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 (18-5, last week’s ranking: 1)
It seems like we say this every week, but there is absolutely no reason to put the Wildcats anywhere else but at the top, after wins over No. 4 Sacred Heart Cathedral and St. Francis (10-11), to go along with a loss to Mitty (15-7), last week.
2. Washington (18-8, last week’s ranking: 2)
The Eagles dominated Wallenberg (10-9) in their only game last week, reinforcing their standing as the top team in the AAA.
3. Lowell (21-4, last week’s ranking: 3)
Dominating wins over Marshall (2-12) and Mission (7-12) allow the Cardinals to maintain their No. 3 ranking.
4. Sacred Heart Cathedral (11-10, last week’s ranking: 4)
After losses to No. 1 St. Ignatius and Mitty, and a win over St. Francis last week, the Irish continue to creep closer to .500.
5. International (17-6, last week’s ranking: 5)
After a tough league loss to Waldorf (9-9) to open the week, the Jaguars responded with a double-digit win over Gateway (2-13) and a statement win over No. 7 Convent.
6. Mercy (16-6, last week’s ranking: 6)
The Skippers continued their trek through the tough WBAL Foothill Division by splitting their two games last week. The win came against Sacred Heart Prep (10-8) and the loss came to Menlo (15-7).
7. Convent (13-9, last week’s ranking: 8)
The Cubs remained undefeated in BCL West play with wins over Lick-Wilmerding (10-11) and University (13-10), but failed to beat No. 5 International in a non-league showdown.
8. Bay (16-6, last week’s ranking: 7)
The Breakers drop again, despite winning both of their games last week against Gateway and San Domenico (10-11).
9. University (13-10, last week’s ranking: 8)
The Red Devils handled Drew (9-13) with relative ease to open the week and beat Waldorf to end the week, but fell to No. 7 Convent for the second time.
10. Galileo (13-8, last week’s ranking: NR)
Almost immediatley after last week’s poll was published, the then-unranked Lions knocked off last week’s No. 10 team Lincoln (12-11), then wrapped up the week with a 16-point win over Jordan (4-10).
Also receiving votes: Lincoln (12-11) and Lick-Wilmerding (10-11).