Capistrano Valley High School maintained its top ranking in the Orange County Sportswriters' Assn. prep basketball poll for the third consecutive week despite a three-point victory over Irvine last week.
Mater Dei remained ranked third despite losing to Bishop Amat, 70-56, last Friday. The loss snapped the Monarchs' 55-game Angelus League winning streak, second longest in Southern Section history.
In the featured game of the week, fourth-ranked El Toro will play host to Capistrano Valley at 7:30 Friday.
The writers' poll:
Pos. School (League) Record 1. Capistrano Valley (South Coast) 16-4 2. Santa Ana (Century) 17-3 3. Mater Dei (Angelus) 12-5 4. El Toro (South Coast) 14-4 5. Tustin (Sea View) 17-3 6. Saddleback (Sea View) 15-4 7. Marina (Sunset) 14-5 8. Savanna (Orange) 15-3 9. Sunny Hills (Freeway) 15-2 10. Fountain Valley (Sunset) 13-4
Also Receiving Votes: Los Alamitos (14-6).