Every week, we will be publishing our take on 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.
1. St. Ignatius (5-0, last week’s ranking: 1)
The Wildcats bolstered their resume as the top team in San Francisco with a dominating road win against Santa Rosa (4-3) last week, before handing Terra Nova (5-1) its first loss of the season.
2. Mercy (9-0, last week’s ranking: 3)
The Skippers are undefeated and were the class of the Urban Shootout last week, with lopsided wins over St. Vincent de Paul (5-3), No. 10 Urban and No. 7 Convent.
3. Lowell (7-2, last week’s ranking: 2)
The Cardinals drop a spot by no fault of their own, but due to Mercy’s impressive early run. Lowell won the Napa Tournament last week, with wins over Benicia (6-5), Vintage (4-5) and Davis (5-4).
4. Sacred Heart Cathedral (3-4, last week’s ranking: 4)
The Irish dropped their only game of the week against a very talented Berkeley (3-0) team, which won the Division I NorCal championship last season.
5. Washington (4-1, last week’s ranking: 5)
The Eagles didn’t play last week, but hold onto the No. 5 spot.
6. University (7-1, last week’s ranking: 6)
The Red Devils extended their win streak to seven games, but got a scare from Mission (0-8) after a 19-point win over College Prep (3-6) early last week.
7. Convent (4-5, last week’s ranking: 7)
The Cubs started off strong in the Urban Shootout, collecting double-digit wins over Berean Christian (5-4) and Branson (5-2), before running into No. 2 Mercy in the tournament championship game.
8. Galileo (6-2 or 5-3, ranking last week: 8)
We didn’t get a result for the Lions’ only game against Emery last week, but either way, Galileo is locked into the No. 8 spot.
9. International (2-3, last week’s ranking 9)
The Jaguars got back into the win column in their only game last week against Lick-Wilmerding (3-3).
10. Urban (6-3, last week’s ranking: 10)
The Blues started the week well, with a victory over the California School for the Deaf (2-3) and a lopsided win against Bay (1-6) in the Urban Shootout, but then dropped the final two games of the tournament to No. 2 Mercy and Branson (5-2).
On the brink: Lincoln (3-6), Lick-Wilmerding (3-3), Waldorf (2-5), Drew (6-1)