But the best teams in the region are mostly in business. The top eight teams in our top 20 all won, and only one team dropped out of the rankings. The Shabach Christian Academy, a new private project in Prince George’s County, fills that void.
1. Paul VI (6-0) last ranking: 1
The Panthers got off to a strong start with a 76-27 victory over Canterbury (FL) at the Palm City Classic in Florida.
No. 1 Paul VI at home and abroad looks deep and dangerous
After winning the Gonzaga DC Classic last week, the Eagles have 10 days off before their clash with Bishop Elton at the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference.
3. St. John (7-0) LR: 3
The Cadets won last week at two private schools in Prince George’s County: Riverdale Baptist and Grace Brethren.
4. Sidwell Friends (8-1) LR: 4
The Quakers conquered Georgetown this week, defeating Georgetown Day and Georgetown Reserve.
The Eagles still looked unimpressed for most of Northern Virginia, beating Justices and Annandale by double digits last week.
6. Jackson Reed (9-1) LR: 6
The regional powerhouse snapped a four-game winning streak on Saturday with a 59-42 win over Gwynn Park.
The Bulldogs won the Bullis Holiday Classic with three wins in three days.
The Pioneers beat Highland Springs 66-54 in the Kyle Honore Tip-Off Classic.
9. Bishop McNamara (6-1) LR: 10
The Broncos capped off a strong week with an overtime win over Carroll (Pennsylvania).
The Bucks continued to try their luck in the nonconference last week, losing to Word of God (NC) and beating Broughton (NC).
11. Churchill (3-0) LR: 11
The Bulldogs edged out Sherwood to win, then beat Wheaton in a rout.
12. Bishop O’Connell (3-1) LR: 14
The Cavaliers won their only game of the week, continuing against Madison.
13. Battlefield (9-0) LR: 16
The Bobcats scored three easy wins to keep their undefeated start alive.
On Saturday, the Pumas beat Good Counsel to snap a three-game winning streak for the week.
15. Eleanor Roosevelt (2-2) LR: 13
The Raiders lost to CH Flowers by three points in overtime.
16. Ethnic Christianity (5-2) LR: 15
The Eagles had an up-and-down week, beating Word of Life (Virginia) but losing to Rosedale Christian (Maryland).
17. Good Advisor (6-2) LR: 12
The Falcons have lost two games this week, to Shabah Christian and Wise.
The Broncos beat Severna Park and Arundel last week.
19. Shabach Christian (12-3) LR: Unranked
The Eagles, a first-year program, have had wins over Good Counsel and St. Stephen/St. So far, Agnes.
20. Elton Bishop (4-2) circa: 19
The Cardinals lost to Highland (Virginia) in a close game but bounced back with a win over St. Louis. John Paul the Great.
drop out: Do not. 18 Alexandria
About bubbles: Gaithersburg, Oxon Hill, Potomac (Virginia), Riverdale Baptist Church