HS Sports: Southern Section CIF winter sports poll updates

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Amari Bailey (10) scores despite the efforts of Evan Mobley to block his shot, Saturday, Jan. 11, at Pasadena City College. The Eagles are at No. 3 in the latest CIF Division 1 basketball polls. Valley News/Andrez Imaging photo

The high school winter sports season is past the halfway point and the updated rankings show quite a few local teams getting great exposure in their perspective divisions as the post season nears. The latest CIF Southern Section polls were released Monday, Jan. 13, as we bring you some of the local area teams that have cracked the rankings:

Boys’ Basketball

DIVISION 1

No. 3 – Rancho Christian (16-3; Southeastern League)

DIVISION 2AA

No local teams

DIVISION 2A

No. 13 – Murrieta Mesa (11-5, 1-1; Southwestern League)

DIVISION 3AA

No local teams

DIVISION 3A

No. 10 – Chaparral (12-6, 1-1; Southwestern League)

DIVISION 4AA

No. 13 – Perris (13-6, 4-0; Sunbelt League)

DIVISION 4A

No local teams

DIVISION 5AA

No local teams

DIVISION 5A

No. 2 – Linfield Christian (8-6, 2-4; Ambassador League)

No. 5 – California Military Institute (9-1, 2-1; South Valley League)

No. 8 – Temecula Prep (10-7, 3-2; South Valley League)

Girls’ Basketball

DIVISION 1

No local teams

DIVISION 2AA

No local teams

DIVISION 2A

No local teams

DIVISION 3AA

No. 15 – Murrieta Mesa (8-10, 2-0; Southwestern League)

DIVISION 3A

No local teams

DIVISION 4AA

No. 2 – Paloma Valley (16-3, 4-1; Sunbelt League)

No. 8 – Orange Vista (12-6, 4-2; Sunbelt League)

DIVISION 4A

No local teams

DIVISION 5AA

No. 3 – San Jacinto Valley Academy (9-1, 5-0; South Valley League)

DIVISION 5A

No. 8 – West Valley (7-7, 0-2; Mountain Pass League)

Boys’ Soccer

DIVISION 1-4

No local teams

DIVISION 5

No. 9 – Chaparral (Southwestern League)

DIVISION 6

No. 6 – San Jacinto (Mountain Pass League)

DIVISION 7

No. 1 – California Military Institute (South Valley League)

No. 2 – Linfield Christian (Ambassador League)

Girls’ Soccer

DIVISION 1 – 3

No local teams

DIVISION 4

No. 3 – Hemet (Mountain Pass League)

No. 9 – Murrieta Mesa (Southwestern League)

DIVISION 5

No. 9 – San Jacinto (Mountain Pass League)

DIVISION 6

No. 10 – Rancho Verde (Ivy League)

DIVISION 7

No. 3 – Linfield Christian (Ambassador League)

Girls’ Water Polo

DIVISION 1 & 2

No. 17 – Murrieta Valley (Southwestern League)

DIVISION 3

No local teams

DIVISION 4

No. 9 – Murrieta Mesa (Southwestern League)

Top 15 – Lakeside (Ivy League)

Top 15 – Vista Murrieta (Southwestern League)

DIVISION 5

Top 15 – Temecula Valley (Southwestern League)

DIVISION 6 & 7

No local teams

*Polls are created by CIF-SS Advisory Committees representing each sport listed above.

JP Raineri can be reached by email at sports@reedermedia.com.