With one final week before playoffs, the Foothill Cougars remain the top team in the Northern Section Power Rankings on the boys side. The 23-3 Cougars can clinch the Eastern Athletic League outright this week and the No. 1 seed in the Northern Section Division III playoffs with a road win over Chico on Tuesday. The Cougars host Shasta to end the regular season on Friday.
Meanwhile, there was some movement behind the Cougars as Pleasant Valley, Pierce, Chico, Shasta and Enterprise juggled spots in the Top 6.
Two new teams enter the rankings as Paradise and Los Molinos enter at 19 and 20, respectively.
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
Willows remains the top Honker in the girls rankings, followed closely by Enterprise. The Hornets can locked up at least a share of the EAL title with a win over Red Bluff (Tuesday) or PV (Friday) and a league title would also assure Enterprise of the No. 1 seed in the D-III postseason.
West Valley, on the heels of its Northern Athletic League title, climbs up to No. 6, behind Shasta and Chico.
The playoff seeding meeting is scheduled for Saturday morning.
|Northern Section girls basketball Power Rankings|
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