Pictured: St. Benedict's Prep NJ
By Jim Halley, USA TODAY
Analysis: Three new teams joined the rankings, led by No. 14 South Atlanta (6-0). Lincoln, Brooklyn, N.Y. (3-1) suffered the biggest drop in the rankings, falling from No. 2 to No. 16.
1. Mater Dei, Santa Ana, Calif. (5-0)
Previous: 1. Result: Travis Wear had 24 points and 11 rebounds in a 92-66 defeat of Cajon (San Bernardino). Defeated Canyon (Anaheim) 89-65. Next: Friday vs. Fayette County (Fayetteville, Ga.).
2. Findlay College Prep, Henderson, Nev. (8-0)
Previous: 3. Result: Victor Rudd had 22 points, nine rebounds, and seven steals in a 93-33 defeat of Green Valley (Henderson). Defeated Desert Pines (Las Vegas) 114-81. Next: Tuesday vs. Rise Academy (Philadelphia).
3. St. Benedict's Prep, Newark (3-0)
Previous: 4. Result: Idle. Next: Friday vs. Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale) in Kreul Classic (Coral Springs, Fla.).
4. St. Patrick, Elizabeth, N.J. (0-0)
Previous: 5. Result: Idle. Next: Saturday in City of Palms Classic.
5. Oak Hill Academy, Mouth of Wilson, Va. (14-0)
Previous: 6. Result: Keith Gallon and Glenn Bryant combined for 22 points and 18 rebounds in a 65-57 defeat of then-No. 16 Whitney Young (Chicago) in the Converse/Eastbay Classic in Milwaukee. Defeated Northern Guilford (Greensboro, N.C.) 78-67. Next: Thursday through Monday, Iolani Prep Classic in Honolulu.
6. De La Salle, Concord, Calif. (4-0)
Previous: 7. Result: Defeated Fairfield 62-47 in the final of the Chris Vontoure Spartan Classic. Brandon Smith had 14 points and seven assists. Also defeated Acalanes (Lafayette) 70-38 and Deer Valley (Antioch) 55-37. Next: Friday vs. Oakland Tech (Oakland).
7. Montrose Christian, Rockville, Md. (4-0)
Previous: 8. Result: Mouphtaou Yarou had 21 points and 13 rebounds in a 83-34 defeat of Evangel Christian (Dale City, Va.). Won 74-31 at Takoma Academy (Takoma Park). Next: Wednesday in Iolani Prep Classic.
8. Detroit Country Day, Beverly Hills, Mich. (2-0)
Previous: 9. Result: Ray McCallum had 21 points and 11 assists in a 103-72 defeat of Southfield. Also defeated Pioneer (Ann Arbor) 80-56. Next: Wednesday vs. Lathrup (Southfield).
9. Fairfax, Los Angeles (5-0)
Previous: 10. Result: Renardo Sidney scored 23 points and had 10 rebounds and seven assists as the Lions defeated Hamilton (Los Angeles) 77-60. Next: Thursday in Iolani Prep Classic.
10. Westchester, Los Angeles (9-0)
Previous: 11. Result: Dominique O'Connor scored 16 points in a 62-57 win vs. Leuzinger (Lawndale). Defeated Costa Mesa 92-26. Next: Thursday vs. Fort Myers in City of Palms Classic.
11. Bloomington South, Bloomington, Ind. (4-0)
Previous: 12. Result: Jordan Hulls had 15 points and seven steals in an 86-55 win at Terre Haute North Vigo (Terre Haute). Defeated Southport (Indianapolis) 66-50. Next: Friday at Lawrence Central (Indianapolis).
12. Duncanville, Texas (7-2)
Previous: 19. Result: Shawn Williams scored 20 points and Roger Franklin had 17 in a 77-57 defeat of then-No. 2 Lincoln (Brooklyn, N.Y.) in Dallas. Next: Thursday vs. Dunbar (Fort Myers, Fla.) in City of Palms.
