Outlook: Injuries were a problem for the Gators last season, especially with stellar guard Aaliyah Wilson sidelined, but with Wilson and a solid supporting cast back for Powell's second season, they should vie for a spot among the IAAM A Conference's top four.

13. St. Frances

Coach: Jerome Shelton

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Last season: 10-16, unranked

Postseason: IAAM A Conference quarterfinals

Outlook: With four returning starters and more depth, as well as speed and quickness at every position, the Panthers could be the most improved team in an IAAM A Conference field that appears even more competitive than usual.

14. South River

Coach: Mike Zivic

Last season: 19-5, unranked

Postseason: Class 4A East regional finals

Outlook: The Seahawks lost three starters, but they return one of Anne Arundel County's best players in guard Bre Bolden. They don't have a lot of height, but with their speed and potential to create turnovers, they should make a run at the county crown.

15. Meade

Coach: Reggie Leach

Last season: 17-7, No. 10

Postseason: Class 4A East semifinals

Outlook: The defending Anne Arundel County champions lost key players, including All-Metro guard Imani Bailey, but a lot of girls return with varsity experience and that should give the Mustangs a chance to repeat.

Others considered: Broadneck (16-7, unranked), Howard (17-8, unranked), John Carroll (23-3, No. 12), Oakland Mills (19-5, unranked), St. Mary's (15-7, unranked), Severna Park (9-15, unranked)