Every Tuesday, Scorebook Live California’s Connor Morrissette will release his LA City Section boys basketball rankings. His Week 7 list is below.
1. Fairfax (15-3)
Wins over St. Bernard and Hamilton keep Fairfax at the top.
2. Taft (12-5)
Taft picked up two huge wins over Santa Clarita Christian and Birmingham in the last few days. They’re surging led by super sophomore Ramel Lloyd.
3. Washington Prep (10-9)
Washington Prep was off last week. The Generals have a huge Coliseum League showdown with King/Drew on Wednesday. An early season loss to Taft will hurt the Generals when playoff seeds are released. Their best wins are over Rolling Hills Prep and El Camino Real.
4. King/Drew (13-4)
King/Drew will have a chance to move up on Wednesday when they play Washington Prep. Their best wins are over St. Bernard and El Camino Real.
5. El Camino Real (9-8)
ECR moves up after their 72-67 win over Birmingham last Wednesday.
6. Westchester (10-6)
Westchester smoked Palisades 73-47 on Monday. They’re still seeking a marquee win on the year.
7. Gardena (15-3)
Gardena has a great record, but they’ve played an easy schedule. The Panthers shouldn’t lose another game in the regular season and finish as undefeated Marine League champions.
8. Birmingham (9-7)
Birmingham junior James Nobles has been out since the Patriots lost to Sierra Canyon 80-61 at the Classic At Damien on December 27th. Counting that defeat, the Patriots have lost six in a row. It’s a surprising slide for a team that many considered preseason Open Division favorites.
9. Palisades (7-7)
Palisades beat Taft a few weeks ago, but a blowout 73-47 loss to Westchester moves the Dolphins to nine.
10. View Park (9-4)
View Park beat Fremont in Coliseum League play on Monday. They’re number ten for the second consecutive week.