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 (6-1, last week’s ranking: 1)
The Wildcats were handed their first loss of the season to a very good Canyon (6-3) squad that won a Southern Section championship last season, but remain in the top spot. St. Ignatius ended it’s Southern California trip with a loss, but started off with a solid win over Irvine (8-2).
2. Mercy (11-0, last week’s ranking: 2)
The Skippers have yet to lose and had wins over Wallenberg (1-7) and South San Francisco (4-4) last week, but due to a considerably weaker schedule, still can’t move ahead of St. Ignatius.
3. Lowell (9-2, last week’s ranking: 3)
The Cardinals have won five straight, including wins over Menlo-Atherton (2-6) and Northgate (6-6) last week, and will be a heavy favorite to win their third-consecutive AAA title when league play begins in January.
4. Sacred Heart Cathedral (4-4, last week’s ranking: 4)
The Irish got a scare from No. 5 Washington in their only game last week, but did enough to win and hold on to the No. 4 spot.
5. Washington (6-2, last week’s ranking: 5)
The Eagles could have moved up if they knocked off No. 4 Sacred Heart last week, but stayed put behind victories over Castlemont (4-4) and Skyline (8-2).
6. University (7-1, last week’s ranking: 6)
The Red Devils didn’t play last week, but hold on to the No. 6 spot.
7. Convent (5-5, last week’s ranking: 7)
The Cubs are again at .500, as they evened their record with a win over College Park (5-5) last week.
8. Galileo (7-3, ranking last week: 8)
The Lions went 2-1 in the Head-Royce Tournament last week, with wins over Hoopa Valley (4-7) and Lick-Wilmerding (4-5), after a loss to a very good Lakes (8-1) squad from Washington in the opening round.
9. International (3-3, last week’s ranking 9)
After a slow start to the season, the Jaguars got to .500 for the first time this season with a win over Castlemont (4-4) last week.
10. Urban (7-3, last week’s ranking: 10)
The Blues already have more wins than they had all last season and added to that number with a victory over College Prep (3-7) last week.
On the brink: Drew (6-1), ICA (4-1).