Oakwood is the number one team in the nation.

The Barons have earned their #1 ranking, defeating various top-ranked teams including defending OFSAA champion, St Mike’s (Toronto), Father Henry Carr (Toronto), D’Youville (Brampton), J.C Richardson (Ajax, ON) and Pope John Paul II (Scarborough, ON).

The Barons have only one blemish on their resume that came early in the season, in a 63-50 loss to Pineridge, where Oakwood was without Brody Clarke–a key piece to the puzzle, and defensive anchor.

A target is now on the back of the Toronto-based program, but in no way is the top spot cemented as there could be considerable movement within the next few weeks.

Listen to the @NorthPoleHoops Podcast for the NPH Top 25 High School rankings break down, hosted by @CarlanGay and featuring NPH Correspondents across the country.

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NPH Top 25 National HS Team Rankings

 

  1. Oakwood (Toronto, ON)
  2. St. Michael’s (Toronto, ON)
  3. Bill Crothers (Unionville, ON)
  4. Father Henry Carr (Toronto, ON)
  5. D’Youville (Brampton, ON)
  6. Walnut Grove (Langley, BC)
  7. Vaughan (Vaughan, ON)
  8. Burnaby South (Burnaby, BC)
  9. Eastern Commerce (Toronto, ON)
  10. ArchBishop O’Leary (Edmonton, AB)
  11. Sir Winston Churchill (Vancouver, BC)
  12. Auburn (Halifax, NS)
  13. MacNab (Hamilton, ON)
  14. Edmund Campion (Brampton, ON)
  15. Garden City (Winnipeg, MB) – *Late addition, Wesmen Classic Champions*
  16. Harry Ainlay (Edmonton, AB)
  17. Catholic Central (Windsor, ON)
  18. Father Goetz (Mississauga, ON)
  19. Citadel (Halifax, NS)
  20. Glen Eagle (Coquitlam, BC)
  21. Cardinal Newman (Hamilton, ON)
  22. Pope John Paul II (Toronto, ON)
  23. Pineridge (Pickering, ON)
  24. Prince Andrew (Halifax, NS)
  25. Tamanawis (Surrey, BC)

 

Honourable Mentions

  • Leboldus (Regina, SK)
  • J.C Richardson (J.C Richardson)
  • KEC (Winnipeg, MB)
  • Herman (Windsor, ON)
  • Nelson (Burlington, ON)
  • Garden City (Winnipeg, MB)
  • KEC (Winnipeg, MB)
  • W. J Mouat (Abbotsford, BC)
  • Oak Park (Winnipeg, MB)
  • Sardis (Chilliwack)
  • Holy Cross (Surrey, BC)
  • Notre Dame (Brampton, ON)
  • Cathedral (Hamilton, ON)
  • Ross Sheppard (Edmonton, AB)
  • Western Canada (Calgary, AB)
  • Cardston (Cardston, AB)
  • Cameron Heights (Kitchener, ON)

 

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25 thoughts on “NPH Top 25 National HS Team Rankings Presented by RechargeWithMilk.ca

  1. Jason Mckenzie says:

    Pine Ridge is not in Ajax, Ontario. It is Pickering, Ontario. Regardless, it is nice to finally see Pine Ridge Secondary School in Pickering emerge from the shadow of Pickering High and get some much needed recognition.

    1. Trojan alumni says:

      Embarrassed to say u played at pickering high and now ride the jock of pineridge. it would be understandable if you actually worked there but you dont. disgrace to all former trojans to be honest

    2. Jason Mckenzie says:

      LOL! You sound upset from my remarks. I didn’t say anything wrong or do anything wrong. However, if you ever see me at a high school gymnasium watching a basketball game, please take the time to come over and introduce yourself and explain to me why I am a disgrace “Trojan Alum.”

  2. Basshat says:

    How can Goetz be so far behind Henry Car after beating them before Christmas?

  3. JKB says:

    Bill Crothers (Unionville, ON) should almost receive an asterisk for their inclusion on this list for being an elite travelling team (if not outright removed). They can’t even compete at the high school level because they’re essentially a prep team with the ability to openly recruit players to their school. Hell even their #2 team, a team that competes within YRAA, actively recruits players which is an absolute joke (but another story)…  

    Want to give them some props or their players some exposure? No problem, I can concede that they deserve that because there are some talented kids on that team. But when you’re compiling a list of the top HS teams in the nation, and you include a squad that plays on a completely different playing field and aren’t even eligible within the high school level… that just doesn’t sit right.

