Despite falling 51-50 on Friday to a spirited Enterprise boys team, the Foothill Cougars remain a unanimous pick at No. 1 in the Shasta County Sports/Chico Enterprise-Record Northern Section Boys Basketball Power Rankings.
The Cougars had chances to seize the game at Enterprise, but a mental lapse late (they failed to foul the Hornets while down one with 35 seconds left) led to the third loss of the year for Foothill and snapped a 10-game win streak.
Foothill hosts Pleasant Valley on Tuesday with the winner grabbing the reins of the Eastern Athletic League as both enter with one league loss.
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 was no change at the top of the rankings as Willows continues to have a lock on the No. 1 spot with Enterprise sitting at No. 2.
Shasta, which dropped a home game last week to Chico, drops two spots to No. 5, while the Panthers and Pleasant Valley each leap-frog the Wolves.
Lassen (10-13) enters the rankings at No. 20.
|Northern Section girls basketball Power Rankings|
|14 (tie)||Fall River||16-4||6.5||15|