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The Times' Rankings

January 27, 2003|BEN BOLCH

THE TIMES' RANKINGS

BEN BOLCH'S BOYS' BASKETBALL RANKINGS AND COMMENTS:

*--* Rk Team (Rec.) Comments (last week's rank) 1 MATER DEI (20-2, SS-Div. II-A) Wake us up when Monarchs reach Southern Section final. (1) 2 FAIRFAX (18-1, City-Div. I) Another win over Westchester might leave league rival down for count. (2) 3 WESTCHESTER (18-2, City-Div. I) Comets face LeBron James and St. Vincent-St. Mary on Feb. 8 at N.J. (3) 4 B. MONTGOMERY (19-1, SS-Div. III-A) Only press Knights can't break is Daily Breeze. (4) 5 BREA OLINDA (19-0, SS-Div. II-A) Wildcats ready for playoff tussle with So. Cal All-Stars, er, Mater Dei. (5) 6 FONTANA (19-1, SS-Div. I-AA) Rag-tag bunch beats Eisenhower with determination and heart. (6) 7 SAN GORGONIO (19-2, SS-Div. II-AA) Jacob Daigle, Kevin Houston and Khorry Lewis vs. anyone. (7) 8 SILVERADO (19-1, SS-Div. I-AA) League softies will give way to real competition in playoffs. (8) 9 CARSON (15-3, City-Div. I) Marquis Washington is one transfer Colts glad to call their own. (9) 10 LOYOLA (15-3, SS-Div. I-A) Wants to show nice guys (Omar Wilkes, Chris Rucker) can finish first. (10) 11 HARV.-WESTLAKE (14-5, SS-Div. III-A) Egg-headed Wolverines asked to solve meaning of life and beat Loyola. (11) 12 ARTESIA (17-2, SS-Div. III-AA) Only potential stumbling block in playoffs could be Santa Margarita. (12) 13 OCEAN VIEW (18-3, SS-Div. III-A) Coach Jim Harris should pen "Wednesdays with Wooden." (14) 14 EL TORO (19-2, SS-Div. I-A) Beat Mission Viejo in overtime to pull ahead in league standings. (15) 15 MISSION VIEJO (19-2, SS-Div. I-A) Diablos know what it's like to be trampled in running of the bulls. (13) 16 VERBUM DEI (13-6, SS-Div. IV-A) Two words to Eagles not interested in academics: prep school. (16) 17 PRICE (19-1, SS-Div. V-A) Knights' 2003-04 schedule better include Mater Dei and Fairfax. (17) 18 WALNUT (16-1, SS-Div. I-A) Most times league opponents don't feel like facing Walnut. (18) 19 CANYON SPRINGS (16-4, SS-Div. I-A) Cougars are poison that rankles other teams in Ivy League. (19) 20 ST. JOHN BOSCO (17-4, SS-Div. II-AA) Braves fan to Mater Dei fan: "Hey, at least we beat you in football!" (20) 21 MAYFAIR (13-6, SS-Div. II-A) Dejon Prejean making a strong case as breakthrough player of the year. (22) 22 GLENDORA (17-3, SS-Div. I-A) Team might have lost five starters, but this isn't Glendora Lite. (24) 23 CRENSHAW (14-5, City-Div. I) Sone Finister: The fabulous forward with the funky name. (NR) 24 EISENHOWER (13-7, SS-Div. I-AA) Coach Steve Johnson's tirades frighten even reporters near Eagle bench. (23) 25 L.B. POLY (13-7, SS-Div. I-AA) Coach Ron Palmer gets victory No. 600 against Long Beach Cabrillo. (25)

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