Basketball: Atascocita cracks top 10 in USA Today poll

Atascocita's Carsen Edwards (3) leaps for a layup during Atascocita's 82-56 victory over College Park on Jan. 2, 2014, at Atascocita High School.
Atascocita’s Carsen Edwards (3) leaps for a layup during Atascocita’s 82-56 victory over College Park on Jan. 2, 2014, at Atascocita High School.

When USA Today released its updated “Super 25 Expert Rankings” on Monday, only one team from the state of Texas made the prestigious list.

The Atascocita Eagles (8-0) currently sit as the 10th best team in the nation according to the publication’s Jim Halley, based on results, tradition, quality of players, and strength of schedule.

“Wow is my first response to it,” said Atascocita coach David Martinez. “It’s good for our community; it’s good for our school. It’s just a great time to be a part of Atascocita High School.”

According to the current rankings, the Eagles own the seventh best offense in the nation, and have moved up to the fourth best team according to power rankings. click here for complete story