1 Southern-Baltimore (record: 19-1, points: 200) -- Last week's ranking: 1. The Bulldogs, ranked No. 4 by USA Today, clinched the top seed in the state 4A North Region playoffs. Tuesday, Damon Cason scored 25 points in a 95-59 win over Mervo. In an 85-71 victory over Walbrook, Kevin Simpson scored 17. Next game: Thursday vs. No. 4 Lake Clifton or No. 20 Perry Hall in state 4A North Region semifinals at UMBC.
2 Dunbar (19-3, 190) -- Last week's ranking: 2. The Poets, ranked No. 17 by USA Today, clinched first in the Baltimore City 2A-3A League and the top seed in the state 2A East Region playoffs. Rodney Elliott scored 19 points in a 104-58 victory over Forest Park on Tuesday. Wednesday, Norman Nolan scored 25 points in a 66-57 victory over Poly. Next game: Thursday vs. Wicomico or South River in state 2A East Region semifinals at Chesapeake College.
3 Annapolis (19-2, 179) -- Last week's ranking: 3. With three victories, the Panthers clinched first in the Anne Arundel County 4A League. In an 88-74 victory over North County on Tuesday, Rodney Watts scored 22. Wednesday, Rodney Johnson had 20 in a 97-62 victory over Glen Burnie. Thirteen players scored in an 87-40 victory over Chesapeake-AA on Friday. Next game: Thursday vs. Northern-Garrett or No. 19 Arundel in state 4A East Region semifinals.
4 Lake Clifton (15-6, 170) -- Last week's ranking: 4. The Lakers got 23 points from Ronald Byrd and 22 from Shawnta Rogers in an 87-83 victory over Walbrook on Tuesday. Next game: Tomorrow at No. 20 Perry Hall in state 4A North Region quarterfinals.
5 ,3Woodlawn (20-1, 157) -- Last week's ranking: 5. Tuesday, 11 players scored in a 101-54 victory over Lansdowne. Keion Carpenter scored 25 points in a 126-50 victory over Patapsco on Friday. In a 78-28 victory over Eastern Tech, Carpenter scored 25. Next game: Thursday vs. Edmondson or No. 7 Southwestern in state 4A North Region semifinals at UMBC.
6 Milford Mill (19-0, 139) -- Last week's ranking: 6. The Millers became the area's only undefeated team during the regular season with three victories -- 58-55 over Overlea on Tuesday to clinch first in the Baltimore County 1A-2A League, 79-59 over Towson and 103-48 over Pikesville on Friday. Next game: Thursday vs. North East or Bohemia Manor in state 1A North Region semifinals.
7 Southwestern (16-4, 137) -- Last week's ranking: 7. In a home-and-home with Edmondson, the Sabers won 71-68 on Tuesday and 99-83 on Thursday. Reginald Johnson scored 19 in an 80-49 victory over Mervo. Next game: Tomorrow vs. Edmondson in state 4A North Region quarterfinals.
8 cf,bol,7,8Gibbons (25-6, 136) -- Last week's ranking: 8. The Crusaders advanced to the championship game of the Catholic League Tournament, defeating Curley, 87-47 on Friday, and Calvert Hall, 75-51 on Saturday. Last night, Gibbons topped St. Frances, 70-66. Next game: TBA.
9 Southern-AA (16-4, 122) -- Last week's ranking: 10. The Bulldogs clinched a tie for first in the Anne Arundel County 2A-3A League. In a 59-53 victory over Broadneck on Tuesday, Chatney Howard scored 20 points. Wednesday, Eddie Paddy scored 22 in an 86-67 victory over North County. Howard scored 22 in an 85-48 victory over Northeast. Next game: Tomorrow vs. Parkside in state 2A East Region quarterfinals.
10 Glen Burnie (18-3, 111) -- Last week's ranking: 9. Tuesday, Desmond Dailey scored 15 points in an 83-51 victory over Severna Park. Andre Bryan scored 15 in a 97-62 loss to Annapolis on Wednesday. The Gophers edged Old Mill, 60-47, on Friday. Next game: Thursday vs. Queen Anne's or Calvert in state 4A East Region semifinals.
