Meade 24-4 Finishes #7 In Baltimore Sun and #18 in Washington Post

Posted by Michael Glick on Mar 15 2023 at 09:17AM PDT

Baltimore Sun high school sports Top 15 polls (March 13) By Baltimore Sun staff
Baltimore Sun

Rank, team, record, previous rank

1. Mount Saint Joseph (38-4) 2

2. City (28-0) 3

3. St. Frances (29-11) 1

4. New Town (22-3) 4

5. Parkville (27-1) 5

6. Edmondson (22-7) 8

7. Meade (25-4) 11

8. Lake Clifton (22-5) 6

9. Mount Carmel (20-16) 7

10. Archbishop Spalding (15-18) 9

11. St. Mary’s (24-7) 10

12. Aberdeen (22-5) 13

13. Broadneck (17-7) 15

14. Wilde Lake (21-4) 14

15. Poly (20-3) 12

Others considered: Calvert Hall (19-18), Dulaney (18-6), John Carroll (14-18), Liberty (19-6), Long Reach (21-3), Loyola Blakefield (11-15)

Boys’ basketball final Top 20: By Washington Post Staff March 13, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. EDT

Another dramatic and entertaining year of D.C.-area high school basketball is in the books. Our final boys’ rankings of the winter are filled with programs that achieved something impressive this season, whether that was a conference championship, a deep playoff run or a strong record.

In College Park, it was a rough few days for local programs at the state championships. Damascus, Largo and Meade put together impressive seasons but came up one win short of ultimate glory.

1. Sidwell Friends (27-4) Last ranked: 1
The Quakers set themselves apart this winter by winning the outright Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference title and a D.C. state title.

2. St. John’s (32-4) LR: 2
The WCAC champion fell to DeMatha in overtime in the Alhambra semifinals.

3. Paul VI (32-3) LR: 3
Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association champion and WCAC finalist will partake in the Geico Nationals tournament at the end of the month.

4. Hayfield (30-1) LR: 4
The Hawks successfully defended last year’s Virginia state title, defeating Patriot on Friday in the Class 6 final.

5. Patriot (27-4) LR: 6
The Pioneers’ impressive season ended one win short of a state title.

6. Bishop McNamara (27-9) LR: 8
The Mustangs fell to DeMatha in the Alhambra championship.

7. Gonzaga (26-11) LR: 7
The Eagles lost to Bishop McNamara in the Alhambra semifinals.

8. Bullis (26-5) LR: 6
The IAC champion was bounced from the Alhambra bracket by Bishop McNamara.

9. Jackson-Reed (28-8) LR: 9
The Tigers reached the D.C. State Athletic Association final for a second straight year.

10. Mt. Zion Prep (27-11) LR: 15
The Warriors earned a gritty win over Shabach Christian in Monday’s Maryland Private Schools Tournament championship game.

11. Shabach Christian (31-7) LR: 10
The Eagles fell to Mt. Zion Prep in the Maryland Private School Tournament championship game.

12. Largo (21-7) LR: 12
The Lions were defeated by New Town in the Maryland 2A championship game.

13. Riverdale Baptist (27-4) LR: 11
The Crusaders had a strong season, winning the Metro Independent School Athletic League title for a second straight season.

14. DeMatha (22-12) LR: 18
The Stags ended a tough season on a high note by beating McNamara in the Alhambra Invitational championship.

15. St. Andrew’s (24-7) LR: 13
The Lions finished in second place behind Sidwell Friends in the MAC regular season standings and conference tournament.

16. Bard (24-7) LR: 14
It was a dream season for the Falcons, who won the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association and DCSAA A tournaments.

17. Damascus (25-3) LR: 16
After knocking off undefeated Frederick in the state semifinals, the Hornets fell to City College in the Maryland 3A title game.

18. Meade (24-4) LR: 19
The Mustangs lost to Parkville in Saturday’s Maryland 4A title game.

19. South Lakes (24-4) LR: 17
The Seahawks fell to Hayfield in the Virginia Class 6 semifinals.

20. Gaithersburg (19-7) LR: NR
The Trojans reached the Maryland 4A semifinals, where they lost to eventual champion Parkville.

Dropped out: No. 20 Sherwood


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