TOP 15 BOYS
Note: Full divisional top 10 lists won't be compiled until after all of the holiday tournaments are completed.
1. Westchester (Los Angeles) 4-0
Comets will need to pick it up over the winter break if they hope to move up from No. 4 in the Student Sports national FAB 50.
2. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 3-0
Early part of Monarchs' schedule has been a breeze so far.
3. Poly (Long Beach) 3-0
Even without Marcedes Lewis, the Jackrabbits still looked good in last weekend's Ragu Classic in Utah.
4. Fairfax (Los Angeles) 7-1
Only loss so far to Westchester in a close game.
5. Fremont (Los Angeles) 4-0
Geoffrey Clayton proving to be great addition as a high-scoring guard.
6. Technical (Oakland) 3-0
Bulldogs won big over Modesto Christian in early season matchup of top NorCal clubs.
7. Clovis West (Fresno) 9-0
The Charlie Rodriguez mess seems to be forgotten as the Golden Eagles are out to another hot start.
8. De La Salle (Concord) 3-0
Rekalin Sims has improved as a post player and the rest of the Spartans' interior defense was solid in first three games.
9. Villa Park 2-0
Orange County Register ranks VP ahead of Mater Dei, but we'll wait until MD loses or VP wins a big game.
10. Glendora 5-0
Tartans will head to tourney in Seattle over the holidays.
11. McAteer (San Francisco) 7-0
Dante Sawyer did not transfer as was rumored over the summer and he's back as one of NorCal's top players.
12. Modesto Christian (Modesto) 6-1
David Paris and Bobby Cole coming on as more versatile players as it now looks like Richard Midgely and Marc Pratt may not play this season.
13. Redondo (Redondo Beach) 3-1
Wendell White one of the nation's top juniors.
14. Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 5-0
Won San Luis Obispo tourney over NorCal top 20 team Santa Cruz.
15. Dorsey (Los Angeles) 4-1
While football team was winning city title, the hoopers were beating preseason No. 4 Inglewood.
TOP 15 GIRLS
Note: Full divisional top 10 lists won't be compiled until all of the holiday tournaments are completed.
1. Narbonne (Harbor City) 4-0
Gauchos among favorites to win Nike TOC title in Phoenix and are still No. 1 in Student Sports national FAB 50.
2. Artesia (Lakewood) 3-1
Close loss to Narbonne last week should help Pioneers in similar games the rest of the season.
3. Lynwood 1-0
Knights going to Arizona and Wyoming for holiday tournaments and should come home with perfect record.
4. Marin Catholic (Kentfield) 1-0
NorCal No. 1 still looking for first big win of the season.
5. San Clemente 4-1
Soph standout Lindsey Pluimer helped Tritons to third-place showing at Brea tourney. Only loss by 65-59 to Narbonne.
6. Ventura 7-0
Cougars won Buena tourney title and should head to Santa Barbara tourney as one of the favorites.
7. Brea-Olinda (Brea) 2-2
Ladycats' losses were to Artesia and San Clemente and they should get a lot better as the season goes along.
8. Troy (Fullerton) 5-0
Veronica Johns-Richardson didn't seem to be missed that much as Warriors rolled to win their own tourney.
9. Poly (Long Beach) 4-0
Coach Carl Buggs' team won South Torrance tourney and could do even more damage at Artesia tourney.
10. Ursuline (Santa Rosa) 5-0
Biggest win was over Sacred Heart Cathedral after SHC had beaten preseason No. 6 Mitty.
11. Berkeley 3-1
Yellowjackets seemed to wake up after loss to Modesto Christian at event in Stockton and then hammered host St. Mary's.
12. Sacred Heart Cathedral (SF) 7-1
Irish backed up early-season win over Mitty by winning in tourney final last weekend over Alhambra of Martinez.
13. Mitty (San Jose) 1-1
Monarchs won last week over Oakland, the same team that upset them in NorCal playoffs a year ago.
14. Hart (Newhall) 5-1
Loss was to Ventura and Indians have a win over perennial power Buena.
15. Kennedy (Sacramento) 8-0
Cougars might be higher if they left comfortable Sacramento area surroundings and played stronger competition.