla.)

Last ranking: No. 22

Georgia’s top-ranked team has swept its way through the postseason and opens the Georgia Class 7A state playoffs on Tuesday.

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

Up next: TBD

Last ranking: No. 24

Did not play.

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

Up next: WCAC playoffs

Last ranking: No. 23

Rebounded from a home loss to No. 21 Paul VI wins over New Hope Academy and Bishop Ireton to close out WCAC regular season play.

25. Cardinal Hayes (Bronx, N.Y.) (22-2)

Up next: Feb. 22 vs. Scanlan (N.Y.)

Last ranking: No. 25

Hayes is through to the CHSAA tournament semifinals on Tuesday after winning the CHSAA. Junior Tobe Awaka was named player of the year.

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