The Foothill Cougars remain on top of the Northern Section Basketball Power Rankings, a combined effort between Shasta County Sports and the Chico Enterprise-Record. In the second week of Eastern Athletic League play, the Cougars went on the road and handily downed defending Northern Section Division III champions Pleasant Valley 70-57 and Red Bluff to improve their mark to 18-2. Foothill closes out the first round of EAL play with a home game against Chico, the No. 3 team in the Power Rankings, and a road contest at Shasta on Friday.
The Vikings remain No. 2, while Chico bumps up to No. 3 as Pierce and Enterprise share the fourth-slot and Shasta is No. 6, down one place from last week.
Shasta County Sports and the Chico Enterprise-Record have teamed up to present weekly boys and girls basketball rankings.
T.J. Holmes and Aaron Williams of Shasta County Sports, and Sharon Martin and Will Denner of the Chico E-R will each rank their Top 20 boys and girls teams. The average will determine the Power Rankings order each week. Shasta County Sports provides the most in-depth and comprehensive coverage of basketball in far north of the section, while the E-R blankets the southern portion of the section.
Teams are ranked and awarded points based on how that rank — 20 for first, 19 for second and so on. Those totals are averaged to get a school’s weekly power average and sorted from greatest to least.
|Northern Section boys basketball Power Rankings|
Girls Power Rankings
There’s a new No. 1 team as 16-3 Willows jumps up one spot into the No. 1 place after Chico beat Pleasant Valley on Friday. The Panthers jump from No. 4 to No. 2 while the Vikings dip to No. 3.
Enterprise, which beat Chico and rival Shasta last week, jumps to four spots to No. 4. The Hornets, already without center Abby Shoff, saw point guard Alissa Terras go down with an ankle injury against the Wolves. Mianna Saechao, Natayah Saeturn, and Kylie and Natalie Mendes stepped it up in Terras’ absence in the 18-point win over the Wolves.
Shasta sits at No. 5, followed by West Valley, Redding Christian and Foothill, respectively. Corning and Sutter round out the Top 10.
|Northern Section girls basketball Power Rankings|
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