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Broken Arrow takes home RivalsHigh 100 title

Archie Bradley went 12-1 with a 0.29 ERA. He hit .395 and had 12 home runs and had 31 RBI Ė numbers that would have been higher had he not been walked a team-leading 24 times.

These numbers are the reason the Arizona Diamondbacks made Bradley the seventh selection in the Major League Draft.

But if you think itís the only reason his Broken Arrow (Okla.) High team finished as the No. 1 team in the final RivalsHigh Top 100 baseball rankings, think again.

It took a total team effort to win the Oklahoma 6A title and the national accolade that came along with it.

Consider this: Pitcher Mason Hope went 7-1 with a 2.40 ERA in 58.1 innings pitched. Then there was Tyler Kruse (6-0, 1.83); Jacob Evans (5-0, 0.88), Nick Pettus (3.0, 0.60) and Trey Cobb (3-0, 2.21).

Is it any wonder the team finished 37-2?

You want hitting? Try T. McKinzie (.432,7 HRs, 25 RBIs) Zac Mills (.414-3-30) and Mak Monckton (.406-3-31). And donít forget Evans (.391-2-26), Alex Graham (.356-3-30), Pettus (.341-6-24), Tyler Rolland (.333-4-26) and Dylan Delso (.333-6-36)

Thatís a team Ė from top to bottom. With that, check out our Top 100:


