Carlsbad, Bellarmine are the highest-rising newcomers while streaking Turlock (22-game win streak) joins top 10. Look for all-state basketball tomorrow on relaunched CalHiSports.com.
The best teams seem to be settling in for the playoffs. Still running in the first five slots are Mission Viejo, Mater Dei, Pacifica, Archbishop Mitty and Yorba Linda. Just a slight bump for Santiago of Corona after win over Norco.
CIF Southern Section teams Mater Dei (D1), Mission Viejo (D2) and Burbank (D3) are joined as top-ranked teams in the state this week by Wheatland (D4) of the CIF Northern Section and unbeaten Redwood Christian (D5) of the CIF North Coast Section.
This first look at how teams stack up according to our long-time five-division format shows Mater Dei (D1), Casa Grande of Petaluma (D2), Oaks Christian of Westlake Village (D3), Pacific Grove (D4) and Desert Christian Academy (D5) with No. 1 rankings.
California of San Ramon surges up to No. 17 as state’s lone newcomer this week. Unbeaten Archbishop Mitty also gets a bump into the top five. The rest of the top group, however, is dominated by Orange County.
Preseason No. 1 Cathedral Catholic hanging on by a thread due to suspensions, but still could be dangerous team for the playoffs. This week’s only newcomer is Redlands, which also have moved to the top of its CIF Southern Section division.
With James Logan loss, all of Northern California takes a hit this week. Orange County teams also are now sitting in four of the top five positions. This week’s highest newcomer, meanwhile, is Moorpark.