North Delta head coach Jesse Hundal guides a Huskies team which opens 2018-19 at No. 1 in the Triple A rankings and is aiming for its first provincial senior varsity title since 1990. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Senior boys preseason basketball rankings: Rebels, Huskies, Seyhawks, Sparks top the polls in B.C.’s four tiers

LANGLEY — Provincial pollsters were all given the option of revamping pre-season rankings from the original versions issued this past March. 

Beginning Dec. 5, rankings will be updated every Wednesday for the duration of the season, with the exception of the holiday season.



1 Burnaby South Rebels

2 Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey)

3 Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey)

4 Terry Fox Ravens (Port Coquitlam)

5 Tamanawis Wildcats (Surrey)

6 St. George’s Saints (Vancouver)

7 Vancouver College Fighting Irish

8 Oak Bay Bays (Victoria)

9 Kelowna Owls

10 Belmont Bulldogs (Victoria)

HONOURABLE MENTION — W.J. Mouat Hawks (Abbotsford), Kitsilano Blue Demons (Vancouver), Semiahmoo Totems (Surrey), Handsworth Royals (North Vancouver), Heritage Woods Kodiaks (Port Moody)

(Howard Tsumura,


1 North Delta Huskies

2 Sir Charles Tupper Tigers (Vancouver)

3 G.W. Graham Grizzles (Chilliwack)

4 Byrne Creek Bulldogs (Burnaby)

5 Rick Hansen Hurricanes (Abbotsford)

6 Vernon Panthers

7 Mark Isfeld Ice (Courtenay)

8 Richmond Colts 

9 Pitt Meadows Marauders

10 R.A. McMath Wildcats (Richmond)

HONOURABLE MENTION — G.P. Vanier Towhees (Courtenay), Clayton Heights Night Riders (Surrey), Duchess Park Condors (Prince George), Magee Lions (Vancouver), Okanagan Mission Huskies (Kelowna)



1 Seycove Seyhawks (North Vancouver)

2 Westsyde Whundas (Kamloops)

3 St. Patrick’s Celtics (Vancouver)

4 Charles Hays Rainmakers (Prince Rupert)

5 D.P. Todd Trojans (Prince George)

6 Lambrick Park Lions (Victoria)

7 Collingwood Cavaliers (West Vancouver)

8 Southridge Storm (Surrey)

9 King George Dragons (Vancouver)

10 St. Michaels University School Blue Jags (Victoria)

HONOURABLE MENTION (alphabetical) — Brentwood College (Mill Bay), Britannia Bruins (Vancouver), Elphinstone Cougars (Gibsons), George Elliot Coyotes (Lake Country), Langley Christian Lightning

(Lyle Dhur,


1 Similkameen Sparks (Keremeos)

2 Credo Christian Kodiaks (Langley)

3 Barriere Cougars

4 Kelowna Christian Knights

5 Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons (Victoria)

6 King David Lions (Vancouver)

7 Heritage Christian Saints (Kelowna)

8 Osoyoos Rattlers

9 Highroad Knights (Chilliwack)

10 Fort St. James Falcons

Honorable Mention — Northside Christian Northstars (Vanderhoof), St. John’s Eagles (Vancouver), Deer Lake Falcons (Burnaby), Unity Christian Flames (Chilliwack)

(Sean Juteau, BCHSBBA)

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