Special Updated Boys & Girls Hoop Ranks

Ventura's girls and S.F. McAteer's boys come on the most in first updated look at the 2001-2002 season. The Berkeley girls and Modesto Christian boys have fallen from lofty positions, but mainly for different reasons.

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TOP 15 BOYS

BASKETBALL RANKINGS

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.

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TOP 15 GIRLS

BASKETBALL RANKINGS

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.


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