LANGLEY — Some weeks, ranking numbers struggle to hold their weight against determined, un-ranked foes.
Over the past seven days, however, the Quad-A tier’s strengths, albeit only paper, were almost universally as strong as oak.
Remember that our next provincial rankings won’t appear again until Jan. 8.
Here’s a look at this week’s rankings:
QUAD A (records, ranking reflect games played Dec. 11-17. Records indicate games against B.C. competition only)
1 Centennial Centaurs (Coquitlam) (11-1) (LW-1)
Last week —Def. New Westminster 105-81. At Pinetree Christmas Classic def. Earl Marriott 89-58, def. Walnut Grove 73-43, def. Lord Tweedsmuir 99-57.
This week —Wednesday vs. Vancouver College in championship final at Pinetree Christmas Classic. Open Dec. 28 vs. Ross Shepherd-Belmont winner at UVIc Invitational.
2 Kelowna Owls (9-2) (2)
Last week —Won two of three games to finish second at Edmonton-Jasper Place REB Classic. Def. Regina-Leboldus 104-97, def. Calgary-Bishop O’Byrne 91-84, lost 95-62 to Calgary-Western Canada. Def. Penticton 86-61.
This week —Do not play. Dec. 26-29 at Bothell (Seattle).
3 Burnaby South Rebels (10-1) (3)
Last week —Def. Walnut Grove 64-57. Def. Moscrop 113-37.
This week —Open play Wednesday vs. Frank Hurt as host of own Rod Thomson Memorial Classic. Open play Dec. 27 at Tamanawis Holiday Invitational vs. Panorama Ridge.
4 Claremont Spartans (Victoria) (6-1) (5)
Last week —Def. Belmont 71-67. Def. St. George’s 68-62.
This week —Do not play. Def. 27 vs. Fredericton. Dec. 28 open play vs. G.P. Vanier at UVic Invitational.
5 Handsworth Royals (North Vancouver) (8-1) (4)
Last week —Did not play.
This week — Open play Wednesday vs. Whistler at North Shore Sweet 16 Invitational.
6 Vancouver College Fighting Irish (7-2) (6)
Last week —At Pinetree Christmas Classic def. Fraser Heights 95-70, def. Riverside 77-29, def. G.W. Graham 101-93.
This week —Wednesday vs. Centennial in finals of Pinetree Christmas Classic. Open Thursday vs. Oak Bay at Gary Taylor Classic. Dec. 28-20 at UVic Invitational.
7 Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey) (8-3) (8)
Last week — Def. Sands 79-50.
This week —Thursday vs. Fleetwood Park. Jan. 4 vs. Burnaby South.
8 St. George’s Saints (Vancouver) (6-5) (7)
Last week — Def. Terry Fox 69-66. Lost 68-62 to Claremont. Lost 83-72 to Belmont.
This week — Dec. 18-21 at Las Vegas-Jerry Tarkanian Classic.
9 Abbotsford Panthers (10-0) (9)
Last week — Won remaining two games to finish first at Abbotsford Police Tournament. Def. Rick Hansen 101-60, def. Yale 90-87.
This week —TBA.
10 Seaquam Seahawks (North Delta) (10-3) (10)
Last week — Won all three games to finish first at own Seaquam Seahawks Invitational. Def. Burnsview 89-39, def. Mt. Boucherie 83-76, def. R.A. McMath 94-82. At Hawaii, lost 66-61 to Kapolei 66.
This week —Hawaii tour continues.
Belmont Bulldogs (Victoria) (7-6) (HM)
Last week — Lost 71-67 to Claremont, def. St. George’s. 83-72. Def.Reynolds 64-39.
This week —Open play Thursday at Oak Bay-Gary Taylor Classic vs. Spruce Grove (Alta.)-St. Peter the Apostle. Dec. 27-29 at UVic Invitational.
Terry Fox Ravens (Port Coquitlam) (4-4) (HM)
Last week —Lost 69-66 to St. George’s. Def. Kitsilano 90-47.
This week — Dec. 19 at Walnut Grove.
Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey) (5-7) (HM)
Last week —At Pinetree Christmas Classic def. South Delta 98-57, def. Burnaby North 96-38, lost 99-57 to Centennial.
This week —Continue play at Pinetree Christmas Classic vs. G.W. Graham. Open Dec. 27 vs. Queen Elizabeth at Tamanawis Holiday Invitational.
Tamanawis Wildcats (Surrey) (3-0) (HM)
Last week — Def. Earl Marriott 91-49. Lost to Ferndale (Wash.) 84-68.
This week —Open play Dec. 18 vs. Burnaby Central at Burnaby South-Rod Thomson Memorial. Host own Tamanawis Holiday Invitational Dec. 27-29.
Heritage Woods Kodiaks (Port Moody) (6-6) (HM)
This week —At Pinetree Christmas Classic def. Eric Hamber 104-58, lost 84-73 to G.W. Graham, def. Burnaby North 89-51.
Last week — Open play Wednesday vs. Burnaby Mountain at Burnaby South-Rod Thomson Memorial.
(Howard Tsumura, VarsityLetters.ca)
(rankings based on games played through Dec. 17)
1 G.W. Graham Grizzlies (Chilliwack) (9-6) (LW-4)
2 Duchess Park Condors (Prince George) (5-3) (2)
3 Vernon Panthers (4-1) (1)
4 St. Patricks Celtics (Vancouver) (9-1) (3)
5 Pitt Meadows Marauders (7-4) (6)
6 Sir Charles Tupper Tigers (Vancouver) (9-4) (7)
7 R.A. McMath Wildcats (Richmond) (9-6) (5)
8 A.R. MacNeill Ravens (Richmond) (8-2) (8)
9 Ladysmith 49ers (7-0) (9)
10 Magee Lions (Vancouver) (9-2) (10)
Honourable mention — Steveston London Sharks (Richmond) (3-1) (HM), Brookswood Bobcats (Langley) (8-2) (HM), Guildford Park Sabres (Surrey) (6-3), Richmond Colts (7-1) (NR), Mark Isfeld Ice (Courtenay) (7-4) (HM)(BCHSBBA)
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 Mulgrave Titans (West Vancouver) (7)
7 Abbotsford Christian Knights (9)
8 Brentwood College (Mill Bay) (8)
9 Westsyde Whundas (Kamloops) (HM)
10 St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints (North Vancouver) (6)
Honourable mention (alphabetical)— Collingwood Cavaliers (West Vancouver) (HM), George Elliot Coyotes (Lake Country) (HM), Hugh Boyd Trojans (Richmond) (HM), Pacific Academy Breakers (Surrey) (NR), St. John Brebeuf Bears (Abbotsford) (HM)
(Lyle Dhur, SportVictoria.com)
1 Unity Christian Flames (Chilliwack) (LW-1)
2 Kelowna Christian Knights (2)
3 Highroad Academy Knights (Chilliwack) (4)
4 Credo Christian Kodiaks (Langley) (3)
5 Barriere Secondary Cougars (5)
6 King David Lions (Vancouver) (6)
7 Vernon Christian Royals (7)
8 St. John’s Eagles (Vancouver) (9)
9 Smilkameen Sparks (Keremeos) (8)
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) (NR).
1 Walnut Grove Gators (Langley) (1)
2 Burnaby South Rebels (2)
3 Vancouver College Fighting Irish (3)
4 Kelowna Owls (4)
5 St. Patrick’s Celtics (Vancouver) (6)
6 Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs (Vancouver) (7)
7 Fleetwood Park Dragons (Surrey) (8)
8 Abbotsford Panthers (9)
9 Gladstone Gladiators (Vancouver) (5)
10 Claremont Spartans (Victoria) (NR)
Honourable mention — Belmont Bulldogs (Victoria) (HM), Charles Hays Rainmakers (Prince Rupert) (HM), Handsworth Royals (North Vancouver) (10), Princess Margaret Lions (Surrey) (HM), Sir Charles Tupper Tigers (Vancouver) (5)
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