High School Basketball

High school basketball: There’s a new No. 1 girls’ team in Cantrall’s ratings

Mercer County Coach Chris Souder instructed his team during its first-round Sweet Sixteen game against Boyd County on March 8, 2017. The Titans went on to win the state title.
Mercer County Coach Chris Souder instructed his team during its first-round Sweet Sixteen game against Boyd County on March 8, 2017. The Titans went on to win the state title. Staff file photo

Scott County’s boys held on to the top spot in Dave Cantrall’s Rating the State for high school basketball in Kentucky while defending state champion Mercer County moved up two spots to No. 1 in the girls’ top 25.

BOYS’ TOP 25

School

Rating

Last week

1. Scott County (18-1)

87.6

1

2. Covington Catholic (15-4)

84.8

3

3. Trinity (17-1)

84.1

2

4. Ballard (13-4)

83.2

4

5. Madison Central (14-5)

82.6

7

6. Bryan Station (16-1)

82.5

t5

7. Lafayette (13-5)

82.2

8

8. Lexington Christian (13-6)

81.2

13

9. Fern Creek (15-4)

80.8

t5

9. Lexington Catholic (14-6)

80.8

t10

11. Pulaski County (13-4)

80.2

t10

12. Cooper (14-4)

80.1

9

13. Clark County (16-3)

79.7

20

14. Butler (17-2)

79.4

14

15. Paducah Tilghman (15-4)

79.3

16

16. Oldham County (16-3)

79.2

12

17. Doss (16-4)

79.0

15

18. Owensboro (14-4)

78.9

21

19. Walton-Verona (14-4)

78.0

18

20. Corbin (14-3)

77.6

25

21. Warren Central (17-2)

77.1

23

21. Collins (14-4)

77.1

NR

23. Campbell County (17-3)

77.0

NR

24. Knox Central (16-2)

76.7

19

24. John Hardin (15-4)

76.7

17

GIRLS’ TOP 25

School

Rating

Last week

1. Mercer County (19-2)

89.0

3

2. Sacred Heart (14-5)

87.8

2

3. Campbell County (19-2)

86.9

1

4. Elizabethtown (18-1)

86.2

5

5. Butler (14-2)

85.6

t6

6. Murray (16-2)

85.1

4

7. Scott County (19-2)

85.0

t6

8. South Warren (18-2)

84.8

8

9. Male (13-5)

83.4

10

9. Clark County (13-5)

83.4

14

11. Manual (9-5)

83.2

11

12. Lincoln County (12-4)

82.9

9

13. Ryle (16-6)

82.5

12

14. Mercy (11-7)

81.8

13

15. Boyd County (13-2)

81.3

t17

15. Simon Kenton (8-6)

81.3

19

17. Eastern (9-5)

81.2

16

18. Anderson County (13-4)

81.1

t17

19. Owensboro Catholic (15-4)

81.0

22

20. Graves County (15-6)

80.9

21

21. Scott (11-7)

80.7

25

22. Harlan County (15-2)

80.6

NR

23. South Laurel (16-4)

80.2

NR

24. Conner (13-5)

80.0

20

25. Highlands (13-6)

79.7

NR

BOYS’ RATINGS BY REGION

1ST REGION

1. Paducah Tilghman

79.3

2. Graves County

75.9

3. Mayfield

74.5

4. McCracken County

67.5

5. Marshall County

66.5

6. Calloway County

54.8

7. Murray

49.7

8. Ballard Memorial

41.8

9. Fulton County

41.3

10. Carlisle County

37.6

11. Hickman County

34.1

12. St. Mary

33.3

13. Christian Fellowship

22.5

14. Fulton City

16.6

15. Community Christian

8.1

2ND REGION

1. University Heights

70.0

2. Christian County

69.7

3. Hopkinsville

67.7

4. Madisonville

67.4

5. Henderson County

65.7

6. Webster County

56.9

7. Hopkins Central

54.4

8. Livingston Central

52.6

9. Caldwell County

