2022-23 Baltimore Banner/VSN Week 9 Boys Basketball Top 15

1. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH (27-3)

Previous rank: 1

Last week: defeated St. Vincent Pallotti, 101-55, Glenelg Country, 78-72, and then-No. 10 Archbishop Spalding, 81-49

2. ST. FRANCES (20-9)

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Previous rank: 2

Last week: lost to Gonzaga (D.C.), 76-67 (Very Melo Classic at Morgan State University); defeated No. 6 Mount Carmel, 76-71 and 75-65

3. PARKVILLE (18-0)

Previous rank: 3

Last week: defeated Owings Mills, 90-36, and Loch Raven, 93-64

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4. CITY (18-0)

Previous rank: 4

Last week: defeated Southwestern, 77-12, and Coppin Academy, 96-22

5. LAKE CLIFTON/REACH (15-3)

Previous rank: 5

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Last week: defeated then-No. 13 Dunbar, 68-34, and National Academy Foundation, 83-17

6. MOUNT CARMEL (16-12)

Previous rank: 6

Last week: lost to Sidwell Friends (D.C.), 49-47 (Very Melo Classic at Morgan State University); lost to No. 2 St. Frances, 76-71; defeated Gilman School, 72-61, and lost to No. 2 St. Frances, 75-65

7. EDMONDSON (13-5)

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Previous rank: 7

Last week: defeated Mervo, 63-55, and Digital Harbor, 78-26

8. LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD (10-9)

Previous rank: 8

Last week: defeated then-No. 12 Calvert Hall, 46-45, and lost to then-No. 12 Calvert Hall, 52-47

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9. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING (13-12)

Previous rank: 10

Last week: defeated Gilman, 81-49, and St. Vincent Pallotti, 63-55, and lost to No. 1 Mount St. Joseph, 81-49

10. NEW TOWN (16-2)

Previous rank: 11

Last week: defeated Lansdowne, 84-39, and Western Tech, 70-50

11. CALVERT HALL (17-14)

Previous rank: 12

Last week: lost to No. 9 Loyola. 46-45, and St. Maria Goretti, 55-52; defeated No. 9 Loyola, 52-47

12. ST. MARY’S (17-6)

Previous rank: 9

Last week: defeated Indian Creek, 76-56, and lost to Archbishop Curley, 49-45; defeated Friends, 60-44

13. POLY (14-2)

Previous rank: Not ranked

Last week: defeated Benjamin Franklin, 78-56, Forest Park, 73-39, and then-No. 13 Dunbar, 66-60

14. MEADE (18-1)

Previous rank: 15

Last week: defeated Old Mill, 80-43, and Glen Burnie, 68-61

15. ABERDEEN (16-4)

Previous rank: Not ranked

Last week: defeated Joppatowne, 89-83, Fallston, 112-72, and C. Milton Wright, 77-68

2022-23 Baltimore Banner/VSN Week 9 Girls Basketball Top 15

1. POLY (18-1)

Previous rank: 1

Last week: defeated No. 11 Forest Park, 53-22, Coppin Academy, 78-5, and Ben Franklin, 77-24

2. MCDONOGH (19-2)

Previous rank: 3

Last week: defeated then-No. 2 St. Frances, 59-48, and No. 6 Mercy, 75-46

3. ST. FRANCES (19-3)

Previous rank: 2

Last week: lost to then-No. 3 McDonogh, 59-48; defeated then-No. 8 Mount Carmel, 70-37, and Mount Zion Prep, 67-60 (695 Hoops Battle of Baltimore at St. Frances)

4. ST. VINCENT PALLOTTI (17-7)

Previous rank: 4

Last week: defeated then-No. 8 Mount Carmel, 71-22, and Archbishop Spalding, 54-39

5. HOWARD (16-1)

Previous rank: 5

Last week: defeated Oakland Mills, 61-27, and Hammond, 74-43

6. MERCY (12-8)

Previous rank: 6

Last week: lost to then-No. 3 McDonogh, 75-46, and defeated Roland Park Country, 48-34

7. GLEN BURNIE (16-1)

Previous rank: 7

Last week: defeated Meade, 63-27, and Chesapeake-Anne Arundel, 59-44

8. ST. MARY’S (22-0)

Previous rank: 9

Last week: defeated St. Paul’s, 69-42, and Notre Dame Prep, 51-18

9. LOCH RAVEN (17-0)

Previous rank: 14

Last week: defeated Parkville, 73-25, and Hereford, 49-45; defeated then-No. 8 Mount Carmel, 52-50 (695 Hoops Battle of Baltimore at St. Frances)

10. ST. TIMOTHY’S (14-3)

Previous rank: 10

Last week: defeated Concordia Prep, 53-43, Garrison Forest, 58-22, and Friends, 74-57

11. FOREST PARK (13-3)

Previous rank: 11

Last week: lost to No. 1 Poly, 53-22, and defeated Patterson, 69-33

12. WESTERN (10-4)

Previous rank: 12

Last week: defeated Dunbar, 68-6, and Mervo, 70-20; defeated Roland Park Country, 48-29 (695 Hoops Battle of Baltimore at St. Frances)

13. PIKESVILLE (14-5)

Previous rank: 13

Last week: defeated Dulaney, 53-23, and Sparrows Point, 83-37; lost to Charles H. Flowers, 52-46 (695 Hoops Battle of Baltimore at St. Frances)

14. MOUNT CARMEL (8-13)

Previous rank: 8

Last week: lost to No. 4 St. Vincent Pallotti, 71-22, and then-No. 2 St. Frances, 70-37; lost to then-No. 14 Loch Raven, 52-50 (695 Hoops Battle of Baltimore at St. Frances)

15. GERSTELL ACADEMY (15-4)

Previous rank: Not ranked

This week: defeated St. John’s Catholic Prep, 65-31, and Friends, 57-48