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--Paul VI ( Fairfax, Va.) and Aberdeen (Md.) Debut in This Week's Rankings--MCLEAN, Va.,
Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
St. Mary's (Phoenix),
Duncanville (Texas) and
Mater Dei (
Santa Ana, Calif.) hold the top three spots in the
USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 national editorial rankings for girls basketball for the week of
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 (
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.
The biggest shakeup in this week's Super 25 comes out of the
Washington, D.C. metro area, where previously unranked
Paul VI (
Fairfax, Va.)—now occupying the No. 10 position—defeated then-No. 6
H.D. Woodson (
Washington, D.C.), knocking the team to No. 19 in this week's rankings.
Bishop O'Dowd (
Oakland, Calif.), ranked No. 3 last week, had an idle week and fell to the No. 4 position, while
Whitney Young (Chicago) maintained its No. 5 spot and remains undefeated.
Norcross (Ga.) maintains its No. 9 position in this week's Super 25 rankings, thanks in part to the efforts of preseason American Family Insurance ALL-
Diamond DeShields, who had 21 points in a 51-46 defeat of
Mountain View (
Lawrenceville, Ga.). Norcross is preceded by No. 6
Murfreesboro, Tenn.), No. 7
La Jolla Country Day (
La Jolla, Calif.) and No. 8
Upper Marlboro, Md.).
Aberdeen (Md.) debuts as the No. 25 team after defeating
Milford Mill (Baltimore) in its first game of the season last week.
Last week's No. 17 team
Archbishop Wood (
Warminster, Pa.), as well as then-No. 25
suffered early season losses and have dropped out of the rankings completely.
Following is the complete listing of this week's USA TODAY High School Sports girls basketball rankings.