52.2

10. Union County

43.8

11. Lyon County

40.5

12. Trigg County

39.0

13. Crittenden County

32.5

14. Dawson Springs

32.4

15. Fort Campbell

26.6

3RD REGION

1. Owensboro

78.9

2. Daviess County

71.0

3. Owensboro Catholic

70.9

4. Apollo

66.8

5. Muhlenberg County

62.7

6. Ohio County

61.2

7. Meade County

61.0

8. Breckinridge County

58.2

9. Grayson County

54.0

10. Butler County

51.5

11. Hancock County

49.2

12. Edmonson County

49.1

13. Whitesville Trinity

44.2

14. McLean County

43.8

15. Cloverport

17.1

4TH REGION

1. Warren Central

77.1

2. Bowling Green

74.4

3. Monroe County

71.9

4. Clinton County

63.3

5. Glasgow

61.6

6. Warren East

60.5

7. Logan County

60.4

8. Barren County

59.6

9. Greenwood

58.8

10. Todd Central

56.2

11. Russellville

54.5

12. Allen County

54.4

13. Franklin-Simpson

54.3

14. South Warren

54.1

15. Russell County

52.5

16. Cumberland County

38.2

17. Metcalfe County

32.3

5TH REGION

1. John Hardin

76.7

2. Elizabethtown

73.5

3. LaRue County

71.0

4. Adair County

68.5

5. Central Hardin

63.9

6. Marion County

60.2

7. Bardstown

60.0

8. North Hardin

59.8

9. Taylor County

57.7

10. Washington County

56.4

11. Campbellsville

53.2

12. Green County

52.8

13. Caverna

50.5

14. Nelson County

49.6

15. Hart County

49.4

16. Bethlehem

45.3

17. Fort Knox

34.5

18. Thomas Nelson

32.4

6TH REGION

1. Fern Creek

80.8

2. Butler

79.4

3. Doss

79.0

4. Valley

75.5

5. Pleasure Ridge Park

75.2

6. DeSales

73.0

7. Fairdale

72.4

8. Bullitt East

70.1

9. Jeffersontown

68.8

10. Iroquois

67.8

11. Lou. Holy Cross

61.3

11. North Bullitt

61.3

13. Southern

58.3

14. Bullitt Central

55.5

15. Moore

55.4

16. Western

49.8

17. Whitefield Academy

45.6

18. Beth Haven

26.5

19. Evangel

11.4

7TH REGION

1. Trinity

84.1

2. Ballard

83.2

3. Waggener

74.8

4. Male

73.7

5. St. Xavier

72.6

6. Manual

67.6

7. Seneca

64.1

8. Eastern

63.8

9. Central

60.2

10. Louisville Christian

58.8

11. Atherton

55.1

12. Country Day

49.5

13. Collegiate

47.6

14. St. Francis

42.6

15. Shawnee

36.2

16. Portland Christian

35.4

17. Brown

28.5

18. Walden

16.9

8TH REGION

1. Oldham County

79.2

2. Walton-Verona

78.0

3. Collins

77.1

4. Simon Kenton

74.8

5. South Oldham

70.8

6. Spencer County

69.4

7. Gallatin County

67.8

8. North Oldham

65.8

9. Anderson County

65.6

10. Grant County

58.0

11. Shelby County

49.9

12. Henry County

49.8

13. Carroll County

45.3

14. Trimble County

44.8

15. Eminence

43.2

16. Owen County

39.1

17. Williamstown

27.4

9TH REGION

1. Covington Catholic

84.8

2. Cooper

80.1

3. Boone County

72.3

4. Newport

70.6

5. Dixie Heights

66.2

6. Newport Catholic

65.7

7. Holmes

63.4

8. Cov. Holy Cross

63.3

9. Beechwood

62.7

10. Highlands

58.4

11. St. Henry

57.9

12. Conner

57.8

13. Lloyd

53.2

14. Ryle

49.8

15. Bellevue

43.5

16. Villa Madonna

39.3

17. Ludlow

29.3

18. Dayton

22.6

19. Latin

4.7

20. Heritage Academy

0.1

10TH REGION

1. Clark County

79.7

