Mater Dei High School received all seven first-place votes and remained the top-ranked team in the Orange County Sportswriters' Assn. prep boys' basketball poll.
The Monarchs (16-0 this season) have won 45 consecutive games over the past two seasons. The Southern Section record is 66 established by Compton High in 1968-70.
In the featured games this week, second-ranked Capistrano Valley plays host to sixth-ranked Mission Viejo at Saddleback College and ninth-ranked Los Alamitos is at eighth-ranked Katella in Empire League play. Both games start at 7:30 Friday night.
The writers' poll:
Pos. School (League) Record 1. Mater Dei (Angelus) 16-0
2. Capistrano Valley (South Coast) 14-2
3. El Dorado (Empire) 13-2
4. Ocean View (Sunset) 11-4
5. Corona del Mar (Sea View) 13-2
6. Mission Viejo (South Coast) 12-4
7. Brea-Olinda (Orange) 11-4
8. Katella (Empire) 11-3
9. Edison (Sunset) 11-4
(tie) Los Alamitos (Empire) 10-3
Others Receiving Votes: Newport Harbor, Woodbridge and Whittier Christian.