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.
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.
Mater Dei, St. Francis strengthen hold on top two spots so much so that one loss may not change anything. Newcomers include Rancho Bernardo, Bonita of La Verne and Lincoln of Stockton.
The Trinity League rules as Mater Dei wins SoCal Boras Classic while Orange Lutheran takes Hard 9 National Classic. This week’s other newcomers besides the Lancers are Oaks Christian, Amador Valley and Turlock.
Six teams break into this week’s honor roll as newcomers, including tourney champions San Dieguito and Pleasant Grove. Mater Dei remains No. 1 after second straight NHSI title in North Carolina while NHSI runner-up Harvard Westlake is back up to No. 5.
Mater Dei heads to NHSI tourney in North Carolina with new No. 1 state ranking. St. Francis of Mountain View falls to fifth after hard-to-believe 10-9 loss to Serra of San Mateo. Highest rising newcomers are St. Augustine of San Diego (another CIF state hoops champ) and Agoura of Agoura Hills.
Windward vs. Bishop O’Dowd in the open division matches Windward’s pizazz vs. O’Dowd’s big, deep front line. Salesian vs. Serra looks like another tossup in D4, but Lynwood a strong favorite in D2.