Here are Scorebook Live’s Top 25 Southern California high school boys basketball rankings for the week of Dec. 16. 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 (9-0)
Bronny James put on a show in front of his dad on Saturday, earning MVP honors in Sierra Canyon’s 59-56 win over St. Vincent-St. Mary. LeBron James attended St. Vincent-St. Mary from 2000-2003.
2. Mater Dei (6-0)
Mater Dei is beating teams by an average 49 points per game so far this season.
3. Harvard-Westlake (11-0)
The Wolverines picked up an important 63-50 win over no. 6 Corona Centennial last week.
4. St. Anthony (12-0)
St. Anthony won the Bosco Winter Classic championship on Saturday beating no. 17 St. John Bosco 66-57. Jadon Jones is emerging as one of the top seniors in the region.
5. St. Bernard (9-0)
The Vikings had two blowout wins this past week after winning the Trevor Ariza Tip-Off Classic at Westchester championship two weeks ago.
6. Corona Centennial (6-2)
Corona Centennial’s two losses on the season are to no. 3 Harvard-Westlake and Sacramento Sheldon.
7. Heritage Christian (10-1)
The Warriors lost in the championship of the Trevor Ariza Tip-Off Classic at Westchester 57-55 to no. 5 St. Bernard two weeks ago. Since then they’ve won four games by double digits.
8. Etiwanda (9-1)
The Eagles beat Nevada Desert Pines 60-44 over the weekend.
9. Windward (10-1)
Windward was upset by Foothills Christian 69-59 over the weekend.
10. Santa Clarita Christian (5-2)
Santa Clarita Christian has been off since beating Carson 71-30 on December 7th. Their two losses are to no. 1 Sierra Canyon and Sacramento Sheldon.
11. Fairfax (7-0)
Fairfax beat rival Westchester 77-73 last week.
12. Birmingham (8-1)
The Patriots went 2-1 in the Wild West Shootout in Nevada two weeks ago beating Sacramento Grant and Spanish Springs (Nevada), and losing to Folsom.
13. Cathedral Catholic (6-3)
The Dons had a rough go of it in Northern California losing to Jesuit and Archbishop Mitty at the Father Barry Tournament in Sacramento.
14. St. Augustine (8-1)
The Saints only loss came to no. 1 Sierra Canyon.
15. Rancho Christian (7-2)
The Eagles have won three straight since to losing no. 6 Centennial and no. 10 Santa Clarita Christian three weeks ago.
16. Renaissance Academy (10-4)
Renaissance has wins over no. 17 St. John Bosco, Brentwood and Taft and losses to no. 3 Harvard-Westlake, no. 5 St. Bernard, no. 9 Windward and Santa Monica. They won the Beverly Hills Tournament on Saturday.
17. St. John Bosco (8-2)
The Braves lost to no. 17 Renaissance Academy 53-50 in the El Monte Tournament championship three weeks ago and to no. 4 St. Anthony in their own tournament title game 66-57 on Saturday. They have wins over Loyola and St. Francis.
18. Riverside Poly (5-0)
Riverside Poly won the Riverside Kiwanis Tournament championship 62-59 over Temecula Valley on Saturday. Lamont Butler was named MVP.
19. JSerra (7-2)
JSerra beat no. 22 Mayfair 85-75 to win the North OC Tournament championship two weeks ago. They beat Mission Viejo 74-57 to win the CVCS Tournament on Saturday.
20. Chaminade (10-1)
Chaminade went 2-1 in the De La Salle Tournament over the weekend against Northern California opposition.
21. Bishop Montgomery (6-2)
The Knights beat Carlsbad 60-51 at BSN Sports Showcase Saturday. Their two losses are to no. 4 St. Anthony and no. 7 Heritage Christian.
22. Mayfair (4-3)
The Monsoons lost to no. 19 JSerra 85-75 in the North OC Tournament championship two weeks ago. They lost to New York South Shore 72-64 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday.
23. Capistrano Valley (9-1)
Capistrano Valley snuck by Poway 48-46 at the Carlsbad High School BSN Sports Showcase on Saturday.
24. Damien (8-2)
The Spartans lost in the championship of the Burbank Tournament 56-49 to no. 3 Harvard-Westlake two weeks ago. They beat Santa Fe Christian 78-71 on Saturday.
25. Rolling Hills Prep (8-0)
The Huskies have won every game by double figures this season.