 
TeamCityStateRecordPvs.
1Broken ArrowBroken ArrowOK37-21
National Champion and Oklahoma Class 6A State Champion: Archie Bradley and Mason Hope gave this team two front-line arms en route to a state title. The bats completed the season with a win over Owasso.
2BuchananClovisCA30-22
California Central Section Division I Champion: Pitching and defense was the key to the season for the Bears. With few superstars to report on, this may be the truest team in the Top 10.
3Archbishop McCarthySouthwest RanchesFL28-37
Florida Class 4A State Champion: McCarthy appeared to be the top team in Florida since mid-season. Wrapping up the state title sealed the deal.
4Bishop GormanLas VegasNV36-46
Nevada Class 4A State Champion: Gorman ended its year on a remarkable run and took home its sixth-straight state title.
5OwassoOwassoOK37-25
Owasso was on the doorstep of a national championship before falling to Broken Arrow in the Oklahoma state final.
6Marist SchoolAtlantaGA33-415
Georgia Class AAAA State Champion: Georgia is a fantastic state for baseball and its top team is rewarded with a spot in the Top 10.
7ColumbusColumbusGA30-923
Georgia Class AAA champion: Columbus showed good balance in the playoffs and earned a state title by hitting the cover off the ball against Spalding.
8Spanish ForkSpanish ForkUT29-39
Utah Class 4A State Champion: The best in Utah closed the season with a state title. There was some debate early in the year if this was the top team in state. It proved to be top notch.
9AlonsoTampaFL23-531
Florida Class 6A State Champion: Alonso has a history of success, winning Class 6A two seasons ago, and having a long line of good pitchers to fall back on. Jose Fernandez and Chris Chism led the team to a state title.
10JesuitNew OrleansLA29-517
Louisiana Class 5A State Champion: The hottest team in the state made a strong run through the toughest playoff bracket in the state.
11SaguaroScottsdaleAZ34-412
Arizona Class 4A Division I State Champion: Saguaro is generally one of the best all-around sport schools in Arizona and it ends the year as the top team in the state for baseball.
12St. JamesMurrells InletSC30-713
South Carolina Class 3A State Champion: The top team in South Carolina was not in its largest class. St. James showed its teeth in the playoffs.
13West Boca RatonBoca RatonFL27-418
Florida Class 5A State Champion: Boca had fallen out of the rankings before the playoffs started and then made a run to a state title.
14BrazoswoodCluteTX34-8NR
Texas Class 5A State Champion: Certainly an improbable run through the playoffs earns Brazoswood a Top 15 finish. Maybe no team was hotter come season's end.
15MaizeMaizeKS25-027
Kansas Class 6A State Champion: Finishing off an undefeated season, Maize pushed into the Top 15. A stronger schedule could have made the team a little easier to rank in the Top 10.
16George WashingtonNew YorkNY45-230
New York PSAL Class A State Champion: Washington has put and kept New York baseball on the map. This year's team was very good.
17Mountain PointePhoenixAZ29-528
Arizona Class 5A Division I State Champion: Mountain Pointe was a hitting-first team that used its bats to win a state title. It ends the year No. 2 in Arizona.
18Bishop AmatLa PuenteCA29-421
California Southern Section Division IV Champion: Despite playing in a smaller division than many other elite teams, Amat was able to compete and beat many larger teams.
19Houston MemorialHoustonTX32-10-170
Houston always has a stable of teams; usually those teams are led by pitching and this Memorial squad has a solid balance. It fell in the semifinals to Brazoswood.
20ClementsSugar LandTX35-43
Clements climbed as high as No. 3 nationally but fell to Houston Memorial in the quarterfinals of the Texas playoffs.
21Bishop VerotFort MyersFL30-414
Florida Class 3A State Champion: Verot was not the favorite to win Class 3A but it got timely hits and solid pitching to take home the title.
22Cathedral CatholicSan DiegoCA30-420
California San Diego Section Division III Champion: Cathedral is among the top teams in most sports and it finshed the season with a win over El Capitan to win the Section title.
23HuntsvilleHuntsvilleAL34-824
Alabama Class 6A State Champion: Alabama is an underrated state for baseball nationally but its best team can compete with most anyone.
24PetalPetalMS24-1235
Mississippi Class 6A State Champion: Petal was the top team entering the season but stumbled and fell out of the rankings. It proved to be the best team, however, when it counted.
25TupeloTupeloMS31-636
Tupelo was able to steal a win from Madison Central in the semifinals but ran into a streaking Petal team in the state final, ending the season as the Class 6A runner-up.
26Madison CentralMadisonMS31-337
One of the more controversial calls of this season went against Madison Central in its state semifinal against Tupelo, ending its season prematurely.
27FarragutKnoxvilleTN37-851
Tennessee Class AAA State Champion: Farragut won a Tennessee state title despite a laundry list of injuries. Nicky Delmonico helped with numerous clutch hits to extend the season.
28Gloucester CatholicGloucester CityNJ31-254
New Jersey Non-Public Group B State Champion: It was a tight race for the No. 1 team in Jersey until Bosco lost a stunner.
29Don Bosco PrepRamseyNJ25-18
