SCNext Top 25 - The best girls' high school basketball teams

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Westlake (Georgia) ran the table last year and brought home the Geico Nationals championship. Graduation and transfers make a repeat highly unlikely.

It is a wide-open field this season. DeSoto (Texas) boasts three espnW 100 players. Montverde Academy (Florida) added Georgia-bound star Janiah Barker to its roster. La Jolla Country Day and Sierra Canyon are two of California's premier high schools.

While Las Vegas, California, New York and Ohio all hosted various tournaments last week, the focus this week is the Girls' Basketball Invitational, which will feature four of the top programs in the country.

Hopkins (Minnesota), the third-ranked team, will host No. 1 Sidwell Friends (Washington, D.C.) on Friday (5 p.m. ET, ESPNU/ESPN App), followed by a matchup between Grandview (Colorado), which boasts No. 1 senior and Stanford commit Lauren Betts, and No. 2 DeSoto (Texas) (7 p.m. ET, ESPN+). The third-place game (5 p.m. ET, ESPN+) and championship (7 p.m. ET, ESPN+) will be played Saturday.

We are ranking the top programs for the 2021-22 season. Below is the ESPN High School Girls' Basketball Top 25 for the week of Jan. 17, 2022:

1. Sidwell Friends (D.C.), 7-0
2. DeSoto (Texas), 20-1
3. Hopkins (Minn.), 13-0
4. Etiwanda HS (Calif.), 15-0
5. St. John Vianney (N.J.), 10-0
6. DME (Fla.), 19-1
7. Classen SAS (OK), 14-1
8. La Jolla Country Day (Calif.), 13-2
9. Sierra Canyon (Calif.), 16-1
10. New Hope (Md.), 16-2
11. Lake Highland Prep (Fla.), 15-3
12. Conway (Ark.), 15-1
13. Montverde (Fla.), 16-3
14. Cedar Park (Texas), 23-0
15. Bishop McNamara (Md.), 7-4
16. Minnetonka (Minn.), 11-0
17. South Bend Washington (Ind.), 19-2
18. Duncanville (Texas), 24-5
19. Incarnate Word (Mo.), 12-0
20. Fremont (Utah), 12-2
21. Detroit Edison (Mich.), 8-1
22. St. Paul VI (Va.), 10-3
23. Rock Bridge (Mo.), 12-0
24. Woodward Academy (Ga.), 14-2
25. Hoover (Ala.), 20-2