It’s no debate between Sierra Canyon and Chino Hills for the top spot in the Cal-Hi Sports state rankings since the Trailblazers already were in that position prior to getting their big wins over MLK weekend against Findlay Prep, Memphis East and La Lumiere. Foothills Christian and Fairfax also both move up.
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1. (1) Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) 16-1
For just the second time, a team has accomplished the “Springfield Double-Dip,” which is winning the BassPro TOC in Springfield, Mo., and then winning in a high-profile game at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass., over the MLK weekend.
2. (2) Chino Hills 18-0
Take your pick for rankings criteria because it’s hard to argue between the Huskies and their 53-game win streak and what Sierra Canyon has done.
3. (3) Bishop Montgomery (Torrance) 16-2
The Knights had a 16-game win streak snapped on Monday, but it was to national power Montverde Academy of Florida at the HoopHall Classic and was close enough not to cause a drop for the Knights.
4. (4) Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 19-1
We’ll find out more about the Monarchs on Feb. 3-4 when they host their own Nike Extravaganza.
5. (5) Woodcreek (Roseville) 16-2
With Sheldon losing to San Joaquin Memorial over the MLK weekend, the Timberwolves are a more solid No. 1 in the Sac-Joaquin Section.
6. (6) Birmingham (Lake Balboa) 15-3
Decaun Winston had a 43-point game for the Patriots two weeks ago and then last week Devante Doutrive had one of 38.
7. (8) Foothills Christian (El Cajon) 14-2
Newly selected McDonald’s All-American Jaylen Hands had 32 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in win vs. Army-Navy Academy.
8. (11) Fairfax (Los Angeles) 15-1
The Lions move back up three spots after Sheldon of Sacramento, Damien of La Verne and Centennial of Corona all lost last week. Damien’s loss was to No. 2 Chino Hills and was by a margin that didn’t drop the Spartans this week but prevented them from moving up.