Super 8 Boys BB State Ranks Update

There are no changes at the top of the order in our State Top 20 for this week, but No. 8 Fairfax suffers an injury loss that could be tough to overcome, especially with some of the teams on that team’s schedule in upcoming weeks.

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(Through games of Saturday January 21; Previous ranking in

1. (1) Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) 16-1
It will now take a Herculean effort for the Trailblazers to suffer a loss before the start of the CIF Southern Section playoffs.

Well-known hoops analyst/coach Steve Lavin played on California prep team that once won 57 games in a row. Photo:

2. (2) Chino Hills 20-0
Former UCLA head coach Steve Lavin was on the team at Drake (San Anselmo) that won 57 games in a row from 1980 to 1982. Huskies will try to match the length of that streak in state record book this week.

3. (3) Bishop Montgomery (Torrance) 18-2
The Knights bounced back from their MLK Monday loss to national power Montverde Academy of Florida with two easy league wins last week.

4. (4) Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 21-1
Seven-foot Bol Bol had 21 points and 10 rebounds in his transfer debut for Monarchs last Friday vs. Orange Lutheran.

5. (5) Woodcreek (Roseville) 18-2
TImberwolves hammered a Folsom team last week (69-34) that has been tough to beat in recent years at home or away.

6. (6) Birmingham (Lake Balboa) 18-3
How many explosive scorers does this team have anyway? Add Mark Boland (who had 28 points vs. Taft last week) to the list.

7. (7) Foothills Christian (El Cajon) 16-2
The Knights play the same Taft of Woodland Hills club that nearly defeated No. 6 Birmingham at the Greatest Showcase on Earth next Saturday at L.A. Cathedral.

8. (8) Fairfax (Los Angeles) 17-1
The Lions got past arch-rival Westchester last week, but lost talented sophomore guard Ethan Anderson for the rest of the regular season with a knee injury.

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