This week’s Orange County high school boys basketball rankings.

Notable this week: Mater Dei moves up to No. 1 after a three-game sweep of St. John Bosco, which followed a three-game sweep of preseason No. 1 JSerra. … San Clemente enters the rankings at No. 13. … … La Habra gets the No. 25 position, having gone undefeated over its past nine games.


(Records through March 19)

1. Mater Dei 9-3-1: The biggest surprise of the season so far is Mater Dei. The Monarchs are 6-0 and in first place in the Trinity League after sweeping three-game series against St. John Bosco and JSerra.

Previous ranking: 10

2.  Santa Margarita 8-2: The Eagles are 5-1 in the Trinity League after winning two of three from league-favorite JSerra last week. They swept Orange Lutheran in three league games the previous week.

Previous ranking: 1

3. Villa Park 8-1: Timely hitting and strong pitching by Zach Brown and Andrew Grove got the Spartans a 3-2 win over Foothill in a crucial Crestview League opener.

Previous ranking: 2

4. Orange Lutheran 7-4-1: The Lancers beat Servite in their two Trinity League games. They are scheduled to play Mater Dei three times this week.

Previous ranking 3

5. JSerra 4-6: The Lions got their first league win last week while going 1-2 against Santa Margarita.

Previous ranking: 4

6. Foothill 6-4: A late rally was not enough for the Knights in a 3-2 loss to Villa Park in the Crestview League. They handed Santa Margarita a loss earlier this season.

Previous ranking: 5

7. Cypress 9-4: The Centurions are 4-0 in the Empire League after two-game sweeps of Kennedy and Tustin.

Previous ranking: 6

8. Huntington Beach 6-6: The Oilers have won four in a row, including victories last week over Edison, Los Alamitos and Newport Harbor.

Previous ranking: 8

9. Servite 8-5: The Friars lost two Trinity League games to Orange Lutheran by scores of 4-3 and 7-4.

Previous ranking: 9

10. Los Alamitos 9-2: The Griffins’ seven-game winning streak ended in a loss Saturday to Huntington Beach.

Previous ranking: 7

11. El Dorado 7-5

Previous ranking: 11

12. Pacifica 9-2

Previous ranking: 12

13. San Clemente 7-2

Previous ranking: Not ranked

14. Fullerton 8-3

Previous ranking: 13

15. Corona del Mar 7-5

Previous ranking: 24

16. Canyon 6-4

Previous ranking: 17

17. Trabuco Hills 5-4

Previous ranking: 18

18. Edison 7-3

Previous ranking: 20

19. El Modena 7-3

Previous ranking: 19

20. Mission Viejo 8-2

Previous ranking: 22

21. Capistrano Valley 5-4

Previous ranking: 21

22. Fountain Valley 4-6

Previous ranking: 16

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Previous ranking: 23

24. Woodbridge 11-2

Previous ranking: 25

25. La Habra 7-1-2

Previous ranking: Not ranked