CIF-SS BOYS BASKETBALL POLLS: Damien ranked tenth in Division 1AA and not on open Division watchlist. The top 9 in 1AA are still on the list, meaning Damien will likely get a top four seed.
CIF-SS GIRLS BASKETBALL POLLS: Bonita girls ranked ninth in 1AA, but no longer on CIF Open Division watchlist. The top eight in 1AA are still on the watchlist. If all eight go, Bonita could get the top seed.
Boys Basketball Top 10
1. Walnut (19-5) — The new No. 1 hasn’t lost in 2014. Winners of 11 straight playing the best defense in the Valley.
2. Damien (20-5) — I know what your going to say, they beat Walnut twice, how do you drop them? A: Both games were close. B: Rankings about what you’ve done lately.
3. Glendora (18-7) — Big week with coach Mike LeDuc earning 800th coaching victory.
4. Wilson (19-7) — Best season in years.
5. Los Altos (16-7) — Still a game ahead of Bonita for third.
6. Bonita (15-7) – When was the late time the Bearcats were 4-5 in the Hacienda?
7. Workman (18-6) — Rallied to beat Gladsone for the Montview League title.
8. South Hills (12-13) – Huskies are what they’re, a good Valley team in over their head in the Sierra.
9. Bishop Amat (13-12) – As far as Bishop Amat boys basketball is concerned, a winning record is considered progress.
10. Gladstone (19-3) — Great season regardless of both losses to Workman.
Girls Basketball Top 10
1. Bonita (21-2) — Still on the Open Division bubble but my sources believe they won’t get selected, which is actually a good thing.
2. Bishop Amat (19-6) — There once was a day when the Lancers were capable of competing for the Del Rey. Not anymore.
3. Diamond Ranch (17-5) — Don’t be surprised if it goes deep in the playoffs.
4. Covina (16-9) – Colts just keep on winning.
5. South Hills (15-8) — Still on only 3-5 in the Sierra.
6. Walnut (12-9) — How did they lose to West Covina?
7. Wilson (15-9) – Solid second in the Valle Vista.
8. Workman (14-8) — Closing in on second straight Montview title.
9. El Monte (12-7) — Showdown with Gabrielino on Wednesday.
10. Duarte (12-9) — Will finish second in the Montview.