VA/DC End of Season Power 25


John Nolan
Virginia Assistant Director & Content Manager

UG 6.20

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After last weekends VHSL State Championships, the 2018 Virginia and DC high school season has come to a close. Taking the top spot in our final rankings is St. Christopher's. The Saints are the VISAA Division I State Champions and finished the season with just one loss, to No. 3 Benedictine. Benedictine put together the most impressive collection of wins of any team in Virginia or DC this spring.

Moving up to No. 5 is the Class 5 State Champions, Prince George. The Royals had a few losses early in the season but were dominant down the stretch en route to the State Championship. Debuting in the rankings at No. 6 is the Class 6 Champs, West Springfield. The Spartans have had a good record this spring but had struggled to get over the hump of No. 7 Lake Braddock. Beating their rival twice in the last week of the season powered their State Championship run. Also entering the rankings at No. 9 is the Class 4 Champs, Salem (Roanoke).

A handful of stunning upsets early in the Region tournaments left some of the teams that were at or near the top of our rankings all season out of the State Tournament. We wanted to reward their greatness all season by leaving them higher in the rankings. Checking in at No. 10 is Liberty Christian, who was undefeated and won almost all of its games by the run rule until a Region quarterfinal upset. At No. 11 is James River, who's only loss to a team from Virginia came in the Region quarterfinals, ending their season. 

Entering the final rankings at No. 20 is Page County. The Panthers are the Class 2 Champions and finished the season 28-1, with their lone loss coming in the first week of the season. 

Enough talk, lets look at the Power 25 for 6/12. With this being the final ranking of the year, we expanded it to the Top 40 teams.

VIRGINIA/DC POWER 25

End of Season Rankings 6/12/2018 

Rank
Prev High School
Level Record 
1 3 St. Christopher's VISAA I 24-1
2 7 Miller School VISAA II 25-8
3 5 Benedictine VISAA I
24-3
4 9 St. John's College DCSAA 26-6
5 20 Prince George VHSL 5A 21-3
6 NR West Springfield VHSL 6A 20-5
7 2 Lake Braddock VHSL 6A
21-5
8 12 Paul VI Catholic VISAA I 24-7
9 NR Salem (Roanoke) VHSL 4A 19-3
10 1 Liberty Christian VHSL 4A 17-1
11 4 James River (Midlothian) VHSL 6A
17-4
12 13 Grafton VHSL 4A 21-3
13 14 Collegiate
VISAA I 16-6
14 NR Spotsylvania VHSL 3A 21-5
15 11 Abingdon VHSL 3A 23-4
16 NR Potomac VHSL 5A 22-5
17 18 Battlefield VHSL 6A 19-6
18 19 Freedom-South Riding
VHSL 5A 22-5
19 NR Western Branch VHSL 6A 19-7
20 NR Page County
VHSL 2A
28-1
21 8 Godwin VHSL 5A 16-4
22 NR Fauquier VHSL 4A
19-7
23 6 Riverside VHSL 4A 19-3
24 25 Highland School VISAA II
21-4
25 25 Atlantic Shores Christian VISAA II
20-6
26 22 Woodgrove  VHSL 4A  19-7 
27 10  Powhatan  VHSL 4A  19-4 
28 23 Briar Woods  VHSL 5A  18-7 
29 NR Woodrow Wilson DCSAA  27-7 
30 NR First Colonial VHSL 6A 18-6 
31 16 Granby  VHSL 5A  19-3 
32 21 Great Bridge  VHSL 4A  15-6
33 NR Norfolk Christian VISAA I 25-8 
34 NR Marshall VHSL 6A 18-5 
35 17  Hickory VHSL 5A 17-5
36 19 Manchester VHSL 6A 15-4
37 NR Steward VISAA II 17-8-1
38 NR Jamestown VHSL 4A 17-5
39 NR Ocean Lakes VHSL 6A 15-6
40 NR Douglas Freeman VHSL 5A 17-4