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Cliff Alexander's big performance at the Spalding Hoophall Classic helped knock out Montverde Academy as the consensus No. 1. Claim to the top spot is now split between Curie, Montverde and Mater Dei.

MaxPreps, PrepNation, USA Today, Student Sports and Blue Star Media all released updated high school basketball rankings this week.

We've thrown them all into the pot to create a composite look at where high school basketball's elite stand. For a closer look at each media outlet's picks, click on the links below:

MaxPreps Xcellent 25 | MaxPreps Freeman Rankings (Computer) | PrepNation | USA Today Super 25 | Student Sports Fab 50 | Blue Star Media

Only schools recognized by three or more media outlets were eligible for inclusion in the composite rankings. Teams were assigned an average of 40 for each media outlet that did not recognize them as part of their Top 25, rewarding teams that received consensus acclaim.

High School Boys Basketball National Composite Top 25

1. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
Average rank: 2
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 1
MaxPreps Freeman: 3
PrepNation: 2
USA Today: 1
Student Sports: 4
Blue Star: 1

2. Montverde Academy (Fla.)
Average rank: 2.5
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 4
MaxPreps Freeman: 1
PrepNation: 1
USA Today: 3
Student Sports: 2
Blue Star: 4

3. Rainier Beach (Seattle)
Average rank: 3.5
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 2
MaxPreps Freeman: 5
PrepNation: 4
USA Today: 4
Student Sports: 3
Blue Star: 3

4. Arsenal Technical (Indianapolis)
Average rank: 8.3
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 6
MaxPreps Freeman: 7
PrepNation: 12
USA Today: 5
Student Sports: 11
Blue Star: 9

T5. Curie (Chicago)
Average rank: 8.5
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 3
MaxPreps Freeman: NR
PrepNation: 3
USA Today: 2
Student Sports: 1
Blue Star: 2

T5. White Station (Memphis, Tenn.)
Average rank: 8.5
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 5
MaxPreps Freeman: 25
PrepNation: 5
USA Today: 6
Student Sports: 5
Blue Star: 5

7. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
Average rank: 8.8
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 11
MaxPreps Freeman: 12
PrepNation: 9
USA Today: 7
Student Sports: 7
Blue Star: 7

8. Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.)
Average rank: 10.5
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 8
MaxPreps Freeman: 6
PrepNation: 6
USA Today: 20
Student Sports: 9
Blue Star: 14

9. Providence (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Average rank: 12.1
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 9
MaxPreps Freeman: 10
PrepNation: 10
USA Today: 24
Student Sports: 8
Blue Star: 12

10. Northside Christian Academy (Charlotte, N.C.)
Average rank: 13
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 7
MaxPreps Freeman: NR
PrepNation: 7
USA Today: 8
Student Sports: 10
Blue Star: 6

11. Loyola (Los Angeles)
Average rank: 13.5
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 16
MaxPreps Freeman: 2
PrepNation: 11
USA Today: 12
Student Sports: 15
Blue Star: 25

12. Whitney Young (Chicago)
Average rank: 14.8
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 18
MaxPreps Freeman: 13
PrepNation: 8
USA Today: 21
Student Sports: 6
Blue Star: 23

13. La Lumiere (LaPorte, Ind.)
Average rank: 17.8
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 10
MaxPreps Freeman: NR
PrepNation: 23
USA Today: 10
Student Sports: 14
Blue Star: 10

14. Archbishop Carroll (Radnor, Pa.)
Average rank: 19.3
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 17
MaxPreps Freeman: 22
PrepNation: 15
USA Today: NR
Student Sports: 22
Blue Star: NR

15. Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.)
Average rank: 19.8
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 23
MaxPreps Freeman: 23
PrepNation: 19
USA Today: 13
Student Sports: 19
Blue Star: 22

16. St. John's (Washington, D.C.)
Average rank: 20.3
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 20
MaxPreps Freeman: NR
PrepNation: 20
USA Today: 17
Student Sports: 12
Blue Star: 13