13. LeFlore, Mobile, Ala. (11-0)
Previous: 15. Result: DeMarcus Cousins had 23 points, 12 rebounds, 13 blocked shots, seven steals and six assists in a 98-49 defeat of Faith Academy (Mobile). Defeated B.C. Rain (Mobile) 82-60 and Baker (Mobile) 86-55. Next: Friday in the Iolani Prep Classic.
14. South Atlanta, Atlanta (6-0)
Previous: Not ranked. Result: Defeated Jackson (Atlanta) 92-34, Mary Persons (Forsyth) 81-25 and Woodward Academy (College Park) 71-32. Next: Wednesday in Atlanta Public Schools tournament.
15. St. Anthony, Jersey City (0-0)
Previous: 14. Result: Idle. Next: Wednesday vs. Bloomfield Tech (Englewood).
16. Lincoln, Brooklyn, N.Y. (3-1)
Previous: 2. Result: James Padgett had 27 points and 15 rebounds and Lance Stephenson had 29 points and 10 rebounds in a 94-74 win at East New York Transit Tech. Lost 77-57 to then-No. 19 Duncanville. Next: Tuesday at Paul Robeson (Brooklyn).
17. Arlington Country Day, Jacksonville (6-1)
Previous: 13. Result: Rodney McGruder had 29 points in a 72-62 loss at Providence Christian (Riverview). Defeated University Christian 87-36. Topped St. Joseph Academy (St. Augustine) 66-29. Next: Thursday vs. Roman Catholic (Philadelphia) in City of Palms Classic.
18. Mount Vernon, N.Y. (0-0)
Previous: 18. Result: Idle. Next: Tuesday vs. Roosevelt (Yonkers).
19. Franklin, Seattle (2-0)
Previous: 21. Result: Chris Holmes had 13 points in a 52-39 defeat of West Seattle (Seattle). Defeated Bishop Blanchet (Seattle) 76-61. Next: Tuesday vs. Hale (Louisville) in King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic in Fairdale, Ky.
20. Hopkins, Minnetonka, Minn. (2-0)
Previous: 22. Result: D.J. Peterson had 15 points in a 94-62 win at Patrick Henry (Minneapolis). Won 91-82 at Washburn (Minneapolis). Next: Thursday at St. Bernard's (St. Paul).
21. McClymonds, Oakland (4-0)
Previous: 25. Result: Damon Powell had 15 points and six rebounds in a 59-30 defeat of Reno. Defeated El Cerrito 75-46. Next: Tuesday vs. Valley Christian (San Jose).
22. Pine Crest, Fort Lauderdale (6-0)
Previous: Not ranked. Result: Brandon Knight had 35 points and nine assists in a 74-72 defeat of American Heritage (Plantation). Beat Pompano Beach 80-54. Next: Tuesday vs. North Broward Prep (Coconut Creek).
23. Tulsa Memorial, Tulsa (7-1)
Previous: 23. Result: Dominick Cornelius scored 27 points and had 15 rebounds in a 57-48 defeat of Washington (Tulsa). Next: Tuesday vs. Tulsa Noah.
24. Whitney Young, Chicago (3-2)
Previous: 16. Result: Defeated St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron) 57-55 and Manley (Chicago) 71-39. Lost 67-57 to then-No. 6 Oak Hill (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) in Milwaukee. Next: Wednesday vs. Farragut.
25. Christ School, Arden, N.C. (10-0)
Previous: Not ranked. Result: Mason Plumlee had 21 points and Dee Giger added 13 in an 81-30 defeat of Providence Day School (Charlotte). Defeated Shannon Forest (Greenville) 90-35. Next: Tuesday vs. Asheville Christian (Asheville).
•USA TODAY's Super 25 rankings were compiled by Jim Halley. Among criteria considered are a team's strength of schedule, quality of wins and players. Next rankings: Jan. 13.