SoCal Ratings: Showdowns of the highly ranked on tap

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Posted On: 03/8/18 12:02 PM

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Ca. – Terrific quarterfinal showdowns in the State Southern Regionals are set for Friday and Saturday in Southern California.

Among the four most notable of those are the Open matchups of Friday night, when Mater Dei (top-ranked in the BurlisonOnBasketball ratings) plays host to No. 11 Fairfax; No. 2 Sierra Canyon is at home to No. 22 Foothills Christian; No. 4 Etiwanda travels to No. 5 Westchester; and No. 3 Bishop Montgomery takes on visiting No. 12 Mission Bay.

And, on Saturday, some scintillating showdowns include No. 10 Chino Hills, led by 6-foot-9 junior Onyeka Okongwu, at Brandon Williams-led and No. 8-ranked Crespi, as well as No. 15 Long Beach Poly at No. 6 St. John Bosco, and No. 18 Taft at No. 13 Pasadena.

All of those are D-I affairs and the fourth won’t be set until the conclusion of the Thursday night Rancho Verde vs. Santa Margarita (at JSerra) clash Thursday.

The winner of that one visits Temecula Saturday to play No. 7 Rancho Christian.

Seven of those nine teams were part of the field of the Classic at Damien tournament in December.

The updated BurlisonOnBasketball SoCal Top 10 Plus 15 Southern California team ratings:


SoCal Top 10 Plus 15

(Records as of March 7)

  1. Santa Ana Mater Dei (SS/23-6)

Friday: vs. Fairfax/Regional Open

  1. Chatsworth Sierra Canyon (SS/23-4)

Friday: vs. Foothills Christian/Regional Open

  1. Torrance Bishop Montgomery (Southern Section/27-1)

Friday: vs. Mission Bay/Regional Open

  1. Etiwanda (SS/28-3)

Friday: at Westchester/Regional Open

  1. Westchester (L.A. City/30-5)

Friday: vs. Etiwanda/Regional Open

  1. Bellflower St. John Bosco (SS/22-7)

Saturday: vs. Long Beach Poly/Regional D-I (6)

  1. Temecula Rancho Christian (SS/28-4)

Saturday: vs. Santa Margarita or Rancho Verde/Regional D-I (6)

  1. Encino Crespi (SS/26-4)

Saturday: vs. Chino Hills/Regional D-I (6)

  1. Rancho SM Santa Margarita (SS/20-9)

Thursday: vs. Rancho Verde/Regional D-I at JSerra (6)

  1. Chino Hills (SS/22-11)

Saturday: at Crespi/Regional D-1 (6)

  1. Fairfax (City/22-9)

Friday: at Mater Dei/Regional Open

  1. Mission Bay (SDS/27-5)

Friday: at Bishop Montgomery/Regional Open

  1. Pasadena (SS/24-7)

Saturday: vs. Taft/Regional D-1 at Pasadena Marshall

  1. La Verne Damien (SS/23-7)

Season concluded.

  1. Long Beach Poly (SS/23-8)

Saturday: at St. John Bosco/Regional D-I (6)

  1. Oak Park (SS/22-7)

Season concluded.

  1. Moreno Valley Rancho Verde (SS/22-10)

Thursday: vs. Santa Margarita/Regional D-I at JSerra (6)

  1. Woodland Hills Taft (LAC/27-9)

Saturday: vs. Pasadena/Regional D-I at Pasadena Marshall (6)

  1. San Diego Torrey Pines (SD/28-4)

Season concluded.

  1. Corona Centennial (SS/21-11)

Season concluded.

  1. Eastvale Roosevelt (SS/25-4)

Season concluded.

  1. El Cajon Foothills Christian (San Diego/26-6)

Friday: at Sierra Canyon/Regional Open

  1. Studio City Harvard-Westlake (SS/22-6)

Season concluded.

  1. Los Angeles Brentwood (SS/25-7)

Saturday: vs. Muir/Regional D-II (6:30)

  1. Santa Monica Crossroads (SS/21-9)

Saturday: vs. La Jolla Country Day/Regional D-II (6)