Mater Dei High School, coming off an impressive 67-54 win over Capistrano Valley, remains the top-ranked team in the Orange County Sportswriters' Assn. prep basketball poll.
The Monarchs have won 43 straight games over the past two seasons. Coach Gary McKnight recorded his 100th career victory against only 5 losses with a win over Westminster last Saturday night.
No. 10 Katella is making its first appearance in the poll.
The writers' poll:
Pos. School (League) Record 1. Mater Dei (Angelus) 14-0
2. Capistrano Valley (South Coast) 11-2
3. Ocean View (Sunset) 10-3
4. Corona del Mar (Sea View) 11-2
5. El Dorado (Empire) 11-2
6. Mission Viejo (South Coast) 10-4
7. Woodbridge (Sea View) 11-3
8. Brea-Olinda (Orange) 9-4
9. Edison (Sunset) 10-3
10. Katella (Empire) 9-3
Others Receiving Votes: Los Alamitos and Newport Harbor.