|Rk.||Team (Class)||2012-13 Rec.||Comment|
|1||Myers Park (4A)||29-1||Mustangs have lost two games in two years; four starters return|
|2||Providence Day (IND)||27-4||Won fourth straight N.C. Independent Schools 3A state title last season|
|3||Ardrey Kell (4A)||25-4||Eight of the top players from last years team return; Knights lost in second round playoffs last season|
|4||Harding (4A)||23-4||Moving up to 4A after winning back-to-back 3A state titles|
|5||Hickory (3A)||26-3||All-conf. stars Yazmen Hannah and Danasia Witherspoon lead talented group|
|6||East Rutherford (2A)||21-7||Four starters back including Rachel Camp, who averaged 31 ppg last season|
|7||Hough (4A)||18-8||Five starters return, including Anna Diggs (14 ppg) and Julia Brown (12 ppg)|
|8.||North Mecklenburg (4A)||26-4||Conf. player of year Destiny Barrino is one of three starters back|
|9||Bandys (2A)||27-3||Already deep team picked up North Lincoln trasnfer Antaijah Easter, who averaged 25.8 ppg last season|
|10||Weddington (3A)||21-7||UNC recruit Stephanie Watts is one of three starters back.|
|11||Cuthbertson (3A)||18-11||All five starters back for team expected to challenge for league title.|
|12||Lake Norman Charter (2A)||NA||1A regional semifinalist returns four starters|
|13||North Rowan (2A)||13-12||Moving up in class with one of the nations top players, Salisbury transfer Brielle Blair|
|14||West Charlotte (4A)||13-13||Four starters return; three of whom averaged double figures|
|15||South Point (3A)||19-6||Red Raiders return seven of their top players|
|16||West Rowan (3A)||24-1||Suffered disappointing first-round playoff loss which should make West hungry|
Also receiving consideration: R-S Central (3A, 17-11); Monroe (1A, 19-9); Forestview (3A, 20-7).
Note: to be eligible for inclusion in the poll, a school must offer football and basketball and not allow students to repeat a grade after starting high school and continue to maintain her eligibility.
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