Every Monday, we will be compiling a poll of local media members to rank the top 10 boys and girls basketball teams in San Francisco. Feel free to make your own rankings and discuss ours in the comment section. Voters include SanFranPreps.com staff, Mitch Stephens from SFGate.com and Maxpreps.com, Dylan Kruse from the San Francisco Examiner and Lee Hubbard from NorCalPreps.com
1. St. Ignatius (6-1, last week’s ranking: 1)
The Wildcats had no problems in their only game of the week, a 25-point win over North Salinas (4-2)
2. Lowell (8-1, last week’s ranking: 3)
The Cardinals didn’t play a game last week, but likely moved up due to Sacred Heart Cathedral’s recent struggles.
3. Sacred Heart Cathedral (4-3, last week’s ranking: 2)
The Irish dropped a slot after holding the No. 2 spot for the first two weeks. Sacred Heart opened up the week with a loss to Eastside College Prep (7-2), but rebounded with a 20-point win over Redwood (3-2).
4. Mercy (8-1, last week’s ranking: 4)
The Skippers didn’t fall from last week’s spot, despite a loss to Bay in the Urban Holiday Shootout. The loss to Bay is the only blip on Mercy’s record as they beat Convent and Berean Christian (5-2) in the tournament.
5. Washington (5-3, last week’s ranking: 5)
The Eagles hold on to the fifth spot after beating Castlemont (4-2) in their only game last week.
6. Bay (6-3, last week’s ranking: NR)
The Breakers impressive performance in the Urban Holiday Shootout, with wins over host Urban (0-10) and No. 4 Mercy, led to their first appearance in the Top 10 this season, along with a trouncing of ISA earlier in the week.
7. Galileo (4-2, last week’s ranking: 8)
The Lions move up a spot even though they didn’t play last week.
8. University (3-4, last week’s ranking: 6)
The Red Devils drop two spots after a loss to Athenian (5-1) in their only game of the week.
9. Lincoln (3-3, last week’s ranking: 9)
No games for the Mustangs last week, and they hang on to their No. 9 ranking.
10. Convent (2-6, last week’s ranking: 7)
We keep hearing that the Cubs will get better, that they’ve lost a lot of talent and that they’ve played a tough schedule, but now they’re only clinging to the final spot after another week with more losses than wins. The Cubs dominated Bentley (3-6) in their Urban Holiday Shootout opener, but dropped the next two games to Branson and Convent.
Also receiving votes: Lick-Wilmerding (3-4), Wallenberg (2-4) and Mission (2-4)