The Ironmen fell in the playoffs to Bergen Catholic.
30Lyons Township NLa GrangeIL37-481
Illinois Class 4A State Champion: Illinois baseball is very strong and Lyons has had success recently. The team has had some luck this year and it needed all of it to win the title.
31CarrollFort WayneIN32-278
Indiana Class 4A State Champion: When three legit teams in Indiana headed into the playoffs, many expected a spectacular finale. Carroll delived with a win in the final.
32Francis Howell SchoolSaint CharlesMO32-369
Missouri Division 4 State Champion: As expected, the title came down to Howell and University. Howell took that game and then the title.
33La CuevaAlbuquerqueNM25-461
New Mexico Class 5A State Champion: The "Owasso of New Mexico," La Cueva returned less talent than many of the school's previous teams. That didn't stop it from winning another title.
34CatholicPensacolaFL27-545
A solid season ended with the team as the Class 3A runner-up, losing to Bishop Verot.
35CatholicBaton RougeLA32-419
The Bears ran into one of the hottest teams in Louisiana come playoff time as it lost to New Orleans Jesuit in the semifinals.
36J.W. NorthRiversideCA27-7NR
California Southern Section Division I Champion: North went through stiff competition to win the Section title.
37LakewoodLakewoodCA29-5-183
Lakewood was a streaky hitting team this year and went cold for a spell in mid-season. It hit well in the playoffs but lost to J.W. North.
38EdisonHuntington BeachCA25-44
Henry Owens was the shining star on the team. The Chargers were a Top 10 team much of the year but stumbled and fell to Lakewood early in the playoffs.
39RiderWichita FallsTX39-7NR
Texas Class 4A State Champion: A title usually reserved for Brenham or Calallen goes to the slick-fielding team from Wichita Falls.
40CalallenCorpus ChristiTX39-626
Calallen looked like it was hard charging to the Top 25 but fell in the final to Rider.
41BrenhamBrenhamTX36-8-111
Brenham fell to a streaking Rider team in the semifinals.
42CathedralIndianapolisIn29-325
Cathedral finished the year as the runner up in Class 4A.
43Central HardinCeciliaKY37-4NR
Kentucky State Champion: A format more states should adopt, this team powered its way to an undivided state title.
44CoronadoLubbockTX36-17NR
With as many losses as the team took early in the year, its run to a state runner-up finish is nothing short of amazing.
45CarrollCorpus ChristiTX35-616
Pitching failed Carroll deep in the playoffs as it ran into a hot hitting Coronado team in the semifinals.
46Great BridgeChesapeakeVA24-5NR
Virginia Class AAA State Champion: Great Bridge bounced in and out of the rankings this season; with the parity in Virginia, it is no surprise the team won the title.
47South CountyLortonVA28-110
South County was on the verge of an undefeated season before falling in the final to Great Bridge.
48LafayetteLafayetteLA27-543
Lafayette was a ranked team nearly all season and thought to be a team that could contend with Baton Rouge Catholic. As it turned out, New Orleans Jesuit ended its season in the final.
49Palm DesertPalm DesertCA28-547
The hard-hitting Palm Desert team was cooled by Bishop Amat.
50Spanish FortSpanish FortAL36-855
Alabama Class 5A State Champion: Class 5A was a little down from last year, but winning the state title at this level is a solid statement nationally.
51Poly PrepBrooklynNY23-160
New York NSAISAA State Champion: New York City has a long tradition of successful baseball teams. Poly Prep checks in as the No. 2 team in the city.
52SumterSumterSC24-763
South Carolina Class 4A State Champion: This class was fairly open most of the season, but the final matched the right two teams in Sumter and Byrnes.
53PoteetPoteetTX31-8NR
Texas 4A baseball is very good, maybe better than its 4A football, and Poteet made some major noise in the playoffs.
54TottenvilleStaten IslandNY25-2NR
Tottenville was a team that we thought might have a chance against Washington. It fell in the final.
55Rockwall-HeathHeathTX34-9-222
Heath had high hopes come playoff time but fell short, losing to Poteet in the Region final.
56Sierra VistaLas VegasNV34-429
Vista was not able to repeat its early season magic as it saw Bishop Gorman take home the Nevada state title again.
57Providence CatholicNew LenoxIL37-432
Lost to Lyons in the state title game.
58North Florida ChristianTallahasseeFL27-440
Florida Class 2A State Champion: Completely off the radar when the postseason started, North Florida Christian downed Orangewood Christian for the Class 2A title.
59Orangewood ChristianMaitlandFL32-241
Orangewood nearly ended its season with a state title but got tripped up by a streaking North Florida Christian in the Class 2A title game.
60PacePaceFL27-542
Pace had climbed to No. 2 in Florida at one point in the season. A loss in the semifinals to West Boca ended its year.
61Jserra CatholicSan Juan CapistranoCA24-544
JSerra lost in the first round of the playoffs to J.W. North. Had North not won the section title, this team would not have received the benefit of the doubt.
62UniversitySaint LouisMO24-146
University lost in the third round of the playoffs to eventual champion, Francis Howell.
63GrissomHuntsvilleAL31-1548
The No. 2 team in Alabama was the semifinal loser to eventual state champ Huntsville.