    1. Bob says:

      You can’t say  that no other school recruits players to come to there school and if you really wanted to band bill crothers from being ranked just because they recruit players to come to there school you might as well band st mikes and Henry Carr because those schools also recruit players to come to there school as well .

    2. GameShooter Sport says:

      JKB every School recruits if you know it or not .. all of the schools on this list have done recruiting or some form of scouting to make sure they acquire great players. If Bill Crothers does not sit right then you don’t like the new level of basketball. There are going to be more and more schools like them in Canada every year from now get used to it.

      https://www.facebook.com/GameShooterSport 

    3. JKB says:

      “JKB every School recruits if you know it or not .. all of the schools on this list have done recruiting or some form of scouting to make sure they acquire great players.”

      First off, that’s a pretty blanket statement because they’re are a number of schools on that list that draw from within their boundaries and develop their talent over a number of years. At times, yes there are extenuating circumstances where a kid will come from outside those boundaries or transfer but to actively poach/recruit kids (or make any attempts to) should have no place in high school athletics. Hence why rules are in place when it comes to transfer eligibility… Are there ways around that? Of course. Is this something new? Not at all but there are rules in place which would suggest that it is not condoned to openly recruit. You disagree with me? You’re completely within your right to do so.

      More importantly, and I think the aspect that both you and Bob seem to have missed from my statement is that the Bill Crothers Elite team isn’t recognized as an eligible participant within Ontario high school athletics; or Canadian high school athletics. Because of this I thought that their inclusion on a list of Top High School teams in Canada was peculiar since they aren’t technically a high school team but rather a prep squad.

      Honestly, it doesn’t make much of a difference as the list by NPH is a completely independent so they can base their criteria however they like.

  4. Aball says:

    Ainlay beat Arizona, not oleary. They also placed second in the reb tournament beating terry fox from BC, a team that took down the oleary squad you guys think so highly of… Your rankings are a joke.

    1. Steve says:

      FYI, Henry Ainlay just lost to Vancouver College from BC who isn’t even a top 10 team in BC.

    2. Vinny says:

      Also Ainlay lost by almost 60 in the finals of reb while oleary was down by 3 at have and only lost by 15

  5. GameShooter Sport says:

    Again your making my point for me .. every school at the level of being ranked is recruiting player from within or outside the boundaries of there school zone. I am sure you know how this works but I will tell you anyways if you live in mississauga for example and you are in middle school Grade 8 your parent High Schools are now actively looking for you and wanting you to go to there school for whatever sport is of interest. One junior high school can feed up to 3-4 High Schools do you think the 4 coaches who care are not speaking to teachers about kids choosing there school ? that is what is going on within boundaries .. you are more likely talking about a kid that is in grade 10 transferring to a school for hoops and that is his or her right to do so for there own goals its not cheating or unfair all the kids are the same age get your game up..   You say Elite like Elite means anything its just a word that people throw around teams are beating anyone on any given day ACT Prep is Elite and they have taken L’S to regular high schools .. Henry Carr is a regular High School Prep team all the players are Rep players or AAU for Warrior or Bounce everyone is doing what they can to get the right players so recruiting is rampant and necessary ..  

  6. GameShooter Sport says:

    Again your making my point for me .. every school at the level of being ranked is recruiting player from within or outside the boundaries of there school zone. I am sure you know how this works but I will tell you anyways if you live in mississauga for example and you are in middle school Grade 8 your parent High Schools are now actively looking for you and wanting you to go to there school for whatever sport is of interest. One junior high school can feed up to 3-4 High Schools do you think the 4 coaches who care are not speaking to teachers about kids choosing there school ? that is what is going on within boundaries .. you are more likely talking about a kid that is in grade 10 transferring to a school for hoops and that is his or her right to do so for there own goals its not cheating or unfair all the kids are the same age get your game up..   You say Elite like Elite means anything its just a word that people throw around teams are beating anyone on any given day ACT Prep is Elite and they have taken L’S to regular high schools .. Henry Carr is a regular High School Prep team all the players are Rep players or AAU for Warrior or Bounce everyone is doing what they can to get the right players so recruiting is rampant and necessary ..  

    gameshootersport 

  7. JKB says:

    As I said before, you have every right to disagree with me. I am very familiar with the high school basketball game in this province and the OFSAA eligibility rules. I am not naive to think these rules aren’t skirted and to be frank, if they are I don’t think its right but I guess that’s just the nature of the beast…or as you put said, just “the new level of basketball”. Although I must say it is not new. It happened in my playing days, it clearly happens now and it will without a doubt continue in the future. None of it making things any more right.

