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 and Dylan Kruse from the San Francisco Examiner.
1. St. Ignatius (14-4, last week’s ranking: 1)
A dominating win over Valley Christian (10-7) last week only tightens the Wildcats’ stranglehold on the top spot.
2. Washington (14-8, last week’s ranking: 7)
The Eagles rocketed up the the No. 2 spot after a 3-0 week, featuring solid wins over Liberty (11-7), Mission (5-10) and No. 3 Lowell.
3. Lowell (16-4, last week’s ranking: 2)
The Cardinals were steamrolling the AAA until Friday’s loss to No. 2 Washington, but still had a solid week with wins over Menlo (12-6) and Wallenberg (8-6).
4. Sacred Heart Cathedral (9-8, last week’s ranking: 3)
The Irish seem to be in a bit of a funk, with double-digit losses to Notre Dame (11-7) and Presentation (14-4) last week, and drop to their lowest ranking this year.
5. Mercy (15-3, last week’s ranking: 4)
The Skippers split their two games last week, with the win coming against Castilleja (9-7) and their loss coming to powerhouse Pinewood (13-4). The Skippers are tied for third in the tough WBAL’s Foothill Division, behind Pinewood and Eastside Prep.
6. Bay (14-4, last week’s ranking: 5)
The Breakers extended their winning streak to seven games, and improved to 6-0 in BCL Central play, with wins over Leadership (2-13) and Waldorf (8-7) last week.
7. Convent (8-8, last week’s ranking: 8)
The Cubs took control of the BCL West with wins over No. 8 University and Urban (4-14) last week.
8. University (8-6, last week’s ranking: 6)
The Red Devils’ drop mostly had to do with their loss to No. 7 Convent, but they also lost to a solid Westmoor (12-5) team before finishing the week off with a win over Lick-Wilmerding (6-10).
9. Galileo (9-7, last week’s ranking: 10)
After a loss to No. 3 Lowell to open up AAA play, the Lions have rattled off four straight wins, including two wins last week over ISA (1-7) and Balboa (7-9).
10. International (14-4, last week’s ranking: 9)
The Jaguars dropped a spot despite a three-win week. Their wins came against Waldorf (8-7), San Domenico (8-9) and Pescadero (1-11) to take control of second place in the BCL Central.
Also receiving votes: Balboa (7-9) and Lincoln (10-9)