HS25 -- Eye On No. 1

HS25 -- Eye On No. 1
HS25 -- Eye On No. 1Andee Velasco

Mater Dei has it’s eye on running the table as the Nation’s No. 1 team. *Photo by Chris Hansen.

With most states finally tipping off the 2013-14 season, the ProspectsNation.com staff ranks the top 25 teams of the early season.

The staff has watched many of these teams live already, via the Riverdale Jamboree, Turkey Jamm, Freedom Jamboree, Norcross Tip-Off, and this weekend, the Breakdown event in Minnesota, we’ll be well on our way to the deep coverage we are planning this season.

After this weekend our staff will be at the Nike Tournament of Champions, Naples Shootout, Blue Chip Super Sunday Shootout, LB Insider Best of Michigan Holiday Classic and the West Coast Jamboree, plus a host of big matchups across the country.

One interesting factor in the first month of the season will be the impact of the 30-day waiting period rule in California. The Jackrabbits of Long Beach Poly add one of the top seniors in the country in St. Bernard transfer LaJahna Drummer, a 6-foot-2 five-star forward, on January 6th.

Records as of Dec. 1, 2013

1    Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) 0-0
2    Incarnate Word Academy (St. Louis, MO) 0-0
3    Duncanville (TX) 9-0
4    Blackman (Murfreesboro, TN) 5-0
5    Paul VI (Fairfax, VA) 0-0
6    Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, CA) 0-0
7    Homewood-Flossmoor (Flossmoor, IL) 3-0
8    Windward (Los Angeles, CA) 4-0
9    North Lawrence (Bedford, IN) 5-0
10    Riverdale (Murfreesboro, TN) 5-1
11    New Hope Christian Academy (Thomasville, NC) 5-0
12    Rock Bridge (Columbia, MO) 0-2
13    Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, MD) 0-0
14    Capitol Christian (Landover, MD) 1-1
15    Leavenworth (KS) 0-0
16    Saint Mary's (Albany, CA) 0-0
17    Rolling Meadows (IL) 5-0
18    Manvel (TX) 8-1
19    St. Mary's (Stockton, CA) 0-0
20    Shabazz (Newark, NJ) 0-0
21    Life Center (Burlington, NJ) 0-1
22    Regis Jesuit (Aurora, CO) 0-0
23    Fairmont (Kettering, OH) 0-1
24    Christ the King (Middle Village, NY) 0-0
25    Northside (Fort Smith, AR) 3-0


Hansen is managing editor of ProspectsNation.com and a McDonald’s All-American selection committee member. He was the national director of scouting for ESPN HoopGurlz from 2005 until 2012. He can be reached at chris@prospectsnation.com.

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