Here are Scorebook Live’s Top 25 Southern California high school boys basketball rankings for the week of Dec. 9. Our rankings encompass the Southern Section, LA City Section and San Diego Section. The rankings are compiled by Scorebook Live California reporters Connor Morrissette, Bodie DeSilva and Lance Smith and will be released weekly during the regular season.
1. Sierra Canyon (7-0)
The Trailblazers have played games in Arizona, California and Texas so far this season winning all of them.
2. Mater Dei (2-0)
The Monarchs have yet to be challenged.
3. Windward (8-0)
Windward beat Clovis West 67-62 in Northern California two weeks ago. They’ve won every other game by double digits.
4. Harvard-Westlake (9-0)
The Wolverines won the Burbank Tournament championship 56-49 over no. 25 Damien last week.
5. St. Bernard (7-0)
The Vikings won the Trevor Ariza Tip-Off Classic at Westchester championship 57-55 over no. 7 Heritage Christian.
6. Corona Centennial (4-1)
Corona Centennial beat no. 16 Rancho Christian at the California BattleZONE Tournament two weeks ago. They’ve also beaten no. 21 JSerra.
7. Heritage Christian (6-1)
The Warriors lost in the championship of the Trevor Ariza Tip-Off Classic at Westchester 57-55 to no. 5 St. Bernard.
8. Etiwanda (8-1)
The Eagles lost in the semifinals of the Trevor Ariza Tip-Off Classic at Westchester 48-47 to no. 7 Heritage Christian.
9. Santa Clarita Christian (5-2)
Santa Clarita Christian beat no. 16 Rancho Christian at the California BattleZONE Tournament two weeks ago. They lost to no. 1 Sierra Canyon 72-54 last week.
10. Fairfax (5-0)
Fairfax won the Maranatha Tournament championship 61-60 over King/Drew.
11. St. Anthony (8-0)
St. Anthony won the Pac Shores Tournament at Redondo Union three weeks ago beating no. 20 Bishop Montgomery 48-45 in the championship. They’ve won four blowouts since.
12. Birmingham (7-1)
The Patriots went 2-1 in the Wild West Shootout in Nevada last week beating Sacramento Grant and Spanish Springs (Nevada), and losing to Folsom.
13. Cathedral Catholic (5-1)
The Dons lost to no. 1 Sierra Canyon 59-46 three weeks ago, but have won five straight since then.
14. St. Augustine (6-1)
The Saints only loss came to no. 1 Sierra Canyon.
15. St. John Bosco (5-1)
The Braves lost to no. 17 Renaissance Academy 53-50 in the El Monte Tournament championship two weeks ago.
16. Rancho Christian (7-2)
The Eagles have won three straight since to losing no. 6 Centennial and no. 9 Santa Clarita Christian two weeks ago.
17. Renaissance Academy (6-4)
Renaissance has wins over no. 15 St. John Bosco and Taft and losses to no. 3 Harvard-Westlake, no. 4 Windward, no. 5 St. Bernard and Santa Monica.
18. Pacifica Christian (6-1)
Pacifica Christian’s best win is over Santa Margarita. Their only loss was against no. 16 Rancho Christian.
19. Riverside Poly (0-0)
Riverside Poly starts its season today against Colton.
20. Bishop Montgomery (6-2)
The Knights picked up three wins in the Trevor Ariza Tip-Off Classic last week, two came in the consolation bracket after they lost to no. 7 Heritage Christian in the second round 59-54.
21. JSerra (7-2)
JSerra beat no. 22 Mayfair 85-75 to win the North OC Tournament championship last week.
22. Mayfair (4-2)
The Monsoons lost to no. 21 JSerra 85-75 in the North OC Tournament championship last week.
23. Capistrano Valley (8-1)
Capistrano Valley beat a good Sonora team 55-52 last week. Their only loss is to no. 21 JSerra.
24. Chaminade (8-0)
Chaminade beat Westlake 78-59 to win the Simi Valley Tip Off Classic last week.
25. Damien (7-2)
The Spartans lost in the championship of the Burbank Tournament 56-49 to no. 4 Harvard-Westlake.