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Monday, January 5, 2015

Johm McGraw's New Year’s TN/KY HS Top 40

TN/KY HS Top 40 WEEK #6 – 2015



Week 6 Prev Week High School Record The Skinny
1 1 Blackman (TN) 12-2 Went to the Nike TOC and finished 2nd, losing in the Championship to Mater Dei (CA). Beat a good Hamilton Heights and a very good MHEA team. Have a big game with Riverdale coming up soon.
2 3 Elizabethtown (KY) 12-2 Won the Traditional Bank Classic at Lexington Catholic vs. Allen Co-Scottsville, Mercy and East Carter, all 3 good opponnents, then traveled to Naples, FL where they beat a good Homewood-Flossmoor (IL) team. They dropped a game to one of Florida’s top teams, Miami Country Day.
3 4 Dyer Co (TN) 16-0 Won the Go Southern Beach Blowout in Destin, FL over Paducah Tilghman in the final and beat a good Massac Co (IL) team along the way. Also beat a good MLK team in Clarksville before heading south.
4 7 Ridgeway (TN) 12-0 Have destroyed decent competition in their past 3 games….bullied Memphis Overton 63-18 in the SCIAA Anti-Bullying Classic, beat Jackson South Side 62-24, and crushed Olive Branch (MS) 64-44.
5 6 Henderson Co. (KY) 9-1 Went down to Evansville Mater Dei (IN) in a close game but bounced back and won the Owensboro Invitational with wins over Dupont Manual and Mercer Co.
6 5 Oakland (TN) 13-2 Had a slip up in northern Alabama vs. Hazel Green (AL). Otherwise they have been rolling with a big win over Hamilton Heights and Lee (AL) in the 3rd place game at the Huntsville Times Classic.
7 2 Butler (KY) 8-2 Beat So. Warren and St. Joe’s (WV) recently but lost to Ashland Blazer in the Traditional Bank Classic and Lakota East (OH) in the Bragging Rights Classic.
8 21 Riverdale (TN) 14-2 Lost in the finals of the Crescom Bank Campionship in Myrtle Beach, SC to Miami Sr, the defending 8A state champs in Florida. Otherwise have had some key wins over Lee (AL), William Fleming (VA), John Carroll (PA), and MHEA
9 10 Male (KY) 11-0 Won their division at the Carolina Invitational beating Boone Co in the Final. Strength of Schedule is going to keep these gals from moving up too much further.
10 11 Mercer Co. (KY) 12-2 Lost to Henderson Co and Bowling Green in Owensboro but then avenged the loss to BG at home in the Titan Holiday Classic
11 17 Holy Cross Covington (KY) 10-2 3-1 finish at the Traditional Bank Classic including a win in their last game vs Allen Co Scottsville.
12 13 Elizabethton (TN) 13-0 Won their division at the Carolina Invitational beating a good Hoover (AL) team in the championship 73-47. With their schedule an undefeated season is not out of the question.
13 8 Dupont Manual (KY) 11-3 Lost to Butler in OT by 1, Henderson Co. by 2 and Mercer Co by 15. Beat Bowling Green, Danville, and Knox Webb. Big games coming up including a rematch with Henderson Co and a matchup with Mercy.
14 15 Mt. Juliet (TN) 14-2 Won the LandAir Championship in Greeneville, TN, won of the biggest Holiday tournaments in TN or KY, beating good Smith Co and Bearden teams, although they had a slip up prior to the tournament to a good Stewarts Creek team
15 14 Murray (KY) 12-2 Lost to Tilghman in the championship at Calloway Co, but then turned around and won the Championship in the Murray Bank Lady Tiger Classic
16 18 Middleton (TN) 14-0 Have yet to really be challenged their closest games beating MHEA by 16 (Blackman only beat them by 10) and Southhaven (MS) by 12. Have a great chance to go undefeated in TN Class A.
17 12 Memphis Overton (TN) 13-2 Got dropped by Ridgeway in a complete meltdown but have been solid otherwise.
18 28 South Warren (KY) 12-3 Back to back slip ups vs. Mercy and Butler in the Traditional Bank Classic. Played 5 games in 4 days, running out of gas. Won the FNB Championship following the losses and then beating Bowling Green for a their first Regional loss in 6 years.
