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Boys basketball rankings: Jan. 23

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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012 12:45 pm

Updated boys basketball rankings, as of Jan. 23:

Division I

1. Corona del Sol 19-1

2. Pinnacle 20-3

3. Mountain View 14-6

4. Gilbert 15-4

5. Basha 18-3

6. Cesar Chavez 19-3

7. Desert Vista 16-7

8. Westwind Prep 16-7

9. Perry 16-5

10. Brophy 16-6

Corona del Sol and Pinnacle are back to 1-2 in the rankings after the Pioneers moved up this week, and at this point, it looks like those are the two best teams in Division I. Mountain View has gone from unranked to No. 3 in two weeks as the Toros seem to be finding their groove. Gilbert was another big gainer after a week that included wins over Basha and Dobson. The Bears dropped from No. 2 to No. 5 with the loss, and Cesar Chavez also dropped a few spots after losing to Fairfax. Desert Vista stays at No. 7, while Westwind Prep and Perry enter the ranking with solid weeks. Brophy hangs on to the tenth spot, while Red Mountain and Dobson drop out.

Division II

1. Peoria 16-1

2. Amphitheater 21-3

3. Fairfax 19-3

4. Paradise Valley 20-2

5. Raymond Kellis 16-2

6. Nogales 17-4

7. Catalina Foothills 17-3

8. Poston Butte 16-5

9. Saguaro 17-5

10. Arcadia 17-6

Peoria made a big statement by routing No. 3 Raymond Kellis last week. Amphitheater has won 10 in a row to stay at No. 2, while Fairfax captured a nice win over Cesar Chavez last week. Paradise Valley rides an eight-game winning streak into the top-5, followed by Kellis and Nogales, who each dropped following losses. Catalina Foothills moves up a spot to No. 7, and Poston Butte jumps to the eighth spot with a good win over Saguaro. The Sabercats and Arcadia round out the top-10. Queen Creek, Salpointe and Sunnyslope are just outside the rankings.

Division III

1. Gilbert Christian 15-4

2. Window Rock 15-1

3. Holbrook 24-2

4. Thatcher 21-1

5. Snowflake 16-3

Gilbert Christian dominated Horizon Honors last time out to keep its grip atop the rankings. Window Rock, Holbrook and Thatcher all went undefeated last week to stick in their spots. Fountain Hills played competitively against Notre Dame, but came up short to drop out, and Snowflake jumped into the rankings at No. 5 on the heels of an eight-game winning streak.

Division IV

1. Desert Christian 20-3

2. El Capitan 10-1

3. Arizona Lutheran 16-5

4. Phoenix Country Day 21-4

5. Orme 10-1

Orme falls from the top spot after a two-point loss to Camp Verde. Desert Christian takes over as the new No. 1, and El Capitan, Arizona Lutheran and Phoenix Country Day each move up a spot after undefeated weeks. Orme drops to No. 5 in the latest rankings.

 

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