Mater Dei Remains No. 1 in Prep Basketball Poll

Mater Dei High School is the top-ranked team in the Orange County Sportswriters' Assn. prep basketball poll, marking the first time a team has remained in the top spot for two consecutive weeks since the season began five weeks ago.

Mater Dei, Marina and Santa Ana all have been ranked first in the poll this season. The Monarchs (10-3) will meet third-ranked Capistrano Valley (11-4) Saturday night at Saddleback College in the featured game of the week.

The poll features three teams--Fountain Valley, Marina and Westminster--from the Sunset League and another league member, Edison, only three points shy of breaking into the Top 10.

The writers' poll:

Pos. School (League) Record 1. Mater Dei (Angelus) 10-3 2. Santa Ana (Century) 11-3 3. Capistrano Valley (South Coast) 11-4 4. Saddleback (Sea View) 11-3 5. Fountain Valley (Sunset) 10-1 6. Sunny Hills (Freeway) 9-1 7. El Toro (South Coast) 9-3 8. Marina (Sunset) 11-3 9. Savanna (Orange) 11-2 10. Westminster (Sunset) 6-6

Others Receiving Votes: Edison (10-4), Buena Park (7-3) and Woodbridge (6-5).

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