LANGLEY —The longest ranking period of the season can often times be deceptive.
The near three-week holiday stretch which closed out Monday finds many teams inactive, and others facing non-B.C. competition.
Here’s a look at this week’s rankings:
QUAD A (records, rankings reflect games played Dec. 18-Jan. 7. Records indicate games against B.C. competition only)
1 Centennial Centaurs (Coquitlam) (14-1) (LW-1)
Last week —Def. Vancouver College in final of Pinetree Christmas Classic. Won two of three games to finish second at UVIC Alumni Invitational. Def. Belmont 82-69, def. Claremont 73-63, lost to Fredericton (NB) 103-100.
This week —Open Thursday vs. Holy Cross at 10-team Terry Fox-Jonathan Taylor Legal Beagle Invitational at Port Coquitlam. Jan. 14 at Port Moody.
2 Kelowna Owls (9-2) (2)
Last week —Split two games at Bothell Christmas Classic. Lost 67-65 to Bothell (Wash.), def. Shorewood (Wash.) 85-48.
This week —Open Friday vs. St. George’s-Heritage Woods winner at 10-team Terry Fox-Jonathan Taylor Legal Beagle Invitational at Port Coquitlam. Jan. 14 at Rutland.
3 Burnaby South Rebels (18-1) (3)
Last week —Won all three games to finish first as host of own Rod Thompson Memorial. Def. Frank Hurt 86-73, def. Tamanawis 74-53, def. Heritage Woods 80-66. Won all three games to finish first at Tamanawis Christmas Classic. Def. Panorama Ridge 87-81, def. Sir Charles Tupper 60-47, def. Tamanawis 62-61. Def. Holy Cross 83-65. Def. Alpha 107-56.
This week —Open Friday vs. Vancouver College-Bishop O’Byrne (Calgary) winner at 10-team Terry Fox-Jonathan Taylor Legal Beagle Invitational at Port Coquitlam.Jan. 13 at Burnaby Mountain. Jan. 14 at Cariboo Hill.
4 Claremont Spartans (Victoria) (8-3) (4)
Last week —Lost 73-50 to Fredericton (NB). Lost two of three games at UVIC Alumni Invitational. Def. G.P. Vanier 81-50, lost 73-63 to Centennial, lost 87-79 to Vancouver College. Def. Reynolds 65-37.
This week —Open Thursday vs. Dover Bay as host of own Spartans Classic.
5 Handsworth Royals (North Vancouver) (11-1) (5)
Last week —Won all three games to finish first at North Shore Sweet 16 invitational. Def. Rockridge 74-53, def. Carson Graham, def. St. Thomas Aquinas 91-67.
This week — Open Thursday vs. Host Bedford Roads at BRIT 2020 Invitational in Saskatoon.
6 Belmont Bulldogs (Victoria) (11-7) (HM)
Last week — Won two of three games at Oak Bay-Gary Taylor Classic. Lost 89-81 to Spruce Grove (Alta.)-St. Peter the Apostle, def. Lambrick Park 91-53, def. Vancouver College 103-66. Won three of four games at UVIC Alumni Invitational. Def. Edmonton-Ross Shepherd 77-69, lost 82-69 to Centennial, def. Oak Bay 73-66, def. Vernon 77-54. Def. Lambrick Park 68-49.
This week —Jan. 8 vs. Tamanawis, Jan. 14 at Esquimalt.
7 Vancouver College Fighting Irish (10-5) (6)
Last week —Lost 83-57 to Centennial in championship final at Pinetree Christmas Classic. Lost two of three games at Oak Bay-Gary Taylor Classic. Lost 80-75 to Dover Bay, def. Cowichan 92-50, lost 103-66 to Belmont. Won two of three games at UVIC Alumni Invitational. Def. Dover Bay 82-77, lost 102-67 to Fredericton (NB), def. Claremont 87-79.
This week —Open Thursday vs. Calgary-Bishop O’Byrne at 10-team Terry Fox-Jonathan Taylor Legal Beagle Invitational at Port Coquitlam.
8 St. George’s Saints (Vancouver) (6-5) (8)
Last week — Split four games at Jerry Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas. Def. Las Vegas-Western 51-44, def. Las Vegas-Democracy Prep 61-54, lost 61-49 to Henderson (Nev.)-Basic Prep, lost 60-58 to The Edge Academy.
This week —Open Thursday vs. Heritage Woods at 10-team Terry Fox-Jonathan Taylor Legal Beagle Invitational at Port Coquitlam. Jan. 14 vs. St. Patrick’s.
9 Abbotsford Panthers (12-0) (9)
Last week — Def. Fleetwood Park 72-70. Def. Mission 101-36.
This week —Jan. 8 at Semiahmoo, Jan. 9 at Walnut Grove. Jan. 13 at R.E. Mountain.
10 Tamanawis Wildcats (Surrey) (7-2) (HM)
Last week — Won two of three games at Burnaby South-Rod Thompson Invitational. Def. Burnaby Central 82-49, lost to Burnaby South 74-53, def. North Delta 64-60. Won two of three games to finish second as host of own Tamanawis Christmas Classic. Def. Sands 78-42, def. Lord Tweedsmuir 74-53, lost 62-61 to Burnaby South.
