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HSGameTime boys basketball rankings, Jan. 2

By in Press Enterprise on January 3, 2018

By Eric-Paul Johnson

Here are the first HSGameTime boys basketball rankings for the 2017-2018 season.

Teams are chosen from schools within the coverage area of The Press-Enterprise.

Records are through games of Saturday, Dec. 30:

1. RANCHO CHRISTIAN (13-2)
The Eagles placed fifth in the elite Platinum Division of the Damien Holiday Classic.
Previous ranking: 1
Up next: vs. California Military Institute (Jan. 9)

2. ROOSEVELT (11-1)
The Mustangs’ hopes for a third tournament title were dashed by a 50-foot buzzer beater.
Previous ranking: 8
Up next: vs. Temecula Valley at Riverside Poly HS (Saturday)

3. RIVERSIDE POLY (12-3)
The Bears were shorthanded at times but went 2-2 at the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic.
Previous ranking: 3
Up next: vs. King (Saturday)

4. NOTRE DAME (9-3)
The Titans capped the Damien Holiday Classic win a convincing win over Dominguez.
Previous ranking: 5
Up next: at Loma Linda Academy (Thursday)

5. NORTH (10-1)
The Huskies steamrolled the competition and won the Covina Christmas Classic.
Previous ranking: 6
Up next: vs. El Camino Real at Lynwood HS (Saturday)

6. CENTENNIAL (8-7)
The Huskies will look to bounce back after dropping four of their past six games.
Previous ranking: 2
Up next: at Roosevelt (Jan. 10)

7. HILLCREST (14-2)
The Trojans had everything clicking in winning its King of the Hill Tournament.
Previous ranking: 7
Up next: at Rancho Verde (Friday)

8. RANCHO VERDE (9-6)
The Mustangs get a chance to avenge a previous overtime loss to Rancho Cucamonga.
Previous ranking: 4
Up next: vs. Rancho Cucamonga (Wednesday)

9. CAJON (7-6)
The Cowboys closed the Damien Holiday Classic with a win over Centennial.
Previous ranking: NR
Up next: vs. Redlands (Wednesday)

10. GREAT OAK (10-5)
The Wolfpack might be the team to beat in the Southwestern League this season.
Previous ranking: 9
Up next: at Yorba Linda (Wednesday)

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