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Cal-Hi Sports Jan. 22, 2001 Boys'
State Rankings By Region & Division--(Jan. 23, 2001)

Cal-Hi Sports, which is more than a magazine now that it's acquired a significant web-presence over the past few years, released their latest (i.e., the third)  Boys' State and Regional Basketball Polls for this season.   Not surprisingly, most of the teams picked in each division are from the SoCal region, but there are more than a few top NorCal teams also represented.  The rankings were compiled by Matt Mills and Mark Tennis and can be found at Cal-Hi Sports by clicking on this highlighted link.  We're reproducing them (in edited format) below as well. . .since this is SoCalHoops we've highlighted the SoCal-based teams so they're a bit easier to spot. . . Cal-Hi is another great resource for info, stats and stories about high school hoops all over the State of California, and Mark Tennis and his crew have been producing the site for longer than most care to remember, and as a result, they've also built a reputation as one of the most well-respected publications involved in high school athletics anywhere in the country.   We highly recommend a visit to their site if you haven't been there lately.  Just click on their logo below, or any of the other highlighted links.

Here are the latest rankings:

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BOYS STATE RANKINGS BY DIVISION & REGION
By: Matt Mills & Mark Tennis
Date: 1/16/2001
Boys basketball divisional and regional
rankings as of 1-16-2001
Division I Division II Division III Division IV Division V

SoCal Overall Top 10

  NorCal Overall Top 10

(Preseason rank in parenthesis)

CIF DIVISION I

1. (1) Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 19-2
2. (2) Westchester (Los Angeles) 17-1
3. (3) Clovis West (Fresno) 17-2
4. (4) Upland 20-1
5. (5) De La Salle (Concord) 12-3
6. (6) Modesto Christian (Modesto) 20-2
7. (7) Centennial (Corona) 17-2
8. (8) Fremont (Los Angeles) 15-3
9. (10) Technical (Oakland) 13-1
10. (9) Poly (Long Beach) 14-5

Changes: One Poly and Tech switch spots.  No other changes, except more wins for everyone.

CIF DIVISION II

1. (1) Dominguez (Compton) 16-3
2. (2) Inglewood 18-4
3. (3) Mayfair (Lakewood) 15-3
4. (4) Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 18-2
5. (5) Foothill (Pleasanton) 17-1
6. (6) John Muir (Pasadena) 18-2
7. (nr) Salinas 18-2
8. (nr) Monrovia 16-4
9. (8) Ocean View (Hunt. Beach) 17-5
10. (9) Artesia (Lakewood) 14-3

Changes:  Ocean View and Artesia drop one spot each. Rocklin drops out from No. 10 spot entirely. Hayward is gone too, and in place of the two teams who dropped, Salinas and Monrovia enter.

CIF DIVISION III

1. (1) Bishop Montgomery (Torrance) 18-2
2. (2) Centennial (Compton) 18-3
3. (8) St. Augustine (San Diego) 13-5
4. (nr)San Dimas 17-2
5. (5) Burroughs (Ridgecrest) 16-3
6. (7) Palma (Salinas) 17-2-2
7. (nr)La Canada 16-4
8. (3)Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 16-4
9. (4) St. Ignatius (San Francisco) 12-6
10. (10) Washington (Easton) 10-7

Changes: Notre Dame drops to No. 8 from No. 3 after losing two last week. St. Augustine rises from No. 8. San Dimas also enters, as does La Canada. Dropped out: Chaminade.

CIF DIVISION IV

1. (1) Crossroads (Santa Monica) 12-5
2. (2) St. Mary's (Berkeley) 15-4
3. (6) San Rafael 16-3
4. (7) Garces (Bakersfield) 18-0
5. (9) Horizon (San Diego) 13-6
6. (10) Daniel Murphy (Los Angeles) 15-5
7. (4) Christian (El Cajon) 13-5*
8. (8) St. Monica (Santa Monica) 14-6
9. (3) Crespi (Encino) 13-5
10. (nr)Bishop's (La Jolla) 14-3

Changes: Lincoln drops out, and Bishop's enters. Otherwise, just a bunch of movement between the teams below #1 & 2.

CIF DIVISION V

1. (1) Price (Los Angeles) 19-3
2. (2) Verbum Dei (Los Angeles) 14-4
3. (5) Immanuel (Reedley) 14-4
4. (6) Branson (Ross) 15-3
5. (nr)Chadwick (PV Estates) 11-6
6. (7) Buckley (Sherman Oaks) 14-1
7. (8) Santa Fe Christian (Solana Beach) 13-3
8. (4)Serra (Gardena) 12-7
9. (10) La Jolla Country Day (La Jolla) 11-5
10. (3) Calvary Chapel (Downey) 17-3

Changes:  Price hangs on at No. 1 as does Verbum Dei.   Buckley moves up to No. 6, while CC Downey drops from 3 to 10 after a loss to previously unranked Chadwick over the weekend. Chadwick moves into the No. 5 spot, while St. Elizabeth drops out to make room in the top 10 for the Dolphins. Serra drops from 4 to 8, while Branson and Immanuel move up, as does LJCD and Santa Fe.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA OVERALL TOP 10
(Previous rank in parentheses)

1. (1) Clovis West (Fresno) 17-2
2. (2) De La Salle (Concord) 12-3
3. (3) Modesto Christian (Modesto) 20-2
4. (4) Technical (Oakland) 14-1
5. (5) Foothill (Pleasanton) 17-1
6. (7) Pittsburg 15-1
7. (6) Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland) 13-3
8. (8) McAteer (San Francisco) 18-1
9. (10) St. Mary's (Berkeley) 15-4
10. (nr) Salinas 18-2

[SoCalHoops commentary: Once again, as with last week's poll, we continue to be why the No. 1 team in the "North" actually plays in the CIF "South", i.e. the Southern California State Regionals. . . Clovis West ought be ranked in SoCal, no?].

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA OVERALL TOP 10

(Previous rank in parentheses)

1. (1) Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 19-2
2. (2) Westchester (Los Angeles) 17-1
3. (3) Upland 18-1
4. (4) Dominguez (Compton) 15-3
5. (5) Bishop Montgomery (Torrance) 18-2
6. (6) Centennial (Corona) 17-2
7. (7) Inglewood 18-4
8. (8) Mayfair (Lakewood) 15-3
9. (9) Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 18-2
10. (10) Fremont (Los Angeles) 15-3

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