Girls Basketball Top 10: International leaps ahead

International junior guard Denia Ebersole eyes the Bay defense on Thursday at International High School. (Photo by Doug Ko)

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 staff, Mitch Stephens from and and Dylan Kruse from the San Francisco Examiner.

1. St. Ignatius (16-4, last week’s ranking: 1)
Wins over WCAL foes Notre Dame-Belmont (11-9) and Presentation (15-5) last week are making the Wildcats look like the clear favorite for the CIF-Central Coast Section Division III title.

2. Washington (17-8, last week’s ranking: 2)
Winners of 11 straight games, the Eagles remained the only undefeated AAA team with dominating wins over Galileo (11-8) and Burton (3-19). They also got a win by forfeit over ISA (1-10).

3. Lowell (19-4, last week’s ranking: 3)
Other than their lone loss to Washington, the Cardinals have rolled through the AAA, including last week, with lopsided wins over Balboa (8-10), No. 10 Lincoln and Jordan (4-8).

4. Sacred Heart Cathedral (10-8, last week’s ranking: 4)
The Irish ended a three-game losing streak with a win over Valley Christian (10-9) in their only game last week, but could not get back into the top three.

5. International (16-5, last week’s ranking: 10)
The Jaguars jump up five spots after a huge win over No. 7 Bay, to go along with a win over Drew (9-11) and a loss to powerhouse Rincon Valley Christian (19-1).

6. Mercy (15-5, last week’s ranking: 5)
The Skippers drop a spot for the second week in a row after tough losses to Melno (13-7) and Pinewood (15-4), dropping their WBAL record to 2-4.

7. Bay (16-6, last week’s ranking: 5)
The Breakers started off the week right, trouncing Pescadero (1-12), but followed that with a disappointing 19-point loss to No. 5 International and another loss to Lick-Wilmerding (10-10).

8. Convent (11-8, last week’s ranking: 7)
The Cubs drop a spot despite a three-win week, featuring wins over Marin Academy (9-13), Drew (9-11) and Bentley (8-10).

9. University (11-9, last week’s ranking: 8)
The Red Devils drop for the second week in a row after starting the week with wins over Marin Academy and Urban (4-16), then dropped a 17-point loss against Head-Royce (12-5).

10. Lincoln (12-10, last week’s ranking: NR)
The Mustangs reenter the Top 10, knocking out league foe Galileo, after wins over ISA and Wallenberg (9-8) and a loss to No. 3 Lowell.

Also receiving votes: Galileo (11-8) and Lick-Wilmerding (10-10)

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  1. Prepfan says:

    Who will win SI vs International? what will be the score?

  2. ohfsho says:

    bay played really crappy and shouldnt have lost to international, they weren’t playing as a team. Bay will win the next time they play each other!

  3. ohfsho says:

    SI will kill international

  4. IC Stars says:

    Irish beat Washington 64-40… gotta take that into consideration.

  5. Ian Guard says:

    Hard to understand how the Bay girls are ranked so high with two losses, one at Lick. For instance, the Uni loss came at the hands of a 12-5 team. Please don’t tell me you think that Bay or International could beat Convent. The Freeman ratings have them at 3 in the NCS and mighty International at 10, behind Convent, Head-Royce and University. Kind of silly really. One of you is way off base.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Bay could definitely beat Convent. Bay gave Mercy its first loss of the season, and Convent lost to Mercy…

  7. Anonymous says:

    1 2 3 4 are are legitimate rankings, 5 and 7 are in a very weak league wins should be measured by strength of schedule not by no of wins or no of losses!!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    its not their fault what league that they are in… so look at their preseason record. Bay and international did well competing against D3 and D4 schools… and even beat teams in BCL west and AAA that are on this list.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Refs beat international tonight in waldorf at international game

  10. ohfsho says:

    wait international lost to waldorf??

  11. Anonymous says:

    That’s bull! Why would a home team lose because of the referees , that’s a lame excuse !
    Be real they played bad!

  12. ohfsho says:

    hahahahhahahahha that sucks for international!

  13. GC001 says:

    We need more AAA teams in the top 10!

  14. ! says:


  15. ohfsho says:

    what was the score for international and waldorf bball game?
    and yeaaa gooo bay!

  16. ! says:

    the score for International vs. Waldorf was 44-48 WALDORF!!!!

  17. ohfsho says:

    well done waldorf!

  18. Anonymous says:

    IHS BEAT CONVENT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Anonymous says:

    All this hype for IHS. You should see the rankings at calpreps, 83rd in the north coast section.

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