Below is the first Swish Appeal Prep Poll of Polls for the 2015-2016 season. An approach which has been used in football is the basis for what is done here. The four national polls (links below) were reviewed and 25 points assigned to the team ranked first down to one point for a team ranked 25th.
Then the points were added up (maximum score 100) to create the ranking order. In future weeks construction of these individual polls and items of interest about the teams will be brought to light.
Current state of affairs
Right now St. Mary's of Stockton, California, leads Duncanville, Texas, by a slight margin. Neumann-Goretti High School of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (which last year finished a unanimous number #1) ranks fifth. Previously undefeated Paul VI (a team featured in several recent Swish Appeal prep articles) moved down in the various polls following a two-point loss at Our Lady of Good Counsel (currently #22 in our poll).
Here are the links to the individual polls:
Swish Appeal Prep Poll of Polls (from polls released week of January 10, 2016)
1 St. Mary's High School (Stockton, California) 100 (4 first place votes)
2 Duncanville High School (Duncanville, Texas) 94
3 Riverdale Baptist School (Upper Marlboro, Maryland) 93
4 Centennial High School (Las Vegas, Nevada) 84
5 Neumann-Goretti High School (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 83
6-8 Montini Catholic High School (Lombard, Illinois) 72
6-8 National Christian Academy (Fort Washington, Maryland) 72
6-8 Paul VI Catholic High School (Fairfax, Virginia) 72
9 Homestead High School (Homestead, Indiana) 56
10 Miramonte High School (Orinda, California) 52
11 North Shore High School (Houston, Texas) 41
12 Cicero North Syracuse High School (North Syracuse, New York) 40
13 Blackman High School (Murfreesboro, Tennessee) 34
14 Olive Branch High School (Olive Branch, Mississippi) 33
15 Forestville High School (Forestville, Maryland) 31
16 Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, California) 30
17 Archbishop Mitty High School (San Jose, California) 27
18 Providence Day School (Charlotte, North Carolina) 26
19-21 Chaminade College Prep (West Hills, California) 23
19-21 Riverdale High School (Murfreesboro, Tennessee) 23
19-21 St. Francis High School (Alpharetta, Georgia) 23
22 Our Lady of Good Counsel High School (Olney, Maryland) 22
23 Columbus North High School (Columbus, Indiana) 19
24 Hopkins High School (Minnetonka, Minnesota) 18
25 Mansfield Timberview High School (Arlington, Texas) 14
Teams with location are listed according to number of points garnered. Where there are ties, teams are listed alphabetically. Again for more details on each team, see the four polls individually. Hopefully, our next update will be posted in about two weeks depending on the publication of the individual polls.