Jan. 9, 2013
Santa Ana, Calif.
) is the new No. 1 team in the
TODAY High School Sports Super 25 national editorial rankings for girls basketball for the week of
January 7, 2013
Prior to the Super 25 holiday hiatus, then-No. 3 Mater Dei defeated former No. 1
(Phoenix) during the
Nike Tournament of Champions in
, knocking the team out of the top three and into the No. 4 position in the first rankings of 2013.
TODAY High School Sports Super 25 rankings appear in today's print editions of
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TODAY High School Sports Super 25 is now in its 30
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.
(Los Angeles) debuts as the No. 3 team in this week's Super 25, defeating then-No. 4
(Oakland) during the finals of the Oaks Christian Holiday Tournament in
, Calif. Bishop O'Dowd, which also saw defeat at the hands of
during the tournament, fell to the No. 20 spot in this week's rankings.
(Texas) is the only top 5 team to retain its spot in this week's rankings, defeating
(Plano) in the final of the Sandra Meadows Classic in
on Dec. 29.
) moved up a spot to No. 5 after handing then-No. 15
) its first loss of the season. Oakland dropped out of the rankings this week.
Upper Marlboro, Md.
), meanwhile, dropped from No. 8 to 19 after losing to Mater Dei at the Nike Tournament of Champions and to
(Ore.) in the Title IX Invitational in
In addition to Windward, 10 other previously unranked teams made their first appearances on this week's Super 25: No. 7
), No. 13
), No. 14
), No. 15
(Newark), No. 16
(Fort Lauderdale), No. 17
), No. 22
), No. 23
(St. Louis), No. 24
) and No. 25
Following is the complete listing of this week's USA TODAY High School Sports girls basketball rankings.