17. Apple Valley (Minn.)
Average rank: 21
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 15
MaxPreps Freeman: 4
PrepNation: 14
USA Today: NR
Student Sports: 13
Blue Star: NR

18. Huntington St. Joseph Prep (W.Va.)
Average rank: 21.4
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 19
MaxPreps Freeman: NR
PrepNation: 21
USA Today: 9
Blue Star: 18
* Huntington St. Joseph Prep is not eligible for consideration in the Student Sports Fab 50 and the average rank is based on MaxPreps, PrepNation, USA Today and Blue Star placement.

19. Our Savior New American (Centereach, N.Y.)
Average rank: 23.6
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 12
MaxPreps Freeman: NR
PrepNation: NR
USA Today: 15
Blue Star: 11
* Our Savior New American is not eligible for consideration in the Student Sports Fab 50 and the average rank is based on MaxPreps, PrepNation, USA Today and Blue Star placement.

20. Lincoln (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Average rank: 24.5
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: NR
MaxPreps Freeman: NR
PrepNation: 16
USA Today: 19
Student Sports: 16
Blue Star: 16

21. Judson (Converse, Texas)
Average rank: 25.8
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: NR
MaxPreps Freeman: 11
PrepNation: NR
USA Today: 16
Student Sports: NR
Blue Star: 8

22. Blue Valley Northwest (Overland Park, Kan.)
Average rank: 26.5
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 24
MaxPreps Freeman: 18
PrepNation: 17
USA Today: NR
Student Sports: 20
Blue Star: NR

23. Prime Prep (Dallas)
Average rank: 26.8
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: NR
MaxPreps Freeman: NR
PrepNation: 25
USA Today: 14
Student Sports: 18
Blue Star: 24

T24. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
Average rank: 29.3
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 22
MaxPreps Freeman: NR
PrepNation: 13
USA Today: NR
Student Sports: NR
Blue Star: 21

T24. Greater Atlanta Christian (Norcross, Ga.)
Average rank: 29.3
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 13
MaxPreps Freeman: NR
PrepNation: NR
USA Today: 18
Student Sports: 25
Blue Star: NR

T24. Orlando Christian Prep (Fla.)
Average rank: 29.3
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: NR
MaxPreps Freeman: NR
PrepNation: 18
USA Today: 22
Student Sports: NR
Blue Star: 16

Ranked by three media outlets

Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, Fla.), Blue Star No. 19/PrepNation No. 22/Student Sports No. 23

Ranked by two media outlets

Cardinal Hayes (Bronx, N.Y.), Blue Star No. 15/Student Sports No. 21
Corona del Sol (Tempe, Ariz.), MaxPreps Xcellent 25 No. 14/MaxPreps Freeman No. 9
Sagemont (Weston, Fla.), Student Sports No. 20/PrepNation No. 24
St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio), USA Today No. 11/MaxPreps Freeman No. 17

Ranked by one media outlet

Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati), Student Sports No. 17
Callaway (Jackson, Miss.), USA Today No. 23
Carmel (Ind.), MaxPreps Freeman No. 15
Centennial (Corona, Calif.), MaxPreps Freeman No. 16
Cape Henry Collegiate (Virginia Beach, Va.), MaxPreps Xcellent 25 No. 21
Champlin Park (Minn.), MaxPreps Freeman 14
DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.), USA Today No. 25
Fossil Ridge (Fort Collins, Colo.), MaxPeps Freeman No. 19
Garfield (Seattle), MaxPreps Xcellent 25 No. 25
Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.), MaxPreps Freeman No. 21
Monte Vista (Danville, Calif.), MaxPreps Freeman No. 20
North Shore (Houston), MaxPreps Freeman No. 8
Westchester (Los Angeles), MaxPreps Freeman No. 24
Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.), Student Sports No. 24


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