Inland high school boys basketball rankings, Feb. 5
These are a new set of boys basketball rankings that incorporates schools within the coverage area of The Press-Enterprise, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, San Bernardino Sun and Redlands Daily Facts.
Rancho Christian and Etiwanda both have strong claims to the No. 1 spot, but Rancho Christian gets the nod for now based on its 78-54 victory over Etiwanda in the BattleZone Tournament championship. The teams could square off again in the upcoming CIF Southern Section Open Division playoffs.
Records are through Saturday’s games:
1. RANCHO CHRISTIAN (24-2)
The Eagles blasted JSerra last week, which should secure them an Open Division invite.
Up next: Today vs. Nuview Bridge
2. ETIWANDA (25-1)
The Eagles have won 21 straight games since losing the BattleZone final to Rancho Christian.
Up next: Today at Upland
3. CHINO HILLS (15-10)
The Huskies will be among the top seeds when the Division 1 playoff pairings are released.
Up next: Today at Los Osos
4. DAMIEN (21-5)
The Spartans get a second chance at Etiwanda this week; first meeting went to overtime.
Up next: Today at Rancho Cucamonga
5. CAJON (19-6)
The Cowboys have battled through injuries in recent week and won 13 consecutive games.
Up next: Wednesday at Carter
6. CENTENNIAL (16-10)
The Huskies have been up and down this season but still will be Big VIII League champs.
Up next: Wednesday at King
7. ROOSEVELT (21-3)
The Mustangs will be a tough match-up during the playoffs with their defensive prowess.
Up next: Wednesday at Norco
8. NORTH (20-2)
The Huskies shot lights out, sinking 11 3-pointers to avenge a loss to Riverside Poly.
Up next: Today at Valley View
9. NOTRE DAME (21-3)
The Titans have won 13 straight games and are playing their best ball of the season.
Up next: Today at Arrowhead Christian
10. RANCHO CUCAMONGA (20-7)
The Cougars have a brutal final week, having to host Damien and travel to Chino Hills.
Up next: Today vs. Damien
11. RANCHO VERDE (18-8)
The Mustangs look to set up […]