2. Campbell County

77.0

3. Scott

74.4

4. Pendleton County

72.3

5. Paris

65.0

6. Bishop Brossart

60.3

7. Montgomery County

60.0

8. Mason County

59.3

9. Bourbon County

54.1

10. Robertson County

53.0

11. Harrison County

51.4

12. Nicholas County

46.3

13. Bracken County

41.0

14. Calvary Christian

39.6

15. Augusta

39.0

16. St. Patrick

31.5

17. Silver Grove

1.6

11TH REGION

1. Scott County

87.6

2. Madison Central

82.6

3. Bryan Station

82.5

4. Lafayette

82.2

5. Lexington Christian

81.2

6. Lexington Catholic

80.8

7. Henry Clay

74.7

8. Paul Dunbar

72.9

9. Woodford County

65.0

10. Frederick Douglass

63.4

11. Franklin County

60.9

11. Madison Southern

60.9

13. Frankfort

58.4

14. Sayre

52.9

15. Tates Creek

52.3

16. Model

51.9

17. Western Hills

47.9

18. Berea

43.1

12TH REGION

1. Pulaski County

80.2

2. Mercer County

74.4

3. West Jessamine

71.7

4. Somerset

69.2

5. Southwestern

68.6

6. Boyle County

68.0

7. Wayne County

66.6

8. Lincoln County

63.4

9. Danville

59.6

10. East Jessamine

56.1

11. McCreary Central

56.0

12. Garrard County

53.9

13. Rockcastle County

50.4

14. Casey County

38.9

15. Burgin

18.9

16. Ky. School for Deaf

4.6

13TH REGION

1. Corbin

77.6

2. Knox Central

76.7

3. North Laurel

75.0

4. South Laurel

72.4

5. Harlan County

68.4

6. Jackson County

62.5

7. Clay County

62.0

8. Lynn Camp

60.8

9. Whitley County

57.7

10. Bell County

55.0

11. Barbourville

52.8

12. Williamsburg

47.0

13. Harlan

46.9

14. Oneida Baptist

44.9

15. Middlesboro

42.2

16. Pineville

37.9

17. Red Bird

31.3

14TH REGION

1. Perry Central

70.6

2. Knott Central

68.0

3. Cordia

64.3

4. Estill County

64.0

5. Powell County

60.1

6. Breathitt County

57.5

7. Hazard

56.0

8. Leslie County

55.4

9. Letcher Central

52.5

10. Wolfe County

51.4

11. Buckhorn

50.0

12. Jackson City

37.9

13. Owsley County

31.5

14. June Buchanan

21.1

15. Lee County

4.2

16. Riverside Christian

0.1

15TH REGION

1. Pikeville

69.0

2. Johnson Central

66.3

3. Floyd Central

65.4

4. Shelby Valley

65.0

5. Pike Central

59.4

6. Paintsville

58.8

7. Belfry

58.6

8. Sheldon Clark

54.8

9. Lawrence County

44.6

10. Magoffin County

43.4

11. East Ridge

41.8

12. Prestonsburg

36.5

13. Betsy Layne

36.2

14. Phelps

34.6

15. Jenkins

16.4

16. Piarist

0.1

16TH REGION

1. Ashland Blazer

72.0

2. Boyd County

66.5

3. Morgan County

57.5

4. Russell

57.4

5. Bath County

56.6

6. East Carter

56.2

6. Rowan County

56.2

8. Raceland

55.9

9. Elliott County

55.4

10. Lewis County

54.0

11. West Carter

53.9

12. Greenup County

51.3

13. Fairview

50.6

14. Menifee County

45.6

15. Fleming County

43.6

16. Rose Hill Christian

22.7

GIRLS’ RATINGS BY REGION

1ST REGION

1. Murray

85.1

2. Graves County

80.9

3. Marshall County

64.6

4. Calloway County

62.1

5. McCracken County

60.6

6. Ballard Memorial

52.3

7. Carlisle County

49.9

8. Mayfield

45.0

9. Paducah Tilghman

41.7

10. Hickman County

34.6

11. Fulton County

30.7