64SumrallSumrallMS30-549
Mississippi Class 3A State Champion: Perennial Mississippi power takes home another state championship.
65Green ValleyHendersonNV33-979
Losing in the state final to Bishop Gorman is tough, but not all together surprising.
66BufordBufordGA32-458
Georgia Class AA State Champion: Buford won the state title but didn't face as tough a road as some of the other title winners in its state.
67JesuitTampaFL27-765
Jesuit fell in the playoffs to Archbishop McCarthy.
68LakelandLakelandFL27-564
Lakeland made a very impressive run to a second place finish in Class 5A, losing to West Boca in the final.
69WestviewPortlandOR26-577
Oregon Class 6A State Champion: This was not a banner season for Oregon baseball. Its state champion not breaking the Top 50 is surprising.
70BinghamSouth JordanUT27-391
Utah Class 5A State Champion: Bingham jumped onto the national radar mid-season. It didn't let the increased exposure slow its title run.
71ParkviewLilburnGA30-10NR
Georgia Class AAAAA State Champion: With Jack Esmonde and Jess Foster returning atop the rotation, Parkview pitched its way to as state title in Georgia.
72Lakota EastLiberty TownshipOH25-7NR
Ohio Division I State Champion: A down year for the state of Ohio finds its top team barely inside the Top 75 teams in the country.
73Christian BrothersMemphisTN28-9NR
Tennessee Division II State Champion: Christian Brothers flirted with the rankings all year and jumped in for a quick spell. Its run to a state title locked it in place.
74WestminsterWestminsterMD23-0NR
Maryland Class 4A State Champion: This was a down season for many Maryland sports; baseball perhaps was hardest hit.
75SpaldingGriffinGA29-550
Spalding got drubbed by Columbus in the state final.
76LamarHoustonTX32-5-156
Like many on this list, Lamar ran into Brazoswood and lost.
77PlanoPlanoTX30-857
Plano looked like a contender for a state title but fell to Coronado.
78WakelandFriscoTX35-562
The team from North of Dallas had a solid season and hit the ball very well. It lost to Poteet in the playoffs.
79RockfordRockfordMI23-1-1NR
Michigan Division I State Champion: The Rams may be better known nationally for football, but its baseball team edged out a state title this season.
80RanchoLas VegasNV32-773
Las Vegas is loading up with quality baseball teams and Rancho is one of the best around. It was the runner-up to Bishop Gorman in Class 4A.
81Memphis University SchoolMemphisTN25-687
MUS is building itself into a complete program in all sports but fell short in the Division II final to Christian Brothers.
82Mount SiSnoqualmieWA22-3NR
Washington Class 3A State Champion: Mount Si had to fight through a tough finals pairing to win the title.
83PerrysburgPerrysburgOH26-4NR
Seemingly out of left field, Perrysburg made it to the state final at the state's highest level.
84Oak GroveHattiesburgMS22-795
Lost in first round of the playoffs to state winner, Petal.
85KleinKleinTX23-889
Klein had the talent to make a run in the state playoffs, which it did until it squared off with Brazoswood.
86Regis JesuitAuroraCO20-7NR
Colorado Class 5A State Champion: Colorado looked to be a mystery most of the season but Jesuit mashed its way to a state title, scoring 15 runs in the final.
87Palo AltoPalo AltoCA28-9NR
California Central Coast Division I Champion: There are a lot of underrated athletes at Paly and this run to a title shows that.
88ShorewoodShorelineWA24-3NR
A runner-up finish in Washington pushed Shorewood ahead of its semifinal victim - and postseason favorite - Camas.
89Papillion-La Vista SouthPapillionNE31-6NR
Nebraska Class A State Champion: The preseason favorite in the state made good after a rocky midseason.
90CullmanCullmanAL42-10-175
Cullman was devestated by the tornadoes in the region. The baseball team finishing as the Class 5A runner-up is a bright spot for the community.
91ByrnesDuncanSC22-585
Byrnes was the preseason No. 2 team in South Carolina and made it through the year ending at No. 3. A solid baseball season for a traditional football school.
92HamiltonChandlerAZ26-792
Hamilton nearly made a run to a Class 5A Division I state title.
93MesquiteGilbertAZ29-6-188
Mesquite was unable to seal the deal in a solid state.
94Santa FeEdmondOK37-790
Santa Fe has the lone win over No. 1 Broken Arrow, but lost in the semifinals to Owasso.
95Holly SpringsHolly SpringsNC32-2NR
North Carolina Class 4A State Champion: Usually North Carolina is good for three or four ranked teams, but this year its No. 1 team barely makes it into the national rankings.
96El CapitanLakesideCA28-6NR
The Vaqueros knocked off Cathedral Catholic to close out 2010, but were unable to repeat this season, losing in the Section final.
97ConwayConwayAR21-7NR
Arkansas Class 7A State Champion: Conway used its bats to win the state, nearly scoring in double digits all the way to the title.
98ButlerVandaliaOH34-671
Butler was one of the hottest teams in Ohio at the beginning of the playoffs. It lost in the third round to eventual champion, Lakota East.
99CamasCamasWA25-194
The prospects of an undefeated state title run ended in the semifinals.
100Lake BraddockBurkeVA21-697
Fighting through the parity to the No. 3 spot in Virginia gets Lake Braddock ranked.

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