Every Tuesday, Scorebook Live California’s Connor Morrissette will release his LA City Section boys basketball rankings. His Week 10 list is below.
1. Fairfax (19-4)
Fairfax came back from 18 points down to beat rival Westchester last week to stay at number one.
2. King/Drew (19-5)
King/Drew beat Washington Prep 65-55 last week. They’re a win away from clinching an outright Coliseum League championship.
3. Birmingham (16-7)
Birmingham looks like Birmingham again. They beat Taft 79-66 last week; the Patriots have won seven games in a row.
4. Taft (19-7)
Taft has lost two out of their last three to Birmingham and Long Beach Poly. If they win their remaining two league games against El Camino Real and Granada Hills, they’ll win the West Valley League outright. Taft’s best wins on the year are over Birmingham and Santa Clarita Christian.
5. Gardena (23-3)
Gardena has won 17 games in a row. Their best wins are over Long Beach Poly and St. Francis.
6. Washington Prep (14-12)
Washington Prep fell to King/Drew last week 65-55. They’ll most likely finish in second place in the Coliseum League.
7. Westchester (17-8)
Westchester had a bad week blowing an 18 point lead against arch rival Fairfax and then losing to Etiwanda 63-33. The Comets did beat Palisades last week 62-57 though.
8. View Park (14-6)
View Park has won two straight over Fremont and Crenshaw. Their best wins are over Alemany and University.
9. Granada Hills (14-10)
Granada Hills head coach Don Loperena has missed two basketball games while under leave because the school is investigating an anonymous allegation against him, according to a school spokesperson.
The Highlanders are still winning. They beat El Camino Real and Cleveland last week.
10. Poly (20-6)
Poly has won ten games in a row. Senior guard Quadre Johnson is one of the top players in the City.
Also considered: University