The Baltimore Banner/VSN Boys & Girls Week 7 Basketball Top 15

John Carroll enters boys poll; undefeated Loch Raven debuts in girls rankings

Published on: January 24, 2023 6:30 AM EST|Updated on: January 24, 2023 9:51 AM EST

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2022-23 Baltimore Banner/VSN Week 7 Boys Basketball Top 15

1. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH (21-3)

Previous rank: 1

Last week: defeated Jackson-Reed (D.C.), 64-50 (R1A Classic at Harford Community College); defeated No. 7 Mount Carmel, 55-51, Gilman, 74-51, and Boys’ Latin, 61-41

2. ST. FRANCES (16-7)

Previous rank: 2

Last week: defeated Bella Vista (AZ), 66-62 (R1A Classic at Harford Community College); defeated No. 10 Archbishop Spalding, 84-77; defeated Varina (VA), 77-63 (Martin Luther King Showcase at University of Maryland)

3. PARKVILLE (14-0)

Previous rank: 3

Last week: defeated Pikesville, 70-59, and Dundalk, 82-41

4. CITY (15-0)

Previous rank: 4

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Last week: defeated Archbishop Curley, 58-55 (Basketball Academy at Dunbar); defeated No. 6 Edmondson, 78-73

5. LAKE CLIFTON/REACH (11-3)

Previous rank: 5

Last week: lost to Oxon Hill, 64-57 (Basketball Academy at Dunbar); defeated Renaissance Academy, 58-55, and Digital Harbor, 64-16

6. EDMONDSON (9-4)

Previous rank: 6

Last week: defeated Woodlawn, 67-57 (Basketball Academy at Dunbar); lost to No. 4 City College, 78-73

7. MOUNT CARMEL (12-9)

Previous rank: 7

Last week: lost to St. Andrew’s Episcopal, 52-48 (Capitol Hoops Challenge at DeMatha); lost to Patrick School (N.J.), 65-55 (R1A Classic at Harford Community College); lost No. 1 Mount St. Joseph, 55-51, and No. 10 Archbishop Spalding, 60-57

8. LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD (8-6)

Previous rank: 8

Last week: lost to John Carroll, 71-69, and St. Maria Goretti, 72-52

9. MCDONOGH (13-9)

Previous rank: 9

Last week: lost to Gilman, 58-52, and defeated St. Vincent Pallotti, 71-67

10. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING (9-10)

Previous rank: 10

Last week: lost to No. 2 St. Frances, 84-77; defeated No. 7 Mount Carmel, 60-57; lost to John Carroll, 70-68 (Martin Luther King Showcase at University of Maryland)

11. CALVERT HALL (16-9)

Previous rank: 11

Last week: defeated Good Counsel, 55-53 (R1A Classic at Harford Community College); defeated Glenelg Country, 47-36, and lost to John Carroll, 65-45; defeated Rosedale Christian, 62-54 (Martin Luther King Showcase at University of Maryland)

12. ST. MARY’S (13-5)

Previous rank: 12

Last week: defeated St. Paul’s, 59-44

13. NEW TOWN (11-2)

Previous rank: 13

Last week: defeated Eastern Tech, 98-42, and Perry Hall, 73-35

14. POLY (10-1)

Previous rank: 14

Last week: defeated SEED School, 83-79

15 (tied). MEADE (13-1)

Previous rank: 15

Last week: defeated South River, 84-80 (Capitol Hoops Showcase at DeMatha), North County, 59-41, and Severna Park, 56-48

15 (tied). JOHN CARROLL (8-13)

Previous rank: Not ranked

Last week: lost to National Christian Academy, 73-59 (R1A Classic at Harford Community College); defeated No. 8 Loyola Blakefield, 71-69, No. 11 Calvert Hall, 65-45, and No. 10 Archbishop Spalding, 70-68 (Martin Luther King Classic at University of Maryland)

2022-23 Baltimore Banner/VSN Week 7 Girls Basketball Top 15

1. POLY (13-1)

Previous rank: 1

Last week: defeated then-No. 7 Mount Carmel, 58-44; defeated St. Mary’s Ryken, 60-49 (Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh)

2. ST. FRANCES (15-2)

Previous rank: 2

Last week: defeated No. 4 St. Vincent Pallotti, 60-47, and Archbishop Spalding, 79-27

3. MCDONOGH (15-2)

Previous rank: 3

Last week: defeated Roland Park Country, 56-26, and then-No. 7 Mount Carmel, 68-38; defeated Stone Ridge, 67-34 (Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh)

4. ST. VINCENT PALLOTTI (14-6)

Previous rank: 4

Last week: lost to No. 2 St. Frances, 60-47, and defeated Roland Park, 60-41; defeated No. 5 Howard, 53-42 (Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh)

5. HOWARD (12-1)

Previous rank: 5

Last week: lost to No. 4 St. Vincent Pallotti, 53-42, at Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh

6. MERCY (10-6)

Previous rank: 9

Last week: defeated then-No. 6 Glen Burnie, 61-56, at Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh

7. GLEN BURNIE (12-1)

Previous rank: 6

Last week: defeated South River, 56-44, and Old Mill, 68-54; lost to then-No. 9 Mercy, 61-56 (Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh)

8. MOUNT CARMEL (8-6)

Previous rank: 7

Last week: defeated Archbishop Spalding, 70-49, and lost to No. 1 Poly, 58-44, and No. 3 McDonogh, 68-38; defeated then-No. 10 Forest Park, 42-38, (Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh)

9. ST. MARY’S (18-0)

Previous rank: 12

Last week: defeated then-No. 8 St. Timothy’s, 62-52, and Gerstell, 55-45; defeated Harford Tech, 57-33 (Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh)

10. ST. TIMOTHY’S (9-3)

Previous rank: 8

Last week: lost to then-No. 12 St. Mary’s, 62-52, and defeated Severn, 49-20; defeated Old Mill, 74-62 (Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh)

11. FOREST PARK (10-2)

Previous rank: 10

Last week: lost to then-No. 7 Mount Carmel, 42-38 (Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh)

12. WESTERN (5-4)

Previous rank: 11

Last week: Lost to St. Andrew’s Episcopal, 44-43, at Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh

13. PIKESVILLE (10-4)

Previous rank: 13

Last week: defeated No. then-No. 14 Hereford, 41-35, and Parkville, 71-19; lost to Maret (D.C.), 45-30 (Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh)

14. LOCH RAVEN (15-0)

Previous rank: Not ranked

Last week: defeated Patapsco, 52-15, and Dulaney, 52-38; defeated Rosedale Christian, 59-35 (Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh)

15. FRANCIS SCOTT KEY (13-2)

Previous rank: 15

Last week: defeated South Carroll, 41-28, and Winters Mill, 44-22