1. Western (record: 4-0, 200 points) -- Last week's ranking: 1. Chanel Wright scored 18 points in the Doves' 94-18 rout of Southwestern on Tuesday. Friday, Wright scored 19 as the Doves rolled to an 87-6 victory over Southern-B. The Doves held Southern scoreless for the first half and led 51-2 after three quarters. Next game: Today at Edmondson.

2. Hammond (2-0, 187) -- Last week's ranking: 2. Tiki Nicholson scored 19 as the Golden Bears cruised to a 73-16 victory over Liberty on Friday. Hammond limited Liberty to just two field goals. Next game: Tomorrow vs. Stone Ridge.

3. Lake Clifton (4-0, 181) -- Last week's ranking: 3. Celena Falline scored 12 and four others scored in double figures in the Lakers' 76-25 win over Edmondson on Tuesday. Next game: Monday at Poly Tournament.

4. St. Frances (6-1, 168) -- Last week's ranking: 5. Melba Chambers averaged 27 points in leading the Panthers to victories over: Archbishop Carroll (64-33, Monday); No. 15 Seton Keough (63-37, Wednesday); Archbishop Spalding (81-31, Friday); and Camden-N.J. (88-14, Saturday). St. Frances' margin victory this season is 41.2 points. Next game: Thursday at Pre-Christmas Tournament at Woodson (D.C.).

5. Mount Hebron (2-1, 161) -- Last week's ranking: 4. The Vikings were idle. Next game: Thursday at Laurel.

6. St. Mary's (4-2, 153) -- Last week's ranking: 6. Kris Miller scored 22, Annetta Davis had 21 points and 11 rebounds and Bridget Smith contributed 15 assists in the Saints' 81-37 rout of ,, Southern-AA on Tuesday. Wednesday, Davis scored 27 as St. Mary's defeated Mount de Sales, 58-37. Next game: Thursday at Bowie.

7. Randallstown (5-0, 135) -- Last week's ranking: 7. After leading by just one point at halftime, the Rams outscored Lansdowne 46-22 in the second half en route to a 74-49 victory on Wednesday. Thursday, Nyota Mitchell scored 21 to lead Randallstown to a 56-42 win over Patapsco. Next game: Tomorrow at Eastern Tech.

8. Old Mill (3-1, 128) -- Last week's ranking: 12. Kerri Eland (15 points, 11 rebounds) and Dana Dawson (14 points, 10 rebounds) each had double doubles in the Patriots' 58-45 victory over Annapolis on Tuesday. Wednesday, Old Mill routed Meade, 67-26. Next game: Tuesday vs. Mercy in the Noel Classic at Archbishop Spalding.

9. Towson (3-0, 117) -- Last week's ranking: 10. The Generals built a 23-point halftime lead en route to a 66-50 win over North Harford on Tuesday. Wednesday, six players scored in double figures as Towson routed Pikesville, 84-20. Next game: Tomorrow vs. Chesapeake-BC.

10. Howard (3-1, 99) -- Last week's ranking: 9. Playing without leading scorer and rebounder Mona Jackson (22 ppg, 14 rpg), who was out of town, the Lions lost to No. 12 South Carroll, 39-23, on Monday. Howard shot just 20 percent from the field and was held to 14 points entering the fourth quarter. Next game: Tuesday vs. Magruder in the Liberty Belle Tournament at Liberty.

11. Fallston (5-0, 94) -- Last week's ranking: 13. Lori Heffley scored 15 as the Cougars edged Catonsville, 66-62, on Monday. Wednesday, Fallston outscored John Carroll 20-9 in the fourth quarter en route to a 54-31 victory. Heffley again scored 15 to lead Fallston to a 57-41 win over Elkton on Friday. Next game: Tomorrow at Bel Air.

12. South Carroll (3-1, 84) -- Last week's ranking: Unranked. The Cavaliers vault into the Top 20 after defeating two ranked teams. South Carroll received a balanced effort in a 39-23 victory over No. 10 Howard on Monday. Friday, Nicole Spencer had 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Cavaliers beat No. 14 Wilde Lake, 46-41. Next game: Tomorrow vs. Centennial.

13. McDonogh (4-2, 64) -- Last week's ranking: 19. Sonia Chase collected 37 points, 18 rebounds, eight steals and seven assists in the Eagles' 57-46 victory over the Institute of Notre Dame on Tuesday. Thursday, Chase scored 22 in a 47-39 win over Severn. Next game: Tuesday vs. Broadneck in the Noel Classic at Archbishop Spalding.

14. Wilde Lake (3-1, 53) -- Last week's ranking: 14. Eleven players scored in a 68-28 rout of Catholic on Monday. Friday, the Wildecats suffered their first loss of the season, 46-41, to No. 12 South Carroll. Next game: Monday at Arundel Tournament.

15. Seton Keough (4-2, 52) -- Last week's ranking: 15. The Gators rebounded from a 63-37 loss to No. 4 St. Frances on Wednesday by defeating John Carroll, 48-25, on Friday. Melanie Morris scored a combined 21 in the two games. Next game: Today vs. No. 17 Severna Park.

16. Arundel (4-0, 51) -- Last week's ranking: Unranked. The Wildcats built a 16-point lead after the first quarter and held on to defeat North County, 53-47, on Tuesday. Thursday, Arundel defeated Chesapeake-AA, 56-43. Next game: Monday in Arundel Tournament.

17. Severna Park (4-0, 37) -- Last week's ranking: Unranked. The Falcons remained unbeaten with victories over Chesapeake-AA (54-35, Tuesday) and Annapolis (47-40, Friday). Next game: Today at No. 15 Seton Keough.

18. Westminster (3-1, 35) -- Last week's ranking: Unranked. Julie Backof scored a combined 30 in leading the Owls to a 64-43 victory over C. Milton Wright on Wednesday and a 63-41 win over Centennial on Friday. Next game: Today vs. Quince Orchard.

19. Poly (3-2, 32) -- Last week's ranking: Unranked. The Engineers re-enter the Top 20 after a one-week absence after defeating Carver, 71-46, on Wednesday, and Northwestern, 66-57, on Friday. Jawai Maith scored a combined 32 in the two games. Next game: Today vs. Forest Park.

20. Glenelg (2-1, 20) -- Last week's ranking: 17. The Gladiators lost to Thomas Johnson, 57-44, on Tuesday. Glenelg made just eight of 18 free throws, and Thomas Johnson connected on 19 of 26. Next game: Today at Liberty.

Note: Records are through Sunday's games.

Other teams receiving votes, with record and points in parentheses: Northwestern (3-1, 16), Southern-AA (2-2, 11), Annapolis (1-3, 8), Atholton (3-1, 5), Mercy (3-2, 5), IND (3-4, 3), Dulaney (3-1, 1).

Poll members: Dave Greenberg (Mount Hebron); Greg Knill (North Carroll); Gloria Leidlich (C. Milton Wright); Mary Ella Marion (Mercy); Dennis Quinby (Catonsville); Mark Sawyer (Poly); Bruce Springer (Broadneck); Katherine Dunn (The Baltimore Sun); Kevin Eck (The Baltimore Sun); Roch Eric Kubatko (The Baltimore Sun).

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