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**Jan. 29 Super 10 Girls’ High School Basketball Rankings by The Arizona Republic**

A week from now, the Open Division field will nearly be determined as most of Arizona’s prominent teams conclude their regular seasons either on Thursday or Friday. Even the few exceptions will wrap up their final games the following week. At this point, we can anticipate the composition of the field.

Below are The Arizona Republic’s top 10 teams in the state, the ones to keep an eye on when the Open commences on Feb. 13:

1. Phoenix Xavier Prep, 18-4

The long-awaited moment arrived when the Gators suffered their first defeat against in-state opponents, losing 51-46 to Chandler Hamilton on Wednesday evening. Despite this setback, Xavier Prep’s impressive season, highlighted by a 16-point victory over the Huskies a week prior, cannot be overlooked. The competition in the Open Division appears to be fiercer this year compared to the previous season, setting the stage for an exciting tournament.

2. Phoenix Desert Vista, 18-5

Phoenix Desert Vista, the defending champions, seem poised for a repeat title after a notable 68-59 win against Gilbert. Coach Erin O’Bryan’s squad has effectively addressed early-season concerns about scoring distribution, with four players averaging double figures in points.

3. Chandler Hamilton, 17-5

Hamilton’s victory over Xavier Prep showcased a team effort rather than individual brilliance. With contributions from nine scorers and a strategic focus on containing key players like Noelle Guiamatsia, Hamilton executed a well-rounded game plan that led to their triumph. The game served as a blueprint on how to orchestrate an upset.

4. Gilbert, 20-3

Despite recent losses to Desert Vista and Xavier Prep, Gilbert has demonstrated strength and dominance against other opponents. Their performance indicates the potential for a deep run in the Open Division.

5. Tucson Salpointe Catholic, 18-4

Salpointe Catholic’s commanding presence in the 4A category was evident in their overwhelming 65-28 victory over Tucson Flowing Wells. The team’s tough early-season schedule has prepared them well for crucial matchups.

6. Surprise Valley Vista, 12-4

Valley Vista’s ranking at No. 21 in the state belies their potential as a formidable opponent, as evidenced by their victories over strong teams and close matches against tough competitors.

Boys’ high school basketball:

7. Gilbert Mesquite, 20-3

Mesquite’s recent win over Chandler Seton Catholic showcased their defensive prowess, which could prove crucial in challenging games against top 6A teams.

8. Goodyear Millennium, 15-8

Millennium’s narrow victory over Waddell Canyon View sets the stage for more intense matchups ahead, emphasizing the importance of upsetting higher-ranked teams to advance in the competition.

9. Phoenix Country Day School, 17-3

PCDS continues to dominate the 2A division, maintaining a strong performance throughout the season.

10. Phoenix Pinnacle, 17-6

Pinnacle’s seven-game winning streak, including victories over tough opponents, solidifies their position in the top 10 rankings.