11 Severn (23-3, 97) -- Last week's ranking: 13. The Admirals captured the Independent Schools Tournament championship, defeating Boys' Latin, 84-67, on Wednesday, Gilman, 88-69, on Thursday and McDonogh, 54-49, on Friday. Next game: Season over.
12 McDonogh (15-5, 74) -- Last week's ranking: 12. The Eagles reached the Independent Schools Tournament title game, defeating Lutheran, 85-55, on Wednesday and John Carroll, 62-41, on Thursday. Friday, Bobby Sabelhaus scored 14 points in a 54-49 loss to Severn in the championship. Next game: Season over.
13 Broadneck (14-5, 71) -- Last week's ranking: 11. Tuesday, Jason Smith scored 31 points in a 59-53 loss to Southern-AA. In a home-and-home with South River, the Bruins won 53-51 on Wednesday and 75-54 on Friday. Next game: Thursday vs. Douglass or Northwestern in state 3A East Region semifinals.
14 St. Frances (13-8, 63) -- Last week's ranking: 15. Monday, Darnell Dantzler scored 16 a 72-68 overtime victory over Loyola. The Panthers advanced to the Catholic League Tournament final, defeating Mount St. Joseph, 55-45, on Friday and Towson Catholic, 60-20, on Saturday. Last night, St. Frances fell to Gibbons, 70-66. Next game: Thursday vs. St. Maria Goretti at Towson Catholic.
15 Mount Hebron (17-4, 54) -- Last week's ranking: 14. Kurtis Jestes scored 26 points in a 69-64 victory over Centennial on Tuesday. Wednesday, Jestes had 19 in a 64-56 triumph over Glenelg. Kevin Tonkins scored 21 and Jestes contributed 15 in a 75-62 victory over Wilde Lake on Friday. Next game: Thursday against Centennial or Poly in state 3A East Region semifinals.
16 Edgewood (15-4, 41) -- Last week's ranking: 17. With three victories, the Rams secured first in the Harford County League. DeWayne Winder scored 18 points in an 81-47 victory over Joppatowne on Tuesday. Alfred McAllister scored 11 in a 69-29 victory over North Harford and 18 in a 72-41 win over Bel Air. Next game: Thursday vs. Loch Raven or Catonsville in state 2A North Region semifinals.
17 Calvert Hall (17-11, 38) -- Last week's ranking: 18. In the quarterfinals of the Catholic League Tournament on Friday, John McKay scored 18 points in a 63-52 victory over Loyola. Saturday, McKay scored 15 in a 75-51 loss to Calvert Hall. Next game: Tomorrow at St. Maria Goretti.
18 Atholton (16-6, 23) -- Last week's ranking: Not ranked. The Raiders clinched at least a share of their first Howard County title since 1985-86, defeating Wilde Lake, 68-58, on Tuesday, Oakland Mills, 69-62, on Thursday and Howard, 49-46, on Friday. Next game: Thursday vs. Fairmont Heights or Potomac in state 2A South Region semifinals.
19 8Arundel (15-7, 20) -- Last week's ranking: 20. Sean Soyars scored 27 in a 69-60 victory over Old Mill on Tuesday. Arundel topped Chesapeake-AA, 77-58, on Wednesday and Severna Park, 98-61, on Friday. Next game: Tomorrow vs. Northern-Garrett in state 4A East Region quarterfinals.
20 Perry Hall (13-4, 18) -- Last week's ranking: 19. The Gators edged Dulaney, 51-50, on Tuesday, Dundalk, 69-67, on Thursday and Franklin, 69-53, on Friday. Next game: Tomorrow vs. No. 4 Lake Clifton in state 4A North Region quarterfinals.
Other teams receiving votes, with record and points in parentheses: Walbrook (9-11, 16); Poly (15-6, 14); Aberdeen (13-5, 11); Loyola (10-15, 6); Randallstown (15-6, 5); Glenelg (15-67, 4); Overlea (14-5, 2); Gilman (15-8, 1); South River (11-10, 1).
Poll members: John Blake (Mervo); Jack Burke (Hammond); Rick Collins (St. Paul's); George Constantine (C.M. Wright); Mike Daniel (Towson Catholic); Tim Holley (Gilman); Gerald Moore (Arundel); Pat O'Malley (The Baltimore Sun); Troy Warehime (North Carroll); Derek Toney (The Baltimore Sun).