Collegiate Baseball H.S. Poll 6-27-16

BUCHANAN NO. 1 IN CB’s FINAL 2016 H.S. POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — Buchanan (Clovis, CA) completed the 2016 season as the No. 1 team in Collegiate Baseball’s final National High School poll.

Buchanan posted its best record in school history at 30-1. The Bears were the CIF Central Section Division 1 champions after defeating Clovis North, 4-0. In 2011 Buchanan went 30-2 and finished fourth in the country by Collegiate Baseball.

No. 2 Archbishop McCarthy (Southwest Ranches, FL) — 29-2 and Florida 6A champs.

No. 3 Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, FL) — 27-2 and Florida 9A champs.

Greenup County (KY) lost to St. Xavier, 4-2 to finish its season at 39-2. They dropped to No. 24 which allowed the top teams in the poll to move up.

No. 4 Redondo Union (Redondo Beach, CA) — 31-2 CIF Southern Section Division 3 champs

No. 5 Bryant, AR — 31-2 and Arkansas 7A champs.

No. 6 Walton (Marietta, GA) — 32-4 and Georgia 6A champs.

No. 7 Canterbury School (Fort Myers, FL) — 31-1 and Florida’s 3A champs.

No. 8 North Davidson (Lexington, NC) — 30-2 and North Carolina 4A champs.

No. 9 Barbe (Lake Charles, LA) — 35-6 and Louisiana 5A champs.

No. 10 Riverdale Baptist (Marlboro, MD) — 35-3 and Maryland Private School state title winners. Also they won 46 of their last 49 games dating back to last season.

No. 11 is De La Salle (Concord, CA) — 25-3 and CIF North Central Division 1 Section champions.

New to the rankings at No. 12 is Dallas Jesuit (TX) which won  its first Texas 6A state title by beating Johnson (San Antonio, TX) 6-2. Jesuit finished the season at 36-8-2. Tournament MVP Jacob Palisch threw 6.1 innings, striking out six, walking two and allowing one earned run on 7 hits.

Also new to the poll at No. 13 is Basic (Henderson, NV). The Wolves defeated Centennial, 9-1 to claim their first state title in 29 years.

They started the game with five runs in the first-inning which was highlighted by Jack Wold who belted the first pitch he saw over the right field fence for a three-run homer. RHP Trever Berg went the distance, allowing an unearned run on seven hits with four strikeouts and two walks for the win. Basic finished the season, 36-4.

Returning to the poll is Shawnee Mission East, KS at No. 14 after defeating Lawrence Free State, 4-3 for the Kansas 6A title. The winning run of the game was scored by Philip Cole, a pinch runner, who scored on an errant throw. Joey Wentz helped the team get to the finals by tossing a two-hitter in an 11-0 win over Washburn Rural. He struck out nine and belted a two-run homer in the game.

Entering the poll at No. 15 is Prestonwood Christian Academy (Plano, TX). They won their first ever TAPPS 5A baseball state title after defeating Monsignor Kelley Catholic (Beaumont, TX) 7-1.

No. 16 Seton Hall Prep (West Orange, NJ) knocked off St. Augustine, 4-2 for the Non-Public A state title. Prep finished 28-3.

No. 17 Teurlings Catholic (Lafayette, LA) — 35-4 and Louisiana 4A state champs.

No. 18 Hamilton (Chandler, AZ) — 27-7 and Arizona Division 1 champs.

No. 19 Glenwood School (Phenix City, AL) — 46-5 and AISA champs.

No. 20 Summerville, SC — 27-7 and South Carolina 4A state champs.

No. 21 Murrieta Mesa (Murrieta, CA) — 27-7 and the CIF Southern Section Division 1 champions.

Also new at No. 22 is Hanover (Mechanicsville, VA) which won the Virginia 4A championship after edging out Liberty Christian, 13-12. They completed their season with a 24-1 record.

At No. 23 is Russellville (AL) which won the Alabama 5A title by beating Faith Academy in three-game championship series. They are 47-7 for the season.

No. 25 Deer Park, TX was knocked out of the state tournament after suffering two losses to Langham Creek (Houston, TX) in the regional final.

No. 26 Coppell, TX was knocked out of the state tournament by Midland Lee (Midland, TX) in the regional semi-finals and finished the season 33-4.

No. 27 Providence (Charlotte, NC) — 29-4 and was knocked out of the state tournament by North Davidson.

No. 28 Rockledge, FL — 28-2 and lost in the Region semi-finals.

No. 29 Brother Rice (Chicago, IL)  — 35-4 and lost in the Section Finals.

No. 30 South Caldwell (Hudson, NC) — 28-2 and eliminated from the state tournament.

Dropping from the poll are Calallen (TX), St. Joseph Regional (NJ), St. Thomas Catholic (TX), and JSerra Catholic (CA).

For more information on the high school poll, check out the July 15, 2016 edition of Collegiate Baseball. You can subscribe or purchase a single copy of Collegiate Baseball by CLICKING HERE.

Collegiate Baseball’s National H.S. Poll
(June 27, 2016)

Rank School    City/State Record
  1. Buchanan (Clovis, CA) 30-1 F
  2. Archbishop McCarthy (Southwest Ranches, FL) 29-2 F
  3. Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, FL) 27-2 F
  4. Redondo Union (Redondo Beach, CA) 31-2 F
  5. Bryant (Bryant, AR) 31-2 F
  6. Walton (Marietta, GA) 32-4 F
  7. Canterbury School (Fort Myers, FL) 31-1 F
  8. North Davidson (Lexington, NC) 30-2 F
  9. Barbe (Lake Charles, LA) 35-6 F
10. Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, MD) 35-3 F
11. De La Salle (Concord, CA) 25-3 F
12. Dallas Jesuit (Dallas, TX) 36-8-2 F
13. Basic (Henderson, NV) 36-4 F
14. East (Shawnee Mission, KS) 17-4 F
15. Prestonwood Christian Academy (Plano, TX) 31-1 F
16. Seton Hall Prep (West Orange, NJ) 28-3 F
17. Teurlings Catholic (Lafayette, LA) 35-4 F
18. Hamilton (Chandler, AZ) 27-7 F
19. Glenwood School (Phenix City, AL ) 46-5 F
20. Summerville (Summerville, SC) 27-7 F
21. Murrieta Mesa (Murrieta, CA) 27-7 F
22. Hanover (Mechanicsville, VA) 24-1 F
23. Russellville (Russellville, AL) 47-7 F
24. Greenup County (Greenup, KY) 39-2 F
25. Deer Park (Deer Park, TX) 37-3 F
26. Coppell (Coppell, TX) 33-4 F
27. Providence (Charlotte, NC) 29-4 F
28. Rockledge (Rockledge, FL) 28-2 F
29. Brother Rice (Chicago, IL) 35-4 F
30. South Caldwell (Hudson, NC) 28-2 F