Findlay College Prep (Henderson, Nev.) And Montverde (Fla.) Retain Top Two Positions; Then-No. 14 Whitney Young (Chicago) Rounds

  Findlay College Prep (Henderson, Nev.) And Montverde (Fla.) Retain Top Two
  Positions; Then-No. 14 Whitney Young (Chicago) Rounds Out Top Three In USA
          TODAY High School Sports Super 25 Boys Basketball Rankings

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MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 8, 2013

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Findlay College Prep (Henderson,
Nev.) and Montverde (Fla.)  continue to hold down the top spots in the USA
TODAY High School Sports Super 25 national editorial rankings for boys
basketball for the week of January 7, 2013.

The USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 rankings appear in today's print
edition of USA TODAY Sports and are also available online at USA TODAY High
School Sports (www.usatodayhss.com).

The USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 is now in its 30^th year as the most
prestigious high school ranking platform in the nation. Gatorade is the
Official Fuel of the Super 25 rankings platform, which includes computer
rankings of every major high school football, baseball, boys and girls
basketball and boys and girls lacrosse team in the nation.

Following a holiday hiatus, the biggest shakeup in the first Super 25 of 2013
comes from then-No. 14 Whitney Young (Chicago), which advanced to No. 3 in
this week's rankings. Whitney Young defeated then-No. 4 Chester (Pa.) in the
Dec. 18-23 City of Palms Classic tournament, knocking the team to the No. 22
spot in this week's Super 25.

Then-No. 7 Lone Peak (Highland, Utah) also defeated Chester at City of Palms
and jumped to the No. 5 position in this week's Super 25, while then-No. 3
Huntington (W. Va.) fell to the No. 4 position following a loss to
then-unranked Prime Prep Academy (Dallas), debuting at No. 13 in this week's
rankings.

Despite an undefeated in-state record, then No. 12 Southwind Academy (Memphis)
fell to the No. 20 position in this week's rankings, following losses at City
of Palms to Lone Peak and then-No. 5 Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.),
this week's No. 9 team.

Previously unranked La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.) debuted on this week's Super
25 in the No. 8 position, thanks to a runner-up finish in the Iolani Classic
behind No. 1 Findlay Prep, as well as its defeat of then-No. 6 Oak Hill
Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)— the No. 10 team in this week's rankings.

In addition to Prime Prep Academy and La Lumiere, seven other previously
unranked teams made their first appearances in this week's Super 25: No. 14
Lake Oswego (Ore.), No. 16 Bishop Montgomery (Torrance, Calif.), No. 17
Midwest City (Okla.), No. 19 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.), No. 23
Bishop O'Connell (Arlington, Va.), No. 24 Olympic (Charlotte, N.C.) and No. 25
Pershing (Detroit).

Following is the complete listing of this week'sUSA TODAY High School Sports
boys basketball rankings:

USA TODAY High School Sports
High School Boys Basketball Super 25
For Week of January 7, 2013

1.Findlay College Prep, Henderson, Nev. (17-0)*
2.Montverde (Fla.) Academy (16-0)*
3.Whitney Young, Chicago (11-1)
4.Huntington (W.Va.) Prep (15-1)*
5.Lone Peak, Highland, Utah (10-1)
6.Mater Dei, Santa Ana, Calif. (16-0)
7.St. Anthony, Jersey City (7-0)
8.La Lumiere, La Porte, Ind. (16-2)*
9.Long Beach Poly (12-1)
10.Oak Hill Academy, Mouth of Wilson, Va. (15-2)*
11.Simeon, Chicago (9-2)
12.St. Benedict's Prep, Newark (12-0)
13.Prime Prep Academy, Dallas (9-0)*
14.Lake Oswego, Ore. (13-0)
15.DeSoto, Texas (20-1)
16.Bishop Montgomery, Torrance, Calif. (16-0)
17.Midwest City, Okla. (9-0)
18.Pike, Indianapolis (9-0)
19.St. John Bosco, Bellflower, Calif. (8-1)
20.Southwind Academy, Memphis (11-3)
21.West, Iowa City (8-0)
22.Chester, Pa. (7-2)
23.Bishop O'Connell, Arlington, Va. (12-1)
24.Olympic, Charlotte (12-0)
25.Pershing, Detroit (7-0)

*Does not compete for a state championship

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