This week —Jan. 8 at Belmont, Jan. 9 vs. Sullivan Heights. Jan. 12-18 at Surrey RCMP Classic.
Fleetwood Park Dragons (Surrey) (11-5) (HM)
Last week — Def. Holy Cross 75-66. Lost 72-70 to Abbotsford. Def. Kwantlen Park 68-32.
This week — Open play Wednesday vs. Magee at 16-team St. Thomas More Chancellor Invitational. Jan. 12-18 at Surrey RCMP Classic.
Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey) (11-8) (HM)
Last week —Def. G.W. Graham 100-93 at Pinetree Christmas Classic. Won two of three games at Tamanawis Christmas Classic. Def. Queen Elizabeth 86-63, lost 74-53 to Tamanawis, def. Sir Charles Tupper 61-57. Won two games at MEI Eagles Invitational. Def. Abbotsford Traditional 100-70, def. Sullivan Heights 88-75. Def. Queen Elizabeth 70-60.
This week —Jan. 9 vs. Enver Creek. Jan. 13 open RCMP Classic.
Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey) (10-4) (7)
Last week — Lost 75-66 to Fleetwood Park, lost 83-65 to Burnaby South. Def. Enver Creek 80-45.
This week —Thursday vs. Fleetwood Park. Jan. 4 vs. Burnaby South.
Seaquam Seahawks (North Delta) (10-4) (10)
Last week — Split remaining two games of Hawaii Christmas Tour. Def. Honolulu-Wai’anae 62-31, lost 60-45 to Keaau-Kamehameha. Forfeit loss to Semiahmoo.
This week — Jan. 9 vs. Panorama Ridge.
Terry Fox Ravens (Port Coquitlam) (4-5) (HM)
Last week —Lost 82-79 to Walnut Grove. Road games vs. Okanagan Mission, Duchess Park and Vernon cancelled due to weather.
This week — Open Thursday vs. Kitsilano as host of own 10-team Terry Fox-Jonathan Taylor Legal Beagle Invitational at Port Coquitlam. Jan. 14 vs. Riverside.
(Howard Tsumura, VarsityLetters.ca)
(rankings based on games played through Jan. 7)
1 G.W. Graham Grizzlies (Chilliwack) (9-7) (LW-1)
2 Duchess Park Condors (Prince George) (9-3) (2)
3 Vernon Panthers (8-3) (3)
4 St. Patricks Celtics (Vancouver) (11-1) (4)
5 Sir Charles Tupper Tigers (Vancouver) (11-6) (6)
6 Pitt Meadows Marauders (11-5) (5)
7 R.A. McMath Wildcats (Richmond) (9-6) (7)
8 A.R. MacNeill Ravens (Richmond) (9-6) (8)
9 Magee Lions (Vancouver) (11-3) (10)
10 Guildford Park Sabres (Surrey) (7-3) (HM)
Honourable mention — Ladysmith 49ers (9-1) (9), Brookswood Bobcats (Langley) (10-2) (HM), Richmond Colts (8-1) (NR), Byrne Creek Bulldogs (Burnaby) (6-4) (NR), MEI Eagles (Abbotsford) (9-3) (NR)
1 Charles Hays Rainmakers (Prince Rupert) (LW-1)
2 King George Dragons (Vancouver) (2)
3 D.P. Todd Trojans (Prince George) (3)
4 Lambrick Park Lions (Victoria) (4)
5 Southridge Storm (Surrey) (5)
6 Hugh Boyd Trojans (Richmond) (HM)
7 Abbotsford Christian Knights (7)
8 Brentwood College (Mill Bay) (8)
9 Langley Christian Lightning (NR)
10 St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints (North Vancouver) (10)
Honourable mention (alphabetical)— Collingwood Cavaliers (West Vancouver) (HM), George Elliot Coyotes (Lake Country) (HM), Mulgrave Titans (West Vancouver) (6), Pacific Academy Breakers (Surrey) (HM), St. John Brebeuf Bears (Abbotsford) (HM)
(Lyle Dhur, SportVictoria.com)
1 Highroad Academy Knights (Chilliwack) (LW-3)
2 Unity Christian Flames (Chilliwack) (1)
3 Credo Christian Kodiaks (Langley) (4)
4 Kelowna Christian Knights (2)
5 Barriere Secondary Cougars (5)
6 King David Lions (Vancouver) (6)
7 Vernon Christian Royals (7)
8 St. John’s Eagles (Vancouver) (8)
9 Smilkameen Sparks (Keremeos) (9)
10 Cedars Christian Eagles (Prince George) (10)
HONOURABLE MENTION — Osoyoos Rattlers (HM), Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons (Victoria) (HM), Gudangaay Tiaat’sgaa Naay Thunder (Masset) (HM), Northside Christian Northstars (Vanderhoof) (HM), Khalsa Lions (Surrey) (HM).