19 25 Ashland Blazer (KY) 8-2 Finished in 3rd place at the Traditional Bank Classic beating East Carter in the 3rd place game, beating Butler and Warren Central before losing to Mercy.
20 NR Dickson Co (TN) 15-1 Had a slip up to a good Gaitlinburg-Pittman team on their road in their tournament but have a 25 point win over a good White Co (TN) team and 20 point win over a 13-2 Brentwood (TN) team.
21 22 MHEA (TN) 19-4 Lost 2 recent games Blackman by 10 and Riverdale by 4, proving they can compete with the best of the best. Will be the first team in the poll to 20 wins
22 16 Paducah Tilghman (KY) 12-2 Won the Calloway Co Heritage Bank Classic in convincing fashion over Murray then lost in the Championship of the Go Southern Beach Bash to Dyer Co. Dropped a game right as the ranking were to be published to a very good Graves Co. team
23 19 Morristown West (TN) 14-2 Upset by a good Greeneville (TN) team in the LandAir Classic then beat So. Greene (TN) and Spring Valley (WV) for 5th place.
24 23 Bell Co. (KY) 11-2 Have lost 2 games all year by a combined 3points including a recent 2 point loss to Bowling Green.
25 NR Holmes (KY) 12-0 Won their division of the Queen of Palms tournament in Florida and won the Country Music Hwy Classic. They also have a 30 point win over Shelby Co.
26 NR Mercy (KY) 8-4 After starting the season slow, they have really come on, losing in the Championship of the Traditional Bank Classic then going to California and winning the Southern Cal Prep Classic
27 24 Allen County-Scottsville (KY) 9-3 Won the South Central Bank Classic after dropping 2 games in the Traditional Bank Classic to Elizabethtown and Holy Cross Covington.
28 36 CPA (TN) 11-0 Have big wins over CAK and Rossview, the only 2 games all year that they have been challenged. May not lose a game all season
29 NR White Co (TN) 16-1 Only loss is a 25 point loss to Dickson Co. Recently won the Sonic Shootout with wins over Heritage and Clarkrange.
30 NR Baylor (TN) 10-1 Lost earlier in the year to a good Hamilton Heights (TN) team. Won the Best of Preps Championship and haven’t been challenged much all year.
31 NR Eastern (KY) 8-0 Wins over Mercy and Sacred Heart in close games and haven’t been challenged in any of their other games.
32 NR Simon Kenton (KY) 12-0 Won the South Oldham Lady Dragon Hoopfest and the Rafferty’s/Double Dog Caveland Classic. Could be awhile before they are challenged.
33 31 Knoxville Webb (TN) 14-3 Dropped their last 2 games to Dupont Manual and a good Bowling Green team but still have quality wins over many high quality teams like Southwestern (KY), CAK, Bearden, and Greeneville
34 38 Dyersburg (TN) 12-1 A few wins over decent out of state opponnents and a win over Chester Co.
35 30 Briarcrest Christian (TN) 10-4 Have played a very tough schedule venturing down to Dallas, TX to play Conway (AR). Own a 30 point win over MHEA and win against a good Southwind team.
36 40 West Carroll (TN) 15-0 Continued their winning ways with a big win over regional foe Lexington.
37 26 Murfreesboro Central Magnet (TN) 14-2 Lost to a good Cumberland Co (TN) team in their only game since the last poll.
38 NR Henry Clay (KY) 7-2 Have 2 losses by a combined 4 points, including a 2 point loss to Butler. Other than their losses they haven’t been challenged much this season
39 NR Houston Co. (TN) 16-1 Dropped a game to Collinwood, but otherwise they have demolished their competition.
40 27 University Heights (KY) 11-3 Lost in the Championship of the Murray Bank Lady Tiger Classic and in the Championship of the Lady Storm United Min Workers tournament. Have the potential to win the rest of their regular season games.





Dropped out: #9 Houston (TN), #20 Franklin Co (KY), #29 Marshall Co (KY), #30 White Station (TN), #32 Glasgow (KY),
#33 Gibson Co (TN), #34 Bowling Green (KY), #35 East Carter (KY), #37 Munford (TN)

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