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### Top 20 High School Boys Basketball Rankings in the Bay Area News Group – January 23, 2024

MLK Classic Game Recap: Archbishop Riordan High vs. Salesian High

In a thrilling matchup at De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif., Archbishop Riordan High’s Zion Sensley #24 and Salesian High’s Amani Johnson #12 fiercely competed for possession of a loose ball during the MLK Classic game on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. The intense battle between the two standout players added to the excitement of the event captured by Jane Tyska from the Bay Area News Group.

Bay Area News Group Boys Basketball Rankings Update

Archbishop Riordan High and Ygnacio Valley made significant strides in the latest Bay Area News Group boys basketball rankings.

Archbishop Riordan climbed into the Top 5, showcasing impressive performances, including a notable victory against Archbishop Mitty in overtime after a tough loss to Salesian. The San Francisco team’s resilience and subsequent wins against Bellarmine and Centennial-Corona earned them the fourth spot in the rankings, with Archbishop Mitty following closely at sixth.

Ygnacio Valley also made a remarkable leap, securing wins in dominating fashion in four consecutive games, notably defeating Clayton Valley Charter. Their strong performances propelled them from 19th to 10th place in the Top 20 rankings.

The upcoming week promises exciting matchups, with two Top 10 showdowns scheduled: Granada facing De La Salle and Dublin hosting San Ramon Valley.

Bay Area News Group Top 20 Rankings

(Records through Monday)

  1. SALESIAN (21-1)

    • Previous ranking: 1
    • Recent games: Beat De Anza 89-49, Vallejo 83-23, Millennium-Arizona 69-68
    • Next game: Tuesday vs. Pinole Valley, 7 p.m.
  2. DE LA SALLE (18-3)

    • Previous ranking: 2
    • Recent games: Beat Dougherty Valley 66-56, Dublin 46-43
    • Next game: Tuesday vs. Granada, 7:30 p.m.
  3. GRANADA (18-1)

    • Previous ranking: 3
    • Recent games: Beat Amador Valley 66-57, California 60-42
    • Next game: Tuesday at De La Salle, 7:30 p.m.

    • Previous ranking: 6
    • Recent games: Beat Archbishop Mitty 51-48 (OT), Bellarmine 51-40, Centennial-Corona 69-58
    • Next game: Tuesday at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 7:30 p.m.
  5. SAN RAMON VALLEY (18-3)

    • Previous ranking: 5
    • Recent games: Beat Livermore 88-44, Amador Valley 68-50
    • Next game: Tuesday at Dublin, 7:30 p.m.

    • Previous ranking: 4
    • Recent games: Lost to Archbishop Riordan 51-48 (OT), beat St. Ignatius 57-44
    • Next game: Thursday at Bellarmine, 7:30 p.m.
  7. MONTE VISTA (18-3)

    • Previous ranking: 9
    • Recent games: Beat California 80-54, Foothill 48-43
    • Next game: Tuesday vs. Livermore, 7:30 p.m.
  8. DUBLIN (17-4)

    • Previous ranking: 7
    • Recent games: Beat Foothill 68-41, lost to De La Salle 46-43
    • Next game: Tuesday vs. San Ramon Valley, 7:30 p.m.
  9. ST. IGNATIUS (13-3)

    • Previous ranking: 8
    • Recent games: Beat Bellarmine 68-63, lost to Archbishop Mitty 57-44
    • Next game: Tuesday at Serra, 7:30 p.m.
  10. YGNACIO VALLEY (17-5)

    • Previous ranking: 19
    • Recent games: Beat El Cerrito 78-48, Concord 86-42, Clayton Valley Charter 66-39, Northgate 84-54
    • Next game: Friday at Acalanes, 7:30 p.m.

The rankings continue with teams from the Bay Area showcasing their talent and determination in the competitive basketball landscape.

Editor’s Note:

Teams eligible for the Bay Area News Group rankings primarily represent leagues in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties. The rankings were thoughtfully curated by BANG’s Darren Sabedra and Joseph Dycus, reflecting the dynamic basketball scene in the region.