12. Fulton City

24.9

13. St. Mary

16.9

14. Community Christian

10.2

2ND REGION

1. Christian County

78.8

2. Webster County

76.2

3. Hopkinsville

71.5

4. Henderson County

70.4

5. Madisonville

51.0

6. Union County

49.7

7. Lyon County

48.7

8. Caldwell County

48.2

9. Hopkins Central

46.6

10. University Heights

45.6

11. Livingston Central

44.8

12. Crittenden County

43.0

13. Trigg County

32.0

14. Dawson Springs

29.6

15. Fort Campbell

2.0

3RD REGION

1. Owensboro Catholic

81.0

2. Edmonson County

72.6

3. Meade County

68.8

4. Muhlenberg County

68.5

5. Apollo

65.2

6. Breckinridge County

61.6

7. McLean County

61.4

8. Grayson County

57.9

9. Daviess County

55.8

10. Owensboro

48.2

11. Hancock County

40.6

12. Butler County

40.1

13. Whitesville Trinity

38.7

14. Ohio County

37.5

15. Cloverport

21.1

4TH REGION

1. South Warren

84.8

2. Russell County

75.0

3. Barren County

74.1

4. Bowling Green

72.6

5. Allen County

70.1

6. Glasgow

69.0

7. Monroe County

58.7

8. Greenwood

56.0

9. Warren East

54.8

10. Logan County

53.1

11. Metcalfe County

51.8

12. Todd Central

46.9

13. Clinton County

44.4

14. Warren Central

39.8

15. Franklin-Simpson

32.2

16. Russellville

30.8

17. Cumberland County

26.8

5TH REGION

1. Elizabethtown

86.2

2. John Hardin

71.3

3. Nelson County

70.9

4. Green County

68.8

5. Bardstown

65.8

6. Central Hardin

60.5

7. Marion County

59.8

8. LaRue County

55.8

9. Bethlehem

54.6

10. Thomas Nelson

53.1

11. Campbellsville

49.0

12. Taylor County

48.8

13. Adair County

46.3

14. North Hardin

44.3

15. Hart County

42.8

16. Caverna

41.2

17. Washington County

37.3

18. Fort Knox

14.7

6TH REGION

1. Butler

85.6

2. Mercy

81.8

3. Bullitt East

78.4

4. North Bullitt

70.6

5. Fern Creek

63.4

6. Lou. Holy Cross

56.9

7. Jeffersontown

50.5

8. Doss

47.6

9. Pleasure Ridge Park

47.3

10. Moore

46.1

11. Whitefield Academy

40.0

12. Valley

31.3

13. Southern

28.5

14. Bullitt Central

18.6

15. Iroquois

15.3

16. Fairdale

8.0

17. Beth Haven

4.9

18. Western

3.0

7TH REGION

1. Sacred Heart

87.8

2. Male

83.4

3. Manual

83.2

4. Eastern

81.2

5. Louisville Christian

66.4

6. Ballard

65.5

7. Assumption

65.0

8. Central

60.0

9. Presentation

45.7

10. Brown

44.5

11. Waggener

37.9

12. Collegiate

32.1

13. Atherton

27.3

14. St. Francis

26.7

15. Seneca

24.7

16. Portland Christian

9.1

17. Country Day

6.2

18. Shawnee

0.1

8TH REGION

1. Simon Kenton

81.3

2. Anderson County

81.1

3. Oldham County

69.7

4. Walton-Verona

68.3

5. Spencer County

67.5

6. Grant County

65.1

7. South Oldham

63.9

8. Collins

59.4

9. Owen County

54.3

10. Gallatin County

51.3

11. Shelby County

50.3

12. North Oldham

49.5

13. Carroll County

44.9

14. Eminence

40.4

15. Williamstown

36.2

16. Trimble County

32.8

17. Henry County

32.7

9TH REGION

1. Ryle

82.5

2. Conner

80.0

3. Highlands

79.7

4. Holmes

77.6

5. Cooper

77.2

6. Cov. Holy Cross

74.9

7. Dixie Heights

70.8

8. Newport Catholic

