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The Times' boys' basketball top 25 rankings

The Times' boys' basketball top 25 rankings
LiAngelo Ball of Chino Hills scored 32 points on Dec. 21in Florida. This is from game last season. (Luis Sinco)

This week's top 25 high school basketball teams in the Southland:

Rk. School (W-L) - Notes; last week's ranking

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1. CHINO HILLS (13-0) - Battle of future UCLA players Saturday vs. Foothills Christian; 1

2. SIERRA CANYON (9-1) - 6-11 transfer Marvin Bagley III arrives from Arizona; 2

3. BISHOP MONTGOMERY (14-0) - It's not too early to get excited about playing Chino Hills Jan. 30; 3

4. REDONDO (11-3) - Guard play has been impressive; 6

5. FAIRFAX (12-1) - Donald Gipson was MVP in San Diego; 7

6. MATER DEI (13-2) - Opens Trinity League at Orange Lutheran on Tuesday; 4

7. CRESPI (14-1) - De'Anthony Melton is MVP in Chicago tournament; 8

8. CORONA CENTENNIAL (10-4) - Tough schedule will prepare Huskies for league; 5

9. AYALA (12-2) - Second-place finish in Northern California; 9

10. EASTVALE ROOSEVELT (9-5) - California commit Jemarl Baker leads surging team; NR

11. SANTA MARGARITA (9-5) - Begins Trinity League play vs. JSerra; 10

12. LOS ALAMITOS (12-3) - Showdown with Edison on Friday; 12

13. LONG BEACH POLY (7-6) - When Jackrabbits get healthy, beware; 11

14. DAMIEN (15-1) - Coach Mike LeDuc has team getting better; 18

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15. VIEWPOINT (13-2) - Opens league play vs. Campbell Hall; 15

16. ORANGE LUTHERAN (12-2) - Won tournament in Arizona; 20

17. RANCHO VERDE (14-0) - Faces Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday; 19

18. ALEMANY (9-4) - Begins Mission League vs. S.O. Notre Dame; 14

19. ST. JOHN BOSCO (13-1) - Faces St. Augustine in nonleague game; 25

20. FOOTHILL (11-3) - Making steady progress as a top Orange County team; NR

21 SANTA MONICA (11-2) - Jonah Mathews is a scoring machine; NR

22. HARVARD-WESTLAKE (12-2) - Faces Crespi in Mission League opener Wednesday; 16

23. CANTWELL-SACRED HEART (9-4) - Starting to make improvement; NR

24. WESTCHESTER (10-5) - Getting ready for Western League play; 13

25. NARBONNE (6-4) - Nice victory over JW North; 24

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