Further down the list, Friendship Tech came in at number 20 with a 17-game winning streak.
1. Paul VI (20-1) final rank: 1
The Panthers had a strong week in the WCAC, beating No. 3 St. John’s at home and then on the road to defeating Gonzaga.
The Bulldogs have maintained a steady dominance in the Interstate Athletic Conference, with comfortable wins against St Albans and Episcopal last week.
3. St. John’s (18-2) LR: 4
The Cadets lost the road game to leader Paul VI, but bounced back with a win over The Heights.
The Hawks played fine last week, beating Annandale and Thomas Jefferson by more than 30 points.
The Eagles had a tough week, dropping to No. 16 Good Counsel and No. 1 Paul VI.
The Pioneers’ triumph last week included a non-conference victory over LC Bird in Richmond.
7. Bishop McNamara (19-4) LR: 8
The Mustangs defeated O’Connell and No. 18 DeMasa by equal scores last week, 71-68.
8. Sidwell Friends (14-4) LR: 5
The Quakers lost the conference for the first time this year, losing to No. 10 St. Andrews at the buzzer.
9. Jackson Reid (22-6) LR: 9
The Tigers handled business last week by beating No. 15 Theodore Roosevelt and School Without Walls in a DC Interscholastic Athletic Association game.
10. St Andrews (16-3) LR: 12
After a dramatic victory over Sidwell, the Lions picked up another conference victory over Mallett.
11. Battlefield (19-1) LR: 11
The Bobcats overtook Osborne and Osborne Park last week.
12. Shabach Christian (20-5) LR: 15
The Eagles won their only game last week, defeating Mount Zion Prep by a margin of 13.
Puma suffered its first loss of the season last week, trailing Bowie by three points.
14. Riverdale Baptiste (16-2) LR: 13
The Crusaders lost their first game since mid-December, losing to Virginia Academy.
15. Theodore Roosevelt (20-2) LR: 14
The Roughriders suffered their first local loss of the winter against No. 9 Jackson Reed.
16. Good Counselor (14-8) LR: 19
The Falcons had a strong week, defeating No. 5 Gonzaga and Bishop Ileton.
The Mustang has started 2023 with a 10-game winning streak.
18. Demassa (13-9) LR: 16
The Stags dropped another WCAC game last week, three ahead of No. 7 Bishop McNamara.
19. Damascus (16-0) LR: 18
The Swarmin’ Hornets continue to impress in Montgomery County.
20. Friendship Tech (19-5) LR: Unranked
After starting the season 2-5, the Titans went on a 17-game winning streak.
Dropped out: No.20 Whitman
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