65.7

9. St. Henry

64.2

10. Boone County

61.3

11. Newport

59.1

12. Notre Dame

57.2

13. Lloyd

54.7

14. Dayton

44.4

15. Ludlow

40.3

16. Bellevue

39.5

17. Beechwood

25.2

18. Villa Madonna

24.9

19. Latin

5.0

10TH REGION

1. Campbell County

86.9

2. Clark County

83.4

3. Scott

80.7

4. Mason County

71.8

5. Harrison County

65.0

6. Bishop Brossart

60.1

7. Nicholas County

57.0

8. Bourbon County

48.9

9. Paris

47.8

10. Bracken County

39.4

11. Montgomery County

34.5

12. Robertson County

28.6

13. Calvary Christian

28.2

14. Pendleton County

26.1

15. Augusta

23.0

16. St. Patrick

18.9

17. Silver Grove

1.4

11TH REGION

1. Scott County

85.0

2. Franklin County

76.8

3. Lafayette

75.9

4. Paul Dunbar

74.5

5. Lexington Catholic

66.6

6. Henry Clay

65.9

7. Woodford County

58.7

8. Madison Central

57.3

9. Bryan Station

54.7

10. Madison Southern

54.2

11. Western Hills

52.1

12. Lexington Christian

48.2

13. Frederick Douglass

47.7

14. Sayre

46.8

15. Tates Creek

43.6

16. Frankfort

39.7

17. Berea

34.9

18. Model

29.2

12TH REGION

1. Mercer County

89.0

2. Lincoln County

82.9

3. Casey County

78.2

4. Southwestern

77.0

5. Boyle County

66.3

6. Rockcastle County

62.9

7. Danville

61.6

8. Somerset

56.7

9. Wayne County

53.2

10. East Jessamine

52.8

11. Pulaski County

52.3

12. West Jessamine

51.2

13. Garrard County

50.4

14. McCreary Central

39.6

15. Burgin

7.6

16. Ky. School for Deaf

0.1

13TH REGION

1. Harlan County

80.6

2. South Laurel

80.2

3. North Laurel

70.0

4. Whitley County

67.7

5. Clay County

63.1

6. Williamsburg

55.3

7. Harlan

51.8

8. Bell County

50.8

9. Pineville

50.3

10. Corbin

49.5

11. Knox Central

48.8

12. Jackson County

43.7

13. Middlesboro

41.3

14. Lynn Camp

40.5

15. Barbourville

38.2

16. Red Bird

9.2

17. Oneida Baptist

2.8

14TH REGION

1. Hazard

69.3

2. Perry Central

68.9

3. Leslie County

66.1

4. Knott Central

63.7

5. Owsley County

56.1

6. Lee County

55.5

7. Letcher Central

53.7

8. Powell County

51.8

9. Estill County

50.0

10. Wolfe County

44.5

11. Buckhorn

35.5

12. Breathitt County

29.6

13. Jackson City

28.6

14. June Buchanan

15.8

15. Riverside Christian

6.2

16. Cordia

0.1

15TH REGION

1. Shelby Valley

72.8

2. Pikeville

67.7

3. Pike Central

62.8

4. Johnson Central

62.7

5. Paintsville

62.1

6. Belfry

53.8

7. Floyd Central

52.4

8. East Ridge

51.1

9. Sheldon Clark

50.4

10. Lawrence County

45.1

11. Betsy Layne

42.9

12. Prestonsburg

40.6

13. Magoffin County

40.5

14. Phelps

36.7

15. Jenkins

36.0

16. Piarist

6.0

16TH REGION

1. Boyd County

81.3

2. Ashland Blazer

77.6

3. Russell

73.1

4. West Carter

66.8

5. East Carter

60.4

6. Rowan County

58.0

7. Lewis County

53.7

8. Menifee County

53.6

9. Fleming County

45.7

10. Greenup County

43.1

11. Bath County

40.9

12. Raceland

40.5

13. Morgan County

37.8

14. Elliott County

34.3

15. Fairview

28.6

16. Rose Hill Christian

10.2

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