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Boys basketball rankings: Feb. 6

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Posted: Monday, February 6, 2012 12:05 pm

Updated boys basketball rankings, as of Feb. 6:

Division I

1. Corona del Sol 25-1

2. Pinnacle 25-3

3. Mountain View 20-6

4. Desert Vista 19-7

5. Cesar Chavez 23-4

6. Gilbert 19-5

7. Brophy 20-6

8. Basha 22-5

9. Boulder Creek 20-5

10. Red Mountain 20-8

The top-3 teams continue to roll, as Corona del Sol sports a 23-game winning streak, Pinnacle a nine-game winning streak and Mountain View has won 11 in a row. Desert Vista moves up to No. 4 with six straight victories to end the regular season. Cesar Chavez and Gilbert each move up a spot after undefeated weeks. Brophy is up to No. 7 and has won five in a row, holding its opponent to 35 points or fewer in four of those games. Basha falls to No. 8 after dropping games to Gilbert and Highland last week (both teams have now beaten the Bears twice this year), while Boulder Creek and Red Mountain enter the rankings to round out the top-10. The Mountain Lions lost their regular season finale to Mountain View but were within five points with two and a half minutes left.

Division II

1. Amphitheater 24-3

2. Peoria 21-2

3. Fairfax 23-3

4. Raymond Kellis 21-2

5. Poston Butte 22-5

6. Paradise Valley 23-4

7. Arcadia 20-6

8. Nogales 20-6

9. Saguaro 20-7

10. Salpointe 19-5

The top-5 stay steady, while Paradise Valley and Arcadia move up with undefeated weeks. Nogales slips down a few spots after losing a home game to Mesa, while Saguaro lost a pair of games last week and drops to No. 9. Salpointe went 2-1 with a loss to Boulder Creek in the final week of the regular season, but stays in at No. 10.

Division III

1. Gilbert Christian 17-4

2. Snowflake 19-3

3. Holbrook 26-3

4. Thatcher 22-1

5. Window Rock 21-3

Any questions now about Gilbert Christian being the favorite? The top-ranked Knights crushed No. 2 Thatcher, 75-41, to end the regular season and have won 11 straight games. Thatcher drops to No. 4, while Snowflake and Holbrook each move up a spot. Window Rock stays at No. 5 in the rankings.

Division IV

1. Arizona Lutheran 22-5

2. El Capitan 13-1

3. Desert Christian 24-4

4. Phoenix Country Day 24-5

5. St. Gregory 19-12

The top-3 spots remain the same. St. Gregory drops a spot after losing a four-point contest to No. 3 Desert Christian, and Phoenix Country Day benefits by moving up to No. 4.


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[Stats Courtesy of MaxPreps]