The Times' boys' basketball top 25 rankings

A look at the top 25 boys' basketball teams in the Southland.

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1. HARVARD-WESTLAKE (20-1); Big games this week against Notre Dame, Sierra Canyon (1)

2. CORONA CENTENNIAL (17-3); Jared McCain scored 27 points at Hoophall Classic (2)

3. BISHOP MONTGOMERY (21-1); Close win over St. Bernard (3)

4. WEST RANCH (20-1); There's no stopping the Wildcats (4)

5. SIERRA CANYON (17-3); Big games this week vs. St. Francis, Harvard-Westlake (5)

6. ST. JOHN BOSCO (18-3); Sophomores continue starring roles (6)

7. SHERMAN OAKS NOTRE DAME (14-7); It's final exam time Wednesday vs. Harvard-Westlake (8)

8. RANCHO CHRISTIAN (12-7); Eagles are ready for long winning streak (9)

9. FOOTHILL (20-1); Surprise team of 2023 (10)

10. SANTA MARGARITA (20-3); at St. John Bosco on Wednesday (11)

11. ETIWANDA (14-4); Eagles are picking up steam (13)

12. MIRA COSTA (19-1); Showdown with Redondo Union on Tuesday (14)

13. VILLAGE CHRISTIAN (17-4); Loss to Heritage Christian (12)

14. WALNUT (20-2); Malik Khouzam became school all-time scoring leader (15)

15. BRENTWOOD (17-2); Big game vs. Windward on Tuesday (16)

16. SANTA ANA MATER DEI (14-5); Three straight Trinity League losses (7)

17. ST. BERNARD (16-5); Young team that's improving (18)

18. JSERRA (14-6); Face Orange Lutheran on Wednesday (17)

19. ANAHEIM CANYON (16-5); Sophomore Brandon Benjamin averaging 21.5 points (19)

20. ROLLING HILLS PREP (18-5); Playing at State Preview Classic on Saturday (20)

21. OXNARD (18-2); No. 1 team in Ventura County (22)

22. RANCHO CUCAMONGA (17-4); Showdown with Damien on Wednesday (21)

23. DOWNEY (20-1); Vikings get La Mirada on Wednesday (23)

24. HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (13-5); Warriors hold down first place in Olympic League (24)

25. ST. PIUS X-ST. MATTHIAS (17-4); Tyrone Riley keeps lifting up Warriors (NR)

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