BOYS BASKETBALL RANKINGS
The rankings going into league play have had a little shakeup. But not at the top where Windsor keeps it’s No. 1 position.
The power rankings have had a major shakeup and it appears there will be more as all the results are not in for some of the teams. Some of the power rankings just don’t look right either. But we will keep a top 20 up for that, it sheds a little light on to some programs that don’t always get it.
No. 1 Windsor (9-3) (Last Week No. 1)…Coming off a good week, winning three of four and missed by an OT of a great week, which would have included winning its own tournament for the first time. Some of the wins, including the last one over Las Lomas will look nice come playoff time. Next they are in an unfamiliar position as NBL favorite.
No. 2 Cardinal Newman (7-4) (5)…What a difference two weeks makes. Looked like a different team in the Sonoma County Classic than they did in the Brett Callan Memorial Tournament. They go into league play with a four game winning streak.
No. 3 Analy (9-4) (2)…They were in two tournaments with the same pattern, losing the opener and then winning the next two and taking the Consolation Trophy. The loss to Miramonte will hurt when the seedings come out for the NCS playoffs. The Tigers are favorited to win their fourth SCL title in five seasons.
No. 4 Montgomery (6-5) (3)… They have played one game in the last two weeks. That was their second win over Petaluma.
No. 5 Cloverdale (9-2) (7)…Despite a disappointing one sided loss to Cardinal Newman in the Sonoma County Classic, still a successful week taking two of three. The most impressive was a second half rally over Mt. Eden, who is in Division 2 and 11-2.
No. 6 Healdsburg (8-3)(9)…A four game winning streak that took them through the El Molino Tournament Championship. Junior Juan Aguilar had a double double in all three games and was named Most Valuable Player of the Tournament. On the season he is averaging 12.4 a game and 10.6 rebounds.
No. 7 Kelseyville (10-2) (NR)…One of the losses was in overtime to a 12-1 team. Junior Kyle Ellis is averaging 13.2 a game, which is second on the team. He has scored in double figures in all but one game. Kelseyville’s moment of truth is Friday when they host Cloverdale.
No. 8 Petaluma (6-5) (4)…A three game losing streak has stopped the momentum of a good start. Has a busy week with three home games, including two SCL games.
No. 9 Clear Lake (8-4) (NR)…Won four of five before losing the championship game of the Fort Bragg tournament to a 14-0 team. They have three players averaging in double figures including sophomore Tanner Hutton who leads the team at 14.3 a game
No. 10 Santa Rosa (5-7) (6)…Lost three of the last four, including in triple overtime to Piner to start the Sonoma County Classic.
No. 1 Windsor (Last Week No. 3)
No. 2 Cloverdale (2)
No. 3 Kelseyville (1)
No. 4 Cardinal Newman (14)
No. 5 Healdsburg (15)
No. 6 Clear Lake (6)
No. 7 Rio Lindo Adventist (NR)
No. 8 Analy (4)
No. 9 Fort Bragg (7)
No. 10 Archbishop Hanna (9)
No. 11 Montgomery (19)
No. 12 St. Vincent De Paul (11)
No. 13 Petaluma (5)
No. 14 Santa Rosa (13)
No. 15 Willits (18)
No. 16 Mendocino (8)
No. 17 Anderson Valley (17)
No. 18 Middletown (10)
No. 19 Ukiah (NR)
No. 20 Casa Grande (16)
Montgomery vs. Cardinal Newman will always be considered a top game. There have been some dramatic games in the past few seasons. It will probably be its regular packed house at Cardinal Newman and even though the season is officially over a month old, it is the unofficial start to the local high school basketball season.
No. 1 Windsor is at Ukiah on Wednesday and hosts Santa Rosa on Friday.
Analy has the first round bye and starts league play Thursday at Sonoma Valley.
It is easy to forget Elsie Allen is the defending champion. They open up at Sonoma Valley on Tuesday. On Friday they go to No. 6 Healdsburg
Cloverdale is the favorite and they don’t tip toe into league play. On Tuesday they host No. 9 Clear Lake and that is followed by a Friday game at No. 7 Kelseyville.
The defending champion is Roseland University Prep who went 14-0. They are off to a 4-5 start this season.
St. Vincent-De Paul and Upper Lake are the only two teams over .500.
Mendocino and Anderson Valley are the only two teams in the league over .500 and meet at Anderson Valley on Friday.
SMALL SCHOOL BRIDGE LEAGUE
Archbishop Hanna has started 9-2 overall and is 3-0 in league play. Cornerstone Christian is 6-0 overall and 4-0 in league. They don’t meet until January 26th.
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