(After games of Jan. 12)
(Last week's ranking in parentheses)
(Compiled by Mark & Nelson Tennis)
STATE TOP 20 OVERALL
(All divisions; NorCal & SoCal combined)
1. (1) Lynwood 15-0
Remember when Gahr of Cerritos was a powerhouse under coach Tom Pryor? That's why it was so sad last week to see this: Lynwood 111, Gahr 14. Note: USA Today currently lists Chaminade-Julienne of Dayton, Ohio as its No. 1 team. The Student Sports FAB 50 lists Lynwood. One of Chaminade-Julienne's wins was in three overtimes against Brea-Olinda. Lynwood beat Brea-Olinda, 52-29. Which national ranking looks more accurate to you?
2. (2) Narbonne (Harbor City) 12-3
Wilnett Crockett scored 15 points and had 12 boards in a 74-25 win over a Gardena team that was 15-1 and had won its first league game 79-24. Welcome to the big time, Gardena.
3. (3) Marin Catholic (Kentfield) 10-2
Wildcats play two-time NorCal Div. I champ Berkeley in marquee matchup of Saturday's MVP Shootout in Lafayette.
4. (4) Poly (Long Beach) 18-0
Cynthia Buggs, daughter of head coach Carl Buggs, scored 17 to lead the Jackrabbits in 68-60 win last week over top league rival Wilson.
5. (5) Troy (Fullerton) 15-0
Inside-outside combo of Amanda Livingston and Alicia Komaki went for 26 and 18 points, respectively, in easy win over La Habra.
6. (6) Artesia (Lakewood) 10-4
Lauren Ervin was the best player on the floor with 24 points in Pioneers' matchup last Saturday at nationally-ranked Mountain View of Orem, Utah, but Mountain View won the game, 56-51.
7. (7) San Clemente 12-3
Sophomore standout Lindsey Pluimer had 20 points and 10 rebounds in 67-41 victory last Saturday over Huntington Beach.
8. (10) La Jolla Country Day (La Jolla) 12-3
Candice Wiggins had triple-double with 29 pts, 14 rebs and 17 steals in 112-26 romp vs. Horizon, but team's high scorer was sharp-shooting June Brubaker, who tied a section record with 11 three-pointers and finished with 40 points.
9. (11) Brea-Olinda (Brea) 8-5
Ladycats haven't lost a league game since way back in 1987 and opened this year's league schedule last week with 68-38 win over Magnolia.
10. (nr) Ventura 14-2
Cougars rained down threes early and often and went on to rout previous No. 8 Buena, 63-43, in key Channel League game.
11. (12) Pinewood (Los Altos Hills) 9-2
The Central Coast Section's top-ranked team is Div. V by enrollment, but has moved up to Div. II for this year and last.
12. (13) St. Mary's (Stockton) 13-3
Rams opened San Joaquin Athletic Association play by winning 96-23 over Stagg and 93-32 over Lodi.
13. (16) Bishop Montgomery (Torrance) 13-3
Knights beat both St. Paul and Bishop Amat last week and have lost only to teams ranked higher -- L.B. Poly, Artesia and La Jolla Country Day.
14. (nr) Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 14-2
Julia Pedersen led the way with 18 points as Eagles rolled past previous No. 9 Mater Dei, 60-42, in meaningful Serra League game.
15. (nr) Santana (Santee) 17-1
Based on comparative scores against common foes, it looks like the Sultans should be No. 2 in San Diego, not Bishop's.
16. (14) Bishop's (La Jolla) 16-2
All-stater Mallorie Winn leads the Lady Knights, who won in their only game last week, 60-43, over Parker.
17. (nr) Woodbridge (Irvine) 16-2
The Warriors' win two weeks ago over Rosary now looks a lot bigger thanks to Rosary winning in its next game over Mater Dei.
18. (17) Hart (Newhall) 16-3
Got a combined 56 points from Amanda Patton and Ashlee Trebilcock in an 82-61 rout of Valencia, the 10th time the Indians have won by at least 20 points.
19. (18) Ursuline (Santa Rosa) 12-1
Big game looms this week against league rival Maria Carrillo.
20. (20) Muir (Pasadena) 12-2
Mustangs won only reported game last week, 72-31, over Arcadia.