Question for lll the LA-area high school hoop heads

The LA Times brand new rankings: right on or way off?

1 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) 2A
2 Poly (Long Beach, CA) 1AA
3 Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood, CA) 4AA
4 Santiago (Corona, CA) 1AA
5 Brea Olinda (Brea, CA) 2AA
6 Diamond Ranch (Pomona, CA) 2A
7 Troy (Fullerton, CA) 1AA
8 Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA) 3A
9 Inglewood (CA) 3AA
10 Ventura (CA) 2AA
11 Etiwanda (CA) 1AA
12 Bishop Amat (La Puente, CA) 3AA
13 Bishop Montgomery (Torrance, CA) 4AA
14 Woodbridge (Irvine, CA) 2A
15 Villa Park (CA) 2AA
16 Summit (Fontana, CA) 1A
17 St. Joseph (Santa Maria, CA) 4A
18 Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, CA) 4A
19 Bellarmine-Jefferson (Burbank, CA) 4A
20 Laguna Hills (CA) 2A
21 Colony (Ontario, CA) 1AA
22 Edison (Huntington Beach, CA) 2AA
23 Santa Monica (CA) 1A
24 Great Oak (Temecula, CA) 1AA
25 Royal (Simi Valley, CA) 2AA
26 Lynwood (CA) 1AA
27 Agoura (CA) 3AA
28 Bonita (La Verne, CA) 3A
29 San Clemente (CA) 1AA
30 Jordan (Long Beach, CA) 1AA
31 Rosary (Fullerton, CA) 4AA
32 Centennial (Corona, CA) 1A
33 Crescenta Valley (La Crescenta, CA) 1A
34 Chaparral (Temecula, CA) 1A
35 Centennial (Compton, CA) 4AA
36 Palos Verdes (Palos Verdes Estates, CA) 3A
37 Rialto (CA) 1AA
38 Buena (Ventura, CA) 3AA
39 Mira Costa (Manhattan Beach, CA) 1A
40 Canyon (Anaheim, CA) 2A
41 Serra (Gardena, CA) 5AA
42 Cajon (San Bernardino, CA) 1AA
43 St. Anthony (Long Beach, CA) 5A
44 Ayala (Chino Hills, CA) 1A
45 Chino Hills (CA) 1A
46 Arlington (Riverside, CA) 3AA
47 Beverly Hills (CA) 2A
48 South (Torrance, CA) 2A
49 El Dorado (Placentia, CA) 2AA
50 Redlands East Valley (Redlands, CA) 1A

(There’s not a day that goes by that I’m not grateful to live in an area so filthy rich with teams – and so many of them good ones)

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  1. I would say that nobody argues with #1 and #2. 3 thru 20-25 can be sorted in about 500 different orders and still nobody would agree.
    The teams I do not think belong in the top 25 are St Joseph at #17 and Royal at #25.
    St Joseph didnt play anyone of quality in their first tournament and they are "sandbagging" again this year at Santa Barbara. At least the West Coast Jamboree seeding committee put them where they belong in the after Xmas Tournament.
    Royal at #25 is a question mark. I saw Royal last year and I think they were 6-0 and they got blown out by San Clemente. That team didnt play defense. They now have a new coach, who I think is only 2 years out of college. I will give them the benefit of the doubt for now. However, I cant believe they are better than Lynwood, Centenial Corona, San Clemente, or Beverly Hills, plus a few others listed below them.

    These lists will start sorting themselves out thru the end of the year but once league play begins I dont expect any major changes.

    IM in OC