The Baltimore Banner/VSN Boys & Girls Week 6 Basketball Top 15

Calvert Hall debuts at No. 11 in boys poll; Poly takes over as No. 1 in the girls rankings, St. Frances up to No. 2 and FSK debuts at No. 15

Published on: January 16, 2023 8:04 PM EST|Updated on: January 24, 2023 6:36 AM EST

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2022-23 Baltimore Banner/VSN Week 6 Boys Basketball Top 15

1. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH (18-3)

Previous rank: 1

Last week: defeated North Laurel (KY), 54-48, at HoopHall Classic at Springfield (MA) College; defeated John Carroll, 94-48, lost to St. Maria Goretti, 54-52, and defeated No. 9 McDonogh, 92-60

2. ST. FRANCES (13-7)

Previous rank: 2

Last week: defeated Heritage Christian (CA), 91-56 (Martin Luther King Classic at The St. James in Virginia); defeated Gilman (94-73), Boys’ Latin (66-38), and Glenelg Country (89-74)

3. PARKVILLE (12-0)

Previous rank: 3

Last week: defeated Dulaney, 81-73, Sparrows Point, 98-11, and Aberdeen, 85-72

4. CITY (13-0)

Previous rank: 4

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Last week: defeated National Academy Foundation, 112-25, and Mervo, 74-51

5. LAKE CLIFTON/REACH (9-2)

Previous rank: 7

Last week: defeated Reginald Lewis, 77-46, and Patterson, 43-37

6. EDMONDSON (8-3)

Previous rank: 8

Last week: defeated Randallstown, 76-46, and Benjamin Franklin, 76-51

7. MOUNT CARMEL (10-7)

Previous rank: 5

Last week: lost to Calvert Hall, 60-50; defeated Rosedale Christian, 70-59 (National High School Hoop Showcase at Glenelg Country), and lost to St. Maria Goretti, 67-64

8. LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD (8-4)

Previous rank: 6

Last week: lost to No. 9 McDonogh, 67-65

9. MCDONOGH (12-8)

Previous rank: 9

Last week: lost to Fairfax (VA) Christian, 58-43 (National Hoops Showcase at Glenelg Country); defeated then-No. 6 Loyola, 67-65, lost to Calvert Hall, 66-47, and No. 1 Mount St. Joseph, 92-60

10. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING (8-8)

Previous rank: 10

Last week: defeated Glenelg Country, 62-61, and John Carroll, 68-65

11. CALVERT HALL (13-8)

Previous rank: Not ranked

Last week: defeated then-No. 5 Mount Carmel, 60-50, Boys’ Latin, 58-47, and No. 9 McDonogh, 66-47

12. ST. MARY’S (12-5)

Previous rank: 11

Last week: defeated Sandy Spring Friends, 59-52, and Severn, 67-47

13. NEW TOWN (9-2)

Previous rank: 12

Last week: defeated Aliquippa (PA), 59-41, and Berlin Brothersvalley (PA), 64-48, at Martin Luther King Classic at Chambersburg (PA)

14. POLY (9-1)

Previous rank: 13

Last week: defeated New Era, 74-40

15. MEADE (10-1)

Previous rank: 15

Last week: defeated Northeast, 67-60, and Chesapeake Science Point, 79-60


2022-23 Baltimore Banner/VSN Week 6 Girls Basketball Top 15

1. POLY (11-1)

Previous rank: 2

Last week: defeated Mervo, 108-13, No. 11 Western, 68-30, and No. 4 St. Vincent Pallotti, 54-50

2. ST. FRANCES (13-2)

Previous rank: 3

Last week: defeated Roland Park Country, 78-24, and No. 1 McDonogh, 56-49; defeated Central Dauphin (PA), 59-33, and North Allegheny (PA), 58-52, at Hoops for Harmony Stand Against Racism Tournament in Chambersburg (PA)

3. MCDONOGH (12-2)

Previous rank: 1

Last week: defeated Maret (D.C.), 60-33, and lost to No. 3 St. Frances, 56-49; defeated South Shore (N.Y.), 66-48, at Rose Classic Super Jam in Brooklyn (N.Y.)

4. ST. VINCENT PALLOTTI (12-5)

Previous rank: 4

Last week: defeated No. 8 Mercy, 60-52, Archbishop Spalding, 62-41, and lost to then-No. 2 Poly, 54-50

5. HOWARD (12-0)

Previous rank: 5

Last week: defeated Oakland Mills, 73-28, and Centennial, 78-16

6. GLEN BURNIE (10-0)

Previous rank: 6

Last week: defeated Severna Park, 53-30, and Crofton, 48-26

7. MOUNT CARMEL (5-5)

Previous rank: 13

Last week: defeated then-No. 7 St. Timothy’s, 61-55

8. ST. TIMOTHY’S (7-2)

Previous rank: 7

Last week: defeated Gerstell, 65-42, and lost to No. 13 Mount Carmel, 61-55

9. MERCY (9-6)

Previous rank: 8

Last week: lost to No. 4 St. Vincent Pallotti, 60-52, and defeated Roland Park Country, 41-33

10. FOREST PARK (10-1)

Previous rank: 10

Last week: defeated Douglass, 91-0, and Digital Harbor, 74-16

11. WESTERN (5-3)

Previous rank: 11

Last week: defeated Reginald Lewis, 79-5, and lost to then-No. 2 Poly, 68-30

12. ST. MARY’S (15-0)

Previous rank: 12

Last week: defeated Maryvale Prep, 66-38

13. PIKESVILLE (8-3)

Previous rank: 14

Last week: defeated John Carroll, 51-35, Owings Mills, 63-16, and Patapsco, 61-25

14. HEREFORD (7-1)

Previous rank: 15

Last week: defeated Dulaney, 48-42, C. Milton Wright, 65-20, and Dundalk, 55-16

15. FRANCIS SCOTT KEY (11-2)

Previous rank: Not ranked

Last week: defeated Manchester Valley, 40-30, and Brunswick, 60-41