Cole Bekkering and the rest of the Semiahmoo Thunderbirds carry the boys Quad-A No. 1 ranking into 2022-23. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2022. All Rights Reserved)
Feature High School Boys Basketball

B.C. boys high school basketball 2022-23 pre-season rankings have arrived! Semiahmoo, St. Pats, STA and Unity Christian each earn No. 1 status!

LANGLEY — With the 2022-23 B.C. boys high school basketball season just days away from official tip, it’s time to unveil the new Top 10 rankings for all four tiers.

As a note to Varsity Letters’ readers, I have previously (for the past 20 years or so) ranked the boys largest tier of play — from Triple-A on through our change a few years back to become a four-tiered province — but have stepped back from that role this season.

Coincidentally, the Top 10 for Quad-A is remains the same Top 10 which I issued following the provincial championships this past March.

My thanks to Tom Tagami and Mike Stoneburgh and all of the dedicated pollsters who will continue to serve the fortunes of B.C. boys high school basketball so well throughout the season with our Top 10 rankings.

And, Varsity Letters will run those polls upon their respective release dates all season.

2022-23 PRESEASON TOP 10 RANKINGS

B.C. SENIOR BOYS

QUAD A

1 Semiahmoo Thunderbirds (Surrey) (SF)

2 Vancouver College Fighting Irish (VSS)

3 Burnaby South Rebels (FN)

4 St. George’s Saints (Vancouver) (VSS)

5 Abbotsford Panthers (EV)

6 Oak Bay Bays (Victoria) (VI)

7 Terry Fox Ravens (Port Coquitlam) (FN)

8 Fleetwood Park Dragons (Surrey) (SF)

9 Enver Creek Cougars (Surrey) (SF)

10 Kelowna Owls (OK)

Honourable mention — Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs (Vancouver) (VSS), Burnaby Mountain Lions (FN), Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey) (SF), Claremont Spartans (Victoria) (VI), Handsworth Royals (North Vancouver) (VSS)

TRIPLE A

1 St. Patrick’s Celtics (Vancouver) (VSS)

2 St. Thomas More Knights (Burnaby) (FN)

3 Byrne Creek Bulldogs (Burnaby) (FN)

4 Dover Bay Dolphins (Nanaimo) (VI)

5 Sir Charles Tupper Tigers (Vancouver) (VSS)

6 MEI Eagles (Abbotsford) (EV)

7 North Delta Huskies (SF)

8 Steveston London Sharks (Richmond) (SF)

9 Brookswood Bobcats (Langley) (EV)

10 Lord Byng Grey Ghosts (Vancouver) (VSS)

Honourable mention — Rick Hansen Hurricanes (Abbotsford) (EV), A.R. MacNeill Ravens (Richmond) (SF), Carihi Tyees (Campbell River) (VI), Duchess Park Condors (Prince George) (NC), Sa-Hali Sabres (Kamloops) (OK)

DOUBLE A

1 St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints (North Vancouver) (VSS)

2 Brentwood College (Mill Bay) (VI)

3 St. Michaels University School Blue Jags (Victoria) (VI)

4 West Point Grey Academy Wolves (Vancouver) (VSS)

5 Lambrick Park Lions (Victoria) (VI)

6 Collingwood Cavaliers (West Vancouver) (VSS)

7 Pacific Academy Breakers (Surrey) (SF)

8 Southridge Storm (Surrey) (SF)

9 Mulgrave Titans (West Vancouver) (VSS)

10 King George Dragons (Vancouver) (VSS)

Honourable mention —Charles Hays Rainmakers (Prince Rupert) (NW), Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons (Victoria) (VI), Langley Christian Lightning (EV), Summerland Rockets (OK), Westsyde Whundas (Kamloops) (OK)

SINGLE A

1 Unity Christian Flames (Chilliwack) (EV)

2 Credo Christian Kodiaks (Langley) (EV)

3 Aberdeen Hall Gryphons (Kelowna) (OK)

4 Bulkley Valley Christian Royals (Smithers) (NW)

5 Cedars Christian Eagles (Prince George) (NC)

6 King David Lions (Vancouver) (VSS)

7 Kelowna Christian Knights (TOK)

8 Nanaimo Christian Trail Blazers (VI)

9 Meadowridge Gryphons (Maple Ridge) (FN)

10 Barriere Cougars (OK)

Honourable mention —, Maple Ridge Christian Hornets (FN), Fort St. James Falcons (NC), Brookes Westshore Gryphons (Victoria) (VI), Vancouver Christian Phoenix (VSS), Osoyoos Rattlers (OK)

ZONE KEY

Eastern Valley — EV

Fraser North — FN

South Fraser — SF

Kootenays — KOO

North Central — NC

North West — NW

Okanagan — OK

Vancouver Island — VI

Vancouver Sea To Sky — VSS

If you’re reading this story or viewing these photos on any website other than one belonging to a university athletic department, it has been taken without appropriate permission. In these challenging times, true journalism will survive only through your dedicated support and loyalty. VarsityLetters.ca and all of its exclusive content has been created to serve B.C.’s high school and university sports community with hard work, integrity and respect. Feel free to drop us a line any time at howardtsumura@gmail.com.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.