Coach: Amber Milnes
Postseason: Class 3A state champion
Outlook: The Eagles graduated eight players, have a new coach and face a tougher schedule, but they shouldn't lose much ground with last season's All-Metro Player of the Year -- 6-foot-3 senior center Bri Jones -- returning, along with defensive gem Jimmia McCluskey and point guard Kierra Palmer.
Coach: Brad Rees
Last season: 28-2, No. 2
Postseason: IAAM A Conference champion
Outlook: After winning their first title in 13 years, the Eagles may be even better than last season. They return precocious point guard Danielle Edwards, and have more depth with six or seven potential Division I players, but new leaders need to emerge.
3. Archbishop Spalding
Coach: William "Bookie" Rosemond
Last season: 20-11, No. 5
Postseason: IAAM A Conference finals
Outook: The Cavaliers, who have reached four straight IAAM A Conference finals, are looking to reclaim the crown they won in 2011. With a veteran squad and a solid inside-outside game, they should give McDonogh a run for the title this season.
Coach: Kendall Peace-Able
Last season: 23-1, No. 3
Postseason: Class 4A state semifinals