2019 High School Top 50
Baseball America’s High School Top 50 rankings are selected through a poll of representatives from the National High School Baseball Coaches Association. The country is split into eight different regions, with region chairs nominating teams from their geographic areas for consideration for the Top 50 rankings nationwide.
In the final High School team rankings of the year, our preseason No. 1 team, Argyle (Texas) High, remains in the top spot after a 40-1-1 season that culminated in a Texas 4A state championship.
Argyle’s only loss on the season came on March 8 to Carroll (Southlake, Texas) High and while the loss looking like a bad one at the time, Carroll went on to win the state’s 6A state championship.
Throughout the season, including our preseason top 50, Argyle held the top spot of the high school rankings in five of our seven updates and feel no lower than No. 4 in any week. Coach Ricky Griffin’s program outscored opponents 361-98 over the course of the season and finished on a 28-game winning streak.
Cypress (Calif.) High finishes the season as the No. 2 team in the country after a 32-3 record and a Division I CIF Southern Section Championship victory over Harvard-Westlake (Studio City, Calif.) High, which ranks as the No. 7 team in the country.
Checking in at No. 3 is our program of the year in 2018, Parkview (Lilburn, Ga.) High, which went 36-4 and won the Georgia 7A state championship for the second straight year and the eighth time in program history.
Blanchard (Okla.) High is the biggest riser of among the top 10 teams throughout the season, having gone most of the year unranked, but went a perfect 39-0 en route to the Oklahoma 4A state championship.
Rounding out the top five is Farragut (Knoxville, Tenn.) High, which went 42-3 and won the Tennessee 3A state championship, outscoring opponents 325-98 on the season.
The Southern region leads all others with 13 teams ranked among the top 50, followed by the West region (11) and then the Southeast region (8).
1 –Last: 1
Argyle (Texas) HSArgyle (Texas) HS 40-1-1Notes:
Ricky GriffinMore Less
2 –Last: 2
Cypress (Calif.) HSCypress (Calif.) HS 31-3Notes:
John WeberMore Less
3 –Last: 3
Parkview HS, Lilburn, Ga.Parkview HS, Lilburn, Ga. 36-4Notes:
Chan BrownMore Less
4 –Last: 4
Blanchard (Okla.) HSBlanchard (Okla.) HS 39-0Notes:
Josh RaneyMore Less
5 –Last: 5
Farragut HS, Knoxville, Tenn.Farragut HS, Knoxville, Tenn. 42-3Notes:
Matt BucknerMore Less
Colleyville (Texas) Heritage HSColleyville (Texas) Heritage HS 40-3Notes:
Alan McDougalMore Less
Georgetown (Texas) HSGeorgetown (Texas) HS 41-5-1Notes:
Adam FosterMore Less
Harvard-Westlake HS, Studio City, Calif.Harvard-Westlake HS, Studio City, Calif. 27-6-1Notes:
Jared HalpertMore Less
9 –Last: 9
DeSoto Central HS, Southaven, Miss.DeSoto Central HS, Southaven, Miss. 34-3Notes:
Mark MonaghanMore Less
10 –Last: 10
Plant City (Fla.) HSPlant City (Fla.) HS 30-2Notes:
Michael FryrearMore Less
11 –Last: 11
Orange (Calif.) Lutheran HSOrange (Calif.) Lutheran HS 27-5Notes:
Eric BorbaMore Less
12 –Last: 12
Desert Oasis HS, Las VegasDesert Oasis HS, Las Vegas 35-9Notes:
Paul BuboltzMore Less
Lake Travis HS, Austin, TexasLake Travis HS, Austin, Texas 37-5Notes:
Michael RogersMore Less
De La Salle HS, Concord, Calif.De La Salle HS, Concord, Calif. 29-1Notes:
David JeansMore Less
Hamilton HS, Chandler, Ariz.Hamilton HS, Chandler, Ariz. 26-7Notes:
Mike WoodsMore Less
Barbe HS, Lake Charles, La.Barbe HS, Lake Charles, La. 38-3Notes:
Glenn CecchiniMore Less
Benedictine HS, Richmond, Va.Benedictine HS, Richmond, Va. 28-2Notes:
Sean RyanMore Less
Stillwater (Minn.) HSStillwater (Minn.) HS 21-2Notes:
Mike ParkerMore Less
Jesuit HS, TampaJesuit HS, Tampa 27-5Notes:
Miguel MenendezMore Less
Andrean HS, Merrillville, Ind.Andrean HS, Merrillville, Ind. 34-1Notes:
Dave PishkurMore Less
La Mirada (Calif.) HSLa Mirada (Calif.) HS 26-7Notes:
Jimmy ZurnMore Less
Loganville (Ga.) HSLoganville (Ga.) HS 35-6Notes:
Jeff SegarsMore Less
23 –Last: 23
Huntington Beach (Calif.) HSHuntington Beach (Calif.) HS 25-7Notes:
Benjamin MedureMore Less
24 –Last: 24
Venice (Fla.) HSVenice (Fla.) HS 26-6Notes:
Craig FaulknerMore Less
25 –Last: 25
Sam Houston HS, Lake Charles, La.Sam Houston HS, Lake Charles, La. 37-5Notes:
Chad HebertMore Less