1 Western (record: 15-1, 199 points) -- Last week's ranking: 1. Chanel Wright scored 32 of her career-high 38 points in the first half of the Doves' 81-61 win over No. 5 Lake Clifton on Monday. Tuesday, Wright scored 19 as Western routed Edmondson, 89-22. Thursday, the Doves held Southern-B scoreless in three quarters en route to a 73-4 victory. Kimberly Smith scored a career-high 32 in Friday's 84-22 romp over Patterson. Next game: Tomorrow vs. Mervo.
2 Hammond (12-1, 191) -- Last week's ranking: 2. Tiki Nicholson scored a combined 43 points as the Bears improved to 7-0 in Howard County with victories over No. 18 Glenelg, 69-35, on Monday; Howard, 56-28, on Wednesday; and Wilde Lake, 76-45, on Friday. Senior Sonia Keiner scored her 1,000th career point against Wilde Lake. Next game: Today at No. 6 Mount Hebron.
3 St. Mary's (15-2, 175) -- Last week's ranking: 4. Annetta Davis scored 21 to lead the Saints to a 75-57 victory over the Institute of Notre Dame on Wednesday. Sunday, Davis scored 22 in a 73-35 win over Archbishop Spalding. Next game: Tomorrow vs. No. 12 Seton Keough.
4 St. Frances (16-2, 165)-- Last week's ranking: 5. The Panthers overcame a 12-4 deficit after the first quarter to defeat Archbishop Spalding, 57-34, on Wednesday. Saturday, Melba Chambers scored 23 in a 46-36 win over No. 14 McDonogh. Next game: Tomorrow vs. Mercy at Loyola College.
5 Lake Clifton (11-1, 164) -- Last week's ranking: 3. The Lakers suffered their first loss of the season, 81-61, to No. 1 Western on Monday. Lake Clifton rebounded with a 98-19 rout of Southern-B Tuesday. Thursday, the Lakers edged Patterson, 50-48. Next game: Today vs. Southwestern.
6 Mount Hebron (9-5, 139) -- Last week's ranking: 6. The Vikings remained within a game of Howard County-leader Hammond with victories over Atholton, 68-41, on Monday; Centennial, 71-29, on Wednesday; and Howard, 51-38, on Friday. Next game: Today vs. No. 2 Hammond.
7 Randallstown (14-1, 130) -- Last week's ranking: 7. Nyota Mitchell totaled 58 points in leading the Rams over Franklin, 72-38, on Wednesday, and Eastern Tech, 71-11, on Friday. Next game: Tomorrow vs. Perry Hall.
8 Towson (11-0, 125) -- Last week's ranking: 8. The Generals built a 39-2 halftime lead en route to a 59-13 rout of Kenwood on Monday. Wednesday, Sarah Weaver scored 20 and Katie Walker added 19 in a 74-48 win over Loch Raven. Next game: Tomorrow at Owings Mills.
9 Fallston (13-0, 124) -- Last week's ranking:9. The Cougars remained unbeaten after defeating Edgewood, 53-25, on Thursday. Next game: Today vs. C. Milton Wright.
10 Old Mill (13-3, 108) -- Last week's ranking: 10. The Patriots defeated South River, 54-40, on Monday and North County, 49-21, on Wednesday. Friday, Old Mill rallied to beat No. 16 Annapolis, 42-39. Next game: Today at Southern-AA.
Zka,3 11 Severna Park (14-1, 106) -- Last week's ranking: 11. The Falcons rallied from a 31-28 halftime deficit to defeat Chesapeake-AA, 61-49, on Monday. Wednesday, Angela DeSalvo scored 28 in a 79-56 victory over Northeast. Friday, the Falcons outscored North County, 38-19, in the second half en route to a 57-38 win. Next game: Today at Meade.
12 Seton Keough (13-5, 80) -- Last week's ranking: 14. The Gators defeated Bryn Mawr, 50-39, on Monday; John Carroll, 70-43, on Wednesday; and Mercy, 64-47, on Friday. Next game: Tomorrow at No. 3 St. Mary's.
13 South Carroll (10-4, 76) -- Last week's ranking: 12. The Cavaliers beat Liberty, 56-18, on Tuesday and Thomas Johnson, 66-49, on Wednesday, before losing to Damascus, 65-58, on Friday. Next game: Today at Frederick.
14 McDonogh (14-3, 75) -- Last week's ranking: 13. The Eagles defeated Mercy, 44-37, on Monday; Garrison Forest, 41-31, on Wednesday; and Bryn Mawr, 41-28, on Friday. Saturday, McDonogh lost to No. 4 St. Frances, 46-36. Next game: Today vs. Park in AIS Tournament.
15 Poly (13-2, 69) -- Last week's ranking: 15. Kelly Logan scored a combined 32 points as the Engineers defeated Forest Park, 70-42, on Tuesday and Dunbar, 78-26, on Thursday. Next game: Tomorrow vs. Northern.
16 Annapolis (9-6, 53) -- Last week's ranking: 18. The Panthers rallied from a five-point halftime deficit to defeat No. 17 Arundel, 46-39, on Monday. Wednesday, Annapolis beat South River, 73-35. Friday, the Panthers lost to No. 10 Old Mill, 42-39. Next game: Today vs. Chesapeake-AA.
17 Arundel (13-3, 46) -- Last week's ranking: 17. The Wildcats rebounded from a 46-39 loss to No. 16 Annapolis on Monday by defeating Glen Burnie, 74-28, on Wednesday and Broadneck, 56-39, on Friday. Next game: Today vs. North County.
18 Glenelg (12-3, 30) -- Last week's ranking: 16. The Gladiators' ,, nine-game winning streak ended with a 69-35 loss to No. 2 Hammond on Monday. Wednesday, Glenelg dropped a 47-45 decision in double overtime to Oakland Mills. Friday, Glenelg topped Atholton, 62-39. Next game: Tomorrow at Oakland Mills.
19 Westminster (9-4, 20) -- Last week's ranking: 19. The Owls cruised to a 64-34 win over Frederick on Tuesday. Friday, Beth Lister scored 19 as the Owls routed Liberty, 58-18. Next game: Today at Linganore.
20 Mount de Sales (11-4, 7) -- Last week's ranking: Unranked. The Sailors, 11-14 last season, debut in the Top 20 after defeating St. John's-Prospect Hall, 48-45, on Tuesday; Mercy, 62-44, on Thursday and John Carroll, 55-42, on Friday. Next game: Tomorrow at the Institute of Notre Dame.
Note: Records are through Sunday's games.
Other teams receiving votes,with record and points in parentheses:Joppatowne (10-1,6), Catonsville (9-4,5), Oakland Mills (7-6,4), Chesapeake-AA (10-5,2), Howard (7-8,1).
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).