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SBLive/Sports Illustrated Power 25: Calvary Christian (Florida) rises to No. 5 in final boys basketball rankings of 2021-22 season

Calvary Christian followed up its second consecutive FHSAA Class 4A state championship by winning the inaugural State Champions Invitational

A new national champion was crowned over the weekend in the inaugural State Champions Invitational, a four-team tournament for NFHS state champions.

Calvary Christian (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) defeated No. 16 Sidwell Friends (Washington D.C.) in the semifinals behind 6-foot-9 senior and Central Florida-bound tournament MVP Taylor Hendricks' 24 points, 12 rebounds, two steals and two blocks. They then routed Washington Class 3A state champion Auburn (Wash.) 71-44 in the finals. 

The win vaults two-loss Calvary Christian to No. 5 in the final SBLive/SI Power 25 national high school boys basketball rankings of the 2021-22 season. 

Montverde (22-4) was the preseason No. 1 team - and finishes the season ranked No. 1 after its GEICO Nationals championship run. The final Power 25 includes 17 state champions and two national champions. 

Find the complete breakdown of the final SBLive/SI Power 25 below:

The Power 25, sponsored by Discount Tire, is a collaboration between SBLive and Sports Illustrated. Power 25 rankings are compiled by SBLive reporter Andy Buhler and SI Director of Basketball Recruiting Jason Jordan based on observations and conversations with an extensive network of coaching and media sources across the country. Reach Andy on Twitter @AndyBuhler or email him at andy@scorebooklive.com.

Watch their weekly Power 25 breakdowns on Instagram @SBLiveSports and @SIAllAmerican Monday at 11 a.m. PT.

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SBLIVE/SI POWER 25 NATIONAL BOYS BASKETBALL RANKINGS

April 11, 2022

1. Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) (22-4)

Last ranking: No. 4

Season status: Finished

Won its second straight and sixth-overall GEICO Nationals, sweeping a three-day stretch over AZ Compass Prep in the quarters, No. 5 IMG Academy (for the first time in three matchups this season) in the semis and finally No. 4 Link Academy in the title game behind stellar play from Duke-bound multi-year standout Dariq Whitehead.

2. Duncanville (Duncanville, Tex.) (35-1)

Last ranking: No. 2

Season status: Finished

Three-peated as UIL (Texas) 6A state champions by beating McKinney 69-49 in the title game on March 12. Five-star and SI99 guard Anthony Black, who makes his long-awaited college announcement Monday, had 17 point.

3. Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Air, Kan.) (25-2)

Last ranking: No. 1

Season status: Finished

After winning the NIBC, the top-seed entering GEICO Nationals and No. 1 in the Power 25, Sunrise was upset in the quarterfinals 59-56 by Jordan Pope, Tre White and Prolific Prep, the 8-seed, which was missing its two McDonald's All-Americans.

Last ranking: No. 5

Season status: Finished

Finished its first year as a varsity program strong. Reached the GEICO Nationals finals, where it lost to Montverde 60-49 — nearly becoming the first team to win it all in its first appearance. To get there, it beat Oak Hill Academy in the quarters and Prolific Prep in the semis.