Brooklyn high school basketball power rankings – 1/13

It doesn't seem likely that anyone will unseat Isaiah Whitehead and the Railsplitters from the top spot on these power rankings this season. Photo by Rob Abruzzese.

It doesn’t seem likely that anyone will unseat Isaiah Whitehead and the Railsplitters from the top spot on these power rankings this season. Photo by Rob Abruzzese.

Here is my first attempt at power rankings for high school basketball this season. These rankings were based on games through Jan. 12.

  1. Lincoln (7-0): The Railsplitters beat Jefferson by default after they didn’t show up to Coney Island. Then they beat Boys High by 25 on Saturday. Lincoln lost just one game, can it go undefeated this year?
  2. Bishop Loughlin (10-3, 7-1): Loughlin had a tough start to the week when they gave up 86 points to Cardinal Hayes, but then they stepped up their D against St. Rays and held them without a field goal for 11 minutes in the second half. Khadeen Carrington had 27 against St. Rays.
  3. Westinghouse (5-3): A very impressive week for Westinghouse as the Warriors beat Brooklyn Collegiate and Jefferson. Tremaine Elder led them with 17 against Collegiate and Isaiah Gurley had 18 and eight assists against Jefferson.
  4. Brooklyn Collegiate (6-2): The Lions looked like an early season favorite, but with Jahlil Tripp out for the rest of the season they are a bit of a wild card. They played just one game last week, a loss to Westinghouse where Davere Creighton dropped 22 points and eight rebounds.
  5. Jefferson (7-3): It was a busy week for Jefferson. The Orange Wave were a no-show at Lincoln on Tuesday, lost to Westinghouse, without suspended coach Bud Pollard, crust East New York Transit Tech on Friday and then beat South Shore by just one point on Saturday. Five different players scored in double digits on Saturday and Patrick Brown led with 19.
  6. Boys and Girls (5-5): The Kangaroos started the week off right with wins against Robeson and ENY Transit Tech, but were beaten by 25 by Lincoln in a sign that they are not the powerhouse they used to be. Jamie Killings averaged 20.67 points
  7. Xaverian (7-6, 3-5): A tough week for Xaverian as they dropped two out of three with losses to Molloy and Christ the King. Their lone win came against Stepinac who currently has a 3-10 record overall.
  8. South Shore (5-3): The Vikings had a similar week as Boys High with wins against Robeson and ENY Transit Tech with a loss to Jefferson to cap off the week. Shakur Spencer had 16 points, five assists and five rebounds. Devyn Wilson had 14 points.
  9. Bishop Ford (5-8, 3-4): The Falcons beat St. Joseph on Monday, got a big win against Nazareth on Thursday, but lost a close one to Xavier, leader of the A Division, on Friday.
  10. Nazareth (6-4, 2-1): The Kingsmen started the week off great with a win against Xavier, but a loss to Ford was disappointing. They finished the week on a high note with a big win over St. John the Baptist.