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 (10-2, last week’s ranking: 1)
The Wildcats had their worst loss of the season on the road against Mitty (9-4), but started the week with a win over Burlingame (6-8) and will hold on to the top spot for another week.
2. Mercy (14-0, last week’s ranking: 2)
Fans of the Skippers have been very vocal in their desire to be atop our list, but we need to see them beat more quality opponents. Their win over Mercy-Burlingame (5-8) last week does not fall into that category, but the Skippers will have plenty of opportunities in West Bay Athletic League play, which begins this week.
3. Lowell (12-4, last week’s ranking: 3)
The Cardinals have looked every bit like the class of the AAA with wins over No. 7 Galileo and Burton (3-10) to kick off league play last week.
4. Sacred Heart Cathedral (7-6, last week’s ranking: 4)
After a bumpy start to the season, the Irish are above .500 for the first time after 20-point wins in their first two West Catholic Athletic League games over Notre Dame-Belmont (9-4) and Presentation (9-5) last week.
5. University (12-1, last week’s ranking: 5)
The Red Devils weren’t challenged last week in two non-league wins over Athenian (4-8) and Waldorf (4-9), but will have the best record heading into BCL West play.
6. Washington (9-5, last week’s ranking: 6)
Lowell is undoubtedly the favorite in the AAA, but the Eagles aren’t far off. Washington kicked off their AAA season with a blowout of Balboa (1-8) last week and followed that up with a non-league win over Half Moon Bay (6-7) over the weekend.
7. Galileo (9-5, ranking last week: 7)
The Lions lost their only game of the week to No. 3 Lowell, but are still one of the few teams who can challenge the Cardinals in the AAA race.
8. International (6-5, last week’s ranking 9)
The Jaguars started BCL Central play impressively last week, taking down defending champ Bay (4-8) and Waldorf by a combined score of 124-46.
9. Convent (5-6, last week’s ranking: 8)
The Cubs didn’t play a game last week, but they are the only team to drop a spot this week. We’ll get a better gauge of where Convent stands when BCL West play kicks off this week.
10. Urban (10-4, last week’s ranking: 10)
The Blues wrapped up an impressive non-league slate with a win over Oakland Military Institute (4-9) last week.
On the brink: Drew (9-2), Lincoln (5-10), Lick-Wilmerding (4-6).