LANGLEY — A pair of defending B.C. champions, and a silver medallist from a season looking to strike some elusive gold of its own this season.
That’s the back-story behind three of B.C.’s best teams, each of whom carry No. 1 rankings into the new 2023-24 campaign.
Quad-A B.C. champion Riverside Rapids of PoCo and Double-A B.C. champ Mulgrave Titans of West Vancouver each start were they finished at the the provincial tournament last March, ranked No. 1 in the latest preseason polls issued by B.C. Secondary Schools Basketball Association.
Triple-A No. 1 SMUS Blue Jags of Victoria look to finish one spot higher this season following its title game setback last season against the Abbotsford Panthers.
The provincial Single-A Top 10 rankings will be added here when issued.
1 Riverside Rapids (Port Coquitlam) (FN)
2 Seaquam Seahawks (North Delta) (SF)
3 Argyle Pipers (North Vancouver) (VSS)
4 Burnaby Central Wildcats (FN)
5 Yale Lions (Abbotsford) (EV)
6 Kelowna Owls (OK)
7 Okanagan Mission Huskies (Kelowna) (OK)
8 Walnut Grove Gators (Langley) (EV)
9 Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils (Coquitlam) (FN)
10 Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs (Vancouver) (VSS) (10)
Honourable mention — Claremont Spartans (Victoria) (VI, South Delta Sun Devils (SF), G.W. Graham Grizzlies (EV) (Chilliwack)
1 St. Michaels University School Blue Jags (VI)
2 South Kamloops Titans (OK)
3 Brookswood Bobcats (Langley) (EV)
4 MEI Eagles (Abbotsford) (EV)
5 Reynolds Roadrunners (Victoria) (VI)
6 R.A. McMath Wildcats (Richmond) (SF)
7 Sa-Hali Sabres (Kamloops) (OK)
8 Little Flower Academy Angels (VSS)
9 Clayton Heights Riders (Surrey) (SF)
10 Robert Bateman Timberwolves (Abbotsford) (EV)
Honourable mention — College Heights Cougars (Prince George), W.L. Seaton Sonics (Vernon) (OK), Mark Isfeld Ice (Courtenay) (VI), Pitt Meadows Marauders (FN), Vernon Panthers (OK), Duchess Park Condors (Prince George) (NC)
1 Mulgrave Titans (West Vancouver) (VSS)
2 Langley Christian Lightning (Langley) (EV)
3 Pacific Christian Pacers (Victoria) (VI)
4 Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey) (SF)
5 Abbotsford Traditional Titans (EV)
6 Fernie Falcons (KOO)
7 Notre Dame Jugglers (Vancouver) (VSS)
8 St. Thomas More Knights (Burnaby) (FN)
9 Pacific Academy Breakers (Surrey) (SF)
10 Kalamalka Lakers (Coldstream) (OK)
Honourable mention — Southridge Storm (Surrey) (SF), A.R. MacNeill Ravens (Richmond) (SF) (NR), Abbotsford Christian Knights (EV), St. Patrick’s Celtics (Vancouver) (VSS), Lambrick Park Pride (Victoria) (VI)
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