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Top of the heap

The Sac-Joaquin Section released its second set of basketball power ratings Tuesday, with five of the six local high school basketball teams in the top 10 of their respective divisions.

The power ratings, which place the top 16 teams in each of the section’s five divisions in the playoffs at the end of the season, are determined by a combination of league and overall records along with league strengths.

After a huge road victory for the Forest Lake Christian girls (7-0 league, 16-3 overall) have jumped from third to second place in the Division V standings. Ripon Christian (6-0 league, 11-3 overall) is first.



Bear River’s girls find themselves fifth in D-III with a record of 5-0 league, 15-2 overall.

First-rated St. Mary’s (Stockton) sits atop the rest of the division at 6-0 league and 13-4 overall.




Nevada Union’s boys are one of three of the Sacramento area teams in D-I’s top 10, dropping from fourth to sixth place with a 4-1 league record and 12-7 overall.

The other two Sacramento teams are two Delta League schools: first-rated Sheldon and 10th-rated Laguna Creek.

The Forest Lake Boys (4-3 league, 10-7 overall), stay rated ninth in D-V, while NU’s girls jumped seven spots and just managed to sneak into the top ten of the girls’ D-I rated 10th with a 3-2 league record and a 13-5 record overall.

The Bear River boys remain 28th at 1-5 league and 2-17 overall.


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