Many leagues around the area showed parity when teams immersed themselves in most of their conference programs last week.
Howard beat Oakland Mills in a battle between the best Howard County teams, but the Lions fell in River Hill two days later. In Montgomery County, Churchill defeated Paint Branch two days before losing to Whitman in a three-pronged game.
While Edison, Freedom-South Riding and Woodbridge separated as the best teams in Northern Virginia, several other teams, like the T.C. Williams, West Springfield and South County are pushing for positioning.
In the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, meanwhile, McNamara and St. John & # 39; s have proved to be the best contenders. Those teams, which are also ranked in multiple national polls, have another week before playing on January 22nd.
McNamara (17-0) Last place: 1
The Mustangs only allowed three points during the third quarter of their 68-37 victory against Elizabeth Seton.
2. LJ of St. John (17-1): 2
The Cadets have so far eliminated WCAC contenders, including a 78-41 victory over O & # 39; Connell.
3. New hope (21-3) LR: 3
In the Public vs. Challenge McDonogh's private, the Tigers beat Poly, 57-41.
4. Edison (11-1) LR: 4
Virginia commits Carole Miller scored 20 points in the 77-53 victory of the Eagles on Jefferson.
5. Riverdale Baptist (17-3) LR: 5
The crusaders have had few problems with TPLS Christian (Va.) And Caravel (Del.).
6. Freedom-South Riding (13-0) LR: 6
Team coach Teddy Whitney has allowed him to combine 36 points in victories against Stone Bridge and Broad Run.
7. National Christian (11-4) LR: 7
The guard Tyinhia Skinner scored 29 points in the victory for 56-30 of the Eagles on Capitol Christian.
8. Woodbridge (12-1) LR: 8
The Vikings scored 86 points in their victory over Freedom-Woodbridge.
9. Georgetown Visitation (12-2) LR: 9
The striker Ellie Mitchell scored 22 points in the 61-39 victory of the Cubs against the episcopal.
10. Paul VI (11-4) LR: 10
The Panthers seem to hit their pace, scoring a season 78 points in a victory over Holy Cross.
11. Rock Creek Christian (7-3) LR: 11
Both last week's Eagles games have been postponed.
12. Bishop Ireton (12-4) LR: 12
The Boston College partner Akunna Konkwo scored 24 points in the 48-46 victory of the Cardinals on Carroll.
13. Old Mill (10-1) LR: Not classified
The Patriots have scored 72 or more points in each of their last three games.
14. Whitman (9-1) LR: NR
Guard Elyse Lowet sank a three-point triple to bring the Vikings to a 40-39 victory over Churchill.
15. Gwynn Park (9-3) LR: 20
Guard Jacqueline Dianis scored 24 points in the 70-24 victory of the Yellowjackets against Surrattsville.
16. Pallotti (10-5) LR: 16
After falling to St. Frances and McDonogh, two Baltimore powers, the Panthers defeated Spalding, 69-42.
17. South River (10-1) LR: NR
Team coach Mike Zivic defeated Southern and Maryvale Prep by a total of 66 points.
18. O & # 39; Connell (9-5) LR: 17
The Knights lost against St. John's and Bishop Ireton, two of the best WCAC teams.
19. Churchill (9-1) LR: 14
The coaching team Kate Blanken beat Paint Branch before falling to Whitman by one point.
20. Oakland Mills (10-1) LR: 13
Falling onto Howard, 54-39, the Scorpios suffered their first loss.
deleted: No. 15 T.C. Williams (7-4), n. 18 South County (17-2), n. 19 Paint Branch (7-3)
On the bubble: West Springfield (12-2), Oxon Hill (7-2), Howard (9-2), Sherwood (10-1)