    I will agree with you on one point however; If a kid wants to transfer to another school, it is absolutely within his/her right to do so. It is also the right of that school/league/OFSAA to deem them ineligible and force them to sit the year depending on the facts presented. Where we differ is if that said player manipulates the system (ie. stating a phony change of address) to make themselves qualified. If that’s the case then absolutely it isn’t unfair. Again agree with me or not, I really don’t care. I respect your opinion but I just happen to see things a different way. Hopefully where we can agree is that what is really important in all of this is their education, especially if you work with kids yourself. That is a common factor often forgotten in this whole equation. If you decide to go to a school outside your boundaries because perhaps you’ll get better coaching, play against better competition, etc. That’s fine but what should also be heavily weighted is the quality of education. These are in fact student-athletes. That’s what happened to me heading into high school. I wanted to go somewhere that I knew I would receive proper coaching, to play for a team with quality players and be afforded the opportunity to play against quality competition, but most importantly I went to a school that was rated top 2 in the school board academically. It was not my closet school but it was perfectly acceptable and I didn’t run afoul of the rules. I came away with a great experience, two tier 1 championships and a path towards post-secondary education so I could never begrudge someone for doing the same; provided it is all above board.

    You still seem to miss my point unfortunately as it regard to BC. Although you cited a couple teams, I would like to point out that Henry Carr competes in the TDCAA. They play a league schedule and have an opportunity to earn a spot in OFSAA, if they advance far enough in their league playoff classification games. This particular Bill Crothers team on the other hand, does not compete in a league. They can not advance to the playoffs and challenge for a YRAA championship and therefore cannot qualify for OFSAA. What does all this mean? Simply put, they are not recognized by a governing body which would earn them the distinction of being an Ontario high school team. 

  8. Six Man Dad says:

    How was the rankings done burnaby south is ranked 8th yet every BC team on this list are ranked higher than them in province rankings, lost all there games in their own tournament last month.

    1. Rankings says:

      Doing National Rankings is pretty difficult if you aren’t doing your research. For instance ranking Burnaby South 8th. The next rankings should be more realistic. NPH must pay attention to the Provincial Rankings or consult with the local experts. Burnaby South won the highly profiled Telus Classic which may have elevated their ranking, but they’ve lost several games since. They are a good team and right now only a HM in BC. If NPH doesn’t do their homework the rankings are irrelevant and have no basis. 

    2. Six Man Dad says:

      When while the next rankings be done

  9. CM says:

    How is Cathedral not ranked? They’ve taken down number 9 rank, Eastern Commerce and also beat Cardinal Newman in league play. Unfortunately they had to forfeit due to student purposes. They’ve only lost to D’Youville and Catholic Central.

  10. BBD says:

    THESE RANKINGS ARE A JOKE!!!

  11. BBD says:

    DID YOU GUYS DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE PUTTING THESE RANKINGS OUT???? LOL I REALLY HOPE NO ONE PAYS ATTENTION TO THESE RANKINGS!!!

  12. John Stone says:

    I agree with BBD. What are these rankings based on? Can you produce a list of wins and losses for each team?

  13. DURHAM BBALL says:

    You guys need to RECHARGE with the Milk that you are promoting and do your rankings all over. Sorry man, you TOTALLY dropped the ball on this one. 

  14. Weimer says:

    Peoples, Relax on ripping the hardworking dudes who run this site. Embrace discussion on good teams across the nation. Be positive or go stand over there.

    1. cheerlead this says:

      Embrace discussion, but also only be positive? Gimme a break. Go stand over there and think about what you just said.

  15. Steve says:

    Big BC tournament last weekend, Terry Fox’s Legal Beagle had 3 #NPHTop25 teams and 2 HMs in attendance, #6 Walnut Grove, #8 Bby South, #20 Gleneagle, HM WJ Mouat, HM Holy Cross.
    Gleneagle won the tournament defeating Walnut Grove in the Semis and Holy Cross in the Final.
    Bby South won over WJ Mouat but also loss against Holy Cross.

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