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The second-ever Bay Area Boys Basketball Rankings are out. Only teams located in cities on the Bay Area Census are eligible for the poll.
Campolindo forced 18 turnovers and shut out Acalanes in the first quarter in a 60-23 win, followed by a 46-38 win over No. 7 Riordan. Emmanuel Callas combined for 26 points in those contests. Cade Bennett combined for 25 points.
Last week: No. 2
The Bells are undefeated with wins over Serra and Sacred Heart Prep. Cole Despie led the way with 20 points versus SHP.
Last week: No. 6
The Monarchs picked up a huge win versus then-No. 1 Bishop O’Dowd, 58-54, but its first defeat came the following game by two points to Capital Christian.
Last week: No. 4
Miramonte is winners of four straight to begin the campaign after wins against Acalanes and Tamalpais. James Frye scored 25 points against Acalanes. Its resume also includes a 69-63 victory against No. 5 Salesian.
Last week: No. 7
Salesian opened the season with high-profile defeats to No. 1 Campolindo and No. 4 Miramonte, but it has since won three straight, which includes some massive victories. One was a 59-52 win over No. 6 De La Salle and another was a 69-67 win over then-No. 1 Bishop O’Dowd.
Last week: No. 12
The defending North Coast Section Division I champion suffered its first defeat to No. 5 Salesian (59-52). But the Spartans bounced back with two straight wins against No. 24 San Ramon Valley, with one being a three-point victory and the other by 22 points.
Last week: No. 3
Riordan’s two-game winning streak came to an end with a 46-38 loss to No. 1 Campolindo, which most recently won a state championship in 2019.
Last week: No. 5
After a 30-point win over San Leandro to begin the season, the Dragons suffered a pair of close losses to No. 3 Mitty (58-54) and No. 5 Salesian (69-67). Another massive matchup awaits against No. 6 De La Salle tonight.
Last week: No. 1
SPSV opened up the slate with an 85-43 rout of College Park.
Last week: No. 9
After winning a section crown a year ago, Vanden beat Vacaville, 78-64, to open the 2021 season.
Last week: No. 10
Since a loss to No. 1 Campolindo, the Highlanders have won three straight, topped off with an 86-77 win over Castro Valley. Luke Harris scored 35 points and JoJo Murphy had 25.
Last week: No. 11
Newark Memorial picked up a huge 79-63 victory against No. 18 Moreau Catholic in its season opener.
Last week: No. 23
While Dublin graduated its top seven scores from an NCS Open Division runner-up team, the talent is certainly not bare under a proven head coach in Tom Costello, whose resume features multiple NCS championship trips. Caleb Oden recently committed to Nevada-Reno. Senior guard TJ Meagher is the leading returning scorer after posting 3.6 points per contest.
Last week: No. 13
Following a loss to No. 1 Campolindo, the Wildcats bounced back with a 72-59 win against Foothill. Sophomore Ryan Beasley finished with 27 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Last week: No. 14
CCS semifinalists a year ago, the Lancers began the 2021 slate with a 58-55 victory over Piedmont Hills.
Last week: No. 15
Branson is 2-0 after winning 30 games a year ago, defeating Tamalpais and Healdsburg.
Last week: No. 16
The Mustangs are 2-0, picking up wins against Liberty (57-49) and California (66-48).
Last week: No. 17
The Mariners are 1-1, defeating James Logan by two points before a 79-63 loss to Newark Memorial. Donovan Tynes is averaging 14 points per game.
Last week: No. 8
An NCS runner-up in 2020 to De Anza, the Yellowjackets bring back senior point guard Jason Cibull, who committed to Holy Names.
Last week: No. 19
Granada is coming off one of its best seasons in decades, when it advanced to the NCS championship game before falling to De La Salle. Senior Landon Wiedenfeld is a player to watch for.
Last week: No. 21
This past season was incredible for De Anza, who captured 22 victories and was an NCS champion. Junior Broyce Batchan Jr. is a prospect to keep an eye on.
Last week: No. 22
Another special year is in store for Oakland Tech, who compiled a 27-5 record last season and appeared in the Northern California playoffs.
Last week: No. 24
The Wildcats opened the schedule with a 53-39 win against St. Ignatius. This comes after a 23-win 2020 season.
Last week: No. 25
All three of the Wolves’ losses are to ranked opponents, with one to No. 11 Piedmont and the other two against No. 6 De La Salle. They do boast a 63-52 win over Northgate.
Last week: No. 20
SI boasts wins against a 7-1 Half Moon Bay team and Sacred Heart Prep, with its lone loss coming to the hands of No. 3 Marin Catholic.
Last week: Unranked
Just Outside: Half Moon Bay (7-1), Menlo-Atherton (0-1), Piedmont Hills (2-2), San Leandro (0-1)
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