Capistrano Valley Replaces Mater Dei as the Newest No. 1

Capistrano Valley High School has become the fourth team in six weeks to be ranked No. 1 in the Orange County Sportswriters' Assn. prep basketball poll after the Cougars upset Mater Dei, 57-55, Saturday night.

Mater Dei, Marina and Santa Ana have been ranked No. 1. Mater Dei was the county's top-ranked team in a preseason poll, and had regained its position in the fifth week of the season.

In the featured game this week, Capistrano Valley will play fifth-ranked El Toro at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the South Coast League Tipoff in UC Irvine's Bren Center.

The writers' poll:

Pos. School (League) Record 1. Capistrano Valley (South Coast) 12-4 2. Santa Ana (Century) 13-3 3. Mater Dei (Angelus) 10-4 4. Saddleback (Sea View) 13-3 5. El Toro (South Coast) 11-3 6. Fountain Valley (Sunset) 11-2 7. Sunny Hills (Freeway) 12-1 8. Edison (Sunset) 11-5 9. Marina (Sunset) 11-4 10. Tustin (Sea View) 11-3

Others Receiving Votes: Savanna (13-2) and Kennedy (6-5).

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